Discovering Blueberries on a mountain|
A Bible illustration that relates to a recent hike on Blueberry and Speckled Mountain
Recycle Me - Some Thoughts about Parenthood|
My little son is already mimicking my behaviors - he'll pick up my attitudes and ideas as well
Scripture reading - your spiritual floss!|
Scripture reading is a bit like flossing your teeth. An easily understood object lesson for a sermon.
Unmovable and Unshakable: Trees that put down deep roots|
Trees that put down deep roots are able to withstand storms, but trees growing out of soil-covered granite don't do well
Family Likeness - An illustration on being like Christ|
When we think about family resemblances, we ought to ask ourselves, how much do I resemble God?
A Clogged Drain - A Lesson About Human Nature|
Human nature could be compared to a clogged drain, as I describe in the story told here.
Moral Values Begin With The Small Things|
A story about a pastor, a religious organization, and a political candidate here in Maine
Philippians 4:8 Illustration - Squirrels and Campers|
Philippians 4:8 Illustration - whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, and lovely. A sermon illustration involving squirrels and campers
Moral Excellence: superiority and eminence in moral behavior|
Moral Excellence - an illustration to help picture moral excellence, as described in II Peter 1:5. Defensive and Offensive excellence
Diligence - constant and earnest effort to accomplish a goal|
Diligence - an illustration describing diligence. Diligence is required in a healthy spiritual life, according to 2 Peter 1:5
Ulterior Motives, Servanthood, and the Attitude of Christ|
Thoughts about ulterior motives in business (amazon, and my own business) and the nature of a servant, as demonstrated by Christ
Unfair Treatment, the Cross of Jesus Christ, and 1 Peter|
Unfair treatment is guaranteed; we all face it. The true test of character is how we respond to unfair treatment. Do we respond like Jesus?
External Appearance vs Internal Character|
The cycle of life, the fleeting quality of external beauty and appearance, and the focus on internal character (Ecclesiastes and I Peter)
Micah 6:8 - Justice, Mercy, Humility, the Will of God|
Micah 6:8 spells out the Will of God for us: God's will is for us to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with Him.
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