Biblical Illuminations
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Church Sermon Illustrations

The Christian Church is more than just a building made of stones, bricks, and wood; it is a building made up of "living stones" - the believers in Jesus Christ. These sermon illustrations help to illustrate various aspects of the church community and life.



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Symphony orchestras, and honorable gifts
A lesson from I Corinthians 12 involving a symphony orchestra, and the parts of the body of Christ.
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere - A sermon illustration involving a cat and a door
Funerals, Foundations, and Focus - Fixing Our Eyes On Jesus
I Peter 2:4 and Hebrews 12:2 talk about our foundation and focus. Story about a funeral makes a point about our foundation and focus
The Windsor Guildhall - A Story with a Spiritual Lesson
Christopher Wren designed the Windsor Guildhall with eighteen supporting pillars - but the town councillors rejected his plan.
A Cord of Three Strands - Ecclesiastes and John Donne
Ecclesiastes says 'a cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart'. John Donne says 'No man is an island'. We are not meant to be alone.
Living Stones built on a foundation - Load Bearing Walls
Peter calls us 'Living Stones' Ephesians says that we're 'built on a foundation', and 'fitted together'
Bearing Burdens - He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother
Bearing one another's burdens. Bearing burdens is easy for a family - he's not heavy, he's my brother!

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