The sermon introduction is more important now than historically it has ever been. We can no longer assume that simply because we have a title in front of our name, letters after our name, or an open Bible before us that people feel any obligation to pay attention to what we have to say.
Illustrations are essential to any sermon. A great illustration, that is. It can take a person from “I think I sort of get it” to the “ah, I see exactly what you mean!” moment.
In fact, illustrations are used by teachers, preachers, parents, or anyone who is trying to convey something to someone effectively.
It’s for this reason that in grade school we learned addition by adding one apple to three apples to get a total of four apples. Continue Reading…