There are numerous online sources for sermon illustrations or illustration ideas, but I thought I would tell my fellow elders or Bible teachers out there about a couple of my favorites.
First is the user-friendly, easy to search and navigate Sermon Illustrations section at Bible.org. This is just one of the helpful features that makes Bible.org one of the sites I frequent most when doing personal Bible Study or when preparing to teach.
Second is SID, the free Sermon & Illustration Database. Once you have downloaded the free software, you can then go to the David Holwick’s Kerux Illustration and Sermon Database site to download some sermon/illustration sets. The database sets are updated periodically so that the list just keeps growing.
David Holwick has also provided a list of Questionable Sermon Illustrations, what he calls “illustrations that are too good to be true.”
If you are like me and need a good source of input for sermon illustration ideas, I highly recommend these resources.
4 thoughts on “Online Sources for Sermon Illustrations”
Hi there. I’ve been trying to download SID from the authors website but the link seems to be dead. An e-mail stayed unanswered.>>I would really like to have the program. Would you be so kind to sent it to me by e-mail? My adress is email@example.com>>Thanks in advance and God bless you! >Sean.
John,>>Not all email programs will allow one to send or receive .exe files. So, I decided just to upload it to my Downloads page at http://www.PastorThroop.com>>If you go there and select ‘Software” under the ‘Select Category’ drop-down menu, you should be able to download it with no problem.
Thanks so much pastor Throop. I see this as a blessing. I will download it when coming home from work today. That God may bless you and your ministry!.
A new youtube channel with Sermon Illustrations. God bless