Text Illustrations
Free Text Illustrations for Preaching :

In Text Illustrations: showing 1-20 of 47






Try a PRO Subscription
Need Help With Your Preaching?
Preach your best sermon with PRO illustrations and media.
Try PRO Free Today
  • Hush Puppies

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Aug 27, 2014

    Are you familiar with the brush-suede shoe called Hush Puppies? It was popular when I was a kid. The brand was all but dead until late 1994. Sales were down to 30,000 pairs a year, mostly sold in backwoods outlets and small-town family stores. Wolverine, the company that makes Hush Puppies, was ...read more

  • Prayer Is Required

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Aug 27, 2014

    Someone has said, “God had only one Son who lived without sin, but He has had no sons who have lived without prayer.” Jesus was constantly in prayer. He prayed before He ate, before great decisions, and in the Garden of Gethsemane before He went to the cross. Sometimes He prayed all night. ...read more

  • Where Are The Happiest Kids?

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Feb 7, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    WHERE ARE THE HAPPIEST KIDS? Where do the happiest kids in the world live? A study released in 2012 titled "The New Definition of Childhood" produced by an agency headquartered in Chicago found that the happiest kids in the world live in Mexico--despite its many social ills and widespread ...read more

  • The Shoes From My Father

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jan 21, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    THE SHOES FROM MY FATHER Roy Smith was a preacher of a past generation. In his book Tales I’ve Told Twice, he tells about being at a dress rehearsal for the school play. He was a freshman at the little junior college in the town where his family always lived. He didn’t know how but somehow ...read more

  • Our Greatest Need

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Dec 20, 2012

    If we were to go out on the streets and ask people at random, “What is your greatest need?” we would probably get a number of different responses. We wouldn’t be surprised in this economy if we got several answers of people needing a job so they could provide for their home and family. If people ...read more

  • Billy Graham Told Of A Meeting He Had With ...

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Dec 18, 2012

    Billy Graham told of a meeting he had with German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, former mayor of Cologne, imprisoned by Hitler for opposing the Nazi regime, and later chancellor of the West German Federal Republic. Adenauer truly deserves the title of "statesman" as he picked up the broken pieces of ...read more

  • The Jim Twins. ...

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Dec 18, 2012

    Maybe you’ve heard the story of the Jim twins. Jim Springer and Jim Lewis were twin sons of a fourteen-year-old Italian girl. She gave birth to them in a small town in Ohio and then disappeared. They were adopted into two separate loving families, but after 39 years of life had never seen one ...read more

  • The Gravedigger's Cough

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Nov 29, 2012

    English writer F.W. Boreham tells a story about an old gravedigger who had a terrible cough. A visitor to the cemetery expressed sympathy to the old man and his cough. The gravedigger motioned to the graves around him and said, “There’s plenty here who would be glad of my cough.” His point being ...read more

  • Right On The Edge

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jul 29, 2011

    RIGHT ON THE EDGE A veteran Buffalo, N.Y. police officer found the handwritten note on the ice along with a brown wallet and a baseball cap with a pen stuck through it. The note was short and to the point, "Please tell my parents I'm sorry." A 48-year-old man in a thin blue jacket, on a cold, ...read more

  • The True Reference Point  PRO

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Apr 13, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    THE TRUE REFERENCE POINT Nuclear submarines consist of some of the most amazing technology on the planet. These incredible military vessels can stay underwater for ninety days, but every ninety days the submarine must resurface to maintain proper alignment with the North Star. While ...read more

  • A Pastor Told Of A Woman In His Church That Had ...

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jul 8, 2010

    A pastor told of a woman in his church that had the spiritual gift of service and mercy. Over and over she was used in situations that brought great honor to the Lord. There was a woman in the community with eight children. The terrible news came to this mother that her husband had been killed ...read more

  • The Gifts In The Fries

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jul 8, 2010

    THE GIFTS IN THE FRIES If you have one or more of the gifts of service, you are critical to the work and glory of God. Do not think lightly of your place in God’s plan. A man goes to buy a hamburger for lunch. The young lady behind the counter asks, “Do you want fries with that?” The man ...read more

  • A Pastor Friend Was Telling Me About Two Men In ...

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jul 8, 2010

    A pastor friend was telling me about two men in his church who are stricken with Alzheimer’s. One man is a retired pastor. He and his wife still attend church. Sometimes it takes this retired pastor longer than usual to say something. My friend spoke of being patient with him as they ...read more

  • True Lifesavers

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 30, 2010

    Nantucket, Massachusetts is located next to important shipping lanes running along the East Coast. Toward the end of the 1800s sailing ships were in their heyday. Nantucket Island saw hundreds of vessels passing by each day—all navigating without the advantages of modern technology. Treacherous ...read more

  • Two Men Were Talking And One Said To The Other, ...

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 23, 2010

    Two men were talking and one said to the other, “You’re having an anniversary soon, right?” The other replied, “Yes, a big one. 20 years.” “Wow,” said the other, “what are you going to get your wife for your anniversary?” The other replied, “A trip to Australia.” “Wow, Australia, that’s some ...read more

  • On Their 50th Wedding Anniversary, A Couple ...

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 23, 2010

    On their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple summed up the reason for their long and happy marriage. The husband said, “I have tried never to be selfish. After all, there is no “I” in the word marriage.” The wife ...read more

  • Actress Julia Roberts’ Wedding To Daniel ...

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 23, 2010

    Actress Julia Roberts’ wedding to Daniel Moder featured the vow to “love, support, but not obey.” Will Smith’s vows merely promised good manners. He revealed that in his vows to Jada Pinkett in 1997 “our vows did not promise to forsake all others. The vow that we made was that ‘you will never ...read more

  • Playwright Maria Hedley Had Her Fill Of Terrible ...

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 23, 2010

    Playwright Maria Hedley had her fill of terrible dates. Most of the dates she went on she thought the guys would be great candidates but they were totally unsatisfying. She got sick of her own taste and decided that fate couldn’t mess up her love life anymore than she could, and it might just do ...read more

  • Did You Hear About The Israeli Woman That Wanted ...

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 23, 2010

    Did you hear about the Israeli woman that wanted to do something very nice for her mother? She bought her mother a brand new mattress and threw out the old one. The problem was her mother had hidden her entire life savings in the old mattress. It was approximately $1million! When the daughter ...read more

  • Burma Shave And The Church

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 15, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    BURMA-SHAVE AND THE CHURCH Dan Betzer told about the old Burma Shave commercials alongside the roadside. Some of you remember how advertisers would use several well-placed slogans on signs to promote their product. Burma Shave was famous for their billboard advertisements. For example, one ...read more