We have been watching with pleasure the evaluations of our new column "To Illustrate." Apparently, many of you find at least one illustration usable and perhaps many of them challenging.
In this issue you'll find a bonus illustration, "Making Truth Memorable." As I commented to my own pastor, I thought this might even be preached as an entire "sermon" in itself, for dramatic brevity can hammer a concept home.
How was it selected for LEADERSHIP? Terry Muck commented to me after a game of racquetball, "Dean heard the illustration in church and told it to Marshall and me. It was so powerful it made tears well up in our eyes. … " I mention how our LEADERSHIP editors chose this illustration to indicate their own hearts for ministry, with material growing out of their own involvement in the church.
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As I read the galleys for this issue, I found myself saying over and over, "That's it; that's exactly what should be said!" However, on this subject of preaching, there are limitations to ...1