Text: Philippians 1:12-18
Make sure sermon ideas are clear and well
Plant to balance support for your sermon ideas.
Explore the common arenas of human experience.
Go beyond your own limited personal experience.
Distinguish between analogies and examples.
Present analogies in a vivid and imaginative way.
This assignment involves the devising of illustrations for supporting sermon ideas through a process of exploring
natural analogies. Complete the exercise with the following steps:
Write the division statement you are to illustrate. You may use the sermon idea for exploring analogies for the
introduction and conclusion.
Circle the word or two in your statement that can be used to identify the generic idea in nontheological terms.
Brainstorm the arenas of life listed below for analogies that are natural expressions of your theological idea.