18 Faith Sermon Illustrations

Are you preaching on faith? Check out these great illustration ideas that bring biblical truths to life through word pictures, stories, and everyday examples.

  • Trust Fall
    Have you ever tried a “trust fall”? It’s when a person will free-fall backward into the arms of someone or a group of people. Get The Preacher’s Handbook FREEThe Preacher’s Handbook is a 123 pages full of helpful resources for all things related to your preaching ministry.  It’s designed to be a blend of helpful […]
  • Garden Variety Faith
    Compare the difference between a mighty oak tree and a quickly growing plant, such as those grown in a summer garden. An oak tree grows slowly, sends roots down deeply into the soil, and withstands powerful storms, very cold winters, and hot summers. It grows large, providing shade and part of a habitat for wildlife. […]
  • Faith In The Face of Fear
    Our brains have chemical reactions to fear. The amygdala is a part of the brain that activates when we sense a threat stimulus and prompts the body to have a physical response, like the “release of stress hormones and sympathetic nervous system.” The hippocampus is closely related to the amygdala and helps our brains interpret […]
  • An Example of Faith
    “So Abram went, as the LORD had told him” ( Genesis 12:4). This is the demonstration of faith that the author of Hebrews, as well as Paul in Romans 4, celebrate when they speak of the faith of Abram and his obedience to God. And it is easy to read over it and miss it. […]
  • Believing The Unseen
    Do you believe in Santa Claus? While the idea of Santa can seem strange for a discussion about Jesus it brings up a good point about our need for physical proof. Take almost any Christmas movie, and you will have children who believe in Santa Claus telling their parents that he is real. In some of […]
  • Founder and Perfecter
    Jesus is “the founder and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). We may be able to understand this more in terms of a parent and child. Imagine a mother who is teaching her daughter to drive. Imagine, too, that the daughter is particularly nervous. In fact, were it up to her, she’d rather her mom just […]
  • A Lesson From The Crocus
    If you have ever lived in a place with harsh winters, you know that the coming spring is welcome with great anticipation. In some places, winter can last for around half the year, with bitter cold, snow, and dead vegetation. However, when winter is fading away the crocus appears. Even during an early spring snowstorm, […]
  • Walk By Faith
    Kevin DeYoung has a good illustration regarding the role faith plays in our salvation. He speaks of walking out on frozen Get The Preacher’s Handbook FREEThe Preacher’s Handbook is a 123 pages full of helpful resources for all things related to your preaching ministry.  It’s designed to be a blend of helpful information and direct […]
  • Finish The Race
    Unlike most races, our spiritual race is not about coming in first. It’s about finishing. If we don’t give up, if we don’t quit, then we win. Get The Preacher’s Handbook FREEThe Preacher’s Handbook is a 123 pages full of helpful resources for all things related to your preaching ministry.  It’s designed to be a […]
  • Gaining Strength
    “I read one time about how shipbuilders back in the days of sailboats would prepare the masts for their ships. They would go to Get The Preacher’s Handbook FREEThe Preacher’s Handbook is a 123 pages full of helpful resources for all things related to your preaching ministry.  It’s designed to be a blend of helpful […]
  • Trusting The Coach
    Children learning to play baseball are often afraid of the ball when it is their turn at bat. Their instinct is to duck or step out of the path of the oncoming ball. Get The Preacher’s Handbook FREEThe Preacher’s Handbook is a 123 pages full of helpful resources for all things related to your preaching […]
  • Confidence In Christ
    “So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: ‘I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? Get The Preacher’s Handbook FREEThe Preacher’s Handbook is a 123 pages full of helpful resources for all things related to your preaching ministry. […]
  • Choosing Faith
    One of Shauna Niequist’s books is called Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living. Get The Preacher’s Handbook FREEThe Preacher’s Handbook is a 123 pages full of helpful resources for all things related to your preaching ministry.  It’s designed to be a blend of helpful information and direct […]