Elbourne Sermon Illustrations

Sermon IllustrationsElbourne.org is a Southern Baptist blog, and it includes a comprehensive sermon illustration section.

At the time of writing this review there was 4,938 illustrations apparently! So there are plenty of opportunities to find a relevant illustration.

Quality of examples

I confess I have not scoured all 4,938 illustrations, however the standard of illustration is high. There are many classic quotes, as well as some more contemporary examples.

Ease of use etc.

You can either search alphabetically, or type in a specific word. The search option is by far the best option, as it pulls up all possible illustrations, with their full title. The alphabetical lists are slightly less user friendly.


Easy to use and lots of examples.


fCr rating:3.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Loads of high quality illustrations
  • Mixture of types of examples (e.g. from Plato to Madonna)
  • Stimulates other ideas


  • Still in beta test mode (at the date of this review)


Website: http://elbourne.org/sermons/

4 thoughts on “Elbourne Sermon Illustrations”

  1. I am so glad to find web site resources for my own edification and to prepare for preaching in church services etc. I appreciate and thank you all so much. My elder brother is put in sub-jail Bargarh, Orissa with false charges and allegations. It is now over one year. He still was able to give away 49 Bibles and could read through the Bible for five times within this period. Hope you might have heard of the persecution in our state. There are stringent laws against spreading the Gospel! But the Gospel is the only source of blessing that our people still ignorent of. Do please pray as we learn to toil on and strive to witness under turbulent and crisis. Thank you all so much.

    In Calvary’s Bond,
    Rev. Anargalam Limma
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