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Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks 4: Another 100 Attention-Getting Tales, Narratives, and Stories with a Message

(Paperback - Aug 2001)
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Overview

Even the greatest teachers know that nothing teaches like a great story. Which is why you re holding in your hands yet another collection of 100 stories, parables, and anecdotes for youth group talks--the fourth installment of the best-selling Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks series compiled by Wayne Rice. These imaginative, thoughtful, read- em-off-the-page yarns are perfect for bringing youth talks to life, whether your stage is Sunday school, camps and retreats, small groups . . . even parent meetings These all-new, teenager-tested tales are straight from the "Illustrations That Always Work" files of veteran youth workers such as-- Kara Powell Rick Bundschuh Sonny Salsbury Tim Timmons Les Christie Chuck Wysong Darrel Pearson --and many others Whatever your talk is about--salvation or self-image, adversity or alcohol, marriage or missions, God or greed--you re sure to find the perfect illustration for it in these pages. PLUS, you ll get-- A topical index to all illustrations Tips, strategies, and guidelines for choosing and using these anecdotes Suggestions at the end of each story for ways to tie it into your teaching Dive into more than a year s worth of spiritually rich narratives that will enliven your teaching and help make God s truth a little more concrete for your students."

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  • SKU: 9780310236191
  • UPC: 025986236199
  • SKU10: 0310236193
  • Title: Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks 4: Another 100 Attention-Getting Tales, Narratives, and Stories with a Message
  • Series: Youth Specialties (Paperback)
  • Qty Remaining Online: 4
  • Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
  • Date Published: Aug 2001
  • Pages: 192
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Weight lbs: 0.90
  • Dimensions: 10.90" L x 8.50" W x 0.60" H
  • Features: Price on Product, Index, Illustrated
  • Themes: Theometrics | Evangelical; Theometrics | Mainline; Theometrics | Catholic; Topical | Adolescence/Coming of Age;
  • Category: YOUTH MINISTRY
  • Subject: Christian Education - Children & Youth
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Chapter Excerpt


Chapter One

Pull, Buddy!!

A man from the big city was enjoying a relaxing drive in the country when a dog ran in front of his car. He swerved to miss it but lost control of his car and ended up in a ditch. After a few unsuccessful attempts to get his car out, the man sat on hi s bumper and waited for help to arrive.

He didn't have to wait long. A farmer who lived just down the road came to his aid with a big, powerful-looking horse.

The man watched as the farmer hitched the horse to the car's bumper. When the rope was secure, the farmer yelled, "Pull, Nellie, pull!" But the horse didn't move.

Then the farmer yelled, "Pull, Buster, pull!" But the horse didn't move.

Next the farmer yelled, "Pull, Coco, pull!" But the horse still didn't move.

Finally, the farmer said, "Pull, Buddy, pull!" And the horse dragged the car from the ditch with very little effort.

The motorist was appreciative-and a little curious. "Why did you call out four names when your horse only responded to one?" he asked.

The farmer smiled. "Oh, Buddy is blind," he explained, "and if he thought he was the only one pulling he wouldn't even try!"

? WHERE TO TAKE IT FORM HERE .

Just like Buddy, we need other people to bring out the best in us. As the Scripture says, "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken" (Ecclesiastes 4:12). That's why God created us to be part of a community, part of a family, part of the church.

It's very difficult to live the Christian life alone. It can be done, but like the verse says, one can be overpowered. The devil will find you easy prey. When you have others who are standing with you-even though they are not physically present-you can draw strength and encouragement from their prayers and support. We all really need each other.



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Chapter One

Pull, Buddy!!

A man from the big city was enjoying a relaxing drive in the country when a dog ran in front of his car. He swerved to miss it but lost control of his car and ended up in a ditch. After a few unsuccessful attempts to get his car out, the man sat on hi s bumper and waited for help to arrive.

He didn't have to wait long. A farmer who lived just down the road came to his aid with a big, powerful-looking horse.

The man watched as the farmer hitched the horse to the car's bumper. When the rope was secure, the farmer yelled, "Pull, Nellie, pull!" But the horse didn't move.

Then the farmer yelled, "Pull, Buster, pull!" But the horse didn't move.

Next the farmer yelled, "Pull, Coco, pull!" But the horse still didn't move.

Finally, the farmer said, "Pull, Buddy, pull!" And the horse dragged the car from the ditch with very little effort.

The motorist was appreciative-and a little curious. "Why did you call out four names when your horse only responded to one?" he asked.

The farmer smiled. "Oh, Buddy is blind," he explained, "and if he thought he was the only one pulling he wouldn't even try!"

? WHERE TO TAKE IT FORM HERE .

Just like Buddy, we need other people to bring out the best in us. As the Scripture says, "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken" (Ecclesiastes 4:12). That's why God created us to be part of a community, part of a family, part of the church.

It's very difficult to live the Christian life alone. It can be done, but like the verse says, one can be overpowered. The devil will find you easy prey. When you have others who are standing with you-even though they are not physically present-you can draw strength and encouragement from their prayers and support. We all really need each other.

(Continues.)

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