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Still More Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks: 100 More Attention-Getting Stories, Parables, and Anecdotes

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Overview

A captivating, skillfully chosen illustration communicates more, is remembered longer, and has greater impact than thousands of words that offer abstract truth but tell no story. Jesus knew the value of story. He consistently sprinkled his talks with parables, stories, and illustrations to drive home the point He was making. In the best-selling tradition of Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks and More Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks, comes a third volume of lively, effective illustrations, stories, parables, and anecdotes, compiled by veteran youth worker Wayne Rice. Some will make listeners laugh, some will make them cry, and all of them will make kids think. This all-new collection of illustrations comes from the personal files of many of today s most popular youth speakers. Guaranteed teenager friendly, Still More Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks will give a youth minister fresh ways to help kids understand and apply important truths for their lives."

Details

  • SKU: 9780310224648
  • UPC: 025986224646
  • SKU10: 0310224640
  • Title: Still More Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks: 100 More Attention-Getting Stories, Parables, and Anecdotes
  • Series: Youth Specialties S
  • Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
  • Date Published: Jan 1999
  • Pages: 192
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Weight lbs: 0.98
  • Dimensions: 11.11" L x 8.55" W x 0.52" 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

Chapter Excerpt


Chapter One

Earthly Treasures

Knowing he would die soon, a rich man had all his assets converted into gold bars, put them in a big bag on his bed, draped his body over the bag of gold, and breathed his last. When he woke up, he was at the gate of Heaven.

Saint Peter met him at the gate and with a concerned look on his face said, "Well, I see you actually managed to get here with something from earth! But unfortunately, you can't bring that in."

"Oh please, sir," said the man. "I must have it. It means everything to me."

"Sorry, my friend," said Saint Peter. "If you want to keep that bag, then I'm afraid you'll have to go to, you know, the other place. You don't want to go there, believe me."

"Well, I won't part with this bag."

"Have it your way," returned Peter. "But before you go, would you mind if I looked in the bag to see what it is that you're willing to trade eternal life for?"

"Sure," said the man. "You'll see. I could never part with this."

Saint Peter looked in the bag and with a puzzled look on his face said to the man, "You're willing to go to hell for . pavement?"

Where to take it from here .

What's coming between you and God? Your money? Your possessions? Your status? Your friends? Your fun? You may be sure that none of it can compare with what God has prepared for you (1 Corinthians 2:9). "What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?" (Matthew 16:26).

ONLY IN THE MOVIES

Here's a list of things you can learn from watching too many movies or TV shows:

Most dogs are immortal.

All grocery shopping bags contain at least one stick of French Bread.

It's easy for anyone to land a plane, providing there's someone in the control tower to talk you down.

Once applied, lipstick will never rub off-even while scuba diving.

The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No one will ever think of looking for you in there, and you can travel to any other part of the building you want without difficulty.

If you need to reload your gun, you will always have more ammunition-even if you haven't been carrying any before now.

You're very likely to survive any battle in any war, unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.

Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to speak the language. A German accent will do.

If your town is threatened by an imminent natural disaster or killer beast, the mayor's first concern will be the tourist trade or his forth-coming art exhibition.

The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris.

A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating, but will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds.

If a large pane of glass is visible, someone will be thrown through it before long.

When paying for a taxi, don't look at your wallet as you take out a bill-just grab one at random and hand it over. It will always be the exact fare.

Interbreeding is genetically possible with any creature from elsewhere in the universe.

If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises in their most revealing garments.

Word processors never display a cursor on screen but will always say:Enter Password Now.

Cars that crash will almost always burst into flames.

A single match will be sufficient to light up a room the size of a football stadium.

Medieval peasants had perfect teeth.

It is not necessary to say hello or goodbye when beginning or ending phone conversations.

Even when driving down a perfectly straight road it is necessary to turn the steering wheel vigorously from left to right every few moments.

All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red readouts so you know exactly when they're going to go off.

It's always possible to park directly outside the building you're visiting.

A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty.

If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.

Most laptop computers are powerful enough to override the communication systems of any invading alien civilization.

It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts-your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out the ones before them.

When a person is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head, they will never suffer a concussion or brain damage.

No one involved in a car chase, hijacking, explosion, volcanic eruption,or alien invasion will ever go into shock.

Police departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.

When they're alone, all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other.

You can always find a chain saw when you need one.

Any lock can be picked in seconds by a credit card or a paper clip-unless it's the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside.

Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at that precise moment.

People rarely use the bathroom, and if they do, they're usually dead within minutes.

You can always rely on your car keys already being in the ignition when you get in the car, but if it's an emergency you can't find the keys anywhere.

No one locks doors, and if they do, chances are there's a hatchet about to come through it.

Where to take it from here .

TV and the movies rarely depict real life accurately. The electronic media's primary purpose is to entertain rather than to teach. For that one reason alone, never take TV shows or movies seriously-especially in their portrayal of Christian values and beliefs. Even though millions of people in America profess faith in Christ, Christians are nonexistent in the movies. And even though the vast majority of people in our country believe that sex should be reserved for marriage, few married people in the movies ever have sex-only unmarried people do.

When you watch TV or go to the movies, keep in mind that what you just saw probably could never (and should never) happen in real life. Don't let yourself be influenced by a lie.

(Continues.)

Excerpt


Chapter One

Earthly Treasures

Knowing he would die soon, a rich man had all his assets converted into gold bars, put them in a big bag on his bed, draped his body over the bag of gold, and breathed his last. When he woke up, he was at the gate of Heaven.

Saint Peter met him at the gate and with a concerned look on his face said, "Well, I see you actually managed to get here with something from earth! But unfortunately, you can't bring that in."

"Oh please, sir," said the man. "I must have it. It means everything to me."

"Sorry, my friend," said Saint Peter. "If you want to keep that bag, then I'm afraid you'll have to go to, you know, the other place. You don't want to go there, believe me."

"Well, I won't part with this bag."

"Have it your way," returned Peter. "But before you go, would you mind if I looked in the bag to see what it is that you're willing to trade eternal life for?"

"Sure," said the man. "You'll see. I could never part with this."

Saint Peter looked in the bag and with a puzzled look on his face said to the man, "You're willing to go to hell for . pavement?"

Where to take it from here .

What's coming between you and God? Your money? Your possessions? Your status? Your friends? Your fun? You may be sure that none of it can compare with what God has prepared for you (1 Corinthians 2:9). "What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?" (Matthew 16:26).

ONLY IN THE MOVIES

Here's a list of things you can learn from watching too many movies or TV shows:

Most dogs are immortal.

All grocery shopping bags contain at least one stick of French Bread.

It's easy for anyone to land a plane, providing there's someone in the control tower to talk you down.

Once applied, lipstick will never rub off-even while scuba diving.

The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No one will ever think of looking for you in there, and you can travel to any other part of the building you want without difficulty.

If you need to reload your gun, you will always have more ammunition-even if you haven't been carrying any before now.

You're very likely to survive any battle in any war, unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.

Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to speak the language. A German accent will do.

If your town is threatened by an imminent natural disaster or killer beast, the mayor's first concern will be the tourist trade or his forth-coming art exhibition.

The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris.

A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating, but will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds.

If a large pane of glass is visible, someone will be thrown through it before long.

When paying for a taxi, don't look at your wallet as you take out a bill-just grab one at random and hand it over. It will always be the exact fare.

Interbreeding is genetically possible with any creature from elsewhere in the universe.

If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises in their most revealing garments.

Word processors never display a cursor on screen but will always say:Enter Password Now.

Cars that crash will almost always burst into flames.

A single match will be sufficient to light up a room the size of a football stadium.

Medieval peasants had perfect teeth.

It is not necessary to say hello or goodbye when beginning or ending phone conversations.

Even when driving down a perfectly straight road it is necessary to turn the steering wheel vigorously from left to right every few moments.

All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red readouts so you know exactly when they're going to go off.

It's always possible to park directly outside the building you're visiting.

A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty.

If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.

Most laptop computers are powerful enough to override the communication systems of any invading alien civilization.

It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts-your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out the ones before them.

When a person is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head, they will never suffer a concussion or brain damage.

No one involved in a car chase, hijacking, explosion, volcanic eruption,or alien invasion will ever go into shock.

Police departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.

When they're alone, all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other.

You can always find a chain saw when you need one.

Any lock can be picked in seconds by a credit card or a paper clip-unless it's the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside.

Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at that precise moment.

People rarely use the bathroom, and if they do, they're usually dead within minutes.

You can always rely on your car keys already being in the ignition when you get in the car, but if it's an emergency you can't find the keys anywhere.

No one locks doors, and if they do, chances are there's a hatchet about to come through it.

Where to take it from here .

TV and the movies rarely depict real life accurately. The electronic media's primary purpose is to entertain rather than to teach. For that one reason alone, never take TV shows or movies seriously-especially in their portrayal of Christian values and beliefs. Even though millions of people in America profess faith in Christ, Christians are nonexistent in the movies. And even though the vast majority of people in our country believe that sex should be reserved for marriage, few married people in the movies ever have sex-only unmarried people do.

When you watch TV or go to the movies, keep in mind that what you just saw probably could never (and should never) happen in real life. Don't let yourself be influenced by a lie.

(Continues.)

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