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Beyond Words: Sermon Illustrations and the Preacher Who Could Not Speak

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"In this touching episode, Brother Jim Wilson and Mike delve into the profound experience of losing one's voice as a preacher. Jim recounts a challenging nine-month period of voicelessness, sharing the emotional and practical hurdles he faced. They explore the paradox of a speaker unable to speak and a preacher unable to preach, touching on various sermon illustrations such as personal stories, fresh ideas, biblical references, hypothetical scenarios, and historical examples.


**PART ONE: Exploring Sermon Illustrations:**

Jim discusses impactful sermon illustrations, including Personal Stories, Fresh Ideas, Biblical References, Hypothetical Scenarios, and Historical Examples.

**PART TWO: The Silence of the Preacher:**

Jim shares his rollercoaster journey of being voiceless for nine months, delving into the emotional and practical struggles. Mike adds his own challenges after a head injury affected his reading and speaking abilities. The discussion explores the frustration and profound insights that arise from feeling unable to fulfill one's calling.

Join Brother Jim Wilson and Mike for a heartfelt conversation offering a new perspective on the power of spoken words and the complexities of preaching and illustrating.


This episode is relevant to anyone interested in preaching, public speaking, and the impact of words. Whether you're a preacher, speaker, or simply curious about the challenges communicators face, this discussion provides valuable insights and inspiration.

Dr. Jim Wilson, a seasoned preacher and professor, shares his wealth of experience at Gateway Seminary and Lakeshore City Church. Despite being a full-time faculty member, he continues to serve local churches and speaks at various events.

**Resources Mentioned:**

- [Illustrating Well: Preaching Sermons that Connect](https://lexhampress.com/product/213956/illustrating-well-preaching-sermons-that-connect)

- [Fresh Ministry: Helping Pastors be More Effective](https://freshministry.org/)

- [Jim Wilson's Books](http://www.freshministry.org/books.html)

- [Sermon Preparation Reflection Loop](https://vimeo.com/299984821)

- [The Homiletical Plot: The Sermon as Narrative Art Form](https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/114821)

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- [Donald Sunukjian: Establishing Relevance by Rummaging through People's Lives](https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/7/19/oral-clarity-and-establishing-relevance-by-rummaging-through-peoples-lives-with-don-sunukjian)

- [Adam Copenhaver: The Right and Wrong Ways to Tell Stories in Your Sermons](https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/4/26/the-right-and-wrong-way-to-tell-stories-in-your-sermons-adam-copenhaver)

- [Tim Chaddick and Mike Neglia Talk about Identity Issues in the Life of a Preacher](https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/vox-hibernia/episode/episode-6-identity)

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