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Still More Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks

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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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310224648
  • Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne Rice is founder and director of Understanding Your Teenager (UYT), an organization serving parents of teens and pre-teens. He is adjunct professor of youth ministry at Bethel Theological Seminary (San Diego) and at North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls. He lives with his wife in Lakeside, CA.
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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).

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Table of Contents

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First Chapter

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).
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