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What's in the four main collections on PreachingToday.com?

Find Sermon Illustrations: This collection includes over 12,000 sermon illustrations. For long-time subscribers of PreachingToday.com, this section used to be titled "Illustrations." If you're looking for all the illustrative material we have provided in the past and the newest material we've pulled together—stories, the weekly News That Illustrates feature, quotes, statistics, humorous anecdotes, prop illustrations, and movie scenes—this is the place to go! In the "Find Sermon Illustrations" section of the site, you'll also find our lectionary resources, illustrations and other resources for holidays and special events, video illustrations via the Preaching Today Media Store, images for use on PowerPoint slides, and hundreds of cartoons from the archives of Leadership Journal. (Note: You can also gain access to this part of the site by clicking on the quick link titled "Illustrations" that's to the left of the main image on the homepage. For access to our video illustrations available through the Preaching Today Media Store, click on the quicklink titled "Multimedia.")

Connect with Culture: This collection includes articles, illustrations, and resources for holidays and other cultural events that will help preachers find where the gospel and culture intersect. For long-time subscribers of PreachingToday.com, this is a new section of the site. Take time to explore it each week to find illustrations related to pop culture or cultural trends, skills articles and workshops that deal with issues regarding the intersections between Gospel and culture, illustrations and other resources for holidays and special events, and a Twitter-like feed of the top news stories that have illustrative material (an expanded version of the News That Illustrates feature we run in the weekly illustrations).

Find Sermons: This collection sermon transcripts, outlines, sermon series, and series ideas in this collection. For long-time subscribers of PreachingToday.com, this section used to be called "Sermon Builders." If you're looking for all the sermon material we have provided in the past—full transcripts, full outlines, full transcript series, ideas for your next series, material from featured preachers like John Ortberg, Haddon Robinson, and Mark Buchanan—this is the place to go! (Note: You can also gain access to this part of the site by clicking on the quick link titled "Sermons" that's to the left of the main image on the homepage. For access to our audio sermons, click on the quicklink titled "Multimedia.")

Sharpen Your Skills: This collection includes articles that are written by preachers and homileticians to help you improve as a preacher. For long-time subscribers of PreachingToday.com, this section used to be called "Preaching Skills." If you're looking for all the training material we have provided in the past—articles on issues regarding the art and craft of biblical preaching, interviews and audio workshops with trusted voices, book reviews, and much, much more—this is the place to go! (Note: You can also gain access to this part of the site by clicking on the quick link titled "Articles" that's to the left of the main image on the homepage. For access to our audio workshops, click on the quicklink titled "Multimedia.")

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