Download My Free Sermon Illustration Ebook “Show Then Tell” Today!


Today I’m pleased to give away a free ebook, Show Then Tell: 52 Illustrations for Believing and Living the Gospel. It contains original, hand-crafted illustrations that will point the people you teach to Jesus. I hope you find it helpful.

Show Then Tell came out better than I could have ever imagined thanks to my friend Ted (follow him at @TedCockle). He magically turned my Word doc into a glistening pdf with bells and whistles. He has made it very easy for you to use, linking the table of contents to each illustration. I’m very grateful for the work he put in.

This ebook is absolutely free. You don’t even have to subscribe to the blog.

Download Show Then Tell from the link below by doing a control + click (for Macs), or right click (for PCs), and then click “Save Link As”.

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Wondering what you will find inside?

Here is a sample illustration to give you an idea of what the book is like.

Illustration #23: Religion is too dirty to wash away your sins.

“Kumbh Mela is a 55 day Hindu festival during which devotees bathe for the forgiveness of their sins at the meeting point of three rivers: the Ganges, the Yamuna and the mythical Sarasvati. This festival is the largest gathering of human beings on earth. Occurring every twelve years, more than 40 million people gathered in 2001, and experts estimate that 100 million will participate in 2013.

In American terms, this gathering is the equivalent of one third of the United States population traveling to bathe in the Mississippi River in a town one tenth the size of St. Louis.

It is ironic, however, that Hindus wash in the Ganges River for spiritual cleansing, since it ranks in the top five most polluted rivers on the planet. Dysentery, cholera, hepatitis, and severe diarrhea – which is one of the leading causes of death among children in India – can all be contracted from the river. Hindus seek ultimate cleansing from one of the filthiest places in the world.

In stark contrast, the Bible points us to the pure blood of Jesus for spiritual cleansing. He never sinned. He was the spotless lamb. Therefore he is able to wash away our sins.

More than that, we have no need to make a pilgrimage to him. He made the pilgrimage to us. No human effort can secure true forgiveness of sins. It is only received by grace through faith.

Compared to the purity of Jesus, all religious ritual is as dirty as the Ganges River. So seek forgiveness from the one who lived the perfect, pure life on your behalf.”

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(Again, download Show Then Tell from the link by doing a control + click (for Macs), or right click (for PCs), and then click “Save Link As”.)


  1. jim delver says:

    Hey Brother, just wanted to thank you for your generosity in providing what seem to be good quality illustrations. thank you for being a blessing to the Body of Christ! blessings to you and your ministry..

    • Eric McKiddie says:

      You are very welcome, Jim. I hope it turns out to be a helpful resource for you!

  2. I haven’t been to your site in a couple of months. I’m up to preach in the late chapters of Exodus 3 of the next 4 weekends, and I thought I’d take a peek at what encouragement you may’ve written up recently. I downloaded your eBook on illustrations this afternoon, and I believe I’ve found one that will be helpful this Sunday. Thanks, Eric.

    • Eric McKiddie says:

      That’s awesome! Thanks for popping back in, Mike. I’m glad it was helpful. May the Spirit bless your preaching this weekend.

  3. Thanks, Eric. I look forward to this and appreciate your generosity.