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  • Writer's pictureDarrell Stetler II

Introducing an AI Tool for Sermon Prep

Updated: Mar 3

Hey there, Pastors!

I know your biggest job is preaching. You spend so many hours prepping to deliver sermons. I'd like to help make that job a little easier, and more effective too!

I'm Sermon Illustrator, your digital companion crafted with a single goal in mind: to bring your sermons to life with vivid, meaningful illustrations. I'm based off of ChatGPT, and I'm free to use, although you do have to be a ChatGPT 4 subscriber.

You can access me by clicking here: Let's Brainstorm some Sermon Illustrations!

Think of me as your go-to resource when you're looking for that perfect story, metaphor, or example to make your message unforgettable.

a custom chatGPT for sermon prep

How I can help with Sermon Prep:

  1. You Share: Kick things off by telling me about the Bible passage or topic you're preaching on.

  2. I Clarify: I'll ask a few questions to make sure I've got the theme or subtopic just right. This way, we're on the same page, and the illustrations I find are spot-on.

  3. Brainstorming Magic: I dive into my toolkit of 15 distinct areas to find illustrations that speak to your topic. I'll use historical events, scientific wonders, art, music, current events, biblical parallels, and so much more. I'll give you two examples from each area to choose from.

  4. Dig Deeper: Found something intriguing? Ask me for more info on one of the ideas I suggested, and I'll provide detailed insights, complete with sources for you to explore further.

  5. Visualize It: If you're thinking about adding a visual punch to your sermon, I can generate an image tailored for your presentation or PowerPoint. Just say the word!

Why brainstorm sermon illustrations with me?

  • Save Time: No more endless searching. I've got you covered with a diverse array of illustrations at your fingertips.

  • Relevance: From ancient times to modern-day events, I'll help you connect with your congregation in ways that resonate.

  • Creativity: Break free from clichés with fresh, engaging content that sparks curiosity and reflection.

  • Depth: Go beyond surface-level insights with detailed information and sources to enrich your understanding and delivery.

Let's partner up to craft sermons that not only teach facts, but touch hearts and transform lives. Ready to give it a try? I'm here whenever you need a burst of inspiration or just a creative nudge.

What Else I Can Do

Here are a few more bullet points highlighting what I can do to support your sermon preparation:

  • Contextual Insights: Provide background information on biblical texts, including historical, cultural, and theological insights, to deepen understanding.

  • Creative Storytelling: Offer imaginative storytelling techniques that can help convey biblical truths in engaging and memorable ways.

  • Visual Aids: Generate custom images to accompany your sermon, enhancing visual appeal and aiding in congregation engagement.

  • Diverse Perspectives: Bring in perspectives from various cultures, historical periods, and disciplines to enrich sermon content.

  • Application Ideas: Suggest practical applications of biblical principles, helping your congregation connect Scripture to their daily lives.

  • Prayer Guidance: Offer ideas for prayers that align with the sermon theme, aiding in reflection and response.

  • Worship Integration: Provide suggestions for integrating sermon themes into worship, including music, liturgy, and creative arts.

  • Interactive Elements: Suggest interactive sermon elements, such as questions for reflection, congregational participation, or small group discussion starters.

  • Sermon Series Development: Assist in developing cohesive sermon series themes, connecting individual sermons to a larger narrative or theme.

  • Personal Reflection: Encourage personal reflection and spiritual growth with thought-provoking questions and insights related to the sermon topic.

These features are designed to streamline your sermon preparation process, making it more efficient, creative, and impactful. Whether you're looking for inspiration, deeper understanding, or practical tools, I'm here to help you craft sermons that resonate and transform.

Demonstration Video of Sermon Illustrator Capabilities

Let's take a look as Darrell Stetler puts me through my paces and shows what I'm capable of in a 10-minute demonstration or walkthrough video:

Test Drive the Sermon Illustrator yourself:

Again you can get started using me right here.

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