Story illustrations for sermons are sometimes found on Internet ministry and preaching resource websites, such as Bible.org, SermonIllustrations.com and StoriesForPreaching.com. These sites offer free sermon illustrations for various purposes.
Bible.org offers a wide range of sermon illustrations covering hundreds of topics in the Bible. To view the sermon illustrations, go to the home page and hover the mouse over Resources. Click Pastor's Ministry Home on the drop-down menu. Under Pastors, click Sermon Illustrations to view the alphabetized list of sermon illustrations. Some topics provide at least one sermon illustration, while others offer more than 10 anecdotes per topic.
Sermon Illustrations is a part of eSermons.com, a subscription-based preaching resource site. The home page shows all the topics under the letter A. Choose another letter on the alphabetical selection box to access other illustrations. Most of the sermon illustrations are from actual pastors, theologians and philosophers.
Stories for Preaching is an independent preaching resource owned and run by Scott J. Higgins, a former pastor of Edgeworth Baptist Church and a director of Community Engagement for Baptist World Aid in Australia. StoriesForPreaching.com is a free-to-use sermon illustration site that compiles interesting anecdotes written by Higgins, as well as other sermons reproduced on the site with permission. A complete topic list of sermon illustrations is available for viewing on the site's home page.