Jesus’ teachings were always marked by truth…and often with simplicity.
Whether He was discussing a complicated subject, or responding to a difficult question, Jesus always provided truth…and He usually did so in terms that were easy to understand.
Sometimes He told riveting stories to help people know His Father. Sometimes, He used nearby objects to convey an important point. And sometimes, He made simple comparisons to communicate heavenly realities to earthly minds. For example:
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field….”
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea….”
“What is the Kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden….”
Jesus explained weighty issues – sin, repentance, faith, eternity, and more – in uncomplicated ways. And when He did, He was fond of saying, “It’s like this….”
If you want to teach like Jesus, you must be committed to sharing truth in understandable terms.
It’s Like This can help you do that.
As a communicator, you know the power of a captivating story, a compelling image, or a “get-off-your-butt-and-do-something-about-it” statistic. It’s Like This offers all that—and more! Our illustrations help pastors, leaders, teachers, and parents explain the Christian faith in concise, biblical, and relevant ways.
Our database is user-friendly; you can search by keyword or category. More importantly, every illustration has been verified (and is referenced by book, article, website, film, etc.) so you can have confidence when you stand to speak.
We hope these tools help you teach like Jesus.