The BEST Talk Illustrations (2 of 5)

UPDATE Feb 2015… See below

I had the privilege to be with all of the camp speakers this summer. As part of this time they compiled their best talk illustrations. Many of them are time-tested ones many are familiar with. There were dozens of these. There were five that really stood out to me and I want to share them with you in this series of posts. I am also trying them in my club so I know how they work. I’ve used two so far, I’ll be using more soon.

TOM BRADY – “There’s got to be more than this…”

Watch this interview from 60 minutes. The last minute is the most useful.

I used a version of this video in my club talk a few weeks ago. Here was my main point…

You can do incredible things, but without Christ you will never be satisfied.

In my introduction I told a story of when I got my first birdie in golf. It was an incredible moment but there was no one around to witness it. It felt hollow, I wish someone was there to see it. It was so close yet so far from being an amazing thing.

Then I told them I wanted to describe a similar situation. I told them the story of the Rich Young Ruler in Matthew 19. He went away sad because there was one thing missing in his life, giving up control.

Then I said I want to close by describing someone who is rich, young and rules in what he does every day. Then I listed his anecdotes without saying his name…

  • Played in four Super Bowls, winning three of them
  • Won two Super Bowl MVP awards (XXXVI and XXXVIII)
  • Four Pro Bowls
  • Holds the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a single regular season.
  • Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year, in 2005.
  • He also helped set the record for the longest consecutive win streak in NFL history with 21 straight wins over two season
  • In 2007, he became the first quarterback to lead a team to a 16-0 regular season.
  • He was named “Sportsman of the Year” by The Sporting News for the second time in his career.
  • He was also named the NFL MVP in 2007
  • Male Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press
  • Dating a Brazillian super model
  • Makes over $8 million dollars per year

I asked them, do you know who this is? They knew, Tom Brady. Then I played the video.

I closed by saying, look it was true for the man that Jesus encountered 2000 years ago, it is true for Tom Brady today, you can do incredible things, but without Christ you will never be satisfied.

UPDATE Feb 2015

Based on Tom Brady’s recent Super Bowl Championship I did this talk tonight and updated some details. Also I wanted to pass along an edited video clip you can download, it is HERE.

Here are updated details about Brady:

Tom Brady… There has to be something more…

  • Six trips to the Super Bowl,
  • Four time Super Bowl champion
  • Three time Super Bowl MVP
  • Two NFL MVP awards
  • Ten time selection to the Pro Bowl
  • More division titles than any other QB
  • Playoff win total the most of all time
  • Hosted SNL
  • Married to a Brazilian super model
  • $14 million dollars per year

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