Today’s Illustration: Which One Would You Want To Use?

The Picture Speaks A Thousand Words!

100 Years Later
From 60 to 16 — WOW!

Fast-growth Wood: 16 Rings

  • fast-growth wood is not as dense
  • fast-growth wood is weaker
  • fast-growth is more susceptible to decay
  • fast-growth wood is more subject to wind-weather damage
  • fast-growth has a greater inherent instability
  • fast-growth wood is less resistant to insect destruction

Old-growth Wood: 60 Rings

  • old-growth wood has nearly ten times the number of growth rings per inch
  • old-growth wood is more resistant to decay
  • old-growth wood is more resistant to wind-weather damage
  • old-growth wood is resistant to termites
  • old-growth wood is stronger and harder
  • old-growth wood is more stable. [1]

. . . . 

Which wood would you prefer for your . . .

  • House
  • Boat
  • Wooden Flooring
  • Dock
  • Porch-Deck
  • counters
  • cabinets

. . . . 

Key Biblical Thoughts:

  • growth
  • discipleship
  • missions
  • sanctification
  • “give people room to grow”
  • legalism
  • “He who has begun a good work will finish it”
  • evangelism
  • patience
  • time
  • a generation later
  • change
  • differences

. . . . . 

Sermonic Example: There are several distinct ways to use illustrative material.

(use whatever you find useful in the above details — the picture is almost sufficient)

. . . . You can see the difference without much else stated — and growth in most all areas of life follow the same principle!



Other Information & Links:

1. https://miarbordayalliance.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/old-growth-forests/

https://thecraftsmanblog.com/why-old-growth-wood-is-better/

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