You Lost Me at Leviticus Sermon

I sat down to design a powerpoint presentation for a sermon on Leviticus recently and drew a complete blank. Maybe you’ve struggled as well before when the ideas just didn’t seem to make sense. As I put more and more of the material together, I kept coming back to the imagery of the lamb and a sacrifice. After a quick glance around the internet for inspiration, I found this picture and knew I loved the title, imagery, and feel of the design.


I want to make one thing clear to all of you before we begin. Take ideas from others but always make them your own. This specific design comes from ARISE Church in New Zealand. You can watch the lessons and learn more by following this link.

I truly believe design in and of itself is an idea business. Sometimes, your ideas aren’t any good but someone else’s is quite extraordinary. In those instances, don’t be afraid to borrow, but never ever pass off work as yours that belongs to someone else. After using this design as inspiration, I searched Vectorstock for a lamb or goat vector that would fit my thoughts and ended up settling on something quite simple.


By using only this silhouette, I left open the possibility of other vectors later in the process. I darkened the background, slid the vector to the right and added the title text to produce this slide.

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The font used in this photo is Walrus and you can easily download it for free by following this link. I matched the dark font to the color of the goat and added a little bit of yellow. That trend continued on into the content slides as well. There were several different types of content slides for this presentation. A basic slide that contained a point or a Bible verse looked like this:

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I also made two specialized content slides to display the different characteristics of the book. The first was one that highlighted the literary structure of Leviticus. It looked like this:

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You should be able to notice that I kept the same color and font scheme throughout these different content slides. The only things that changed were font size and the removal of the goat image from the footer of the page. I found the goat, person, and handwashing vectors on Vectorstock as well. Each of them cost $1 to download.

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This final content slide zoomed into the different elements of the book. You’ll see that once again I kept the same font size and colors of the textual breakdown slide. This common theme, color, and look were intentional.

In the end, I was very happy with the look of this powerpoint design. It conveyed the visual direction I was hoping for while remaining easy-to-read, colorful, and tasteful.

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