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# 1
Author: Jerry Cowan
Contributor: Jerry Cowan
Scripture: Colossians 1:18
Published: Self

When I was in college I took an intern class that put me in a Shriners' hospital.  This exposed me to people suffering from an assortment of physical limitations, including some with Cerebral Palsy.  With this particular neurological disorder, despite outward appearances, the brain actually functions normally.  In fact, one of the people I met who suffered from CP was not only bright and engaging, he was director of programs for the hospital.   His brain function wasn't the problem, rather, the breakdown came as the signals sent from the brain were impeded.  Regardless of what the brain commanded, the rest of the body seemed to be in some state of rebellion.  Some could not walk.  Some shook.  Some found it difficult to speak.


Application:

I see in this disorder a picture of what happens between Christ and His Church. He (the Head) is fully functional and indeed, immanently  wise and knowledgeable.  However, the rest of His body, the Church, seems to be out of sync with the signals that are sent. Unresolved conflict, selfishness, pride, disobedience, and sin among God's people results in a Church that stumbles and stammers.  Sadly, when the world sees the Church behaving so dysfunctionally, they are left to assume that the problem is with the Head! God forgive us for so misrepresenting Christ.

 "Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything" (Colossians 1:18).



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# 2
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Published: geology.com

According to geology.com, about 78% of the gold consumed each year is used in the manufacture of jewelry.  Beyond its aesthetic value, though, the most important industrial use of gold is in electronics.  Since it is both highly conductive and non-corrosive, small amounts of gold can be found in almost all electronic devices, including cell phones and computers.  But because small appliances, like cell phones and calculators, are seldom recycled, we are now losing an increasing volume of our gold supply each year.  “Nearly one billion cell phones are produced each year and most of them contain about fifty cents worth of gold. Their average lifetime is under two years and very few are currently recycled. Although the amount of gold is small in each device, their enormous numbers translate into a lot of un-recycled gold.”


Application:

How much treasure do we fritter away because the opportunities seem to inconsequential?  We fail to speak a word of encouragement, or to be of help, because we are pressed with personal concerns.  We find some free time, but we fill it with mindless activities rather than foster a devotional life.  A little bit here, a little bit there, and the next thing you know we've squandered a fortune.  



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# 3
Author: Vance Havner
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Published: quoted in Ministry Toolbox, Sept 5, 2001

Snowflakes are frail, but if enough of them stick together, they can stop traffic.


Application:

Likewise, by God's design, the lone Christian has little impact on the world.  Rather, it is when two or three are gathered that Christ's presence is felt (Matt. 18:20).  And it is when the diverse gifts of the individual members of a local church begin operating cooperatively that the Body of Christ that ministry takes place (1Cor. 12).  



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# 4
Author:
Contributor: John Reed

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# 5
Author: John Reed
Contributor: John Reed

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# 6
Author: Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: I Corinthians 12:7
Published: various

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# 7
Author: Unknown
Contributor: patrick kelley
Scripture: Acts 2:44-47

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# 8
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 6:35
Published: Grounded In Grace

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# 9
Author: Victor Lane
Contributor: Victor Lane
Scripture: Matthew 5:5

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# 10
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-12
Published: various

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# 11
Author: Unknown
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:12-16
Published: Homiletics, January 1998

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# 12
Author: Robert J. Morgan
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Acts 2:44; 1 Corinthians 12:7
Published: Stories, Illustrations, Quotes by Robert J. Morgan, p. 340 (also, as quoted from The Survivor: An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps by Terrence Des Pres, p.96)

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# 13
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: John 1:12; 1 Corinthians 12:20-25
Published: “Buccaneers sign Eric LeGrand” by Pat Yasinskas, Espn.com, May 2, 2012, retrieved 5/28/12

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# 14
Author: Marie Curling
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Published: "Chosen" as told by Marie Curling in STORIES FOR THE HEART, compiled by Alice Gray, p.35

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# 15
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Peter 4:10-11
Published: "McDonald's Tackles Repair of 'Broken' Service" By Julie Jargon, Published The Wall Street Journal – Thu, Apr 11, 2013

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# 16
Author: The Editors of Prevention
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: 1 Peter 4:10, Ephesians 4:6
Published: Yahoo.com/Yahoo! Shine, on Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:21pm PDT

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# 17
Author: L. Vlasov and D. Trifonov
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: "How Chemists Came Across the Unexpected" from 107 Stories About Chemistry by L. Vlasov and D. Trifonov, Translated from the Russian by David Sobolev, as published on TODAY IN SCIENCE

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# 18
Author: Jonathan Fulton
Contributor: Jonathan Fulton
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:31

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# 19
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

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# 20
Author: Pat Sage
Contributor: Pat Sage
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:7

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# 21
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Published: Department of California State Parks

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# 22
Author: Associated Press
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 4:16; Colossians 3:14-16
Published: "Broken Wire Halted Mission" by AP, Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Jul 8, 1984

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# 23
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Ephesians 4:16
Published: Surgery Safer with Teamwork, Training, By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY online 10/19/10

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# 24
Author: Editors, HOMILETICS
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12:6-8; 1 Peter 4:10
Published: HOMILETICS, November 1999, p. 14.

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# 25
Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:7

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# 26
Author: Neal Pollard
Contributor: Neal Pollard
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12

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# 27
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Contributor: John Reed
Published: as quoted on brainyquote.com

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# 28
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 4:16
Published: “Alone in the Crowd: The Structure and Spread of Loneliness in a Large Social Network” by John T. Cacioppo, University of Chicago, James H. Fowler, University of California, San Diego, and Nicholas A. Christakis, Harvard University

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# 29
Author: Kent Crockett
Contributor: Adam Larsen
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:11
Published: Kent Crockett Sermon Illustrations

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# 30
Author: Doug Sexton/Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Doug Sexton
Scripture: 1Corinthians 12:7-11

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# 31
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 4:6
Published: FASCINATING FACTS by David Louis, p. 32.

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# 32
Author: Seth Dillon
Contributor: Seth Dillon

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# 33
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 4:7
Published: "New iPad app lets everyone explore Einstein's brain" by Michael Walsh, published NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, 9/25/12

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# 34
Author: Chuck Swindoll
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: (Ephesians 4:1, cf. Philippians 1:27, Colossains 1:10
Published: GROWING STRONG IN THE SEASONS OF LIFE by Chuck Swindoll, p. 59

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# 35
Author: Phil Yancey
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12
Published: In His Image, pp. 194-95

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# 36
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 12:3, 6-8
Published: SIGNIFICA by Wallace Wallechinsky, and Wallace, p. 36

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# 37
Author: Robert Ashby
Contributor: Robert Ashby
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:12

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# 38
Author: Libby Gerdes
Contributor: Libby Gerdes
Scripture: Acts 3:6

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# 39
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
Published: unknown

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# 40
Author: Leroy Larson
Contributor: Leroy Larson
Scripture: Hebrews 10:25
Published: Helping The Child Who Doesn't Fit In, by Marshall Duke and Steve Nowicki Jr

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# 41
Author: Janet Malone
Contributor: Janet Malone
Scripture: 1Corinthians 12:7

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# 42
Author: Unknown
Contributor: John Reed
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:22
Published: Mchenry's Stories For The Soul

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# 43
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Contributor: James Miller
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:17-19
Published: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1961)

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# 44
Author: Edy Sutherland
Contributor: Edy Sutherland
Scripture: Ephesians 4:16; John 17:21

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# 45
Author: Editors, HOMILETICS MAGAZINE
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:24
Published: HOMILETICS, February 2005, p. 65

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# 46
Author: Steve Yuhasz
Contributor: Steve Yuhasz

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# 47
Author: Tim Hansel
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 4:16
Published: Holy Sweat, Tim Hansel, 1987, Word Books Publisher, pp. 104-105

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# 48
Author: Randall Langford
Contributor: Randall Langford
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:7

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# 49
Author: Jennifer Cronk
Contributor: Jennifer Cronk
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3:12

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# 50
Author: Richard Swenson
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:11
Published: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE by Richard Swenson, p. 63.

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# 51
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 12:1
Published: The movie "Chariots of Fire"

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# 1
Author: Chris Jordan / Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Mishayla Brewer
Scripture: John 15:5

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# 2
Author:
Contributor: John Reed

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# 3
Author: Ernie Scalabrin
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# 4
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
Published: RUMORS OF ANOTHER WORLD, p. 201.

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# 5
Author: Dr. Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: K.P. Yohannan in Revolution In World Missions, p.114

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# 6
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: John 15:1-2, 5
Published: Info Barrel and FASCINATING FACTS by David Louis, p. 56.

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# 7
Author: Steve Goodier
Contributor: Steve Goodier
Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23

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# 8
Author: Hudson Taylor
Contributor: Lee Turner
Scripture: John 15:5
Published: Hutson Taylor and the China Inland Mission (London: China Inland Mission, 1955), p. 206

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# 9
Author:
Contributor: David Grinder
Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
Published: Good Housekeeping, November 2006, p. 42

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# 10
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: French Proverb

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# 11
Author: Brian Harvison
Contributor: Brian Harvison
Scripture: James 1:22

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From the related category : Holy Spirit


Illustrations : 15
# 1
Author:
Contributor: John Reed

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# 2
Author: Joseph Griffin
Contributor: Joseph Griffin
Scripture: Galatians 5:25

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# 3
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:14
Published: "3-year-old boy hears for first time thanks to new device" published June 21, 2013

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# 4
Author: Pastor Dan Mangler / Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Acts 7:55
Published: Pastor Dan Mangler, as quoted in HOMELETICS, May 2005, p. 28

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# 5
Author: A. C. Dixon
Contributor: Leroy Larson
Scripture: Hebrews 10:16

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# 6
Author: Roger Von Oech
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: John 16:13
Published: A WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD by Roger Von Oech, p. 144

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# 7
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 121:1-2
Published: Physics.org

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# 8
Author: William Thrailkill
Contributor: William Thrailkill
Scripture: Psalm 119:133

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# 9
Author: Mark Twain
Contributor: Larry Lewis
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:5
Published: As quoted in 21 UNBREAKABLE LAWS by Max Anders, p. 38

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# 10
Author: Larry Mangone
Contributor: Larry Mangone
Scripture: Revelation 2:18-19

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# 11
Author: Robertson McQuilkin
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: John 16:13-14
Published: LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

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# 12
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: John 16:8"
Published: "The footnotes of September 11" By Drew Griffin, Kathleen Johnston, and Brian Rokus, CNN 9/6/11

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# 13
Author: Dr. Rich Dorst
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Isaiah 30:10; Proverbs 3:11
Published: JOURNEY TO PREEDOM, Dr. Rich Dorst, p. 3

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# 14
Author: Larry Kuhl
Contributor: Larry Kuhl
Scripture: Hebrews 13:5
Published: Personal Experience

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# 15
Author: Tim Elmore
Contributor: Jonathan Pokluda
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:5-7
Published: "The Golden Buddha at Wat Traimit" By Jeffrey Miller, The Korea Times Feature Writer, June 2, 2005

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From the related category : Stewardship


Illustrations : 51
# 1
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Published: geology.com

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# 2
Author: Victor Lane
Contributor: Victor Lane
Scripture: Matthew 5:5

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# 3
Author: Edmund Burke
Contributor: Leroy Larson

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# 4
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Proverbs 6:6-8; Proverbs 30:25
Published: “Mass. man pays off mortgage with 800 pounds of pennies” by Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY, July 6,2012

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# 5
Author: Will Beauchamp
Contributor: Will Beauchamp
Scripture: Matthew 7:21-23; Matthew 25:1-13

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# 6
Author: Unknown
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:10
Published: Various

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# 7
Author: Stephen Kingsley
Contributor: Stephen Kingsley
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:18
Published: From 'Pastor Abusers" by Kent Crockett pp. 39-40

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# 8
Author: Anna M Corron
Contributor: Lee Turner
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Published: Readers Digest

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# 9
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 3:20-21
Published: "The Day Bart Simpson Prayed" by Lee Strobel in WHAT JESUS WOULD SAY

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# 10
Author: Treasury of Bible Illustrations Complied by Ted Kyle and John Todd
Contributor: Russell Kirkland
Scripture: Acts 20:35

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# 11
Author: Carmen Mariano
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
Published: "Reach for the Stars: The Future Is Yours To Do What You Want" by Carmen Mariano, Assit. Superintendent, quincy Public Schools, delivered to GED Graduates, Phymouth County Correctional Facility, Plymouth, MA, 8/8/04, as published in VITAL SPEECHES, Oct. 1, 2004, p. 761

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# 12
Author: Ricky Sanderford
Contributor: Ricky Sanderford
Published: Not Your Parents' Offering Plate

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# 13
Author: Roger Chambers
Contributor: Roger Chambers
Scripture: Matthew 25:21
Published: AP Network January 17, 2014, 9: 40 AM/CBS news

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# 14
Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:7

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# 15
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: Matthew 25:23
Published: snopes.com

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# 16
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 5:16
Published: Barbara Johnson, BOOMERANG JOY (p. 63)

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# 17
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 29:14
Published: Queen Elizabeth I - "Golden Speech"

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# 18
Author: Joshua Noble
Contributor: Joshua Noble
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:6

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# 19
Author: Mother Teresa
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:2; Romans 12:21; James 1:20
Published: ILLUSTRATIONS UNLIMITED by James S. Hewett, p. 115.

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# 20
Author: Mother Theresa
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Unknown

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# 21
Author: Dr. Erwin Lutzer
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 4:2
Published: unknown

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# 22
Author: Tim Keller
Contributor: Matt Hilgaertner
Scripture: Mark 12:41-44
Published: *The Prodigal God* (page 60)

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# 23
Author: Steve Goodier
Contributor: Steve Goodier
Scripture: Luke 10:38-42

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# 24
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 71:18; Psalm 92:12-14
Published: various

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# 25
Author: J. Oswald Sanders
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 5:16; Colossians 4:5
Published: SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP by J. Oswald Sanders, pp. 138-139.

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# 26
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 5:16
Published: "The Popularity of 'Time' Unveiled" BBC News 6/22/2006

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# 27
Author: Kristin Tennant
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Galatians 5:23; Ephesians 5:16
Published: "Waste Time on This, Not That" by Kristin Tennant, Relevant Magazine, Mar 16 2012

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# 28
Author: BBC News / Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Philippians 2:4
Published: "1958: High Wycombe weighs new mayor" in On This Day, as published on BBC News

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# 29
Author: George Barna
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 John 2:15
Published: George Barna, as quoted in Luis Palau Responds E-zine, June 15, 2000

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# 30
Author: Editors, Vision.org
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:9-10
Published: “Rethinking Our Mental Framework,” Summer 2004 Issue, Vision.org

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# 31
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:15
Published: CLASSIC SERMONS ON THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD, compiled by Warren Wiersbep. 81

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# 32
Author: Libby Gerdes
Contributor: Libby Gerdes
Scripture: Acts 3:6

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# 33
Author: James S. Hewitt
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Deuteronomy 16:17
Published: ILLUSTRATIONS UNLIMITED by James S. Hewett, p. 462

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# 34
Author: Shane Vande Vrede
Contributor: Shane Vande Vrede
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:18

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# 35
Author: Jae Yang and Adrienne Lewis
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: "Americans Neglect a Billion in Gift Cards," USA Today (11-20-06)

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# 36
Author: Larry Lewis
Contributor: Larry Lewis
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:8-9, cf Proverbs 21:20, 21:5
Published: N/A

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# 37
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 8:28
Published: FASCINATING FACTS by David Louis, p. 64

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# 38
Author: Bernard Asbell
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2
Published: WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT YOU by Bernard Asbell, p. 183.

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# 39
Author: Kent Crockett
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 16:10
Published: "Being Faithful With What You Have" by Kent Crockett, as published on KentCrockett.blogspot, September 25, 2013 and in MAKING TODAY COUNT FOR ETERNITY by Kent Crockett, pp. 149-50

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# 40
Author: Webb Garrison
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 25:21
Published: WHY YOU SAY IT by Webb Garrison, pp. 146-47

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# 41
Author: John Maxwell / Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:7
Published: Unkown

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# 42
Author: Kent Crockett
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 25:21
Published: MAKING TODAY COUNT FOR ETERNITY by Kent Crockett, p. 46

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# 43
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Proverbs 21:20
Published: "Top coupon loving frugalebrities" on FoxNews.com, 2/5/12

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# 44
Author: Kent Crockett
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 812

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# 45
Author: Kent Crockett
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 812
Published: MAKING TODAY COUNT FOR ETERNITY by Kent Crockett, pp. 152-53

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# 46
Author: Wayne Gretzky, NHL Star
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Published: Homiletics April-June 1997, p. 32

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# 47
Author: Leslie Weatherhead
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 90:12, Ephesians 5:16
Published: Time for God

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# 48
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 90:12, Ephesians 5:16
Published: Unknown

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# 49
Author: Amazon.com
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:10-11
Published: Amazon.com, Book Description, FREAKONOMICS

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# 50
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 5:16
Published: Jeff Herring, as quoted in HomeIetics, November 2004, p. 15

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# 51
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 22:21; Mark 12:17; Luke 10:27; Deuteronomy 6:5
Published: “At 102%, His Tax Rate Takes the Cake” by JAMES B. STEWART, New York Times, 2/3/12

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From the related category : Encouragement


Illustrations : 34
# 1
Author: Editors, HOMILETICS MAGAZINE
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Published: HOMILETICS, October 1998, p. 76.

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# 2
Author: Paul Chapel
Contributor: paul corlew
Scripture: Ephesians 4:29
Published: Daily in the Word Devotional - Feb 2010

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# 3
Author: John Reed
Contributor: John Reed

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# 4
Author: Robert Moeller
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:4
Published: As summarized in CURRENT THOUGHTS AND TRENDS, August 1995 , from the article “The God of Second Chances” by Robert Moeller in PURSUIT, Spring 1995, pp. 12-15.

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# 5
Author: unknown
Contributor: John Fitts
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Published: unknown

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# 6
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 6:4
Published: “James Jordan: Shock and Sadness Follow Shooting Death of Michael Jordan’s Father,” JET MAGAZINE, 8/30/93.

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# 7
Author: John C Maxwell
Contributor: Thomas Thang
Scripture: Hebrews 10:24

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# 8
Author: Marie Curling
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Published: "Chosen" as told by Marie Curling in STORIES FOR THE HEART, compiled by Alice Gray, p.35

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# 9
Author: Donald Sunukjian
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: A Sermon entitled "The Eyes if a Doctor"

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# 10
Author: Michael LeBoeuf, PhD
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: GETTING RESULTS by Dr. Michael LeBoeuf, p. 67

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# 11
Author: Anna M Corron
Contributor: Lee Turner
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Published: Readers Digest

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# 12
Author: Ernie Scalabrin
Contributor:

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# 13
Author: Jana Riess, RNS Blogs
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 118:24
Published: "10 Gratitude Lessons I Learned From My Dog" by Jana Riess, RNS Blogs - Jana Riess, Flunking Sainthood, 11/13/12

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# 14
Author: Philip Yancey
Contributor: Fred Gates
Published: I Was Just Wondering, p.196

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# 15
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Galatians 6:1-2; James 5:19-20; Hebrews 10:24
Published: "The General Rules of the Methodist Class," The Methodist Church, the text of 1808 as amended by constitutional actions in 1848 and 1868, Dennis Bratcher, ed.

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# 16
Author: Martha Hubbard, contributor, Presbyterians Today
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Published: "For All the Saints" by Martha Hubbard, published in Presbyterians Today, July-August 1999, p. 12

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# 17
Author: Editors, Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook
Contributor: John Reed
Scripture: Hebrews 10:25

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# 18
Author: Bill Stright
Contributor: Bill Stright
Scripture: James 4:9-10

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# 19
Author: Dough Dickerson
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: James 1:17; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5; Philippians 1:3-5
Published: "Why Giving Thanks Matters" by Doug Dickerson, on Doug's Management Moments, Nov 17, 2012

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# 20
Author: Max Lucado
Contributor: John Rollyson
Scripture: John 15:15
Published: And The Angels Were Silent

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# 21
Author: David Hall
Contributor: David Hall

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# 22
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Proverbs 11:14

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# 23
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Hebrews 3:13, Ephesians 5:16
Published: Sharon Jayson, USAToday.com, 11/2/10

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# 24
Author: Charles Greene
Contributor: charles greene
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:4

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# 25
Author: Robert Ashby
Contributor: Robert Ashby
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:12

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# 26
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:4
Published: "Holocaust Survivor, Daughter Offer Business Advice Tips From Auschwitz" by Alan Farnham (via World News), published on ABC News, 9/12/13

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# 27
Author: Ben Patterson
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Isaiah 1:18
Published: WAITING: FINDING HOPE WHEN GOD SEEMS SILENT by Ben Patterson, pp. 33-35

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# 28
Author: Nora Firestone
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Hebrews 10:24
Published: Thanking of You website

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# 29
Author: Bruce Larson
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Hebrew 6:9
Published: THERE'S A LOT MORE TO HEALTH THAN NOT BEING SICK by Bruce Larson, pp. 72-73

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# 30
Author: Senator Robert S. Kerr
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Hebrews 13:17
Published: A contribution by Robert G. Lee, published in WHO SAID THAT? By George Sweeting, p. 347

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# 31
Author: Marjorie Homes
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: Matthew 9:13
Published: DAILY GUIDEPOSTS February, 1991, p. 55

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# 32
Author: Chuck Swindoll
Contributor: Larry Lewis
Published: GROWING WISE IN THE SEASONS OF LIFE, p. 251

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# 33
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 2:19
Published: A SECOND HELPING OF CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOULD, p. 152

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# 34
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 6:4
Published: NELSON’S ANNUAL PREACHER’S SOURCEBOOK 2003, p. 175

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From the related category : Edification


Illustrations : 11
# 1
Author: Paul Chapel
Contributor: paul corlew
Scripture: Ephesians 4:29
Published: Daily in the Word Devotional - Feb 2010

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# 2
Author: unknown
Contributor: John Fitts
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Published: unknown

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# 3
Author: Chuck Swindoll (based on information from Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I am? by John Powell published by Argus Communications, 1969, pp.54-58
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 4:15
Published: published by Argus Communications, 1969, pp.54-58

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# 4
Author: Barnett Gushin
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: Ephesians 4:29

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# 5
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 4:29
Published: FASCINATING FACTS by David Louis, p. 32

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# 6
Author: unknown
Contributor: Jim Burgess
Scripture: Romans 14:19

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# 7
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Proverbs 18:21
Published: “Man's life saved thanks to a game of Words With Friends” by Trevor Mogg in Digital Trends, Yahoo News, 1/13/12

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# 8
Author: Voltaire
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 John 3:16
Published: various

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# 9
Author: St. Francis of Assisi
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 9:23, cf Matthew 10:38, Mark 8:34; Hebrews 13:13
Published: various

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# 10
Author: Janet Malone
Contributor: Janet Malone
Scripture: 1Corinthians 12:7

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# 11
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:1

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