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# 1
Author: Mark Ford
Contributor: Mark Ford
Scripture: Romans 1:20

Something is destroying my yard.  Something is leaving big mounds of dirt where there used to be grass.  Something has caused riding my lawn mower over my yard to be detrimental to my spine.  Something is destroying my yard!  Now, I think I know what that something is… and you think you know what that something is… but neither of us has ever seen what that something is.  We’re talking about moles.  And although I’ve yet to see one in my yard, I have no doubt whatsoever that they are quite present.


Application:

The point is that we can observe the presence of something by the results of its presence.  As Billy Graham has so often said, “I’ve never seen the wind. I can feel the presence of the wind, but I can’t see it.”  Similarly, the presence of God is most often seen in the results of His presence.

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse" (Romans 1:20).



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# 2
Author: Norman Geisler
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: 1 John 1:5
Published: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION by Norman L. Geisler and Winfried Corduan, 34
 
What do you see when you turn off the light in a windowless room? Nothing, right? Well, says Dr. Norm Geisler:
 
Darkness is not nothing; it is the absence of light. Likewise, sickness is the absence of health, and death is the absence of life . . . All of these are real lacks. Similarly, evil is just as real, although it has no more being of its own than does darkness or sickness.
 
[Dr. Norman Geisler (1932 - ) studied at both William Tyndale and Wheaton colleges, and received his Ph.D. from Loyola University. He chaired the department of philosophy and religion at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, taught systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary, and was dean of the Liberty University Center for Research. He is one of today's most respected theologians, philosophers, and apologists.] 

Application:

"God is light; in him there is no darkness at all" (1 John 1:5). He therefore is not, nor can He be, the author of evil or sin. We create these realities when we exclude the Light of God from our lives. It is our lack of God--our turning off of the Light of His presence that produces the vacuum which is evil. 

Next time you cringe at the evil in the world, don't blame God. Blame the lack of God in us!

Fred Gates



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# 3
Author: Philip Yancey
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Colossians 1:7
Published: REACHING FOR THE INVISIBLE GOD by Philip Yancey, p. 59

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows" (Matthew 10:29-31, NIV).

"Some," says Philip Yancey, "take that passage as a comfort: 'His eye is on the sparrow,' goes the song, 'and I know he watches me.' Ironically, Jesus said it in the midst of dire warnings to his followers that they would face floggings, arrest, and even execution--hardly much comfort." In fact, he points out that one of essayist Doris Betts's characters views the above text in a rather darker light: "God knows the sparrows fall, but they keep falling. Ain't creation just one dead bird after another?"

[Philip Yancey worked for 10 years as an Editor and then Publisher for Campus Life magazine before beginning a career as a freelance writer in the 1980s. He has written over 20 books and is among this generation’s most respected Christian authors.]


Application:

Yancey points to a common mistranslation that may be at the heart of the confusion, observing that the Greek text simply has, 'apart from your Father,' and says nothing about God's will (quoting philosopher and theologian Jacques Ellul):

'It is to make things plain that 'will' has been added [in some translations]. But the addition changes the meaning completely. In the one case, God wills the death of the sparrow, in the other death does not take place without God being present. In other worlds, death comes according to natural laws, but God lets nothing in his creation die without being there, without being the comfort and strength and hope and support of that which dies. At issue is the presence of God, not his will.'

"In other words, God does not so much overrule as underrule. His presence sustains all creation at every moment: 'in him [Christ] all things hold together'"(Colossians 1:7).



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# 4
Author: Thomas Bevers
Contributor: Thomas Bevers
Scripture: Ephesians 2:10

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# 5
Author: Rev. A. Stephen Pieters
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14
Published: “Loneliness and the Season of Immanuel: ‘God With Us’” By Rev. A. Stephen Pieters, TheBody.com, December 1995

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# 6
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Ben Patterson, as quoted in LEADERSHIP, 10 May 2002, p. 3

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# 7
Author: Barnett Gushin
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: Psalm 46:10

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# 8
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: James 4:8; Psalm 42:3; Psalm 46:1; Deuteronomy 31:8; Joshua 1:9
Published: "From A Distance It Looks Like A Normal Painting, But When You Come Closer… WOAH!" as published on LifeBuzz.com, retrieved 7/3/14

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# 9
Author: Brian Burkhart
Contributor: Brian Burkhart
Scripture: Genesis 26:22

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# 10
Author: unknown contributor
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14
Published: Reader's Digest Online, Funny Jokes for the Holidays, retrieved 11/25/12

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# 11
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Based on readings from One Incredible Moment: Celebrating the Majesty of the Manger

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# 12
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 18:20; Psalm 46:1
Published: "Flying Church Helps Russia's Paratrooper Priests Lift Soldiers' Spirits” by David Moye, Huffington Post, 3/14/12

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# 13
Author: Sam Harper
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 27:1
Published: “Parenting: Chaos and Control” by Sam Harper on FatherMag.com, retrieved 6/14/12

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# 14
Author: Richard Swenson
Contributor: Pat Sage
Scripture: Psalm 150:6
Published: More Than Meets The Eye, pp. 28-29

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From the related category : Experiencing God


Illustrations : 41
# 1
Author: Leroy Larson
Contributor: Leroy Larson
Scripture: Colossians 1:18
Published: For a list of 2000 uses see http://www.wd40.com/

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# 2
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 34:8
Published: “Understanding Catfish Senses,” September 28, 2010, GameAndFishMag.com

"A catfish just 6 inches long has more than a quarter-million taste buds on its body. … The mouth and gill rakers are packed with taste buds, and the sensory organs cover the outside of the catfish as well – the whiskers, fins, back, belly, sides and even the tail. If you were a catfish, you could taste a slice of pizza just by sitting on it. ‘Catfish’ says Dr. John Caprio of Louisiana State University, ‘are swimming tongues.’” - Game and Fish Magazine


Application:

As a catfish forages through the muck at the bottom of a pond, his mouth, his gills, his whiskers, his fins, his back, his belly, his sides, and even his tail are designed to sense the presence of the sustenance he seeks, just by brushing up against it.

The same is true of the believer. As we forage through life seeking greater communion with God, we are equipped with a comprehensive set of physical and spiritual sensory organs capable of sensing God's presence—in the beauty of the night sky, in the sound of the rushing wind or pounding surf, in the soft touch of a child's hand, in the promises of Scripture, or in the prayers of faithful friends. God can be found everywhere in His creation.

Like the catfish, be on alert for the true sustenance of life. Always be prepared to sense His presence, no matter how you might brush up against Him.

"Taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8). 

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# 3
Author: Anonymous Chasidic Storyteller
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 5:16; Mark 1:35; Matthew 14:23; Luke 6:12; Luke 9:28
Published: TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT GOD: A Modern Jewish Approach, by David J. Wolfe, p. 44

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# 4
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Hallmark Corporate Website

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# 5
Author: Gary R. Habermas and J.P. Moreland
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Various
Published: As paraphrased from Gary R. Habermas & J.P. Moreland, Immortality - The Other Side of Death, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1992, p. 245

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# 6
Author: Thomas Andrufski
Contributor: Thomas Andrufski
Scripture: Titus 2:13

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# 7
Author: unknown
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:8
Published: various

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# 8
Author: Peter Kreeft
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Isaiah 55:8-9
Published: Peter Kreeft, author of MAKING SENSE OUT OF SUFFERING, as quoted by Lee Strobel in THE CASE FOR FAITH, p. 32

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# 9
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Revelation 3:20
Published: "Christians mark 500 years of ‘Holy Robe’ pilgrimage" by Ruby Russell, RNS, Apr 18, 2012

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# 10
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:49
Published: N/A

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# 11
Author: Bryce Thorpe
Contributor: Bryce Thorpe
Scripture: Jude 1:24

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# 12
Author: George Buttrick
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: As quoted in DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS by Richard Foster, p. 100

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# 13
Author: Chuck Swindoll
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 6:7-9
Published: QUEST FOR CHARACTER, p. 123.

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# 14
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: James 4:3
Published: See Diogenes Laertius Socrates ii. xxxiv.

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# 15
Author: Frederick Buechner
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: John 20:29
Published: As quoted in REACHING FOR THE INVISIBLE GOD by Philip Yance, pp. 42-43

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# 16
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 103:12; 1 Peter 3:18; Revelation 3:20
Published: "How you can save your soul: In 140 characters or less" by Bob Smietana, USA TODAY, July 17, 2013

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# 17
Author: Vincent van Gogh
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: 1 John 4:7-8, 16
Published: various

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# 18
Author: Linda Carroll, MSNBC Reporter
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 12:1; Ephesians 4:23; Colossians 3:10
Published: “You are what you read, study suggests” by Linda Carroll, retrieved from The Body Odd on MSNBC.com, 5/14/12

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# 19
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 1:19-20; Psalm 19:1; Acts 17:27-28
Published: “Why some see the face of Jesus in their toast” by Linda Carroll, The Body Odd on MSNBC.com, December 1, 2011

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# 20
Author: Thomas Bevers
Contributor: Thomas Bevers
Scripture: Ephesians 2:10

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# 21
Author: M.R. DeHaan
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 28:19
Published: THE CHEMISTRY OF THE BLOOD by M.R. DeHaan, p. 66. As quoted in STORIES, ILLUSTRATIONS AND QUOTES by Rober J. Morgan, pp. 86-7

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# 22
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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# 23
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: "9/11 Traced New Spiritual Lines," by Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA Today, 8/19/11

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# 24
Author: Barnett Gushin
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: John 17:3
Published: “Julie Powell’s recipe for success” by Natalie Haughton in LA Daily News 8/4/09

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# 25
Author: David Grinder
Contributor: David Grinder
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-21

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# 26
Author: Dr. James Schaap
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Colossians 3:17
Published: "A Nest of Hooks" by Dr. James Schaap. Published, BANNER, Dec 8, 1007 (vol 132, No 36), pp. 24-27 (as summarized in CURRENT THOUGHTS & TRENDS, March 1998, p. 7.

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# 27
Author: Annie Dillard
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Hebrews 12:28-29
Published: TEACHING A STONE TO TALK by Annie Dillard, p.52

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# 28
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17
Published: “Bartender recovering from 16-story fall” Published 2/21/2007, USAToday.com by Associated Press

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# 29
Author: Bill Bright
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: John 14:12
Published: BELIEVING GOD FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE by Bill Bright, p. 33

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# 30
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 18:20; Psalm 46:1
Published: "Flying Church Helps Russia's Paratrooper Priests Lift Soldiers' Spirits” by David Moye, Huffington Post, 3/14/12

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# 31
Author: Chuck Swindoll
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Galatians 6:9
Published: GROWING STRONG IN THE SEASONS OF LIFE, Chuck Swindoll, p. 48

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# 32
Author: Ben Patterson
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Hebrews 4:16
Published: Ben Patterson, as quoted in LEADERSHIP, 10 May 2002, p. 3

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# 33
Author: Editors, HOMILETICS MAGAZINE
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Isaiah 63:9
Published: HOMILETICS, June 2004, p. 59

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# 34
Author: Editors, HOMILETICS MAGAZINE
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 1:26-33
Published: HOMILETICS, 1999, P. 63

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# 35
Author: Roy L. Smith
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:15
Published: various

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# 36
Author: unknown contributor
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14
Published: Reader's Digest Online, Funny Jokes for the Holidays, retrieved 11/25/12

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# 37
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 103:2
Published: THANKS!: HOW THE NEW SCIENCE OF GRATITUDE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPIER by Robert Emmons, p. 1

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# 38
Author: Larry Lewis
Contributor: Larry Lewis
Scripture: Psalm 37:4
Published: The Holy Land Mall

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# 39
Author: Table Talk
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Genesis 22:11, 46:2; Exodus 3:4; 1 Samuel 3:10; 2 Samuel 18:33; Matthew 27:46; Luke 10:41; 22:31; Matthew 23:37
Published: Tabletalk, April, 1990, p.18

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# 40
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Published: RUMORS OF ANOTHER WORLD, by Philip Yancey, p. 35

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# 41
Author: M.R. DeHaan
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: 1 John 1:5
Published: THE CHEMISTRY OF THE BLOOD

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From the related category : God's Omnipresence


Illustrations : 6
# 1
Author: Jim Beck
Contributor: Jim Beck
Scripture: Psalm 139:7-8; Hebrews 4:16

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# 2
Author: Unknown
Contributor: John Angst
Scripture: Psalm 139:7
Published: The Good Clean Funnies List

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# 3
Author: Chris Horton
Contributor: Chris Horton
Scripture: Proverbs 18:7

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# 4
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 1:19-20; Psalm 19:1; Acts 17:27-28
Published: “Why some see the face of Jesus in their toast” by Linda Carroll, The Body Odd on MSNBC.com, December 1, 2011

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# 5
Author: francis Balla
Contributor: Francis Balla
Scripture: Ex 15:11, 2 Chro 6:18

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# 6
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 33:18
Published: “Colossal Squid Has World's Biggest Eyes” by Ray Lilley in Wellington, New Zealand Associated Press, April 30, 2008, on National Geographic News

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From the related category : Communion


Illustrations : 13
# 1
Author: Barnett Gushin
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: James 1:9

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# 2
Author: Jonathan Edwards / Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Unknown

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# 3
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 22:19
Published: "As Sewol crew is scorned, young worker hailed as heroine" by Madison Park and Stella Kim, published CNN, Wed April 23, 2014

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# 4
Author: Mike Deese
Contributor: Mike Deese
Scripture: Romans 6:11; John 15;4

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# 5
Author: T.S. Eliot
Contributor: Fred Gates
Published: unknown

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# 6
Author: Ken McIntosh
Contributor: Ken McIntosh
Scripture: Matthew 5:6
Published: Personal Experience

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# 7
Author: Chuck Swindoll
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 6:7-9
Published: QUEST FOR CHARACTER, p. 123.

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# 8
Author: John Williams III
Contributor: Francis Balla
Scripture: John 3:16; John 14:6; John 1:12
Published: Abraham Lincoln as cited by Donald G. Barnhouse; "God's River" Grand Rapids; Erdmans 1958. p 39

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# 9
Author: W. Graham Scroggie
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: John 7:37
Published: Adapted from a sermon by W. Graham Scroggie, published in NELSON’S ANNUAL 2005, p. 37

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# 10
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 9:23; Luke 22:19
Published: GreatFaithStories.com

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# 11
Author: Raymond McHenry
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:23-30
Published: MCHENRY'S STORIES FOR THE SOUL, by Raymond McHenry, p. 166

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# 12
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 6:8, Romans 8:26
Published: Homiletics July 2004 and Reader's Digest Online

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# 13
Author: C.S. Lewis
Contributor: Leroy Larson
Scripture: John 15:5
Published: "Who Said That" by George Sweeting

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From the related category : Awe


Illustrations : 13
# 1
Author: Wallace, Wallechinsky, and Wallace
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Published: Significa

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# 2
Author: Richard Swenson
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 139:1-18
Published: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE by Richard Swenson, p. 66

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# 3
Author: Dr. Richard Swenson
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 8:5; Genesis 1:27
Published: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE, p.p. 94-97

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# 4
Author: Richard Swenson
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Published: "More Than Meets The Eye" by Richard Swenson, p. 149

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# 5
Author: The Editors of Nelson's Annual Preacher's Soursebook
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: NELSON’S ANNUAL PREACHER’S SOURCEBOOK, 2002, pg. 82.

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# 6
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:49
Published: N/A

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# 7
Author: Learning Kingdom
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 111:2
Published: LearningKingdom.com

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# 8
Author: Annie Dillard
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Hebrews 12:28-29
Published: TEACHING A STONE TO TALK by Annie Dillard, p.52

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# 9
Author: Albert Einstein
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: "Rumors of Another World" by Philip Yancey, Zondervan 2003, p. 13

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# 10
Author: Dr. Lynn Anderson
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Isaiah 53:1-5
Published: “If I Really Believe, Why Do I Have These Doubts?” By Lynn Anderson, p. 176

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# 11
Author: Richard Swenson
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Published: "More Than Meets The Eye" by Richard Swenson, p. 141-42

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# 12
Author: Paul Bunyan
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-17; Isaiah 8:13-14
Published: THE ENTIRE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, Volume 2 by John Bunyan, Henry Stebbing, p. 404

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# 13
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 1:21
Published: PENGUIN CLASSICS: CHARLES DARWIN, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, p. 84.

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From the related category : Christlikeness


Illustrations : 30
# 1
Author: Erin Bunting
Contributor: Pat Sage
Published: Unknown

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# 2
Author: Amber Angelle
Contributor: James David Pedida
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:6-18, Genesis 1:26-27
Published: Live Science

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# 3
Author: Gordon McDonald/Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: various

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# 4
Author: Christine Sneeringer
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:2
Published: “Tarnished image” by Christine Sneeringer, CHRISTIAN SINGLE, Oct 2001 (Vol 23, No 7), pp. 16-18 (as summarized in CURRENT THOUGHTS AND TRENDS)

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# 5
Author: Joan Flood, RD Contributor
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:1
Published: Reader's Digest, submitted by Joan Flood

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# 6
Author: Unknown
Contributor: Douglas Hornok
Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:12, 1 Corinthians 3:3

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# 7
Author: John Dennie
Contributor: John Dennie
Scripture: Colossians 3:12-14; Romans 13:14; Galatians 3:27; 1 Peter 5:5

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# 8
Author: Ken Pabalate
Contributor: ken pabalate
Scripture: Luke 9:23

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# 9
Author: D. Foy Hutchins
Contributor: D. Foy Hutchins
Scripture: Romans 2:16

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# 10
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:18; Galations 4:3-5

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# 11
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:14
Published: various

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# 12
Author: Editors, HOMILETICS
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:1
Published: HOMILETICS, June 2001,, p. 46

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# 13
Author: Lauren Harrell
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:1; Acts 11:26
Published: "25 Words You Might Not Know Are Trademarked," Mental Floss Magazine, July 14, 2011

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# 14
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:1; John 8:7, Matthew 7:1-5
Published: Christian Post 1/7/11 and PR Web 10/31/10

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# 15
Author: Unknown
Contributor: John Reed
Scripture: Matthew 4:19
Published: Bits And Pieces, April 28, 1994, p. 5

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# 16
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Colossians 3:10
Published: various

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# 17
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:18
Published: "Eye reflections in photos could help solve crimes, researchers say" published December 30, 2013, FoxNews.com

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# 18
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Mark 10:25; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 5:25
Published: "Man Who Walked Miles With 'Need Kidney 4 Wife' Sign Finds a Donor" By Elise Solé, Shine Staff for Healthy Living, published on Yahoo! Shine, 9/6/13

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# 19
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: John 16:13; Romans 12:21

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# 20
Author: Brian Thompson, Channel 4 NYC News
Contributor: Rod Crowell
Scripture: Proverbs 26:11; 2 Peter 2:22
Published: Drudge Report 3-25-2014

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# 21
Author: Phil Booe
Contributor: Phil Booe
Scripture: Mark 10:45

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# 22
Author: Frederick Buechner
Contributor: Larry Lewis
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18
Published: “Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner”

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# 23
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: 1 Kings 18:24
Published: CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON: A BIOGRAPHY by Y.W. Fullerton

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# 24
Author: Larry Lewis
Contributor: Larry Lewis
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:20
Published: “Hero of A Lost Cause” By GEOFFREY C. WARD, editor of American Heritage magazine, Published: November 22, 1981, as a NY TIMES book review of LEE: THE LAST YEARS By Charles Bracelen Flood

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# 25
Author: John Wilson
Contributor: John Wilson
Scripture: Philippians 3:17

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# 26
Author: Keith Miller
Contributor: Geoff Smith
Scripture: 1 John 4:12

From the book: A Second Touch

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# 27
Author: Chuck Swindoll
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Hebrews 13:8
Published: GROWING STRONG IN THE SEASONS OF LIFE by Charles Swindoll, pp. 22-23

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# 28
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 5:2
Published: Lanvin de Paris

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# 29
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9
Published: Associated Press, Foxnews.com,October 26, 2010

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# 30
Author: E. Stanley Jones / Kent Crockett
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Philippians 2:5-8
Published: CONVERSION by E. Stanley Jones / MAKING TODAY COUNT FOR ETERNITY by Kent Crocket, p. 144

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From the related category : God's Accessibility


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# 1
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Hallmark Corporate Website

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# 2
Author: Tom Halloran
Contributor: Tom Halloran
Published: Wikipedia

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# 3
Author: David Hamburg
Contributor: David Hamburg
Scripture: Hebrews 4:16
Published: Fox News Service; Worchester, MA Telegram & Gazette (01/28/10)

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# 4
Author: Barnett Gushin
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: Romans 10:13
Published: "Civil War Message Decoded: No Help Coming," The Associated Press, FoxNews.com 12/25/2010

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# 5
Author: Rito Jr. Saquing
Contributor: Rito Jr. Saquing
Scripture: John 14:6

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# 6
Author: Bernard Asbel
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: James 4:8
Published: WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT YOU by Bernard Asbell, pp. 18-19

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# 7
Author: John Williams III
Contributor: Francis Balla
Scripture: John 3:16; John 14:6; John 1:12
Published: Abraham Lincoln as cited by Donald G. Barnhouse; "God's River" Grand Rapids; Erdmans 1958. p 39

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# 8
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:49
Published: N/A

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# 9
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalms 46:1-3, Romans 10:13
Published: THE WASHINGTON TIMES, “IRS Help Line Sets Low Bar for Service,” Thursday, January 7, 2010

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# 10
Author: Barnett Gushin
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: James 1:19
Published: CHALKDUST: Prayer Meditations for Teachers by Elspeth Campbell Murphy

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# 11
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 2:17; 1 Timothy 2:5
Published: “Batman In Brazil: Impersonator Hired To Patrol Crime-Ridden Town” by David Moye, Huffington Post, 3/9/12 and “Holy Vigilante, Batman” on Relevant.com, 3/9/12

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# 12
Author: Victor Lane
Contributor: Victor Lane
Scripture: Psalm 122:1
Published: Victor-LaMonte Lane

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# 13
Author: Chris Cottrell, REUTERS correspondent
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: (Ephesians 4:26:27; James 1:19-20; Proverbs 29:11; 1 Peter 5:7
Published: “Germans blow off steam with swearing hotline” By Chris Cottrell, REUTERS, Berlin, Wed Jul 25, 2012, retrieved 9/14/12

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# 14
Author: Darla J. Shockley
Contributor: Nathan Shockley
Scripture: Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

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