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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: Thomas Bevers
Contributor: Thomas Bevers
Scripture: Ephesians 2:10

We have a 2 year old who touches everything in our house. I don't know what it is about a 2 year old's fingers but they leave little greasy marks (aka fingerprints) on everything they touch. It is not hard to tell where she's been and what she's been up to because she leaves evidence everywhere she goes.


Application:

Has God left his fingerprints on you? It is obvious when God is at work in your life because he leaves His mark everywhere He goes. When others look at you do they see evidence that God has been there?

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" (Ephesians 2:10).



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# 3
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

“I remember that when they told me I had AIDS, two kinds of cancer, and eight months to live, I felt a cosmic sense of loneliness. I had never felt so abandoned. Yes, there were people there with me, holding me, comforting me. But I realized in the depths of my heart that no one else could go through this for me: the most loving, caring person in the world could not have my bone marrow biopsies, or my spinal taps, or my chemotherapy. The most compassionate person in my life could not do the dying for me.

“Just as I was feeling most sorry for myself, someone reminded me that the most compassionate, loving person in my life already did the dying for me. Jesus faced death at an early age, abandoned by many of his friends and family, and he died for all of us. And that wasn't the end of the story, of course. God raised Jesus from the dead, and Jesus is alive with us today. Immanuel: ‘God With Us.’ Still.”


Application:

“The message of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus is about God being with us," says Pieters. "God, through Jesus, knows exactly what it's like to face the agonies and tragedies of life. The gospel is about God's presence with us as our quality of life, even life itself, is at stake. HIV/AIDS can hand out some pretty tough challenges! But believing in Immanuel means believing God is with us in handling these challenges.

"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"--which means, "God with us" (Matthew 1:23, cf Isaiah 7:14).

Rev. A. Stephen Pieters



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# 4
Author: Norman Geisler
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: 1 John 1:5
Published: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION by Norman L. Geisler and Winfried Corduan, 34

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# 5
Author: Philip Yancey
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Colossians 1:7
Published: REACHING FOR THE INVISIBLE GOD by Philip Yancey, p. 59

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# 6
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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# 7
Author: Brian Burkhart
Contributor: Brian Burkhart
Scripture: Genesis 26:22

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# 8
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Ben Patterson, as quoted in LEADERSHIP, 10 May 2002, p. 3

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# 9
Author: Barnett Gushin
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: Psalm 46:10

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# 10
Author: Richard Swenson
Contributor: Pat Sage
Scripture: Psalm 150:6
Published: More Than Meets The Eye, pp. 28-29

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# 11
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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# 12
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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# 13
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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# 14
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Based on readings from One Incredible Moment: Celebrating the Majesty of the Manger

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From the related category : Experiencing God


Illustrations : 42
# 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: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Revelation 2:4-5; Psalm 34:8
Published: Various

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# 6
Author: unknown
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:8
Published: various

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# 7
Author: Thomas Bevers
Contributor: Thomas Bevers
Scripture: Ephesians 2:10

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# 8
Author: Thomas Andrufski
Contributor: Thomas Andrufski
Scripture: Titus 2:13

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# 9
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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# 10
Author: Bryce Thorpe
Contributor: Bryce Thorpe
Scripture: Jude 1:24

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# 11
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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# 12
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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# 13
Author: Vincent van Gogh
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: 1 John 4:7-8, 16
Published: various

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# 14
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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# 15
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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# 16
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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# 17
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:49
Published: N/A

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# 18
Author: George Buttrick
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: As quoted in DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS by Richard Foster, p. 100

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# 19
Author: Chuck Swindoll
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 6:7-9
Published: QUEST FOR CHARACTER, p. 123.

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# 20
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: James 4:3
Published: See Diogenes Laertius Socrates ii. xxxiv.

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# 21
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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# 22
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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# 23
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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# 24
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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# 25
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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# 26
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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# 27
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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# 28
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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# 29
Author: David Grinder
Contributor: David Grinder
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-21

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# 30
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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# 31
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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# 32
Author: Editors, HOMILETICS MAGAZINE
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 1:26-33
Published: HOMILETICS, 1999, P. 63

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# 33
Author: Roy L. Smith
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:15
Published: various

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# 34
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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# 35
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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# 36
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Published: RUMORS OF ANOTHER WORLD, by Philip Yancey, p. 35

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# 37
Author: M.R. DeHaan
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: 1 John 1:5
Published: THE CHEMISTRY OF THE BLOOD

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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: 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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# 40
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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# 41
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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# 42
Author: Editors, HOMILETICS MAGAZINE
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Isaiah 63:9
Published: HOMILETICS, June 2004, p. 59

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

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# 3
Author: Tom Halloran
Contributor: Tom Halloran
Published: Wikipedia

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# 4
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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# 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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