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# 1
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 51:17; Psalm 34:18; Psalm 147:3; Matthew 5:4
Published: "To Warm a Heart, First Break It" by NEIL GENZLINGER Published: NY TIMES, CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK, November 9, 2012

NY Times TV critic, Neil Genzlinger rightly observes that the schmaltzy holiday movie fare served up on the Hallmark and Lifetime channels every year at this time are filled with as much pain, heartache and disaster as they are with holiday cheer. The themes are strikingly similar and predictable: a lonely widower struggles to make Christmas happy for his children after the loss of their mother; a young wife can't allow herself to celebrate the season at all since the death of her husband at Christmastime a few years prior; a family faces a giftless Christmas in the wake of a job layoff; etc., etc., etc.

Genzlinger astutely comments that in the world of made-for-tv movies, "To warm a heart, you first [have to] break it."


Application:

Isn't that true of real life, as well? We can't truly experience Christmas joy--the joy of God coming to earth to live and die on our behalf--until we have first come to see our need for a savior. And that is a realization that can only come when we have been broken, when we have come to mourn the sin that separates us from our God.

But just like those schmaltzy made-for-tv movies, there is the promise of a happy ending: "A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise" (Psalm 51:17). "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit" (Psalm 34:18). "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds" (Psalm 147:3). "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" (Matthew 5:4).



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# 2
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 103:2-4
Published: "Kissing kid's owies may benefit health. Study: Soothing moms lower stress hormones tied to disease" by LiveScience, published on NBCNews.com, 5/18/10.

LiveScience reports, "A loving mother who kisses her child's boo-boos may be providing more health benefits than she knows." In fact, a new study indicates that, "early childhood experiences can have a lasting effect on . . . the immune reaction that is the body's first line of defense against disease. Moms who soothe a child can help reduce stress, calming the hormones that can contribute to inflammation."

The study was published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Dr. Julio Licinio, editor of the journal and director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research at Australian National University, said he believed it's the first study to show, at a molecular level, the influence of what many have believed to be true -- that a mother's kiss is the best medicine.

Similar research has been summarized in the Annals of Improbable Research (a lighthearted journal devoted to offbeat scientific curiosities) this way:

The data show unambiguously that kissing a wound does indeed make it better. For all types of wounds, application of osculatory pressure [i.e., a kiss] at the time of treatment shows ... a reduction in the average healing time of minor pediatric wounds. ...

The benefits of kissing a child's wound are, perhaps, somewhat surprising given the lack of any identifiable physiological mechanism. However, we have no quarrel with this age-old practice, and find it to be clinically efficacious.


Application:

Even adults have boo-boos. As we grow older, the scraped knees of childhood are replaced by more significant injuries like personal insult, emotional abuse, feelings of inadequacy or low self-esteem. Add to these things the self inflicted wounds of our own poor moral choices, bitterness, unforgiveness, and most of us are walking around with some pretty serious boo-boos.

The answer to these deeper maladies isn't found in a medicine cabinet, but--as in the case of a mother's kiss aptly applied to a skinned knee--in an embrace. These are wounds that can only be properly tended to by the embrace and kiss of a loving God. And that's exactly what God offers to each of us in Christ. Jesus came into this world to live and to die for us so that we might experience the fullness of God's love. In Christ, our value and self-esteem are restored. In Christ, our moral failures are forgiven. In Christ, we find the healing power of God's love.

Turns out, you don't have to be a child to benefit from the healing power of a well placed kiss.

"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy" (Psalm 103:2-4).



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# 3
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 51:17; Matthew 5:4
Published: "Broken Heart Syndrome Is Very Real" By Linda Wasmer Andrews, published on Yahoo Health, Feb 13, 2013

New science seems to show that you really can die from a broken heart:

Broken heart syndrome isn’t just Valentine’s Day hyperbole. It’s an actual medical condition, also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy.

In broken heart syndrome, extreme stress brings on heart attack-like symptoms, such as chest pain and shortness of breath. This isn’t just an anxiety attack. The heart is actually in serious distress. At times, the person may experience irregular heartbeats or cardiogenic shock—a condition in which a suddenly weakened heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands. In rare cases, broken heart syndrome can even lead to death.


Application:

When it comes to our relationship with God, a broken heart doesn't take you a step closer to death, but a step closer to life and health ... spiritual life and health, that is.

God wants our spirits to mourn our own sinfulness the way we would mourn the loss of a loved one (Matthew 5:4). For the child of God, the burden of sin should bring us to a place of stress within our spirits that drives us to genuine repentance. From that place of brokenness, God forgives, heals, and restores.

"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise" (Psalm 51:17).



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# 4
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Proverbs 14:13
Published: "The Psychology of the Sad Clown" by Alexandra Sifferlin , posted TIME, 8/13/14

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From the related category : Mourning


Illustrations : 2
# 1
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 56:8; Revelation 21:4
Published: Lachrymatory.com

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# 2
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 20:28
Published: “Why Are Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Times of Mourning?” by Ethan Trex, MentalFloss.com, November 10, 2009

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Illustrations : 10
# 1
Author: Martin Luther / Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Hebrews 4:12
Published: various

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# 2
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Revelation 3:15
Published: GreenAnswers.com and National Geographic

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# 3
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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# 4
Author: Jen Floyd Engel
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: John 15:20
Published: “Why the heck do we hate Tim Tebow?” by Jen Floyd Engel, FoxNews.com 11/2/11

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# 5
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 22:37
Published: LiveScience, Foxnews.com, 10/27/10

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# 6
Author: Sarah Taguiam and Graham Slaughter, Staff Writers, Toronto Star
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 1:25
Published: "Kingston police arrest man who told kids Santa isn’t real" by Sarah Taguiam and Graham Slaughter, Staff Reporters, The Toronto Star, 11/20/12

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# 7
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 5:10
Published: Abraham Lincoln's speech at New Haven, Connecticut, March 6, 1860 from Volume IV of the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, pp. 13 - 30, Roy Basler, editor.

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# 8
Author: Larry Kuhl
Contributor: Larry Kuhl
Scripture: Hebrews 13:5
Published: Personal Experience

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# 9
Author: Larry Lewis
Contributor: Larry Lewis
Scripture: John 8:36
Published: AMAZING FACTS AND TRIVIA by Quentin Compson, p. 118.

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# 10
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: Romans 2:1

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Illustrations : 84
# 1
Author: Larry Reagan / Illustration Exchnage
Contributor: Larry Reagan
Scripture: Romans 3:23, 12:3

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# 2
Author: Seth Dillon
Contributor: Seth Dillon

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# 3
Author: unknown
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Hebrews 13:15
Published: various

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# 4
Author: Bryan Wilkerson
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: in his sermon "In God We Trust"

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# 5
Author: unknown
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 12:3
Published: various

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Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange

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# 7
Author: Tom Halloran
Contributor: Tom Halloran
Scripture: Matthew 23:12, Isaiah 64:6
Published: "Self-Images Often Erroneously Inflate," abcnews.com (11-9-05) by Lee Dye

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# 8
Author: Barnett Gushin
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: James 1:9

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# 9
Author: Tom Halloran
Contributor: Tom Halloran
Published: None

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# 10
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon

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# 11
Author: Rose Marie Berger
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Philippians 2:3; Romans 12:10
Published: "Striving to be 'Number Zero'" by Rose Marie Berger, published SOJOURNERS MAGAZINE, September-October 2002

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# 12
Author: Mohammed Ali
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Various

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# 13
Author: Scott Hathaway/Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Charles Schuyler
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8,9

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# 14
Author: Dr. Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon

From the book: Beyond Earthbound Dreams

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# 15
Author: Steve Goodier
Contributor: Steve Goodier
Scripture: Philippians 4:13
Published: Steve Goodier, Blog

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# 16
Author: Chuck Colson
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: "The Body"

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# 17
Author: Homiletics Staff
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:18
Published: Homiletics December 2004

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# 18
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 3:23; James 2:10; 1 John 3:4
Published: How Good Do We Have to Be? by Rabbi Harold Kushner

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# 19
Author: Seth Dillon
Contributor: Seth Dillon

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# 20
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Terry Anderson, DEN OF LIONS (New York: Crown Publisher, 1993) pp. 74-75.

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# 21
Author: Martin Luther
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 5:32; Matthew 9:13; Mark 2:17
Published: Martin Luther, LW 14:163, as quoted on The Lutheran Beggar, retrieved 7/13/12

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# 22
Author: Doug Newton
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Spiritual Ear Hair," Light & Life magazine (January/February 2008), p. 32

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# 23
Author: Jack Losh, UK Sun reporter
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 18:3-4; Mark 10:15; Luke 18:17; 1 Peter 2:2
Published: "A YOUNG dad who became trapped in his own body after a stroke has learnt to walk and talk again - by copying his BABY DAUGHTER" by Jack Losh, The Sun, 7/18/12

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# 24
Author: Paul Burke
Contributor: Paul Burke
Scripture: Romans 14:11

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# 25
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Proverbs 16:17-18; 1 Corinthians 10:12
Published: Niagara Live

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# 26
Author: Philip Yancey
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: "Humility's Many Faces" by Philip Yancey, published in Philo Trust Magazine, Winter 2008, pp. 16-17

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# 27
Author: John Rollyson
Contributor: John Rollyson
Scripture: Matthew 23:12

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# 28
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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# 29
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Proverbs 16:18

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# 30
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Published: Beyond Earthbound Dreams, 2010

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# 31
Author: Roger Chambers
Contributor: Roger Chambers
Scripture: Proverbs 3:5; Mark 10:27; Philippians 3:3

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# 32
Author: Bruce Larson
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Published: There's More To Health Than Not Being Sick

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# 33
Author: Mark McMinn
Contributor: Leroy Larson
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14
Published: from the book, "Why Sin Matters"

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# 34
Author: Kent Crockett
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Job 38-39
Published: MAKING TODAY COUNT FOR ETERNITY by Kent Crockett, pp. 132-33

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# 35
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: Romans 8:26

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# 36
Author: H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Contributor: John Reed
Scripture: Proverbs 19:20
Published: unknown

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Author:
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:21
Published: various

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# 38
Author: Lao Tzu
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Mark 9:35
Published: various

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# 39
Author: Jay Manimtim
Contributor: Jay Manimtim
Scripture: 2 Samuel 1:27; Ephesians 4:17-24

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# 40
Author: Bruce Larson
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Isaiah 53:7; Mathew 26: 62-63; 1 Peter 2:23
Published: THERE'S A LOT MORE TO HEALTH THAN NOT BEING SICK by Bruce Larson, p. 15

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# 41
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:6
Published: 50 RULES KIDS WON'T LEARN IN SCHOOL: REAL-WORLD ANTIDOTES TO FEEL-GOOD EDUCATIONby Charles J. Sykes

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# 42
Author: Andre Dubus
Contributor: Bernie Elliot
Scripture: Psalm 119:37

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# 43
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Proverbs 27:17
Published: Tuesday, November 4, 2003 - Austin Statesman Newspaper

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# 44
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:21
Published: HOW WE ELECTED LINCOLN: PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS, p. 53, by Abram Dittenhoefer

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# 45
Author: Kent Crockett
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 18:10-14; Philippians 2:3
Published: MAKING TODAY COUNT FOR ETERNITY by Kent Crockett, p. 130-131

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# 46
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 11:1
Published: "'The Bible' Actor Diogo Morgado: How Can You Play the Son of God? You Can't" By Paul Stanley , Christian Post Reporter, 3/3/13

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# 47
Author: Max Anders
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 4:6
Published: Unknown

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# 48
Author: IAN AYRES
Contributor: Pat Sage
Published: New York Times Opinion Page, March 11, 2010

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# 49
Author: Bruce Larson
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Galatians 6:5
Published: THERE'S A LOT MORE TO HEALTH THAN NOT BEING SICK, p. 28

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# 50
Author: John Flavel
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Today In The Word, November, 1089, p.20.

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# 51
Author: Tyndale House Publishers
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Published: "Fascinating Informatin Pastors Gotta Know: Tidbits and Trivia from Your bulletin Publisher"

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# 52
Author: Bill Stright
Contributor: Bill Stright
Scripture: James 4:9-10

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# 53
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: Romans 5:8

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# 54
Author: Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld / John Reed
Contributor: John Reed
Published: Unknown

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# 55
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Ephesians 4:6
Published: FASCINATING FACTS by David Louis, p. 32.

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# 56
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Published: quoted in Who Said That?" by George Sweeting, p.271

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# 57
Author: Unknown
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Homeletics, Oct 2003

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# 58
Author: Kent Crockett
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: James 4:6; Galatians 6:1
Published: "Blind Spots" by Kent Crockett, posted Monday, October 8, 2012 on Kent Crockett Blogspot

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# 59
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: Luke 11:9
Published: as posted on Grounded In Grace facebook

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# 60
Author: Helen Keller
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: Luke 16:10
Published: Unknown

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Author: Robert Moeller
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:6
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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# 62
Author: Jayson D. Bradley / Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: "4 ‘Humble’ Things That Aren’t Humble" by Jayson D. Bradly, posted Relevant.com, 7/28/14

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# 63
Author: Larry Lewis
Contributor: Larry Lewis
Scripture: Philippians 2:6-8
Published: "Dads, If You Want Your Daughters to Be CEOs, Do the Laundry: A new study says girls who see their fathers pulling their own weight on the home front are more likely to pursue ambitious careers" by Andy Hinds, published THE DAILY BEAST, 6/2/14

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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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Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon

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# 66
Author: Frank Shirvinski
Contributor: Frank Shirvinski
Scripture: John 1:14

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# 67
Author: Erma Bombeck
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Scripture: Matthew 18:3
Published: BraineyQuote.com

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# 68
Author: Kent Crockett
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Philippians 2:3; Ephesians 3:8
Published: MAKING TODAY COUNT FOR ETERNITY by Kent Crockett, p. 130

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Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:12; Proverbs 16:18
Published: "Northwestern's School of Journalism misspells own name on diplomas" by Mike Krumboltz, published Yahoo News, June 23, 2014

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# 70
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 34:17; Psalm 145:19; Psalm 116:1
Published: various

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# 71
Author: Victor Lane
Contributor: Victor Lane
Scripture: Romans 8:15

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# 72
Author: Charles Morris
Contributor: Larry Lewis
Scripture: John 14:6
Published: Haven Ministries

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# 73
Author: VERNON HAMMETT
Contributor: VERNON HAMMETT
Scripture: Matthew 11:27-30

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# 74
Author: Carole Wimmers
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: "When I Say, 'I Am a Christian'" by Carol Wimmer, first published in the Assemblies of God periodical Hi-Call Gospel Magazine, 1988

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# 75
Author: Genevieve Kroeker
Contributor: Genevieve Kroeker
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:21-24

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# 76
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Isaiah 52:7
Published: quoted in WORLD, Nov 29, 1997, p.10

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# 77
Author: Max Lucado
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
Published: One Incredible Moment: Celebrating the Majesty of the Manger

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# 78
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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# 79
Author: Chuck Swindoll
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Isaiah 51:1
Published: Growing Strong In the Season of Life, 1983, p. 43

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# 80
Author: Unkown
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Published: quoted in "Growing Deeper" by Chuck Swindoll, p. 21

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# 81
Author: Larry Levinger
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 12:15; Hebrews 13:3
Published: "The Prophet Faulkner" by Larry Levinger, The Atlantic Monthly, June 2000, p.82

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# 82
Author: Father Robert Barron
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Philippians 2:7
Published: wordonfire.org

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# 83
Author: J.B. Phillips
Contributor: Larry Lewis
Scripture: Philippians 2:7
Published: WATCH FOR THE LIGHT: READINGS FOR ADVENT & CHRISTMAS, pp. 22-24.

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# 84
Author: Barnett Gushin
Contributor: Barnett Gushin
Published: Pikes Peak Parent, May 2000, p. 15

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From the related category : Repentance


Illustrations : 56
# 1
Author: CTVNews.ca Staff Writers
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 103:12; Ephesians 1:7
Published: "Thief changes mind, returns stolen items with letter of apology" by CTVNews.ca Staff Writers, 8/1/12

From the book: Ehesians 1:7

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# 2
Author: Seth Dillon
Contributor: Seth Dillon
Scripture: Isaiah 55:7; Ephesians 2:4
Published: The Wall Street Journal

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# 3
Author: Soren Kierkagaard
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: James 1:22; Matthew 7:24; Luke 6:46
Published: LET ME TELL YOU A STORY by Tony Campolo, pp. 81-82

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# 4
Author: Ray Ortlund
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: YOU DON'T HAVE TO QUIT by Ray and Anne Ortlund, p. 81

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# 5
Author: Jon Courson
Contributor: Brett Sartain
Scripture: John 14:6

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# 6
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 15:7
Published: Bay Weekly / Madison Daily Leader, Feb. 22, 2000

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# 7
Author: Unknown
Contributor: Jeffrey Carter
Scripture: Luke 13:3,5; 2 Chronicles 7:14

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# 8
Author: Joe Thompson
Contributor: Joe Thompson
Scripture: 1 John 1:9

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# 9
Author: John Alexander
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: James 5:16
Published: John Alexander, as quoted in Student Leadership Journal, Fall 2000, p. 25

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# 10
Author: Editors, NELSON’S ANNUAL
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 John 1:8
Published: NELSON’S ANNUAL PREACHER’S SOURCEBOOK, 2002, p. 159

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# 11
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 John 1:9; Hebrews 3:7-11
Published: "Teen gets branded a felon for life for robbing man of 7 cents" by Zachary Roth, The Lookout, Yahoo News,Tue, Aug 30, 2011 and the Post-Standard of Syracuse

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# 12
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 51:17; Psalm 34:18; Psalm 147:3; Matthew 5:4
Published: "To Warm a Heart, First Break It" by NEIL GENZLINGER Published: NY TIMES, CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK, November 9, 2012

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# 13
Author: Unknown
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon

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# 14
Author: Rev. William Secker
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 7:10
Published: Various

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# 15
Author: Tom Halloran
Contributor: Tom Halloran
Scripture: Romans 5:12, Romans 6:6, Psalm 51

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# 16
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Revelation 2:4-5; Psalm 34:8
Published: Various

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# 17
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 3:10
Published: "Google Searcher Finds He's 'Most Wanted,' Turns Self In" by LIZ FIELDS, March 16, 2014, via GOOD MORNING AMERICA

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# 18
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 John 1:9
Published: “Mother-of-six saves her own life by coughing up a cancerous tumour,” by Claire Bates, THE DAILY MIRROR, 1/11/12.

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# 19
Author: Tom Halloran
Contributor: Tom Halloran
Scripture: Luke 9:23-24
Published: Reuters, 9/1/2011

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# 20
Author: Jennifer Benson Schuldt/Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Our Daily Bread, December 16, 2013

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# 21
Author: Unknown
Contributor: Brian Harvison
Scripture: Acts 3:19

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# 22
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: Philippians 3:9
Published: as posted on Grounded In Grace (facebook)

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# 23
Author: Dr. Larry Crabb
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: MEN AND WOMEN by Dr. Larry Crabb, p. 66

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# 24
Author: Kent Crockett
Contributor: saya jujur
Scripture: Ephesians 4:31

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# 25
Author: Tom Halloran
Contributor: Tom Halloran

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# 26
Author: David Hamburg
Contributor: David Hamburg
Published: Hartford Courant, 09/30/90

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# 27
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Contributor: Mitchell Dillon
Published: as posted on Grounded In Grace facebook

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# 28
Author: Series Writers
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Revelation 3:19
Published: All In The Family (Sitcom, 1971-1979)

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# 29
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 51:17; Matthew 5:4
Published: "Broken Heart Syndrome Is Very Real" By Linda Wasmer Andrews, published on Yahoo Health, Feb 13, 2013

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# 30
Author: Editors, NELSON’S ANNUAL
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 7:10
Published: NELSON’S ANNUAL PREACHER’S SOURCEBOOK, 2002, p. 158

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# 31
Author: Kent Crockett
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:3-4; John 10:27; James 4:8
Published: "How Strong is the Radio Signal?" by Kent Crockett, as published on KentCrocket.blogspot.com, Thursday, June 5, 2014

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# 32
Author: Doug Murren and Barb Sharin
Contributor: Pat Sage
Scripture: Ezekiel 11:19
Published: Is It Real When It Doesn't Work? (Thomas Nelson, 1990)

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# 33
Author: Unknown
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Various

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# 34
Author: Kent Crockett
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Luke 24:39; Luke 24:41-43; 1 Peter 2:24; Mark 1:15
Published: Kent Crockett's Devotionals: "A Tale of Three Crosses," published KentCrockett.blogspot.com, April 16, 2014

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# 35
Author: Miroslav Volf
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 51:4
Published: “Is it God’s business?” by Miroslav Volf, THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY, November 8, 2000, as reprinted in HOMILETICS, August 2002, p. 60

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# 36
Author: Mark Daniels
Contributor: Larry Lewis
Scripture: Psalm 51:1-17
Published: "The Sorrow That Leads to Freedom" by Mark Daniels, from a message share with Friendship Church, 2/9/05 and posted on MarkDaniels.Blogspot.com, 2/9/15.

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# 37
Author: Brian Burkhart
Contributor: Brian Burkhart
Scripture: Psalm 51:6

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# 38
Author: Jennifer Cronk
Contributor: Jennifer Cronk
Scripture: John 12:24

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# 39
Author: Bob Harrison
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Acts 17:30; Acts 3:19; Luke 13:5; Mark 2:17
Published: POWER POINTS FOR SUCCESS by Bob Harrison

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# 40
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 51:3-4
Published: “Englewood woman owes $100k in George Washington Bridge toll fees, reportedly because of drug-addicted son” by S.P. Sullivan, on NJ.com, published: Monday, February 20, 2012

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# 41
Author: unknown
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Acts 2;38
Published: various

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# 42
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: 2 Corintians 7:10
Published: RUMORS OF ANOTHER WORLD, pp. 146-147.

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# 43
Author: Adam Clarke
Contributor: David Seeley
Scripture: 1 Kings 6:7
Published: How Great is Our God, August 26th

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# 44
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Psalm 42; Psalm 115
Published: "Iowa Double Murder: Man Confesses Three Decades Later” By ALYSSA NEWCOMB, May 10, 2012, ABCNews.go.com

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# 45
Author: Victor Lane
Contributor: Victor Lane
Scripture: Matthew 18:3

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# 46
Author: Associated Press
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 3:10-18; Isaiah 60:18
Published: "Chicago woman loses 4th child to gun violence" by Associated Press, published on Yahoo News, 1/28/13

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# 47
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: "Woman sues Ohio clinic over failed abortion after delivering healthy 'miracle' baby," Published April 02, 2013

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# 48
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: “'Jane Roe' Joins Anti-Abortion Group” Published: August 11, 1995, NY Times.

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# 49
Author: Various
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Various
Published: Various

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# 50
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Isaiah 59:2
Published: Dictionary

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# 51
Author: Jennifer Cronk
Contributor: Jennifer Cronk
Scripture: James 5:16

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# 52
Author: Fred Gates
Contributor: Fred Gates
Published: foxnews.com "Pope's Astronomer Would Baptize Aliens" 9/21/10

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# 53
Author: Mary Samuels
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: "The Question of Forgiveness," www.realjustice.org

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# 54
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 1:18-20
Published: “SPLATNAV! Faulty GPS Leads Elderly Couple Into a Church” MSNBC.com, Reuters, 1/24/11

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# 55
Author: Urban T. Holmes III
Contributor: Pat Sage
Published: Unknown

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# 56
Author: Jeremy Faughn
Contributor: Jeremy Faughn
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:24

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From the related category : Redemption


Illustrations : 20
# 1
Author: Raymond McHenry
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 8:29
Published: MCHENRY'S STORIES FOR THE SOUL, by Raymond McHenry, p. 290

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# 2
Author: Billy Strayhorn
Contributor: Billy Strayhorn
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9

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# 3
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: CHRISTIAN LETTERS TO A POST CHRISTIAN WORLD by Dorothy L. Sayers

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# 4
Author: Dr. Rich Dorst
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:14; Romans 8:37
Published: JOURNEY TO FREEDOM by Dr. Rich Dorst

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# 5
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 5:8; Romans 3:24; 1 Corinthians 1:30
Published: Yahoo Sports, Monday, December 27, 2010, by Chris Chase, "Obama calls Eagles Owner to Congratulate Him for Signing Vick"

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# 6
Author: Scott Berry
Contributor: Scott Berry
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:4

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# 7
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Romans 5:17-20
Published: HOMILETICS, March 2006, p. 28.

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# 8
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Colossians 2:14; Isaiah 40:1-2
Published: various

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# 9
Author: Ted DeHass,
Contributor: Pat Sage
Scripture: Ephesians 4:32
Published: "Forgiveness has power to change future," Desert Morning News (8-21-05)

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# 10
Author: James S. Hewett
Contributor: Fred Gates
Scripture: Revelation 19
Published: James S. Hewett, ILLUSTRATION UNLIMITED, pp. 162-163.

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# 11
Author: Stephen Kingsley
Contributor: Stephen Kingsley
Scripture: Genesis 1:26
Published: Coloradoan.com

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# 12
Author: Rick Warren
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 11:28
Published: "Jesus Came for Your Recovery" by Rick Warren, on Daily Hope With Rick Warren, PurposeDriven.com

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# 13
Author: Stephen Kingsley
Contributor: Stephen Kingsley
Scripture: Romans 6:11; 1 Peter 2:24
Published: Associated Press

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# 14
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Colossians 2:14
Published: time.com, A Brief History Of Black Friday By Dan Fletcher Friday, Nov. 27, 2009

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# 15
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: "Scientists Clone Frog that Upchucks Its Offspring Back from Extinction" By Matt Peckham, published TIME NewsFeed, March 19, 2013

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# 16
Author: C.H. Spurgeon
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Zechariah 11:2
Published: DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS OF C. H. SPURGEON by Charles Haddon Spurgeon, p. 272

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# 17
Author: E. Stanley Jones
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: Abundant Living, p. 277

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# 18
Author: A. W. Tozer
Contributor: Pat Sage

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# 19
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Published: “Superheroes movies like Avengers Assemble should not be scorned: From Superman to Batman, superhero films have much to teach us about faith and humanity,” THE GUARDIAN Film Blog, posted 4/19/12

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# 20
Author: Unknown
Contributor: Rodney Kelley
Scripture: Ephesians 5:25
Published: Unknown

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From the related category : Restoration


Illustrations : 5
# 1
Author: Ken Addis
Contributor: Ken Addis
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:2

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# 2
Author: S. Michael Wilcox
Contributor: Seth Dillon
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17
Published: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

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# 3
Author: Horace Bushnell
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Unknown

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# 4
Author: Joyce Huggett
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Galatians 6:1
Published: PRAYING THE PARABLES by Joyce Huggett, pp. 20-21

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# 5
Author: Illustration Exchange
Contributor: Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Matthew 18:12, cf Luke 15:4; James 5:19-20, cf Galatians 6:1
Published: “Despite progress, 1 in 4 high schoolers drop out” by Kimberly Heffling, AP, MSNBC.com, 3/19/12

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