Category Archives: Illustrations

Jesus is Watching You

Late one night, a burglar broke into a house that he thought was empty. He tiptoed through the living room but suddenly froze in his tracks when he heard a loud voice say, “Jesus is watching you.” Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward again. “Jesus is watching you,” the voice boomed

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Why Are We Here?

In a “Peanuts” cartoon, Lucy asks Charlie Brown, “Why are we here on Earth?” Charlie replied, “To make other people happy.” Lucy replied, “Then why are they here?”

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Looking Good in Filthy Rags

Medical missionary, Dr. Paul White, served in East Africa. He told the story of one Christmas Eve on the mission field when all the national Christians had come to the hospital to use the ironing board, wanting to press their old clothes and rags.  A long line formed outside the ironing room.  One young man

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Don’t Forget the Main Thing!

I came across a story about Grandma Ruby who decided that buying presents for all of her family and friends was a bit much at Christmas now that she was in her 90’s. So this year she wrote out checks for all of them to put in their Christmas cards. In each card she carefully wrote,

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The Power of Knowing Scripture: Acts 2:38

An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled … “Stop! Acts 2:38!” “Repent and be baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your

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The New Year’s Ball Drop

The custom of slowly lowering a ball to mark the stoke of midnight at the the lowest point is rooted in an old navy practice. The flagship would slowly lower a large ball to mark the stroke of noon. The descent was initiated just before noon and reached the bottom at exactly noon. All the

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Die Like You’re Living

“When my brother-in-law, Jim, was 18, he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and told he only had a few months to live. The Lord had other plans though, and following treatment, Jim lived a full life for the next 22 years. In the summer of 2004, the tumor unexpectedly returned, and in time

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Against the Current

Go for a swim out in the ocean. Float and try to stay still. Watch the shore. You will notice that you are drifting. It is hard to notice at first, but there is a current. You have to swim against it to try to stay in one place. Soon you notice that the current

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A Veteran

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an amount of up to and including his/her life.

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The Danger of Christian Complacency

“Mark what I say. If you want to do good in these times, you must throw aside indecision, and take up a distinct, sharply-cut, doctrinal religion. If you believe little, those to whom you try to do good will believe nothing. The victories of Christianity, wherever they have been won, have been won by distinct

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