ILLUSTRATIONS

CHOSEN VESSEL

CHOSEN VESSEL

The Master was searching for a vessel to use; On the shelf there were many - which one would He choose?.....gold.....silver.....brass.....crystal......[more]

THE SILVERSMITH

THE SILVERSMITH

"How do you know when the silver is fully refined?" He smiled at her and answered, "Oh, that's easy…..

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THE DOCTOR AND THE OTHER SIDE

THE DOCTOR AND THE OTHER SIDE

"Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side." [more]

THE TRIUMPHANT DONKEY - THE DAY AFTER

The Triumphant Donkey - The Day After
(Matthew 21:1-22)

The donkey awakened, his mind still savoring the afterglow of the most exciting day of his life.[more]

THE POTTER

THE POTTER

Life was tough for the little teacup, but “the Potter” said, "not yet." He had something great in mind.....[more]

MAN CREATES LIFE???

Man Creates Life???

One day a group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they had a man-making contest.....[more]

THE CLOTHESLINE

THE CLOTHESLINE

Sometimes we can’t see God’s will and blessings because we are intent on doing it “our way.”[more]

THE BIRD THAT FINALLY TALKED

The Bird That Finally Talked

Phil Johnson

...a fellow...went to a pet store to buy a parrot. He thought the bird might fill some of his lonely hours....Some have mistakenly thought that happiness consists of lining our cages... 
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DO AND SAY

DO AND SAY

Two brothers once lived down this way; One was Do, the other was Say.[more]

THE HELPFUL ALLIGATOR

The Helpful Alligator

James C. Guy
Mr. Rabbit wanted to cross the river.....Mr. Alligator offered to take him across..... [more]

THE NAIL

The Nail

a little nail heard the people praising every- thing about the new building. They praised everything but him. No one even knew he was there, [more]

LEADERSHIP -- WHEN 'PUSH' COMES TO 'SHOVE'

Leadership -- When 'Push' Comes to 'Shove'

Dwight Eisenhower used a piece of string to make a great illustration on leadership that is much needed in the church today.[more]

ORDINARY CHURCH MEMBER

JUST AN ORDINARY CHURCH MEMBER

POEM: God can use the "ordinary" for the "extraordinary."[more]

THE LIFE THAT COUNTS

THE LIFE THAT COUNTS

The life that counts must toil and fight;
Must hate the wrong and love the right;

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LESSONS FROM THE HAMMER

LESSONS FROM THE HAMMER

What can we learn from a hammer??? Read and see....[more]

HUT BURNING

Is Your Hut Burning?

We don’t always know God is there in our times of trial, but He is...[more]

BLIND LEADING BLIND

The Formerly Blind Leading The Blind

You’ve heard of the “blind leading the blind” but what of the FORMERLY blind leading the blind???....[more]

ME

ME

Our preacher sure did pour it on, But he just let me be;...[more]

DISCERNMENT (THE ROTTEN APPLE)

The Rotten Apple

A man had three sons....he gave each of them a piece of apple with a rotten spot in it.[more]

THE CHURCH IN THE CITY

A CHURCH IN THE CITY

by: Rick Woodall
They sing of a church in the wildwood, the most wonderful place in the dale. But, I know a church in the city where humbleness and sacrifice prevail....[more]

WILL YOU LIKE YOURSELF?

Will You Like Yourself?

"You're going to meet an old man some day....The kind of old man you meet depends entirely on yourself. Because that old man will be YOU.[more]

THE REWARDS OF KINDNESS

The Rewards of Kindness

Helen Steiner Rice
You can't do a kindness without a reward....[more]

MY DRUG PROBLEM

MY DRUG PROBLEM...

See why a "drug" problem is not always a bad thing. Maybe kids today need some more "drugging."[more]

WHY THE AVERAGE CHRISTIAN CAN'T PLAY BASEBALL

Why The Average Christian Can't Play Baseball

This one's interesting. See if some of it doesn't sound like your congregation - or like you???[more]

DEATH IN THE CITY

DEATH IN THE CITY

"I'm going to take 100 people,"Death replied......”You told me....100 people,"...."Why did 1,000 die?"[more]

100%

100%

What makes 100 percent? ? ? ? ? ? [more]

THE MARRIAGE BOX

THE MARRIAGE BOX

Most people get married believing a myth; that marriage is a beautiful box full of all the things they have longed for: [more] [media]

HONEY AND POISON

HONEY AND POISON

....the honeybee makes her honey from exactly the same nectar from which the hermit spider distills one of the deadliest poisons known to man. [more]

DEAR GOD,

Dear God,

Dear God Why didn't you save the school children at . . .[more]

DEAR SUPREME COURT,

Dear Supreme Court,

NOW that the President has called us to prayer.....[more]

BROKEN DREAMS

Broken Dreams

POEM: I brought my broken dreams to God Because He was my friend.[more]

JUST ASLEEP

JUST ASLEEP

by Sally Harris Cleghorn
An excellent poem for ANYTIME following the loss of a loved one, but particularly appropriate during this time of tragedy. [more]

CHURCH MEMBERS

Church Members

Some church members are like.....[more]

A FATHER'S REQUEST

A Father's Request

J.J. Turner
{POEM} Lord, help me to be A father in your sight, Who trains his children In what's wrong and right.[more]

A CHANGED LIFE

A CHANGED LIFE

{POEM} Let me be a little kinder, Let me be a little blinder To the faults of those about me;[more]

COMPARING LEPROSY AND SIN

COMPARING LEPROSY AND SIN

James T. Heron
Leprosy was one of the most highly feared diseases in times of old, and still is in many places. The similarities to sin are interesting. If only sin were feared as much as leprosy![more]

GIVING LIKE A DOG

Giving like a dog

....unless you learn to give you can never learn to be fully human.[more]

PANCAKES

PANCAKES

Six-year-old Brandon decided one Saturday morning to fix his parents pancakes...........That's how God deals with us. We try to do something good in life, but it turns into a mess.[more]

GOD GIVES...

GOD GIVES...

God is Almighty, All powerful, etc. He blesses and gives, but He doesn’t do it all for us.[more]

LEARNING TO LISTEN

LEARN TO LISTEN

Author Unknown
This one will get you. Parents, learn to listen to your kids.....[more]

DECISION MAKING

DECISION MAKING

Jerry Brown The keys to making right decisions is to think right. Here are a few suggestions.[more]

A NEW YEAR'S PRAYER

A NEW YEAR'S PRAYER

A whole new year is mine today... May I be wiser, Lord I pray![more]

THE RACE

THE RACE

The race for the princess is like the race for heaven. There are many “jewels” to distract us, but we must keep our eyes on the real prize.[more]

10 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LIVE AND DEAD CHURCHES

10 Differences Between LIVE and DEAD Churches

LIVE churches evangelize; DEAD churches fossilize.... [more]

DID YOU KNOW THAT...

Did you know that....

Psalm 118 is the middle chapter of the entire Bible? The Bible has 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and 594 chapters after Psalm 118?[more]

A GOOD GOSSIP RECIPE

A GOOD GOSSIP RECIPE

See what Gossip is REALLY made of....[more]

ONE HUNDRED PIANOS

ONE HUNDRED PIANOS

One hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? Christians are to be united by the warmth of brotherly love.[more]

RECONCILIATION

Reconciliation

Owen Cosgrove
Sin cried out, "I'm sorry!" Grace answered, "I forgive."[more]

THE CHOICE

The Choice

I dreamed that it was judgment day.....and God took second place.[more]

WHERE “U” ARE NEEDED...

WHERE “U” ARE NEEDED...

– From “Glad Tidings Of Good Things” Jacksonville church of Christ)
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