Tag Archives: Speaker’s Sourcebook of New Illustrations

Working While The Master Relaxed

Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.” Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel … Continue reading

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Closer Than We Think

One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful. – 2 Samuel 11:2. So, if you think you are … Continue reading

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From One Age To Another

And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live … Continue reading

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Both For Failure and Success

If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and … Continue reading

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We Can Remember What They Are

Barzillai the Gileadite also came down from Rogelim to cross the Jordan with the king and to send him on his way from there. Now Barzillai was very old, eighty years of age. He had provided for the king during … Continue reading

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Faithful To Himself

Elisha said, “As surely as the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, if I did not have respect for the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not pay any attention to you.” – 2 Kings 3:14. My dear … Continue reading

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No Escape

“For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.” – Ezekiel 18:4. “The one who sins is the one who will die. The … Continue reading

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Known To Be

After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. – Isaiah 53:11. He called you to this through our gospel, … Continue reading

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God’s Complete Answer

“Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you,” declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. – Isaiah 41:14. You who are trying to be justified by the … Continue reading

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It Comes Right Now

Return, Israel, to the LORD your God. Your sins have been your downfall! Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of … Continue reading

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Small Beginnings

‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” – Haggai 2:9 (Read 3-9). He [Jesus] told … Continue reading

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One Day At a Time

The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? – Jeremiah 17:9. Then he [Jesus] said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and … Continue reading

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God Gives Life, Not Tips

“All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God . . . – Deuteronomy 28:2 (Read verses 2-13). So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need … Continue reading

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Even Changing One’s Lifestyle

Abimelek son of Jerub-Baal went to his mother’s brothers in Shechem and said to them and to all his mother’s clan, “Ask all the citizens of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you: to have all seventy of Jerub-Baal’s sons rule … Continue reading

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Fear Stared Down

“Is it nothing to all you who pass this way? Look and see if there is any pain like my pain Which was inflicted on me, With which the LORD tormented me on the day of His fierce anger.” – … Continue reading

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Only He Knows

So they appointed taskmasters over them to afflict them with hard labor. And they built for Pharaoh storage cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out, so that … Continue reading

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Our Natural State

You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have untied my sackcloth and encircled me with joy. – Psalm 30:11. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! – Philippians 4:4. Joy – Original, Eternal State … Continue reading

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Talent – Looks Not Important

For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him. … Continue reading

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Bible – Undiscovered Treasure

“So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’” – Deuteronomy 4:6. … Continue reading

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God – Let Him Prescribe

He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them. Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying, “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My … Continue reading

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