Tag Archives: Speaker’s Sourcebook of New Illustrations

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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Discipleship – Centered In Self-Denial

With what shall I come to the LORD And bow myself before the God on high? Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings, With yearling calves? Does the LORD take delight in thousands of rams, In ten thousand rivers … Continue reading

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Present – Bad For Future

“I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you. I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting … Continue reading

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Bible – In Plain Language

“For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us to get it … Continue reading

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Preparation – Benefits Of

So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom. – Psalm 90:12. But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you … Continue reading

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Bible – It Remains

“You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.” – Deuteronomy 4:2. “If anyone hears My sayings … Continue reading

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Perseverance – When It Is Hard

Numbers 11:4-6, The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, “Who will give us meat to eat? We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, … Continue reading

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Nations – Receive Justice Now

Habakkuk 2:2, Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run.” 7, “Will not your creditors rise up suddenly, And those who collect from you awaken? … Continue reading

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Goals – Necessary

Psalm 27:4, “One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate … Continue reading

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Motives – Accomplishment With Mixed Motives

Exodus 4:18, “Then Moses departed and returned to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, ‘Please, let me go, that I may return to my brethren who are in Egypt, and see if they are still alive.’ And Jethro said … Continue reading

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