Illustrations

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Lawyer Attempting to Convince Jury

Doubt

A defendant was on trial for murder. There was strong evidence indicating guilt, but there was no corpse. In the defense’s closing statement the lawyer, knowing that his client would probably be convicted, resorted to a trick. “Ladies ...

Handy Man Wearing A Tool Belt

Availability

A man applied for a job as a handyman. The prospective employer asked, “Can you do carpentry?” The man answered in the negative. “How about bricklaying?” Again the man answered, “No.” The employer asked, “Well, what about electrical work...

The Wall of Jericho

Jericho | Bible Knowledge

The Sunday School teacher addressed the class: “Children, who knocked down the wall of Jericho?” No one answered, so she called on Billy. “Billy, tell me who knocked down the wall of Jericho?” Billy replied, “Don’t ask me. I ...

Row of Old Bibles on Shelf

Bible

Joe McKeever shares this story: After the fall of Communism, SBC minister Ralph Bethea was handing out Bibles in Russia. In one home an old gentleman spoke of abandoning Communism and returning to the faith of his sainted mother. Had no ...

clock spinning into eternity

Time

In a recent Turning Point daily devotional, David Jeremiah shares this: “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night. (Psalm 90:4) When it came to keeping time, the Romans div...

books sitting on library tables

Purpose | Direction

Former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice once told graduates of the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson that they have a responsibility to be “optimistic” in their lives. “I first learned this les...

Weight scale at doctor's office

Imitation | Children

Mom had taken her three-year-old Timmy in to the pediatrician’s office, where one of the first tasks is to weigh and measure them. After several unsuccessful attempts to get Timmy on the scale, his mother said: “Honey, Mommy has a scale ...

Old man beside wife's hospital bed

Love | Sacrifice

In the late 1980s, Sam Reck met a widow named JoAnn at a church event in Jacksonville, Florida and they later married. In July, JoAnn contracted COVID and died on July 12th at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Because of her age and cond...

child running into his father's arms

Fathers

In a Wall Street Journal article, James Wilson points out the urgent need in our society for families led by fathers: “An employed father helps persuade a young boy that getting a job makes more sense than hanging out on a street corne...