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The Statue of Three Lies

Here’s a fascinating, little-known oddity that drives home the importance of telling the truth.

Dum-dums and Dumb Dumbs

A classic “dumb criminal” story illustrates the truth that we cannot escape the consequences of our sins.

Not A Single One

Hear a touching Valentine's Day story that reflects the kind of love that God has for us.


Ever feel like life is crushing in on you? Be thankful you're not this boy . . .

Be Careful What You Preach

A great story for the week of the presidential inauguration

Love Concretely

An illustration that challenges us to make evangelism more than just a slogan

A Death Certificate

A poignant story for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.

Ratio 6:1

See how God built into our design a ratio that enables us to live life at its optimum.

The Luck of Roaring Camp

A story of how an infant child can be a transforming change agent.

The Wright Brothers

From the life of the Wright brothers comes a classic case of missing the main point.

His Name is at the Top

A tool to motivate your people to put the Lord at the top of their "gift list"!

Him. Him. Him.

A great illustration on giving.

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