Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Jesus healed a demon-possessed mute

Matthew 9:32-33

While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.
And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel."

Monday, December 28, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: The healing at Bethesda

John 5:3-9

Here a great number of disabled people used to lie-the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.
One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to get well?"

"Sir," the invalid replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me."

Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk."
At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.
The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,

The healing at Bethesda

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Healing dropsy at a Pharisee's House

Luke 14:1-6

One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.
There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?"
But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away.

Then he asked them, "If one of you has a son or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull him out?" And they had nothing to say.

Healing dropsy at a Pharisee's House

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: The Healing of a Blind Man at Bethsaida

Mark 8:22-25

They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man's eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, "Do you see anything?"

He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around."

Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.

The Healing of a Blind Man at Bethsaida

Friday, December 18, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Jesus healed a deaf and mute man

Mark 7:33-35

After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man's ears. Then he spit and touched the man's tongue. He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, "Ephphatha!" (which means, "Be opened!" ). At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Jesus healed two blind men

Matthew 9:27-31
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?"
"Yes, Lord," they replied.

Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you"; and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this." But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Jesus healed Peter's Mother-in-law

Matthew 8:14-15, Mark 1:30-31, Luke 4:38-39

When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.
He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.
Jesus healed Peter's Mother-in-law

Today's Christian clip art: Jesus drove out the evil spirits

Matthew 8:16, Mark 1:34, Luke 4:41

When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.
Jesus drove out the evil spirits

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Coin in the fish mouth

Matthew 17:27

"But so that we may not offend them, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours."

Coin in the fish mouth

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's dream

Genesis 41:25-27

Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years; it is one and the same dream.
The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine.

Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's dream

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Joseph Sold by His Brothers

Genesis 37:26-28

Judah said to his brothers, "What will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?
Come, let's sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him; after all, he is our brother, our own flesh and blood." His brothers agreed.

So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.

Joseph Sold by His Brothers

Monday, July 20, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Meeting of Jacob and Esau

Genesis 33:3-5

He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.

But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept. Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. "Who are these with you?" he asked.
Jacob answered, "They are the children God has graciously given your servant."

Meeting of Jacob and Esau

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Jacob Wrestles With God

Genesis 32:24-29

So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, "Let me go, for it is daybreak."
But Jacob replied, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."

The man asked him, "What is your name?"
"Jacob," he answered.

Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome."

Jacob said, "Please tell me your name."
But he replied, "Why do you ask my name?" Then he blessed him there.

Jacob Wrestles With God

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Jacob's marriage

Genesis 29:25-27

When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn't I? Why have you deceived me?"

Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one. Finish this daughter's bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work."

Jacob's marriage

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Jacob's dream

Genesis 28:12

He had a dream in which he saw a ladder resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

Jacob's dream

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Jacob Gets Isaac's Blessing

Genesis 27:22-24

Jacob went close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him.
"Are you really my son Esau?" he asked.
"I am," he replied.

Jacob Gets Isaac's Blessing

Monday, June 08, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Esau despised his birthright

Genesis 25:29-34

Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. He said to Jacob, "Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I'm famished!" (That is why he was also called Edom.)

Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."

"Look, I am about to die," Esau said. "What good is the birthright to me?"

But Jacob said, "Swear to me first." So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.

Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.
So Esau despised his birthright.

Esau despised his birthright

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: The search for Isaac's wife

Genesis 24:14-15

May it be that when I say to a girl, 'Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,' and she says, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels too'-let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master."

Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, who was the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: The trial of Abraham's faith

Genesis 22:9-11
When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, "Abraham! Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied.
The trial of Abraham's faith

Monday, April 27, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: God was with Hagar and Ishmael

Genesis 21:15-20

When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. Then she went off and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she thought, "I cannot watch the boy die." And as she sat there nearby, she began to sob.

God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.
Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation."

Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.

God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

Genesis 19:23-26

By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land.
Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah from the LORD out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities and also the vegetation in the land.
But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: For fifty righteous people

Genesis 18:24-26

What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?"
The LORD said, "If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake."

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Abram and Lot Separate

Genesis 13:10-13
Lot looked up and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan was well watered, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, toward Zoar. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)
So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east.
The two men parted company: Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.
Abram and Lot Separate

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: The Tower of Babel

Genesis 11:4-7
Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth." But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building.
The LORD said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."
The Tower of Babel

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: The rainbow of God's promise

Genesis 9:12-14
And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,

The rainbow of God's promise

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: The Parable of the Sower

Matthew 13:3-9, Mark 4:2-9, Luke 8:4-8

Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop - a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. He who has ears, let him hear."

The Parable of the Sower

Today's Christian clip art: Transfiguration of Jesus

Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36.

Jesus took Peter, James and John to the mountaintop. There, Jesus changed, his face shone like the sun, his clothes was white as the light. Jesus was talking with Moses and Elijah. Disciples heard a voice from cloud saying "This is my beloved Son, he pleased me well, listen to him".

Transfiguration of Jesus

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: The dove came back with olive leaf

Genesis 8:10-11

He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: The Deluge

Genesis 7:23
Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Creatures entered the ark

Genesis 7:7-9
And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.
Creatures entered the ark

Monday, January 05, 2009

Today's Christian clip art: Cain murdered Abel

Genesis 4:8-10
Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"
The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.