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The Power Of An Apple Seed

God's Power Mystery Apologetics

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2020-02-01

Scripture: Matthew 18:3

Author: Illustration Exchange
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ILLUSTRATION

I peeled an apple for my 2-year-old grandson today. As he was eating it, a seed became visible. He pointed to it and said, "bug!" So I explained that it was really a seed and that if he planted it in the ground it would grow into a huge tree and the tree would grow more apples with more seeds in them. 

APPLICATION

As I explained this, I realized this must have sounded fantastic, even magical to my young grandson. That’s because the power of an apple seed, like so many things we take for granted every day, really is magical.  We just need the heart of a child to see it. 

Jesus "called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:2-4). 

The Miracle Working Apple Seed

Mystery Miracles Innocence

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2018-07-21

Scripture: Matthew 18:3

Author: Mitchell Dillon
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ILLUSTRATION

I peeled an apple for my 2-year-old grandson. As he was eating it, a seed became visible. He pointed to it and said, "bug!" So I explained that it was really a seed and that if he planted it in the ground it would grow into a huge tree and the tree would grow more apples with more seeds in them.

As I attempted to explain this to him, I realized how this had to sound so incredible, even magical, to him. He hadn't lived long enough to see these things and to learn to take them for granted, like the rest of us. In his innocent state, hearing about the power of an apple seed for the first time sounded like the stuff of fairytales. 

APPLICATION

Sadly, the awe and wonder of childhood fades with age as we learn to take the miracles of life for granted.  

How much wiser we would all be if we could just go back and see the world again for the first time.  If we could see the world through the eyes of a child.

Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3).

The Mystery of Mystery

Mystery Rapture Second Coming

Source: various

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-05-06

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:51

Author: Dennis Covington
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ILLUSTRATION

"Mystery is not the absence of meaning, but the presence of more meaning than we can comprehend."

Dennis Covington, Authtor/Professor of Creative Writing, Texas Tech University

APPLICATION

"Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed..." (1 Corinthians 15:51).

The Paradox of Christ

Jesus' Humanity Jesus, Savior Mystery

Contributed By: Barnett Gushin | Date Posted: 2012-08-09

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:21

Author: Gregory of Nazianzus
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Wonder and Awe

Mystery Awe Creation/Creationism

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2010-08-30

Scripture: Psalms 19:1

Author: Albert Einstein
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The Generous Thief

God's Promises Death Resurrection

Contributed By: Stephen Kingsley | Date Posted: 2019-05-01

Scripture: John 11:25 ; Job 1:21

Author: Stephen Kingsley
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The Town That Banned Death

Death Sin Nature Victory

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2018-04-25

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:54

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Death Makes An Appearance

Death Denial Assurance

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-11-09

Scripture: Psalms 23:4 ; 1 Corinthians 15:55

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Cancer Research Confirms the Curse

Sin Death Salvation

Contributed By: Rod Crowell | Date Posted: 2017-07-11

Scripture: Genesis 2:17 ; Galatians 3:13

Author: Brian Thomas
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No Grave Can Stop Him!

Death Revenge Second Coming

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-06-19

Scripture: Ezekiel 44:3 ; 1 Corinthians 15:55

Author: Illustration Exchange
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