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Jesus Saves

Jesus, Savior Redemption Jesus' Sacrifice

Source: Today Show

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Contributed By: Charles Krieg | Date Posted: 2020-02-01

Scripture: Acts 16:31 ; John 3:16

Author: Charles Krieg


In October 2019, Tyler Moon took part in a 10-mile race in Minneapolis.  Wanting to declare his faith openly, Moon decided to put “Jesus Saves” on his race bib hoping to inspire someone in the crowd.  Instead, the bib’s message would prove to be eerily prophetic that day. 

The 25-year-old had a heart attack and collapsed around mile 8 of the race. About a dozen people rushed to help him, administering CPR and calling an ambulance.  Among them, a runner named Jesus Bueno, a certified registered nurse. He was one of the first to reach Moon and to help save his life.


"Jesus Saves” is a popular slogan. We see it on bumper stickers and on signs at athletic events.  I often wonder if people who see that phrase really know what it means. 

It means that Jesus suffered and died on a cross to save us from our sins.  It also means that to be saved we must accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, placing our faith and trust in him alone for our salvation. 

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). 

Garage Sale Redemption

Redemption Sanctification Salvation

Contributed By: William Blosch | Date Posted: 2018-12-29

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:20 ; Romans 6:23

Author: William Blosch


My son and daughter-in-law love to go to garage and estate sales. Most of the things they find would be classified as junk. The things they find in these sales are already on their way to the trash heap, but the owners set them out for others to sort through in hopes of making a little money from all that trash before it's taken away. 

When my son stumbles across something that catches his eye, he rescues it from impending doom, negotiates a price with the owner, takes it home, and then converts it into something of value. Some of the items that he has restored have taken on a whole new life. These previously condemned sale items become very attractive decorations, retro furniture, or artistic knickknacks. All they needed was for someone to see the value in them, make the purchase, and restore them to their previous beauty.


Jesus did the same for us when He purchased us with His blood. Every one of us is already on the way to the eternal trash heap, but God sees the value in our worn out, damaged lives. He has chosen us, purchased us with Christ's shed blood, so that He can restore and transform us into something of infinite worth.

Without Christ, we are damaged goods and good for nothing, but we have been redeemed by a steep price. Because of this, and the infinite skill of the artist, the condemned sinner finds his true worth.

"You were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body" (1 Corinthians 6:20). 

Jesus Is The Trashman

Redemption Jesus, Savior Salvation

Source: “Sweden runs out of garbage, forced to import from neighbors,” MATT HICKMAN, December 9, 2016, 1:21 p.m.

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-03-23

Scripture: Hebrews 10:11 ; John 1:29

Author: Illustration Exchange


Matt Hickman, with Mother Nature Network, reports:

Sweden, birthplace of the Smörgåsbord and the world’s preferred solar-powered purveyor of flat-pack home furnishings, is in a bit of a pickle: the squeaky clean Scandinavian nation of more than 9.8 million has run out of garbage. The landfills have been tapped dry; the rubbish reserves depleted. And although this may seem like a positive — even enviable — predicament for a country to be facing, Sweden has been forced to import trash from neighboring countries.

You see, Swedes are big on recycling. So big, in fact, that less than 1 percent of Swedish household waste ended up in a landfill last year or any year since 2011.

Good for them! However, the population's remarkably pertinacious recycling habits are also a bit of a problem given that the country relies on waste to heat and provide electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes through a longstanding waste-to-energy incineration program. So with citizens simply not generating enough burnable waste to power the incinerators, the country has been forced to look elsewhere for fuel. Says Catarina Ostlund, a senior advisor for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency in 2012: "We have more capacity than the production of waste in Sweden and that is usable for incineration."

The solution has been to import (well, kind of import) waste from other countries, mainly Norway and England. It's kind of a great deal for the Swedes: Other countries pay Sweden to take their excess waste, Sweden burns it for heat and electricity. 


It’s hard to imagine a country with its own affairs in such good order that it can take other countries garbage!  So it was with Jesus.  Jesus has no garbage of His own, which is why He was free to help you and me with our garbage!  If you are burdened with sin and guilt, Jesus is the trashman. 

“Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins” (Hebrews 10:11).

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). 

Free To Be A Walmart Greeter

Redemption Servanthood Motivation

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-08-27

Scripture: Colossians 3:10 ; Colossians 3:23

Author: Illustration Exchange

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Redemption's Price

Redemption Value (True Worth) Blood (of Jesus)

Contributed By: Stephen Kingsley | Date Posted: 2015-09-21

Scripture: Romans 7:14 ; 1 Peter 1:18

Author: Stephen Kingsley

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The Life of Pi

Worldview Redemption God's Love

Contributed By: Paul Barreca | Date Posted: 2015-06-19

Scripture: Colossians 1:13

Author: Paul Barreca

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Lessons From the Josh Duggar Fallout

Redemption Restoration Judging

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-05-27

Scripture: Ephesians 1:7

Author: Dr. Michael Brown / Illustration Exchange

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From Junk to Joy

God's Love Renewal Redemption

Contributed By: James Miller | Date Posted: 2015-02-16

Scripture: Romans 8:39

Author: James Miller

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God Uses Broken People

Redemption Grace Devotion

Contributed By: Andy Scarcliffe | Date Posted: 2015-02-06

Scripture: Psalms 28:7

Author: Sting

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Paying For Your Big Mac With Love

Love (Uncondtional) Love (Divine) Redemption

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-02-04

Scripture: Romans 8:35 ; John 15:13

Author: Rowena Lindsay (CSM) / Illustration Exchange

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