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When Your Gage Reads "E"

Filled With The Spirit New Birth Sanctification

Contributed By: Thomas Bevers | Date Posted: 2021-10-27

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 13:5 ; Romans 8:10

Author: Thomas Bevers
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ILLUSTRATION

If your car gas gauge is on E and you stopped at the gas station and filled the car up, what do you expect the gas gauge to read? You put gas in it so you expect it to show F.  What would you think if it was still on E? 

APPLICATION

How do you think God feels when He gave His Son and it doesn't show? You invited Him into your heart and yet there is no evidence of Him being there. 

You invited Jesus Christ into your life… does it show?

Was your life transformed by His son?

Where is the needle on the spiritual gauge of your heart? If Jesus is there, it should always read F. 

"Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? (2 Corinthians 13:5). 

A Picture of Pure Love

Love for God God's Love New Birth

Contributed By: DEAN KAHLICH | Date Posted: 2019-05-19

Scripture: John 3:16 ; 1 John 4:19

Author: DEAN KAHLICH
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ILLUSTRATION

Have you ever watched a child when she receives a brand new puppy?  I don't know who's happier, the puppy or the child.  There is a mutual affection that has a purity and a simplicity to it, even though the relationship remains to be developed. 

APPLICATION

It's similar to when a person begins a relationship with our loving God.  It's thrilling and all-encompassing.  It's the beginning of a wonderful journey, one in which the love never ends and the relationship never stops growing and maturing. 

"We love because he first loved us" (1 John 4:19). 

Extreme Makeover

New Birth Regeneration Transformation

Contributed By: Thomas Bevers | Date Posted: 2018-08-06

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17

Author: Thomas Bevers
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ILLUSTRATION

Makeover shows have become very popular. Whether it is a home, a car, or a person, it seems people love to see things transformed. 

Have you ever thought about how you would change yourself?  Maybe a tummy tuck, or hair plugs, or a nose job, or cellulite suction, or dental work?

The difference can be profound. Ugly can be made beautiful. But for how long?

Live in a house and soon it will return to its previous state of disrepair.  Put enough miles on a car and it will end up in the scrap yard.  And no amount of cosmetic surgery will overcome bad eating and lifestyle habits. 

APPLICATION

By contrast, when the Holy Spirit changes us, His changes are permanent.  As we read in 2 Corinthians 5:17, we become a "new creation."  That means what we became is not susceptible to decay, disrepair, destruction, or dilapidation. 

The stale is made fresh and it stays fresh. 

The unattractive becomes beautiful and it stays beautiful

The undesirable becomes wanted and is always wanted

The worthless becomes more precious than gold and it will always be precious.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" (2 Corinthians 5:17). 

What's A Moon Tree?

New Birth Sin Nature Holy Spirit (Walking In)

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-12-03

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17

Author: Illustration Exchange
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The Japanese Adopt Adult Men

Adoption New Birth Kingdom of God

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-08-12

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:50 ; Ephesians 1:5

Author: Illustration Exchange
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The Secret To Losing Weight

Holy Spirit Temptation New Birth

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-12-14

Scripture: Romans 7:22

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Why's That Smirk On Your Face?

New Birth Holy Spirit Sin Nature

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-11-05

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:4 ; Micah 6:8

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Jesus Is My Light

New Birth Salvation Science

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-10-27

Scripture: John 1:4 ; John 3:7

Author: Illustration Exchange
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The Light of Life

New Birth Light Salvation

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-07-20

Scripture: John 1:4 ; John 8:12

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Belief In God Is Good, Belief In Jesus Is Better

Followership Jesus' Love New Birth

Contributed By: Stephen Kingsley | Date Posted: 2016-06-21

Scripture: Hebrews 1:2 ; John 14:18

Author: Stephen Kingsley
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