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Christ At The Center

Devotion Headship Jesus' Preeminence

Contributed By: Jon Winkelman | Date Posted: 2015-07-09

Scripture: Colossians 1:16

Author: Jon Winkelman
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ILLUSTRATION

What do lollipops, truffles, and the Christian life all have in common? With all of these things it's what's at the center that counts! If you get to the middle of your lollipop or truffle only to discover a rock, you will probably be more than a little disappointed.

APPLICATION

What is at the center of your life? If it is anything other than Christ, you are not fulfilling the purpose of your Maker. You're like a lollipop with a rock in the middle. We have been created and designed for a purpose; live up to that purpose by keeping Christ where He belongs -- at the center of your life.

"For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together" (Colossians 1:16-17).

In Tune

Headship Church/Body of Christ Unity

Contributed By: Randy Aly | Date Posted: 2012-06-15

Scripture: Ephesians 4:15

Author: Randy Aly
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ILLUSTRATION

Some years ago I attended a symphony orchestra playing a 4th of July concert.  As the musicians warmed up, each played whatever notes or tunes they wanted. Finally, the concert master stepped to the podium and had them all play the same chord. The concert master then pointed at one instrument or the other and told them they were flat or sharp. After these adjustments they were ready. The concert master sat down and the conductor stepped to the podium and a beautiful piece of music was performed.

APPLICATION

When everyone is in tune with God the church produces beautiful music.

"Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ" (Ephesians 4:15).

Spiritual Density

Hearing God's Voice Headship New Birth

Source: “Understanding Catfish Senses” by admin , September 28, 2010, GameAndFishMag.com

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2012-01-03

Scripture: John 10:27

Author: Illustration Exchange
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ILLUSTRATION

“With no visible ears, it might seem that catfish can’t hear well, but that’s not true. A catfish’s body is the same density as water, so it doesn’t need external ears. Sound waves traveling through water go right through a catfish as well. When sound waves hit the fish’s swim bladder, the bladder starts vibrating. This amplifies sound waves, which then travel to small bones (otoliths) in the inner ear. The otoliths start vibrating, too, and as they vibrate, they bend little hairlike projections on the cells beneath them. Nerves in these cells carry a sound message to the brain.”

APPLICATION

When Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice. I know them and they follow me” (John  10:27), he wasn’t referring to external ears processing sound waves, but to a deeper spiritual perception. Like the catfish, our spiritual density allows us to hear what our Savior says to us, without the need for ears. His love and grace resonate within us.

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Rejecting Jesus' Authority

Jesus' Authority Submission Rebellion

Contributed By: Shane Waldron | Date Posted: 2019-10-12

Scripture: Proverbs 28:25 ; Jeremiah 17:7

Author: Shane Waldron
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"The Moscow Rules"

Satan Spiritual Warfare Submission

Contributed By: Neal Pollard | Date Posted: 2018-12-29

Scripture: James 4:7 ; 2 Corinthians 2:11

Author: Neal Pollard
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27 Contacts

Obedience Holy Spirit Vision

Contributed By: James Miller | Date Posted: 2018-12-28

Scripture: Isaiah 44:18 ; Matthew 13:15

Author: James Miller
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Misusing the Bible

Bible Word of God Obedience

Contributed By: Neal Pollard | Date Posted: 2018-04-15

Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16 ; 2 Timothy 2:15

Author: Neal Pollard
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A Wolf In Shepherd’s Clothing

Deceived/Deception Self-righteousness Shepherding

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-12-04

Scripture: Titus 3:5

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Man Digs Hole In The Jungle For God

God's Will Obedience Calling

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-02-17

Scripture: Colossians 3:23

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Walk A Mile In My Hospital Shoes

Compassion Perspective Leadership

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-12-13

Scripture: Matthew 7:12

Author: Illustration Exchange
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