Over the next few months we shall be publishing over 50 Bible stories using illustrations from © Sweet Publishing, made available for free download under a Creative Commons Attribution share-alike 3.0 unported license.
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Noah and the Ark
Noah building the Ark and the great flood.
Genesis 6:9 - 9:17
The Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel.
Abram (Abraham) moves to Canaan
Abraham is called by God to move to the land of Canaan.
Genesis 11:27 - 13:4
Abram (Abraham) and Lot separate
Abraham and Lot sort out a dispute over grazing land by choosing new places in Canaan to live.
God's promise to Abraham
God's promise to Abram (Abraham) to make him the father of a great nation.
Hagar and Ishmael
Ishmael is born to Abram (Abraham) by Hagar.
Abraham and the three strangers
Abraham entertains three strangers and pleads with the Lord over the impending destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Sodom & Gomorrah destroyed
Lot's rescue as Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed.
Abraham and Isaac
The miraculous birth of Isaac to Abraham and Sarah and how God tested Abraham's faith.
Genesis 21:1-7, 22:1-19
Baby Moses is rescued from Pharaoh's death sentence.
Exodus 1:8 - 2:10
Moses Prince of Egypt
Moses as the Prince of Egypt.
Moses and the Burning Bush
Moses and the Burning Bush.
Exodus 3 - 4
Moses goes to Pharaoh
Moses and Aaron go to Pharaoh.
Exodus 4:29 - 7:16
Moses and the Plagues - part 1
Moses and the first seven plagues God sent on Egypt.
Exodus 7 - 9
Moses and the Plagues - part 2
Moses and the final three plagues God sent on Egypt.
Exodus 10 - 12
Moses: Red Sea Crossing
Moses and the Red Sea crossing.
Exodus 13:7 - 15:21
Moses: Food & Water in the Desert
Moses and how God provided food and water in the desert.
Exodus 15:22 - 17:7
Moses: Battle with the Amalekites
The Israelites struggle against the Amalekites as Moses prays.
Moses at Mount Sinai
Moses on Mount Sinai receiving the 10 Commandments and other laws from God.
Exodus 19 - 24
Moses and the Tabernacle
Moses and the building of the Tabernacle.
Exodus 25 - 40
Moses and the Golden Calf
Moses and the golden calf.
The spies and Rahab
Joshua sending two spies into Jericho and the part Rahab played in helping them.
Crossing the Jordan
Joshua asking the priests, carrying the Ark of the Covenant, to enter the flooded River Jordan and the miraculous crossing that followed.
Joshua 3:1 - 4:24
Joshua and Jericho
Joshua follows God’s battle plan for taking the city of Jericho.
The story of Ruth - part 1
When famine hits Bethlehem, Elimelek and Naomi take their two sons, Mahlon and Kilion to live in Moab. One of the sons marries Ruth, a Moabite.
The story of Ruth - part 2
On returning to Bethlehem, Ruth goes gathering grain in the fields of Boaz who protects and provides for her.
The story of Ruth - part 3
Boaz takes on the responsibility of a guardian-redeemer and marries Ruth.
Ruth 3 - 4
Samuel anoints David to be King
The Prophet Samuel anoints Jesse’s youngest son, David, as the next King of Israel
I Samuel 16:1-23
David and Goliath
The young David, believing God will bring him victory, takes on the Philistine giant Goliath.
I Samuel 17:1-58
Story of Esther: Part 1
Xerxes, King of the Medes and Persians, appoints a beautiful Jewish woman, Esther, as Queen.
Story of Esther: Part 2
The Queen Esther and the Jews pray and fast to be delivered from the death sentence imposed on them by Haman.
Story of Esther: Part 3
Queen Esther takes action to bring about the demise of Haman and deliver the Jews from their enemies.
Jesus calms a storm
Jesus calms a storm on Lake Galilee.
Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25
Jesus changes a troubled man
Jesus changes a troubled man who self-harmed and lived among the tombs.
Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:5-20, Luke 8:26-39
The Parable of the Sower
The parable of the sower that Jesus taught.
Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:1-15
Jesus walks on water
Jesus walks on water and Peter attempts to do the same.
Matthew 14:22-36, Mark 6:45-56, John 6:16-24
Parable of the unforgiving servant
Jesus's parable of the unforgiving servant.
Jesus rides into Jerusalem
Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey while the crowds shout, ‘Hosanna’.
Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-17
Parable of the Tenants
The parable Jesus told of the tenant farmers who beat or kill the servants sent to collect the owner's share of the harvest. They even murder the owner's son.
Matthew 21:33-46, Mark 12:1-12, Luke 20:9-19
Paralysed man lowered through roof
A paralysed man is forgiven and healed by Jesus after being lowered through the roof.
Mark 2:2-12, Luke 5:17-26
The widow who gave everything
The widow who gave everything she had.
Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4
Two disciples on road to Emmaus
Jesus appears to two disciples as they travel on the road to Emmaus, then He appears to the disciples in a locked room.
Jesus at a wedding
Jesus performs his first miracle, changing water to wine, at a wedding in Cana.
Jesus talks with Samaritan woman
Jesus talks with a Samaritan woman at Sychar who comes to draw water from the well.
Jesus heals a man born blind
Jesus heals a man in Jerusalem who was born blind.
Jesus ascends to heaven
Jesus ascends to heaven from the Mount of Olives.
The Day of Pentecost
The Holy Spirit comes in power on the Day of Pentecost.
A lame beggar is healed
Peter and John meet a lame man begging outside the Temple who ends up walking and jumping and praising God.
Peter & John arrested
Peter and John are arrested, brought before the Temple leaders and forbidden to speak about Jesus.
Ananias and Sapphira
The shocking incident where Ananias and Sapphira told lies about the money they were giving to God.
The Apostles are persecuted
The Apostles continue to tell others about Jesus despite being imprisoned and beaten.
Stephen is martyred
Stephen is chosen as one of seven deacons and is later stoned to death for speaking about Jesus.
Philip and Simon the sorceror
Philip preaching in Samaria and the conversion of Simon the sorceror.
Philip and the Ethiopian official
Philip explains the prophecy of Isaiah to an Ethiopian official who asks to be baptised.
The conversion of Saul (Paul)
Jesus appears to Saul (Paul) as he travels to Damascus to arrest the Christians there.
Peter and Aeneas
Peter meets Aeneas, who had been bedridden for 8 years, and heals him in the name of Jesus.
Tabitha (Dorcas) is raised to life
A kind woman Tabitha, also known as Dorcas, dies, but when Peter prays is miraculously raised to life.