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Zechariah is promised a son

 When God promises Zechariah and Elizabeth a son, Zechariah has doubts and is struck dumb. (Luke 1:5-25, 39-45, 57-80)

When God promises Zechariah and Elizabeth a son, Zechariah has doubts and is struck dumb.

Luke 1:5-25, 39-45, 57-80

Contributed by LUMO project

John the Baptist

Free Bible images of John the Baptist in the wilderness and the baptism of Jesus. (Matthew 3:1-16, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22, John 1:1-34)

John the Baptist in the wilderness and the baptism of Jesus.

Matthew 3:1-16, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22, John 1:1-34

Contributed by LUMO project

John the Baptist in prison

Free Bible images of John the Baptist in prison. (Matthew 14:1-12, Mark 6:14-29)

John the Baptist in prison.

Matthew 14:1-12, Mark 6:14-29

Contributed by LUMO project

Illustrated stories

Zacharias is promised a son

God promises Zacharias (Zechariah) and his wife Elizabeth a son. (Luke 1:5-25)

God promises Zacharias (Zechariah) and his wife Elizabeth a son.

Luke 1:5-25

Contributed by Marian van der Kruijt

Birth of John foretold

An angel appears to Zechariah promising him a son, but as his wife Elizabeth is too old to bear children he has doubts. (Luke 1:5-25)

An angel appears to Zechariah promising him a son, but as his wife Elizabeth is too old to bear children he has doubts.

Luke 1:5-25

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Zacharias can't talk

Zacharias is lost for words when an angels tells him he is to have a son. (Luke 1:5-64)

Zacharias is lost for words when an angels tells him he is to have a son.

Luke 1:5-64

Contributed by Lambsongs: Jill Kemp and Richard Gunther

The birth of John the Baptist

God promises Zechariah and Elizabeth a son but Zechariah's doubts result in him becoming dumb. (Luke 1:5-25, Luke 1:57-80)

God promises Zechariah and Elizabeth a son but Zechariah's doubts result in him becoming dumb.

Luke 1:5-25, Luke 1:57-80

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Birth of John the Baptist

Zechariah and Elizabeth have a baby just as God had promised and he is named John. (Luke 1:57-80)

Zechariah and Elizabeth have a baby just as God had promised and he is named John.

Luke 1:57-80

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

The Word became flesh

John opens his gospel by describing how God became man and lived among us. (John 1:1-18)

John opens his gospel by describing how God became man and lived among us.

John 1:1-18

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Zacharias, Elizabeth and baby John

Zacharias is left speechless when God tells him his wife Elizabeth willl have a son. (Luke 1:5-25, 39-45, 57-80)

Zacharias is left speechless when God tells him his wife Elizabeth willl have a son.

Luke 1:5-25, 39-45, 57-80

Contributed by Sue Bentley

John the Baptist's ministry

John the Baptist starts preaching in the wilderness of Judea and crowds come to hear him and be baptised. (Matthew 3:1-12)

John the Baptist starts preaching in the wilderness of Judea and crowds come to hear him and be baptised.

Matthew 3:1-12

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

John baptises Jesus

John baptises Jesus. (Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22, John 1:6-34)

John baptises Jesus.

Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22, John 1:6-34

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

John the Baptist

John preaches in the wilderness but does not think he is worthy to baptise Jesus. (Matthew 3:1-17)

John preaches in the wilderness but does not think he is worthy to baptise Jesus.

Matthew 3:1-17

Contributed by Marian van der Kruijt

Jesus is baptised

Jesus is baptised by John. (Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22, John 1:6-34)

Jesus is baptised by John.

Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22, John 1:6-34

Contributed by Sue Bentley

Baptism of Jesus

Jesus is baptised by John. (Matthew 3:13-17)

Jesus is baptised by John.

Matthew 3:13-17

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Parables of the New Cloth and Wineskins

Two parables Jesus told about unshrunk cloth and new wineskins. (Matthew 9:14-17)

Two parables Jesus told about unshrunk cloth and new wineskins.

Matthew 9:14-17

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Andrew, Peter, Philip and Nathanael meet Jesus

Andrew introduces Peter to Jesus. Philip and Nathanael meet Jesus. (John 1:28-51)

Andrew introduces Peter to Jesus. Philip and Nathanael meet Jesus.

John 1:28-51

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Jesus' first disciples

Peter, Andrew Philip and Nathanael start to follow Jesus (John 1:35-51)

Peter, Andrew Philip and Nathanael start to follow Jesus

John 1:35-51

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Death of John the Baptist

John the Baptist is executed by Herod Antipas. (Matthew 14:1-12)

John the Baptist is executed by Herod Antipas.

Matthew 14:1-12

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

John the Baptist is executed

Herod Antipas executes John the Baptist. (Matthew 14:1-12, Mark 6:14-29)

Herod Antipas executes John the Baptist.

Matthew 14:1-12, Mark 6:14-29

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Peter's confession of Jesus

Jesus asks His disciples who they think He is. (Matthew 16:13-17, Mark 8:27-30, Luke 9:18-20)

Jesus asks His disciples who they think He is.

Matthew 16:13-17, Mark 8:27-30, Luke 9:18-20

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Jesus is transfigured

Peter, James and John witness Jesus being transfigured. (Matthew 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, Luke 9:28-37)

Peter, James and John witness Jesus being transfigured.

Matthew 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, Luke 9:28-37

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Jesus sends out His disciples

Jesus sends out his disciples to preach, deliver and heal. (Matthew 10:1-42, Mark 6:7-31, Luke 9:1-10)

Jesus sends out his disciples to preach, deliver and heal.

Matthew 10:1-42, Mark 6:7-31, Luke 9:1-10

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Maps: World of the New Testament

Maps and charts giving a background to the New Testament world. (Bible overview)

Maps and charts giving a background to the New Testament world.

Bible overview

Contributed by The Bible Journey
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