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Jesus and Lazarus: Part 1

Jesus is told that Lazarus is seriously ill but deliberately delays setting off to visit him. (John 11:1-16)

Jesus is told that Lazarus is seriously ill but deliberately delays setting off to visit him.

John 11:1-16

Contributed by LUMO project

Jesus before the Sanhedrin

Free Bible images of Jesus facing false accusations before the High Priest and Sanhedrin. (Matthew 26:57-67, Mark 14:53-65, Luke 22:66-71-62, John 18:15-27)

Jesus faces false accusations before the High Priest and Sanhedrin.

Matthew 26:57-67, Mark 14:53-65, Luke 22:66-71-62, John 18:15-27

Contributed by LUMO project

Jesus before Pilate and Herod Antipas

Free Bible images of Jesus on trial, being questioned by Pilate and Herod Antipas. (Matthew 27:11-26, Mark 15:15-15, Luke 23:1-25, John 18:28-40)

Jesus on trial, being questioned by Pilate and Herod Antipas.

Matthew 27:11-26, Mark 15:15-15, Luke 23:1-25, John 18:28-40

Contributed by LUMO project

Illustrated stories

Elisha and the bears

Two bears come to Elisha's rescue when he is threatened by a gang of mocking youths. (2 Kings 2:23-25)

Two bears come to Elisha's rescue when he is threatened by a gang of mocking youths.

2 Kings 2:23-25

Contributed by Richard Gunther

Rebuilding the Temple: Part 2

The Temple is rebuilt despite opposition and delays. (Ezra 4-6)

The Temple is rebuilt despite opposition and delays.

Ezra 4-6

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Nehemiah: Overcoming opposition to rebuilding

As the walls of Jerusalem are rebuilt Nehemiah has to overcome threats, plots and opposition to the work. (Nehemiah 3-6)

As the walls of Jerusalem are rebuilt Nehemiah has to overcome threats, plots and opposition to the work.

Nehemiah 3-6

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Story of Esther: Part 1

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Xerxes, King of the Medes and Persians, appointing a beautiful Jewish woman, Esther, as Queen. (Esther 1-3)

Xerxes, King of the Medes and Persians, appoints a beautiful Jewish woman, Esther, as Queen.

Esther 1-3

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Story of Esther: Part 2

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of the Queen Esther and the Jews praying and fasting to be delivered from the death sentence imposed on them by Haman. (Esther 4-6)

The Queen Esther and the Jews pray and fast to be delivered from the death sentence imposed on them by Haman.

Esther 4-6

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Story of Esther: Part 3

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Queen Esther taking action to bring about the demise of Haman and deliver the Jews from their enemies. (Esther 7-9)

Queen Esther takes action to bring about the demise of Haman and deliver the Jews from their enemies.

Esther 7-9

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Daniel in the den of lions

When Daniel refuses to stop praying to God he is thrown into a den of lions. (Daniel 6:1-28)

When Daniel refuses to stop praying to God he is thrown into a den of lions.

Daniel 6:1-28

Contributed by Moody Publishers

Jesus is rejected in Nazareth

Jesus is rejected in Nazareth after claiming to be the Messiah. (Luke 4:14-30)

Jesus is rejected in Nazareth after claiming to be the Messiah.

Luke 4:14-30

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

The Beatitudes

Jesus talks about eight blessings during His sermon on the mount. (Matthew 5:1-12)

Jesus talks about eight blessings during His sermon on the mount.

Matthew 5:1-12

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

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

James and John request prominence

When John and James ask for prominence, Jesus teaches about serving with humility. (Mark 10:32-45)

When John and James ask for prominence, Jesus teaches about serving with humility.

Mark 10:32-45

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Jesus talks about future events

Jesus talks with his disciples about the destruction of Jerusalem and future events. (Matthew 24:1-35, Mark 13:1-31, Luke 21:5-38)

Jesus talks with his disciples about the destruction of Jerusalem and future events.

Matthew 24:1-35, Mark 13:1-31, Luke 21:5-38

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Manga - Trials of Jesus (text on images)

Jesus is arrested and put on trial before the Jewish and Roman authorities. (Matthew 26:36-46, 57-65, 70-74, Mark 15: 1-5, 15)

Jesus is arrested and put on trial before the Jewish and Roman authorities.

Matthew 26:36-46, 57-65, 70-74, Mark 15: 1-5, 15

Contributed by SIKU/Edge Group

Manga - Trials of Jesus (text free)

Jesus is arrested and put on trial before the Jewish and Roman authorities. (Matthew 26:36-46, 57-65, 70-74, Mark 15: 1-5, 15)

Jesus is arrested and put on trial before the Jewish and Roman authorities.

Matthew 26:36-46, 57-65, 70-74, Mark 15: 1-5, 15

Contributed by SIKU/Edge Group

The Trial of Jesus begins

Jesus is questioned by the Jewish leaders. (Matthew 26:57-68)

Jesus is questioned by the Jewish leaders.

Matthew 26:57-68

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Mocking of Jesus

The crowd wants Barabbas released instead of Jesus, and Pilate has Jesus flogged. (Matthew 27:11-31, Mark 15:6-20, Luke 23:8-25, John 18:39-40, 19:1-16)

The crowd wants Barabbas released instead of Jesus, and Pilate has Jesus flogged.

Matthew 27:11-31, Mark 15:6-20, Luke 23:8-25, John 18:39-40, 19:1-16

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Jesus and Pontius Pilate

Pontious Pilate offers to release Jesus or Barabbas. The crowd shout for Barabbas to be freed and Jesus to be crucified. (Matthew 27:11)

Pontious Pilate offers to release Jesus or Barabbas. The crowd shout for Barabbas to be freed and Jesus to be crucified.

Matthew 27:11

Contributed by Lambsongs: Jill Kemp and Richard Gunther

Jesus on trial before Herod and Pilate

Jesus faces trial before Herod Antipas and Pilate. (Matthew 27:11-26, Mark 15:15-15, Luke 23:1-25, John 18:28-40)

Jesus faces trial before Herod Antipas and Pilate.

Matthew 27:11-26, Mark 15:15-15, Luke 23:1-25, John 18:28-40

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Jesus led away

Jesus and two other criminals are taken to be executed. (Matthew 27:16-22, Mark 15:25-47, Luke 23: 26-33, John 19:16-17)

Jesus and two other criminals are taken to be executed.

Matthew 27:16-22, Mark 15:25-47, Luke 23: 26-33, John 19:16-17

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Pilate tries to release Jesus

Pilate believes Jesus is innocent, but the crowd wants Jesus to be crucified. (Matthew 27:19-26, John 19:1-16)

Pilate believes Jesus is innocent, but the crowd wants Jesus to be crucified.

Matthew 27:19-26, John 19:1-16

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Jesus before Pilate

Jesus is questioned by Pilate. (Mark 15:1-5, Luke 23:1-4, John 18:28-38)

Jesus is questioned by Pilate.

Mark 15:1-5, Luke 23:1-4, John 18:28-38

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Jesus is taken to the High Priest

Jesus is questioned by Annas and Caiaphas and falsely accused. (John 18:12-28)

Jesus is questioned by Annas and Caiaphas and falsely accused.

John 18:12-28

Contributed by Lambsongs: Jill Kemp and Richard Gunther

Jesus is crucified and dies

Jesus is crucified and buried in a tomb. (Matthew 27: 27-66, Mark 15:16-47, Luke 23:26-56, John 19:16-42)

Jesus is crucified and buried in a tomb.

Matthew 27: 27-66, Mark 15:16-47, Luke 23:26-56, John 19:16-42

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Crucifixion of Jesus

Jesus is nailed to a cross at Golgotha. (Matthew 27:32-44, Mark 15:22-32, Luke 23:26-43, John 19:18-27)

Jesus is nailed to a cross at Golgotha.

Matthew 27:32-44, Mark 15:22-32, Luke 23:26-43, John 19:18-27

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Jesus on the cross

While on the cross Jesus is mocked, and one of the criminals talks with Jesus. (Matthew 27:38-44, Mark 15:27-32, Luke 23:39-43
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While on the cross Jesus is mocked, and one of the criminals talks with Jesus.

Matthew 27:38-44, Mark 15:27-32, Luke 23:39-43

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Death of Jesus

Jesus dies, and the temple curtain is torn in two pieces. (Matthew 27:45-66, Mark 15:33-41, Luke 23:44-49, John 19:28-37)

Jesus dies, and the temple curtain is torn in two pieces.

Matthew 27:45-66, Mark 15:33-41, Luke 23:44-49, John 19:28-37

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Burial of Jesus

Jesus is buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. (Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56, John 19:38-42)

Jesus is buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea.

Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56, John 19:38-42

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

The Thief on the Cross

A thief turns to Jesus for help and is given a wonderful promise. (Luke 23:39-43)

A thief turns to Jesus for help and is given a wonderful promise.

Luke 23:39-43

Contributed by Lambsongs: Jill Kemp and Richard Gunther

Jesus is put on trial

Peter denies knowing Jesus. Jesus is tried by Pilate and the crowd choose that Barabbus is freed and Jesus is crucified. (Matthew 26:57-27:31, Mark 15:6-10, Luke 22:58-62, John 18:28-19:14)

Peter denies knowing Jesus. Jesus is tried by Pilate and the crowd choose that Barabbus is freed and Jesus is crucified.

Matthew 26:57-27:31, Mark 15:6-10, Luke 22:58-62, John 18:28-19:14

Contributed by Sue Bentley

Jesus is put to death

Jesus is put to death and His body laid in a tomb. (Matthew 27:33-66, Mark 15:25-47, Luke 23 26-56, John 19:42)

Jesus is put to death and His body laid in a tomb.

Matthew 27:33-66, Mark 15:25-47, Luke 23 26-56, John 19:42

Contributed by Sue Bentley

Peter & John arrested

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Peter and John being arrested, brought before the Temple leaders and forbidden to speak about Jesus. (Acts 4:1-37)

Peter and John are arrested, brought before the Temple leaders and forbidden to speak about Jesus.

Acts 4:1-37

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

The Apostles are persecuted

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of the Apostles continuing to tell others about Jesus despite being imprisoned and beaten. (Acts 5:12-42)

The Apostles continue to tell others about Jesus despite being imprisoned and beaten.

Acts 5:12-42

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Stephen is martyred

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Stephen being chosen as one of seven deacons and later being stoned to death for speaking about Jesus. (Acts 6-7)

Stephen is chosen as one of seven deacons and is later stoned to death for speaking about Jesus.

Acts 6-7

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Paul becomes a Christian

Jesus speaks to Saul (Paul) as he travels to Damascus to persecute Christians. (Acts 7, 8:1-3, 9:1-31)

Jesus speaks to Saul (Paul) as he travels to Damascus to persecute Christians.

Acts 7, 8:1-3, 9:1-31

Contributed by Basic Training Bible Ministries

Philip and Simon the sorceror

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Philip preaching in Samaria and the conversion of Simon the sorceror. (Acts 8:1-25)

Philip preaching in Samaria and the conversion of Simon the sorceror.

Acts 8:1-25

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

The conversion of Saul (Paul)

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Jesus appearing to Saul (Paul) as he travelled to Damascus to arrest the Christians there. (Acts 9:1-31)

Jesus appears to Saul (Paul) as he travels to Damascus to arrest the Christians there.

Acts 9:1-31

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Saul sees the light

Saul becomes a Christian after Jesus spoke to him on the way to Damascus. (Acts 9:1-8)

Saul becomes a Christian after Jesus spoke to him on the way to Damascus.

Acts 9:1-8

Contributed by Lambsongs: Jill Kemp and Richard Gunther

Peter's miraculous escape from prison

When Peter is put is prison, Christians meeting to pray cannot believe it when God miraculously releases him. (Acts 12:1-24)

When Peter is put is prison, Christians meeting to pray cannot believe it when God miraculously releases him.

Acts 12:1-24

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Paul in Cyprus

God calls Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary trip. (Acts 13:1-49)

God calls Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary trip.

Acts 13:1-49

Contributed by YoMinistry.com

Paul and Barnabas in Antioch and Iconium

Paul's first missionary journey. Paul and Barnabas visit Antioch and Iconium. (Acts 13:13-14:7)

Paul's first missionary journey. Paul and Barnabas visit Antioch and Iconium.

Acts 13:13-14:7

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Paul And Barnabas In Turkey

Paul and Barnabas visit Iconium, Lystra and Derbe. (Acts 14:1-26)

Paul and Barnabas visit Iconium, Lystra and Derbe.

Acts 14:1-26

Contributed by YoMinistry.com

Paul and Barnabas In Lystra and Derbe

Paul's first missionary journey. Paul and Barnabas visit Lystra and Derbe. (Acts 14:8-28)

Paul's first missionary journey. Paul and Barnabas visit Lystra and Derbe.

Acts 14:8-28

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

The Jailor who became a Christian

Paul and Silas are unjustly imprisoned in Philippi but when an earthquake strikes the jailor becomes a Christian. (Acts 16:16-40)

Paul and Silas are unjustly imprisoned in Philippi but when an earthquake strikes the jailor becomes a Christian.

Acts 16:16-40

Contributed by Rev. Henry Martin

Paul in Thessalonica and Berea

Paul and Silas are forced out of Thessalonica by a mob but the people in Berea listen carefully. (Acts 17:1-15)

Paul and Silas are forced out of Thessalonica by a mob but the people in Berea listen carefully.

Acts 17:1-15

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Paul in Corinth

Paul works with Priscilla and Aquila as a tent-maker while sharing the gospel in Corinth. (Acts 18:1-18)

Paul works with Priscilla and Aquila as a tent-maker while sharing the gospel in Corinth.

Acts 18:1-18

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Silversmiths in Ephesus riot against 'The Way'

Silversmiths in Ephesus riot as people turn to Christ.  (Acts 19:23-41)

Silversmiths in Ephesus riot as people turn to Christ.

Acts 19:23-41

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Paul in bondage

Paul is arrested in Jerusalem and held as a prisoner in Caesarea before being sent for trial in Rome. (Acts 21-26)

Paul is arrested in Jerusalem and held as a prisoner in Caesarea before being sent for trial in Rome.

Acts 21-26

Contributed by YoMinistry.com

Paul arrested in Jerusalem

Paul is falsely accused and arrested in Jerusalem.  (Acts 21:27-23:35)

Paul is falsely accused and arrested in Jerusalem.

Acts 21:27-23:35

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Paul's trial before Felix

Paul faces trial before Roman Governor Felix. (Acts 24:1-27)

Paul faces trial before Roman Governor Felix.

Acts 24:1-27

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Paul's trial before Festus and Agrippa

Paul's trial before Festus and Agrippa. (Acts 25:1-26:32 )

Paul's trial before Festus and Agrippa.

Acts 25:1-26:32

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Paul the soldier - suffers for his faith

Paul explains the suffering he has endured for being a soldier for Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:23-27)

Paul explains the suffering he has endured for being a soldier for Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:23-27

Contributed by Basic Training Bible Ministries

Paul's last days

The final events in Paul's life pulled together from the clues in letters to Timothy and Titus. (1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus)

The final events in Paul's life pulled together from the clues in letters to Timothy and Titus.

1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus

Contributed by Sweet Publishing
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