Jesus was a master at using illustrations in his teaching. Those who seek to be effective in teaching God's word will do well to follow his example. This section contains illustrations that have been gathered and/or submitted from many sources. Some are complete stories, some are instances, some allegories, parallels, or poems and even if there is some fact in some of them, they should all be considered illustrations, not statements of fact. Where we are certian of the factual nature of a story, references will be added at the end. Where the illustration is a poem or other identifiable intellectual property, the author is listed if we know who it is, otherwise, to us it is "unknown". If there is any illustration here that should be removed for any reason, please feel free to contact the administrators of this site.