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About 'Free Christian Illustrations' & Us.

 

Free Christian Illustrations’ is a non-denominational website created by a husband and wife team, Ian & Sue Coate.  They have used their artist ability and computer skills to freely pass on the biblical truths that they in turn have freely learnt.  Anyone who desires these Christian Illustrations can use them without cost or obligation. In the sentiment of Matthew 10:8, freely we have received, freely we give.

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Ian Coate artistIan Coate is a military artist and freelance illustrator. He joined the Royal Australian Survey Corps in the late 1980’s and was trained as an illustrator and military photographer. In the mid 1990’s, Ian left the army to become a home-dad and pursue a career as an artist/illustrator. Since then, Ian has produced an endless volume and variety of illustrations for magazines and books. In his capacity as a visual historian, his artworks are on display at museums around Australia, while his military prints are owned by collectors worldwide. If you wish to know more about Ian's other works, you are invited to visit his website at: www.iancoate.com

Sue Coate in TimorSue Coate enlisted in the Australian army in the mid 80's. She changed from the Royal Australian Corps of Transport to the Royal Australian Signals Corps. Sue served 17 years in the army attaining the rank of Sergeant. She served a 7 month tour in Timor as part of INTERFET in 1999, before leaving the military in 2001.
Sue is now a Senior Systems Engineer.  She keeps herself very fit by competing in the Masters Athletics.   Ian & Sue’s three children have all grown up and become soldiers, nurses and teachers.

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Getting in Contact

Getting in ContactIan Coate Sue CoateWe would love hearing from you. Please email us at: ianandsue@freechristianillustrations.com

If there has been a long delay in us replying to you, we are probably lost somewhere in the Australian bush and we'll reply as soon as we are found.

Emails from You.

We are constantly amazed how our small ministry is being used around the world. We love hearing where our illustrations have reached.  It certainly encourages us to continue producing 'Free Christian Illustrations'.

Below are excerpts of some emails we have gratefully received:

I'm a Chinese. Now I'm in HangZhou china. And I'm prepare my sunday school class. I want to thank you for your web and pictures, because I can use these in my class, and these pictures are really useful, helpful and so nice. God bless you, thank you again.
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I am Shiela, 29 years old and l am from the Philippines.  I really want to thank our LORD JESUS CHRIST for this free Christian illustration site and to you all. I always enter and leave the site blessed.
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My name is Byron and I am a Christian teacher and principal at a small private school in the state of Washington, United States. I found your wonderful site about three months ago. I have been using the Bible clip art for a Bible game for my students in grades 3-8. It has been a great way for them to learn the Bible and to know Jesus better. They love all the interesting faces and characterizations! I appreciate all you are doing with this. I check often for new clip art images to use in our game at school. I am looking forward to more Bible characters. Keep up the good work!
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Just wanted to say thanks.  I have just found your website and have used some material to fill space in our Parish Magazine. Best wishes from Edwina, South Wales, UK
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Hello from Santa Cruz, Bolivia!  I just wanted to write and thank you for providing your materials for free.  I have worked in Bolivia 28 years (in November) and I have spent many, many hours looking for and using graphics to illustrate my lessons (I am not artistic in the slightest).  Almost all websites, with half-decent graphics, charge for them - and sometimes quite a bit.  Your graphics are top-notch and so I was very impressed, not only by the quality, but by the fact that you offer them for free.   Anyway, a great big THANK YOU all the way from South America.  Carolyn.
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I just wanted to say that your labor is definitely not in vain!  Thank you so much for having this website.  I am a home school mom and a children's bible study teacher and it not always easy to have free resources.  God Bless your family and ministry.  Glory to God, and happy thanksgiving.
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Greetings to you in the matchless name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  I am from Mumbai, India… From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank both of you - Ian and Sue. I couldn't help but somehow search for your email so that I can tell you personally how grateful I am (and we are!) for what you do. Not just because we are taking a few of your illustrations, but because of the heart that God has given you! It encourages me to do the same. Needless to say, I am absolutely a fan of your illustrations, but more than that, a fan of your heart. Thank you so much once again!  Blessen.
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I would like to thank you for your wonderful illustrations that you have on the web site. They have helped me so much in life. Most of the illustrations are talking about my life style and putting me back on the right track. Christopher
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My name's Andesson. I'm Brazilian and I'm 21 years old. I'm a Protestant Christian and loved your website illustrations… God bless your family and your beautiful work . Know that through small gestures many lives can be transformed , and through these illustrations, many hearts are being filled by good things . Once again : Thank you, God bless you! Obrigado, amigos em Jesus!
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I have been blessed reading your short illustrations. I get to preach quite often and these illustrations come in handy. Thanks and God bless you. Regards, Tom.
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I came across your website this week and just wanted to let you know how blessed I was to see all that was available for me to use.  I teach the preschool class at my church. I love that age; they are like sponges and I am really surprised how much they do learn. Thank you soooo much for your giving and open heart to make my teaching a whole lot easier and colorful. God bless you and looking forward to seeing more of your work and illustrations. In His Service, Pat.
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I just discovered your website and wanted to thank you for sharing your gifts so generously.   The analogies and illustrations are not only creative, eye-catching, and easy to understand, but they are solidly biblical and grounded in the Word and its truths.
I don’t usually send emails of this nature, but I’m just very impressed by the content and touched by your heart to share it freely.   Thank you!  Helina.
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I just wanted to say thanks for the free Christian illustrations. I'm a catholic priest and I love to draw illustrations as well, so I'm hoping to look at your work for inspiration. I'm impressed by your way of teaching through these illustrations and I'm interested in doing the same for the Catholic faith. Rev.Addisalem.
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I'd just like to say that the Bible UNO / Old Maid / Go Fish cards that I've put together using your clip arts are a great hit with my Sabbath School students. Thanks for uploading that resource for us teachers to use for free.  Your biblical motto "through grace, we have freely received, through grace we freely give" has inspired me to do the same…  Marissa
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Thank you so much, Ian and Sue.  Helps me a lot to grow more in Christ and share my faith to others. Alma.
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I haven't been with you very long but long enough to appreciate what a blessing you are to the Christian community.  Your illustrations are phenomenal and have been able to use them easily in conjunction with our youth Bible studies. Thank you and God Bless your work. Steve
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My name is Ratna, at first I need to thanks to Jesus for you two who let us to use your illustrations for free. Thanks for the ebook, biblecard, and the bibleclipart, thats very helpful for me and my team, specially for my sunday school students. Yup, i am a Sunday school teacher at Malang city, Jawa Timur, Indonesia. I hope, i can receive weekly illustration email from you, to enrich my material lessons and make my students love to learn about bible more and more with your illustration. Jesus bless you  and your family always, more than you be blessing for me and my students through your creation.
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I was just perusing through the internet to find some illustrated art with which to teach Children. I came across your wonderful work. I just want to say I am deeply moved by your love for the lord. May your wells never dry up in Jesus name.  SD Abraham.
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I am Ptr. Daniel … a baptist church preacher… I was so blessed that I've found your site and read some of your write-ups with funny pictures. I downloaded it and saved it to my usb…   I was encouraged by your dedication to freely give and share your talents for God's glory. Praise God for that, I actually prayed for your family when I read your simple testimony and saw your pictures with ma'm Sue.  May God continue to use your life and talents for God's glory and be a help to some ordinary pastors like me.
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I am Robert from Cape Town in SA and just want to say thanks a lot for this excellent site you two have and it is really inspiring to read through. Thanks again and have a wonderful day. God bless.
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I just want to say I just discovered your site and asked myself why haven't I discovered this before. It's hard not to instantly become a fan of your apologetics-related material, what with the lively illustrations and sound arguments—I will definitely be using them for my small group, which is for some reason consisted of thinkers, one being even agnostic.  That said, your free stuff are such HUGE blessings to me. I am pretty sure that with this tool, my group and I will grow deeper in our relationship with and knowledge of God.  James.
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I have just found your website.  What a terrific find!  Thank you! We are beginning our second year in our Christian school, so your website will be a great resource. Thanks for your work to offer free Christian resources. Bev
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I want to thank you for the great clip art at your website. I direct a children's program at our church and we are teaching the children about Redemptive history. I used your clip art to make a visual so that they can see human history as it is taught in scripture... This was a huge help in keeping the children engaged. Thank you. Coralie.
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God bless your ministry and hard work - so talented, catchy and useful. Yu-Ping
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HI, MY NAME IS KEFREN AND MY WIFE’S NAME IS MARCE WE LIVE IN TEXAS, AND WE JUST WANNA THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE WORD THRU THIS ILUSTRATIONS.  IT HAS BLESSED US (MY WIFE AND I).  MAY THE LORD KEEP BLESSING YOU AND GIVING YOU WISDOM TO KEEP SHARING THE MESSAGE THAT BRINGS SALVATION TO ANYONE THAT IS SEARCHING FOR IT
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My name is Jenny. I am from Malaysia. I thank God for leading me to your website. I am currently a volunteer teacher to the Myanmar refugees in Malaysia. There are 70 Myanmar refugee schools registered with UNHCR here. The school that I teach in has 150 kids aged between 6 to 18. I teach the older children who understand English and they are in Year 6 and Form 1. And I also teach once in a while in a care group of my church. Recently I discover your website as I was searching for some
stories and illustration to help me teach better.
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THIS WEBSITE IS ASTOUNDING!!!  WHAT A BLESSING!!!  I hope it remains available in cyberspace forever.   Thank you soooo much for sharing your talents and your Christian messages and lessons.  Awesome.  Well done. With Love in Christ, Hope. (Ontario, Canada)
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Greetings from the Philippines.  I'd like to commend your work in spreading the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ through your website and your generosity in freely giving as we Christians have freely received…  I truly enjoyed your website and felt uplifted by your work of love in Jesus' name.  Your brother in Christ, Steve .
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God bless you guys for following his leading to put up this website. I just felt the Holy Spirit lead me to go to christian illustrations on google, and I found what you guys put up. May God increase you and take you to the next level. I see people receiving healings in various aspects of their lives through this ministry. God himself will broadcast you. In Jesus name. Thanks for being a blessing. Odunjo.
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I've just discovered your website & your fantastic illustrations via a children's ministry website…
I've been involved in Children's Ministry for over 25 years & I'm always looking for clipart etc to use with lessons I write. My husband & I are Aussie missionaries & church planters in Reunion Island & France so I need to write my own material most of the time as there's not a lot of up-to-date resources available for kids & teens that share the Gospel…
Thank your for your "freely received, freely give" policy as well - a rare attitude in the Christian scene today. I work on the same basis for my resources in French. May God continue to bless you as you serve Him in this way. Denise.
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I just wanted to thank you for offering your illustrations to use for free. I was looking for something like this for our Lutheran Preschool Fun Fair to use for our Christian based games and when I came across your site I knew I hit the jackpot! I will be using your art and other resources from your site for many of our church activities. Hillary.
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It is difficult to find good Christian art that is free to use. I write the weekly church bulletin and I find that “a picture is worth a thousand words” especially with the very young and the elderly who may not have the attention span or energy to read all the words…  God bless you and thanks so much. Linda.

 

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Thank you to the many people who have sat through a session of me reading Illustrations at them. Special thanks to my Mum & Dad, John & Eileen Mennen and David Webb who have given graciously of their time to edit these Illustrations, and to Alan and Caroline Garstone, Geoff and Sabine Badart, Peter and Zoe Berringer, & Murray Bell, whose support and insightful comments have enabled these Illustrations and web site to come to fruition.

We would further acknowledge and thank Berachah Church, Faith Bible Church, Cross Road Bible Church, Grace Resources and Basic Training Bible Ministries, their faithful teaching and free distribution of God's Word has enabled us to grow in Grace - even in some of the remotest regions in Australia.

Gordon CallowTribute to LCPL Gordon Callow

Gordon Callow’s virtue and attitude to life convinced me of the truth to Christianity just as much as his logical argument.
Gordon was a soldier in the Australian SAS who died on 12 June 1996 when two Black Hawk helicopters crashed at the High Range training area near Townsville in Queensland.
He is well remembered and his impact continues.

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Designed by Ian & Sue Coate (Copyright - Ian Coate)