Tuesday, January 17, 2012

An 83-year-old Sister in Christ

I did some chronological Bible storying last year with a couple that Hannah and I know. The basic premise is this: most of the Bible is narrative. We teach our children primarily through stories because... it's natural. It work well. It's memorable for those little guys and gals who can't read and don't have much in the way of education. If that works so well for kids, why not try it with adults. After all, if my post here is just a couple of paragraphs, the odds of someone reading it through is rather slim. People are not normally big on reading.

Chronological Bible storying is good because parents can do it with their children. Jesus taught largely through parables, and His methods have been quite effective over the centuries. More and more missionaries are using this method with primarily oral learners, people who don't read or write, either by preference, or by education. Please pray for this 83-year-old sister in Christ who is using stories to share the gospel in a non-threatening way.

May God be glorified.
PA OF COLOMBIA (pah). C is an 83-year-old woman who has been attending chronological Bible storying times with H and D over the past few months. She was recently admitted to the hospital with a ruptured appendix. This woman's seven children and grandchildren (who were previously opposed to her studying the Bible with H and D) asked H to come to the hospital to begin telling the stories to them. He has been praying with and ministering to C and her family. Pray that C will make a decision to give control of her life to Christ and that the family will also be open to the Gospel message. (HT)

"For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s." (Rom. 14:8, ESV)

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