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Bible Stories

  • This story, from the book of Acts chapter 8, begins with Philip the Evangelist visited by an Angel who tells him to travel south from Jerusalem where he meets an Ethiopian eunuch along the road. Philip helps the eunuch understand the gospel of Jesus and then baptizes him in nearby water. A wonderful example of the teachings of Christ spreading through the world.
  • Daniel interpreted a dream of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, in which the king saw a giant statue made of four metals. As he watched, a stone "not cut by human hands" destroyed the statue and became a mountain filling the whole world. Daniel explained to the king that the statue represented four successive kingdoms beginning with Babylon, while the stone and mountain signified a kingdom established by God which would never be destroyed nor given to another people.
  • As a newborn, Moses is placed in a basket and hidden in the Nile to save his life from Pharoah's orders to kill all Hebrew sons. He is found by Pharoah's daughter who takes pity on him and allows him to live. Pharoah's daughter raises and gives him the name, Moses, as she "drew him out of the water." Amazingly, this one saved Hebrew son would go on to deliver the Israelites from Egypt.
  • During Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples, he predicted that Peter would deny knowledge of him, stating that Peter would disown him before the rooster crowed the next morning. Following the arrest of Jesus, Peter denied knowing him three times, but after the third denial heard the rooster crow and recalled the prediction as Jesus turned to look at him.
  • When Moses goes to Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments, the Israelites create a Golden Calf to worship from their impatience of his absence. Upon returning, Moses is very angered by the false idol they have created and destroys both the tablets given to him and their Golden Calf. Moses tells the Israelites they have "sinned a great sin" and seeks atonement from God.
  • Gideon was the fifth judge over Israel in the book of Judges. He is introduced in chapter 6 of the book while he was harvesting wheat and hiding from the Midianites. An angel came to him and called upon him to "save Israel from the hand of Midian." With the help of God, Gideon goes on to destroy the Altar of Baal and miraculously defeat the army of Midian with only 300 men.
  • The story of Abimelech presents a malevolent example of a leader. He commanded by force, murdered his opposition, and led in such a manner that even his subjects sought to overthrow him. In contrast to the positive lead of his father, Abimelech focused on his own personal gain, hurting many in the process.
  • John the Baptist, well-known for baptizing Jesus in the river Jordan, is commonly referred to as the precursor or forerunner of Jesus. There are many parallels to the lives of John the Baptist and Jesus, as they both preached about repentance and the Kingdom of God and criticized the religious leaders of their day. Additionally, they were both considered martyrs persecuted by officials of the Roman Empire.
  • In a dream-like vision, Ezekiel sees himself standing in a valley full of dry human bones, where he is commanded to carry a prophecy to revitalize the people of Israel. Read the full Bible story of the "Valley of Dry Bones" and learn the meaning behind this biblical account.

  • The first of three resurrection appearances found in Luke, Jesus joins two men traveling from Jerusalem and is recognized as the crucified savior after breaking and blessing bread at their supper in Emmaus.
  • In this story, from the book of Luke, Jesus helps Simon and other fishermen catch a plentiful load of fish and then teaches them to be Fishers of Men as his disciples. Read more about this inspiring tale of Jesus calling upon the First Disciples.
  • Through the miracle of the Burning Bush, Moses is informed he has been chosen to rescue God's people from slavery in Egypt. This was one of many miraculous feats God would perform to deliver the Israelites to the Promised Land of Canaan. Read more about this remarkable story.
  • Read the full Bible account of Moses parting the Red Sea, delivering the Israelites from the army of Pharoah. Moses is chosen by God to lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and into the land of Canaan, which God has promised to them. A miracle is performed at the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to escape from the pursuing Egyptian Army.

  • The Parable of the Lost Sheep is a wonderful story told by Jesus to illustrate the love and compassion that God has for those who His. He will leave his flock to find you!
  • The Sermon on the Mount is recorded in the Bible book of Matthew 5. Jesus was just beginning his early ministry after being baptized by John and was traveling through Galilee. On a mountainside, not far from Capernaum, Jesus stopped to give his longest and most popular sermon. Jesus' teachings in this message include what's known as the Lord's Prayer as well as the Beatitudes. The focus of the Sermon on the Mount was how to live a life pleasing to God and the characteristics of Christian discipleship.
  • Both the Old and the New Testament speak of the truth of the Jesus being raised from death - Jesus testified of his resurrection before he died on the cross and his disciples witnessed his body after the resurrection. Below are the Bible verses and Scriptures that both prophecize of the resurrection and testify of it’s reality after Christ’s death.
  • Read the full Bible story of the Greatest Commandment when Jesus taught a crowd about the righteous path of faith.

  • The Biblical account of Jacob wrestling with God is a difficult one for many to understand. Jacob was trying to do life his own way.

  • The story of Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego from the Bible book of Daniel 6 tells us of three Jewish boys who refused to bow down to the King of Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar.

  • Read about the miraculous birth of the Jesus and why this one event changed the course of history and the future of mankind.

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