Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bible Storytelling: The Prophet's Story

"A modern myth is that we outgrow stories. When someone asks us to explain who we are, we tell a story. Furthermore, we interpret our personal stories as part of a larger plot. Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going? What’s the point? Is there a God and if so can we know him? Why is there evil in the world?
...The Christian answers these big questions by rehearsing the story of the triune God in creation, the fall of the creatures he made in his own image, the promise of a redeemer through Israel, and the fulfillment of all types and shadows in the incarnation, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and return of Jesus Christ.
The Apostles’ and Nicene creeds are not just a list of key doctrines; they are a confession in the form of a story, our shared testimony to the most significant facts of reality." 

Koinonia  posted this quote earlier this month, and while I do not desire in any way to poach their post, I thought it was an invaluable insight and introduction into storying or presenting the gospel or Biblical truth through a story. In light of the quote above I have included a video storytelling presentation of the gospel (much in the style of the previous Dan Stever's videos) created for Muslim ministry. 

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