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Christian Stories, Songs and Sermons

Simon’s Net-breaking, Boat-sinking Catch of Fish

Posted by Harrison on July 21, 2011
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This story is based on Simon's abundant catch of fish found in Luke in your Bible. Simon had fished all night with no success. He needed some fish. Jesus needed a place to preach. When Simon let Jesus use his boat, it opened the door for Jesus to meet his need with a net-breaking, boat-sinking load of fish.

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The Prodigal Son

Posted by Harrison on July 21, 2011
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This parable is found in Luke and perfectly illustrates God's incredible capacity to love and forgive. If you haven't read this parable lately, read it again and meditate on all the truths so brilliantly portrayed.

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This story is based on the angel's announcement to the shepherds of the birth of God's son, Jesus in Bethlehem. After the shepherds heard the good news, they immediately ran to see the Nativity for themselves.

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This story is based on the angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary of the birth of God's son, Jesus. Mary, a simple virgin from Nazareth, had enough faith to trust God's Word and be the mother to the world's Savior.

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The Birth of John the Baptist

Posted by Harrison on July 15, 2011
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This story is based on the angel Gabriel's announcement to Zacharias of the birth of his son John. Even though Zacharias was a righteous man, he still had some doubt concerning what Gabriel had said. God in His mercy gave him a gentle reminder that every Word from God can always be trusted.

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Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat – Praise Works!

Posted by Harrison on July 15, 2011
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A Bible story from 2 Chronicles 20:1-30. When 3 armies invade Judah, King Jehoshaphat knew that God would protect his country. He marched the army out to face the enemy led by a choir singing praises to God. But there would be no battle that day. God had already given them the victory!

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Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego & The Fiery Furnace

Posted by Harrison on July 14, 2011
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A Bible story from Daniel 3:1-30. Three young men refuse to sin, and by doing so, defy the most powerful ruler in the world, a crime worthy of a fiery death. When they put their trust in God, there is nothing to fear.

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David and Goliath & Some Giant-slaying Faith

Posted by Harrison on July 14, 2011
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A Bible story from 1 Samuel. A young shepherd boy faces a 10-foot tall warrior and proves to his countrymen that God was still willing to fight on the side of those that put their complete trust in Him.

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Ruth – Seed of Love and Harvest of Blessing

Posted by Harrison on July 11, 2011
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A Bible story from the Book of Ruth. Ruth put her faith in God and began sowing seeds of love and harvested an abundance of blessings for both her, Naomi and eventually all of Israel.

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A Bible story from Joshua 1-6. God gives Joshua a most peculiar plan for defeating Jericho. Seven days later and the city was theirs by faith.

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Heli, The Star of Bethlehem – Christmas Play

Posted by Harrison on July 9, 2011
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HELI, THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM

A Christmas Play

(Based from the original short story by Harrison Woodard)

Adaptation by Rosario E. Dunning with permission from author

 

Read the original story.

 

SCENE 1

(A rumbling sound is heard and then we hear (not see) God speaking…as the lights grow brighter. The Angel Gabriel walks on stage…)

GOD: Gabriel, I have to use something really important to announce the coming of my son.

GABRIEL: (Looking towards the light.) Of course you do my Lord, after all He will be King. HUMMMM! Everything you do is big. Let’s see…. In the beginning when you created the heavens and the earth you said, let there be light….

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An original Christian Christmas story about a little star who learns that God doesn't look for the biggest or the brightest, but those willing to put their complete faith in what He can do in their lives. This is the story of the Christmas star that announced the birth of Jesus and directed the wise men to Bethlehem.

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The Carpenter and the Little End Table

Posted by Harrison on July 9, 2011
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A Christian short story about the love between a creator and his creation. We are God's masterpiece. He wants us restored, perfect and under His protection, love and care.

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An original Christian short story about transforming life into a masterpiece worthy of display in Heaven's Art Gallery.

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God Loves You. God Loves Me!

Posted by Harrison on July 9, 2011
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God Loves You. God Loves Me!

Words by Harrison Woodard

Author Commentary


Use this song to remind children how much God loves us!

 

Sung to the tune “This Old Man”


God loves you. God loves me!

He’s not some made-up fantasy.

Put your trust in him and you’ll never be alone.

In your heart He will make His home.


God is good. God is great!

Turn to Him its never too late.

Give your heart to Him and He always will be near.

In His arms you will have no fear.

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That’s How We Live As Christians

Posted by Harrison on July 9, 2011
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Jesus Christ Is Coming Again

Posted by Harrison on July 9, 2011
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The Creation Song

Posted by Harrison on July 8, 2011
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The Creation Song

Words by Harrison Woodard

Author Commentary

 

“This song (The Creation Song) went right along with our Sunday School Unit on the Creation story. Thank you so much for sharing a wonderful song that helped teach this story in such a special way.”
Sarah Reed – Minister of Music
New Covenant United Methodist Church, Sunnyvale, Texas

 

Sung to the tune “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

 

Note: There is no melody change on the 5th day

 

On the first day of creation the good Lord gave to me,
His light, so we all could see

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The Palm Sunday Song

Posted by Harrison on July 8, 2011
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The Palm Sunday Song

Words by Harrison Woodard

Author Commentary

 

“I used the Palm Sunday Song with my children’s choir and it was simply wonderful! The children enjoyed singing the song and it was well received by the members of our church!

Keep up the good work!!”
Kay Impiccini – Children’s Choir Director
Camp Springs Community Church, Camp Springs, Maryland

 

Sung to the tune “She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain”

 

Note: The words in parentheses may be spoken, shouted or omitted.

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