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Matney Woodard

Christian Stories, Songs and Sermons

This Animal Parable is the story of a cat named Echo who befriended Joseph in prison. She learns that when you give God your best, it opens the door for Him to give His best to you.

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This Animal Parable is based on the Gospel account of Peter catching a fish with a coin in its mouth. Found only in the book of Matthew, this fishing trip was God’s way of supplying money to pay the Temple tax for both Jesus and Peter. This story confirms God’s willingness to meet all your needs, sometimes through extraordinary means.

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Samson & Dakota

Posted by Harrison on September 16, 2011
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You’ve heard the story of Samson and Delilah, but what about Samson and Dakota? Dakota was a very special dog that lived in a Philistine prison. Her life was forever changed when she met Samson and obeyed God. An Animal Parable about friendship.

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Rockwell’s Dream

Posted by Harrison on September 15, 2011
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Elijah the prophet appeared before the king and boldly declared that there would be no rain. God then told Elijah to go to the wilderness where He had commanded ravens to bring him food. This Animal Parable is about the ravens that fed Elijah. When we are living by faith in God's Word, we can be assured that God will provide everything we need.

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This is the story of the three wise men and their camels: Erin, Nina, and Penda. The camels asked God to send them on a great adventure and boy did He ever! Saddle-up for the journey of a lifetime. A perfect Christian Christmas or Epiphany story for kids.

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Roxie’s Big News

Posted by Harrison on September 12, 2011
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Roxie was a little dove who waited patiently for Jesus to return. Her faith was rewarded when she was the first to see Jesus Easter morning and announce the news of his resurrection to the world.

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Hanna’s Parade

Posted by Harrison on September 5, 2011
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All four Gospels record the story of Jesus riding on a donkey into Jerusalem. This story is based on that parade. Hanna was a little sick donkey who desperately wanted to be healthy enough to work for her master. After meeting Jesus, she is healed and her dream comes true. A perfect Palm Sunday story for kids.

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All four Gospels record the story of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with only a few fish and some bread. This Animal Parable tells the story of Michael and his cat Kenji. They shared their food with Jesus and fed the entire audience and received an abundance in return. This story confirms that when we give our best to God, we will always get abundance back from Him.

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Luke records in his Gospel the story of the shepherds visiting Jesus in a manger. This Christmas story is based on that meeting. Kirsi was only a little lamb who desperately wanted to see baby Jesus. Facing friend and foe, she makes her way to Bethlehem and discovers that finally seeing Jesus was well worth the journey.

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God commanded Jonah to go and preach to Ninevah. Instead he boarded a ship and fled in the other direction. During a terrible storm, Jonah was cast overboard to save the ship. God sent a fish to swallow and protect Jonah. This Animal Parable is the story of that fish named Hollis.

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