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Matney Woodard

Christian Stories, Songs and Sermons

In Luke Chapter 1, an angel appeared to Mary, a virgin, and announced that she would be the mother of Jesus. After some clarifying banter, Mary declared, “Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” (Luke 1:38) She recognized her role as a servant in God’s plan to send Jesus into the world. However, everything hinged on her believing God’s Word spoken by the angel. Mary was an excellent choice, because she confidently confessed faith in His Word. She is a wonderful example for all Believers on how to hear, believe, and act on God’s Word.

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Widow And Unjust Judge Parable

Posted by Harrison on March 19, 2013
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Jesus And The Widow And The Unjust Judge Parable

By Harrison Woodard

And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? — Luke 18:6-8 <KJV>

Based on Luke 18:1-8

Jesus was discussing what would happen during the End Times, and the events surrounding his return. He then told them a parable.

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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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Palm Sunday Parade

Posted by Harrison on July 21, 2011
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This Bible story is based on Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Found in all 4 Gospels in your Bible, we celebrate Palm Sunday to remind us that Jesus has come and is now with us for all eternity.

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The Centurion & Faith That Impresses God

Posted by Harrison on July 21, 2011
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This story is based on Jesus healing the Centurion's servant found in the book of Matthew & Luke in your Bible. The Centurion, a Roman officer and Gentile, demonstrates simple, yet powerful faith in God's Word. God doesn't want a bunch of religious nonsense, just people who will simply trust Him and His Word with all their heart. That's the kind of faith that impresses God!

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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 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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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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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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