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Matney Woodard

Christian Stories, Songs and Sermons

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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This Bible lesson is based on the story The Three Camels. A story about 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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This Animal Parable Bible Lesson is based on the Christian children's story, Roxie's Big News. Roxie was a little dove who waited patiently for Jesus to return. Her faith was rewarded when she was the first to see Jesus 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 riding on a donkey into Jerusalem. This Bible lesson on faith & healing is based the children's story Hanna's Parade, a story about 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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There is no better friend than Jesus. That is the message of this Christian poem by Frances Matney Woodard.

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A Christian poem by Frances Matney Woodard on the joy, peace and love that comes from a relationship with Jesus.

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Jesus frees a woman that has been bound by Satan for 18 years. A Bible story based on Luke 13:10-17.

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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'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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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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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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