• Stories from the Old Testament

    Stories from the Old Testament

    The Old Testament is full of great stories of adventure and here are a few for you to read

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Stories From The Old Testament
When God created the universe.... ...did he have to sit down and plan it all out first? (And if he did, where did he sit down? He hadn’t thought up chairs yet!) Or did He just think it all up…
Before there was anything.... ...there was God Before there was ice cream and chocolate sauce; or popcorn and pop; or computers, DVDs, TVs and Mp3s; or the sun, the moon and the stars - or even space itself - God…
Back in the day.... ...when God first made the Earth, God looked down and he saw that there was no one to take care of it. So God reached down into the ground and scooped up some stuff from the…
Adam was sad.... Even though the garden God had made for him was the most beautiful place there could ever be, Adam was lonely. Adam needed some company. So God reached into the ground again and took some more stuff…
This is the story.... ...the old people from long ago told their children about how bad things came into the perfect world God had made. Things were going along quite nicely in the perfect place that God had made for…
Adam and Even knew better. They knew God said not to eat the fruit from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. But they did it anyway. They turned away from the way God wanted them to go.…
So God sent ... ...Adam and Eve out of the perfect garden he had made for them. Now they were going to have to work hard for their food and their clothes. And because of their sin, so would every…
Back in the days ... ... of Adam and Eve, people lived a long, LONG time. If your grandpa lives to be a hundred years old these days, you think, "Boy - he is really OLD!" Adam lived until he…
Old Methuselah ... ... finally died. It was a long, long time since the days when God walked with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, and things had changed. Everyone forgot about God. They didn't pray to him…
But God was watching. He saw what a terrible place the world had become. He saw that everyone was lying, and cheating, and killing. He saw that no one cared about doing what was good and right anymore. And God…
Noah looked up. The sky was turning gray, and Noah thought to himself, “It looks like rain.” And so, with one, big last push, he got that reluctant elephant up into the ark. Whew! 100 years is a long time…
And so ... ... Noah and his family waited in the ark. Up and down, and up and down, they tossed on the waves. Everywhere they looked, they saw nothing but water. For 150 days the ark tossed on those…
Noah did a strange thing. At least it would seem very strange to us today. The ark was safely on dry ground again. A few minutes before, it was filled with growling, barking, honking, purring animals. Now the door was…
Aren't we wonderful? “Yes! Aren’t we great!” “Splendid!” “We are absolutely splendiferous! Why, we are SO wonderful, let’s build a magnificent city to show just how wonderful we are!” Oh, oh. The people who came after Noah were at it…
Many years after the time of Noah ... ... ...there was a man named Abram. Abram was a good man who owned many sheep and cattle. He lived with his wife Sarai in the land of Haran. But he had…
You laughed! “No, I didn’t!” “Yes, you did!” “No, I didn’t! “Yes, you did!” Abraham said to his wife Sarah. She did laugh. But now she was afraid to say so, because she had laughed at something she heard God…
Yikes! Abraham was getting old! He was 99 years old when God appeared to him again. God said to him, “I am the Almighty God! Obey me and always do what is right!” Abram fell to the ground, with his…
Sarah was getting old too! One day Abraham was sitting by the door of his tent. He looked up and saw three men standing in the hot sun. As soon as he saw them, he ran out to greet them.…
God loves us so much! God has filled the world with wonderful things so we can know how good he is! But wait a minute. Sometimes things aren’t so wonderful. People are mean to each other, and they hurt each…
What was God doing? He just asked Abraham to do a very hard thing. Sometimes it is hard to know why God does the things he does. We may never know. But we know two things. God loves us. And…
Abraham was a rich man. God blessed Abraham in every way. He blessed him with great herds of sheep and cattle, camels and donkeys; tents filled with treasures of silver and gold, and servants to take care of it all.…
Do you ever fight with your brothers and sisters? Nah! I’m sure you don’t... too much! Here’s the story of two brothers who were fighting with each other even before they were born! It led to much trouble and unhappiness…
    Isaac was old now. He was bent over. The hair he had left on his head had turned white. And he could no longer see. He knew he would die soon. And so he called his son Esau.…
You have to leave this place! Esau was not very happy with his brother Jacob, to say the least. First, Jacob cheated Esau out of his birthright for a lousy bowl of soup. Now Jacob had stolen his Father’s last…
Jacob was on the run! He was running from his brother Esau. Jacob had tricked his brother out of their father’s blessing, and now Esau was so angry, he wanted to kill him. So Jacob was traveling east, to the…
God saw ... ... that Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah. He also saw how it hurt Leah to be loved less (it always hurts to be loved less, so always love the best you can!). “What troubles I have,”…
Uncle Laban ... ...was getting grumpy in his old age. “It’s time for me to go back home,” Jacob said to him one day. “You had a few sheep and goats before I got here, and now you have many,…
Jacob wrestled with God .. ... all night long. We can’t be certain exactly what happened that night, but maybe it was something like this. Jacob was moving again. He pulled up the stakes of his tents, and he and…
Esau didn't like his brother much. And he had good reason. Jacob was always taking his stuff. Of course, it wasn’t just taking his shirt without asking. And it was worse than borrowing his CDs, or taking the batteries from…
It's easy to let God slip. It’s easy to forget to pray. It’s easy to forget all the good things God has done for us, and to forget to thank him every day. It’s easy to get so busy doing…
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