Season 3 Episode #47 Intro to the Covenant Stories
Almost 50 years ago, I was bussed to a church on Sunday’s while my mom went to visit my dad in the hospital. This gave my mom time to visit with Dad, and bring him home and get him comfortable to visit with the entire family and have an early Sunday dinner before Mom and my brothers and sisters drove Dad back to the Nursing home to visit him almost every other day after school. This routine lasted about a year, until Dad died. I cried and cried, and clung to my new friend Jesus that I met in Sunday School.
My Sunday School Teacher gave me a book. It was a little white Bible, and told me to read it. Mom thought I was taking this whole “saved” thing a bit far, and didn’t think I needed to be reading the Bible. I found some uninterrupted time to read under the covers at night with a flashlight. I didn’t remember any other instructions on reading the book, so I did what I usually did with books... I flipped to the end to see if it was a happy ending. So I read the last portion of the book. It was called Revelation.
Guess what? As a child, that book was ever so scary! It was an epic tale of testimonial proportions with peoples in far off lands, trumpets, golden candlesticks, and swords. It intrigued me beyond measure, but I think reading Revelation at the age of ten, knowing that his was a true tale of things to come, created a heart within me that never wanted to watch scary movies. I had seen the worst of things to come, and wanted no part of it pretend movies.
I had lots of questions after finishing the book. Dad was gone, and mom was busy raising a large brood all on her own so she was happy to keep sending us to church on the bus, and I was happy to keep hearing these Bible stories explained.
I heard tales of the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus. As I grew, most of the churches I attended in my youth, would tell the stories of these Bible Characters. After I married, my husband and I read the Bible from beginning to end, and I saw that there were many more stories of other people in the Bible that helped us to learn God’s heart.
We had two sons, and I became involved in serving in the children’s ministry as they grew. I taught out own two sons, as well as others in Sunday School about the Famous Stories of the Bible about The Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, David, and Jesus. As a family, we sat under verse by verse teaching and these familiar stories were brought to life. I continued to share these famous Bible stories to the children at VBS, in Sunday school, Homeschool youth classes, and even women’s ministry.
I would take groups of children through a “walk thru the Bible” tour that the entire church would help set up each year to give children and parents from the community, a visual story telling of the events of the Bible, once again focusing on these main stories.
Several years later, I was teaching a Women’s Bible study on the Covenants of the Bible... Listen to the Podcast to learn more... Intro to the Covenant Stories