Bible overview videos

The stories are great to read, but since they are meant to be spoken rather than read, here are videos of several stories.

These stories can be used for multiple purposes:

  1. Listen to them for enjoyment or learning about the Bible
  2. As a model from which you can adapt to suit your context
  3. To pass on the link to someone that you only have a chance to tell one story to – that is, as a follow-up.

All videos can be downloaded by clicking on ‘Vimeo’ in the bottom right hand corner, and then finding the download button below the videos in Vimeo.

Bible Overview – 1. Rebellion (Genesis 3:1-15) from Christine Dillon

 

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Bible Overview – 1. Rebellion (Genesis 3:1-15)

 

Bible Overview – 2. Abraham (Genesis 16:1-10) from Christine Dillon

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Bible overview – 3. Plague of Hail Exodus 9:13-28  from Christine Dillon

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Bible Overview – 4. Passover (Exodus 12:29-33) from Christine Dillon

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Bible Overview – 5. Christmas (Luke 2:6-20 )from Christine Dillon

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sound button Bible Overview  – 5. Christmas (Luke 2:6-20)

 

Bible Overview – 6. Authority to forgive sin (Mark 2:1-12) from Christine Dillon

The introduction for this story should be simple. Say something like, “When Jesus was about 30 he started his public ministry of teaching. He chose 12 men to be his disciples. They soon were asking, “Who is Jesus?” as they listened to his teaching and saw his miracles. ”

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sound buttonBible Overview – 6. Authority to forgive sin (Mark 2:1-12) 

 

Bible Overview – 7. Authority over death (John 11:32-53)from Christine Dillon

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Bible Overview – 8. Crucifixion (Luke 23:32-47)  from Christine Dillon

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sound buttonBible Overview – 8. Crucifixion (Luke 23:32-47) 

 

Bible Overview – 9. Resurrection (Luke 24:36-52)  from Christine Dillon

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14 Responses

  1. Martin Olmos says:

    Hi Christine,

    I just finished listening to your story of Abraham (part 2), from Genesis 22.

    Can you imagine using a soap opera to explore this passage deeply, and explicitly pointing to Jesus and his gospel of grace?

    We’re working on a project doing just that:
    http://biblesoapopera.com/listen.html

    This format serves a different purpose than storying, and is aimed at a different audience of oral learners. It intentionally presents a positive and negative model of interpreting this passage, and it can be used to explain non-narrative passages to oral learners. I’d love your thoughts.

    Thank you for these stories and your book – I read it last year and found it very helpful.

    Martin

    • Chris says:

      I think I can imagine anything that allows God’s words to impact and change hearts!
      drama/poetry/soap opera don’t replace storytelling. They augment it and can be used to gain an audience for storytelling or as part of storytelling. For asking questions if you use FB – find us on ‘storying the scriptures.’

  2. Yvonne Levick says:

    Do you or ? have a readymade story using Jonah, that I could use, without me having to write one out.

    • Chris says:

      No. But it is written in the Bible! You’d just have to decide what your story sections were and then learn them. I don’t write a ‘text/crafted’ story but rather learn it straight from the Bible but using my own words. Go to ‘videos’ and then ‘training’ and find ‘how to learn a story’. That will explain the process.

    • Chris says:

      Are you aware that we have a storying forum on Facebook – just look for ‘storying the scriptures’ and apply to join. Good for accountability, questions and answers & requesting prayer for your storytelling adventures.

  3. Sarah says:

    How about including a story in the set on the final judgement and new creation in Revelation 20:11-15 and Revelation 21/22? I have tried it in evangelism (though not yet through storying) and it definitely grabs attention to describe such a perfect world.

  4. Carol Weaver says:

    Wow. You have really made the Creation story much shorter than you originally had on Vimeo! I did a storytelling group two years ago, and we looked at your videos for inspiration. Our group told stories 233 times that year! Carol

  5. Janet Scarlett says:

    Hi, Just some feedback on your site to help us all as we’re planning. On the first few videos, there’s a clear Bible reference in the title. However, as the stories progress, there’s just the title of the story, and no Bible reference. Any chance you or Linda could put up the references so we can read the story and compare it with the videos?

    Thanks so much, Blessings, Janet 🙂

  6. Gabriele Lagemann says:

    Hi Christine, is it possible that the audio file for no.2 of the bible overview (rebellion) is corrupted? It cuts off after 1 min or so…
    Gabriele

    • Chris says:

      I have written to the lady who uploaded it and asked her to check. You’re right – it is only the 1st minute. Unfortunately – it also doesn’t clearly dilineate between when introduction finishes and story starts. This is probably because the audio track is taken off the video and perhaps I only did the action of opening the Bible and didn’t say anything.
      Did you know that we have a forum/accountability/encouragement group on Facebook? Find ‘storying the scriptures’ and ask to join. Would love to ‘meet’ you there.

  7. Margaret Inman says:

    I would like to access the Chinese storytelling of the crucifixion

  8. Carol says:

    The Christmas story is great, but there is an incorrect statement in there. The Angel Gabriel did not tell Mary to call her son, “Immanuel.” While there is a prophecy in Isaiah 7:14 that says that they would call Him this, there is no direct word to Mary from the angel in Luke 1.

    • Chris says:

      Great. Thank you for catching that error. Errors prove we’re human and it would not surprise me if there are more errors since I filmed 40 videos in two languages in a few days. Please feel free to re-film the story and give us a better version – although I’m very keen to have the same information in the introduction and the same story format with the open/close Bible.

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