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Friday
Feb222013

An Audio Bible Adventure: Exploits of a King-to-Be

A retelling of 1 Samuel 29–30

See “A Giant Challenge” and “To Win an Enemy” for earlier stories on King David’s life.

During the time when David was in self-exile because King Saul sought to kill him, circumstances forced him and his men to live in the country of the Philistine King Achish, an enemy of Israel. David promised allegiance to Achish in return for a place to stay, and since Achish knew that King Saul was David's enemy, he gave David the little town of Ziklag to inhabit. Finally, in their wanderings, David and his followers had found a temporary home.

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Friday
Feb152013

An Audio Bible Adventure: To Win an Enemy

A retelling of 1 Samuel 18 and 26

See “A Giant Challenge” and “Exploits of a King-to-Be” for other stories on King David’s life.

When David returned from smiting the Philistine, women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, with tambourines and musical instruments to meet King Saul.

“King Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands!” they joyfully chanted. “King Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands!”

The people love him! King Saul mused angrily, displeased at the chant. What more can he get but my kingdom? Better to keep him within arm’s reach.

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Friday
Feb152013

An Audio Bible Adventure: A Giant’s Challenge

A retelling of 1 Samuel 17

See “To Win an Enemy” and “Exploits of a King-to-Be” for other stories on King David’s life.

The sudden buildup of Philistine troops in Judah was proof enough that war was imminent, and as soon as King Saul heard the report, he gave orders to deploy his army to the Valley of Elah. There the Israelite and the Philistine armies faced each other from opposite hills with the valley between them.

As the armies were arraying themselves in battle lines, the Philistine champion, the giant Goliath of Gath, who was over nine feet tall, made his first appearance, striding toward the Israelites’ camp with his shield bearer before him. Goliath wore a bronze helmet, a heavy coat of mail, and brass greaves on his legs. He menacingly clutched an enormous spear that had a staff the size of a weaver’s beam.

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Friday
Feb082013

An Audio Bible Adventure: Samuel—A Child from Heaven

A retelling of 1 Samuel 1

About three hundred years after the children of Israel had conquered the Promised Land, the Tabernacle—which Moses had built in the wilderness—was at the city of Shiloh, about forty kilometers north of Jerusalem. The city was still the center of worship for the people of Israel, and every year, the faithful would come from all over the land, bringing their bulls, goats, and lambs to sacrifice on the altar of the Lord.

In the nearby hill country village of Ramah, there lived a man named Elkanah and his two wives, Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah had several sons and daughters, but Hannah had no children.

Once a year, Elkanah and his family would travel from Ramah to worship and sacrifice to the Lord at Shiloh. After sacrificing a young bull, Elkanah would leave it on the altar fire until all the fat was burned off, as was the Jewish custom. Then he would take the meat and boil it in the Tabernacle's cooking pots. Most of the meat was then given to the poor, but the choice portions were always given to the priests of the Lord. The family that had offered the sacrifice would also take as much meat as they needed for their meals of the day.

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Saturday
Jan262013

An Audio Bible Adventure: A Pitcher, a Torch, and the Sword of the Lord

It was a sad time for Israel. They were already living in the Promised Land, but the situation had become unbearable as the people struggled to survive under their enemies’ constant onslaughts.

Because the Israelites worshipped false gods and idols and did not drive out the perverse and evil heathen from the land, God Himself had allowed the cruel Midianites and Amalekites to rise up against them.

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Friday
Dec282012

Audio: ’Round the Walls

Chorus 1
’Round the walls, ’round the walls, ’round the walls of Jericho we go!
’Round the walls, ’round the walls, ’round the walls of Jericho we go!

 

Verse 1

Seven times around without a stop.
Here we go, ready or not.
We’re an army marching in line,
’Round the walls of Jericho seven times.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven!

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