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Bible stories are so much more than stories, aren’t they? The Bible provides genealogies of families living years upon years ago. We can read poems and songs translated through languages we’ve never heard spoken. We can read descriptions of lands we may have never seen and imagine the architecture of another era.
Whether we first heard a particular Bible story in a beginner Sunday School class or read the Bible story for the first time as a young adult, there are certain Bible stories you can’t forget. Maybe the sheer magnitude of the miracle God performed or the crazy circumstances surrounding the situation captured our attention and impressed our memory. Let’s see if you agree with this list of 10 Bible stories you can’t forget! In no particular order, here we go:
1. Adam & Eve
The first people created and their decisions led the path of the human race. We’re infatuated by their choices and enamored by their privileges and responsibilities. And yet, conversation about what exact type of fruit grew on the tree of knowledge of good and evil still raises questions. At least I always wonder. I have serious leanings to the cacao bean.
2. Moses and the Red Sea Miracle
Perhaps the 1956 movie edition of this miracle, The Ten Commandments, has influenced current culture and our memories of this particular Bible story. Even so, the Red Sea miracle is still one of my favorite Bible stories to imagine exactly how it all went down. God stacking water to make walls? Yes- definitely unforgettable.
3. Noah’s Ark
Two by two, we remember the pairs of animals as they made their way to the ark. Mr. and Mrs. Zebra, followed by Mr. and Mrs. Giraffe. Can you imagine the neckaches they had? I’m guessing Noah built their compartment to suit. Either way, can you imagine how crazy it was inside that ark for 40 days and nights?
4. David & Goliath
This colossal story feeds the soul of every person in the world as we root for the underdog. Sometimes I have to wonder if we get so excited about the underdog that we forget God is the one who guided David each step of his journey, including the stone to the only unprotected area of Goliath’s body- his head. Got to love this story though. I wish I could have seen just how big Goliath was and I wonder how much criticism David encountered as he took steps of obedience in this endeavor.
5. Daniel in the Lion’s Den
To think that a hungry pack of lions was somehow caged without the aid of tranquilizers is mind-blowing enough, but when I read in Daniel 6:22:
My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.
God certainly controls his creation. I have to think that Daniel could see the angel who came down to lock the lions’ lips. I wonder if he winked at Daniel once the lions had their pearly whites hidden. I want to have a nice long chat with Daniel in heaven some day.
6. Jonah and the Whale
We picture the whale. We picture the crazy boat ride that beat any current roller coaster. And then there’s Jonah. This rebel who was chased down by God. Proof that God loves us and yes, he chases after us.
7. The Birth of Christ
When an unexpected heavenly concert ripped into the night sky, shepherds stared up in astonishment of the angels’ announcement. Glory to God in the Highest. A baby has come to become king and save the world.
8. The Feeding of the Five Thousand
A sweet mama looked out for her boy just before he began an early morning adventure. “If you’re going to travel the countryside today, then you are going to need a lunch.” “Thanks, Mom!” and off he went. She leaned against the doorpost and watched him take steps towards a session with the Master Storyteller, not knowing the lesson focus would turn from stories and words to math and miraculous multiplication solutions. Oh to be a fly in the field that day!
9. The Prodigal Son
We imagine the luxuries this rebellious son enjoyed. For a season. Then most of us crawl down in the pig pen with him when he realizes that even the pigs are eating better than he is. The thought that his father might have a job for him turns his feet towards the opportunity and then the very best part of the story takes place when the father rushes out- because he’s been watching the road for a glimpse of his boy returning home.
10. The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ
Without the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we would only have Bible stories- not the God-breathed Word we call the Bible. Not only do we remember this particular story, through this story, we have the meaning of HIStory. And as Christians, we celebrate salvation and eternal life, as well as purposeful memorial services of the resurrection through taking communion. The only man who was God and yet man at the same time. Thank you, Jesus, for dying for us.
So those are the 10 Bible stories you can’t forget. At least they are mine.
I’d love to know yours! But before you leave your comment, I have to tell you about this beautiful new resource for children called “God’s Word for Me Bible Storybook.” I want my kids to know Bible stories and begin to know God’s love for them as early as possible. This beautiful book contains illustrations designed for ages 4-8 that you simply must see. So take a peek!
Aren’t they just so bright and bold? These stories are told in actual Bible text from the International Children’s Bible translation and I know your kids will love them- because mine do! This book of Bible stories has extra features to help you teach children more about God’s word through prayer, memory verses, and activities. You can check out more about this awesome resource here.
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