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Have you ever wondered why God included certain stories in the Bible? The Bible is meant to show us Jesus and his glorious gospel, yet often we get stuck focusing only on Bible heroes or bad guys with our kids. In each episode, Alicia Yoder storytells a passage from the Bible, looks at the choices that were made and how God is at work, and then shows how God does the same for us--only better--in Jesus. Subscribe for your kids, or listen alongside them!

Have you ever wondered why God included certain stories in the Bible? The Bible is meant to show us Jesus and his glorious gospel, yet often we get stuck focusing only on Bible heroes or bad guys with our kids. In each episode, Alicia Yoder storytells a passage from the Bible, looks at the choices that were made and how God is at work, and then shows how God does the same for us--only better--in Jesus. Subscribe for your kids, or listen alongside them!
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Have you ever wondered why God included certain stories in the Bible? The Bible is meant to show us Jesus and his glorious gospel, yet often we get stuck focusing only on Bible heroes or bad guys with our kids. In each episode, Alicia Yoder storytells a passage from the Bible, looks at the choices that were made and how God is at work, and then shows how God does the same for us--only better--in Jesus. Subscribe for your kids, or listen alongside them!

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Episodes

Episode 35: 1 Samuel 14-15 God Shows His Power Through Jonathan’s Faith

6/15/2018
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In this episode, I share from 1 Samuel 14-15 when Jonathan leads the Israelites in victory, but Saul makes foolish decisions, and how Jesus invites us to live under and be blessed by His authority and power. Discussion with your kids: Where would you like Jesus to show His power? Pray together, inviting Him to […]

Duration:00:18:40

Episode 34: 1 Samuel 11-13 God Calls the People and King Saul to Trust Him

6/8/2018
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In this episode, I share from 1 Samuel about how God uses Saul to rescue the Israelites, but then in another battle he becomes fearful and disobeys, and how God’s Spirit is ready to help whenever we face a scary situation. Discussion with your kids: What’s one of your favorite stories from the Bible about […]

Duration:00:16:50

Episode 33: 1 Samuel 8-10 God Chooses Saul to be King

5/25/2018
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In this episode, I share from 1 Samuel, when the Israelites demand a king, and how Jesus wants to be our perfect, loving King, leading our hearts in His ways. Discussion with your kids: Is there something you’ve prayed for God to do and He hasn’t done it? Ask Jesus to speak into your thoughts […]

Duration:00:17:33

Episode 32: 1 Samuel 4-7 God Sends the Ark Back to the People of Israel

5/18/2018
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In this episode, I share from 1 Samuel, when God brought the Israelites to repentance through the return of the ark of the covenant, and how Jesus shows His help through the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. Discussion with your kids: What is one thing you want to start asking for God’s help with? […]

Duration:00:17:45

Episode 31: 1 Samuel 1-3 God Answers Hannah’s Prayer and Calls Samuel

5/11/2018
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In this episode, I share from 1 Samuel, how God speaks to Samuel and how He wants to lead us and speak to us through His Word and Spirit living in us. Discussion with your kids: If you could see Jesus right now, what would you want to do with Him? Play with toys? Read […]

Duration:00:17:17

Episode 30: Ruth 1-4 God Protects and Provides For Ruth

5/4/2018
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In this episode, I share from the book of Ruth, how God protected Ruth through Boaz, carrying out His great plan, and how Jesus came to be our Rescuer, leading us into a life under His care forever. Discussion with your kids: When, during the day, do you feel like Jesus isn’t leading you or […]

Duration:00:17:18

Episode 29: Judges 1-2, 6-8 God Rescues the Israelites Through Gideon

4/27/2018
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In this episode, I share from Judges, when the Israelites turned away from God and He used Gideon to rescue them from their enemies, and how Jesus wants to heal our hearts each time we want something else more than Him. Discussion with your kids: Are you feeling sad or discouraged or worried about something […]

Duration:00:17:12

Episode 28: Joshua 13-24 God Gives the Israelites Their Land and Renews His Covenant

4/20/2018
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In this episode I share about how God continues to divide the land for the Israelites, and they promise to serve Him only, and how we need Jesus everyday, to be our righteousness and help us believe His promises. Discussion with your kids: Which of God’s promises are you thankful for today? Share together, and […]

Duration:00:17:02

Episode 27: Joshua 9-12 God Shows His Power to Joshua and the Gibeonites

4/13/2018
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In this episode, I share how Joshua is deceived by the Gibeonites into making a covenant of peace, but God uses Joshua to protect the Gibeonites when they are in danger, and how Jesus invites us into a life of working together to proclaim His greatness and show His love. (Images: freebibleimages.org) Discussion with your […]

Duration:00:16:34

Episode 26: Joshua 6-8 God Shows His Power Through Defeating Jericho

4/6/2018
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In this episode, I share from Joshua about how God made the walls of Jericho fall down and dealt with Achan’s sin, and how Jesus let His body be destroyed so that we can find healing and forgiveness from all our sins. Discussion with your kids: Ask, “What part of your life do you […]

Duration:00:17:46

Episode 25: Joshua 1-5 God Uses Rahab to Help Joshua’s Spies

3/30/2018
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In this episode, I share from Joshua how God shows the Israelites His power as they begin to enter the land He’d promised, and how Jesus leads us in fighting against the powers of darkness in our own lives. Discussion with your kids: Ask, “What is one thing you are scared of or worried about?” […]

Duration:00:17:14

Episode 24: Deuteronomy 27-34 God Invites the Israelites to Choose Life

3/15/2018
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In this episode, I share from the last chapters in Deuteronomy, when God invited the Israelites to choose life through following Him alone, and how Jesus is inviting us to trust Him with however He wants us to fit into His story. (http://www.freebibleimages.org/illustrations/moses-joshua/) Discussion with your kids: How has God shown you His glory, beauty, […]

Duration:00:17:52

Episode 23: Deuteronomy 7-26 God Invites the Israelites to Trust His Faithful Promises Through Obedience

3/8/2018
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In this episode, I share from Deuteronomy, when Moses reminded the Israelites how well God had cared for them, and how Jesus wants us to remove the idols from our hearts and walk with Him in joy and blessing others. Discussion with your kids: Pick a nation around the world where you can invite Jesus […]

Duration:00:17:55

Episode 22: Deuteronomy 1-6 God Helps Moses Teach the People How to Live in the Land

3/1/2018
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In this episode, I share from Deuteronomy, when Moses invited the new generation of Israelites to follow God as they prepared to enter their new land, and how Jesus loves to fight for us and lead us in loving those He brings into our lives. Discussion with your kids: Tell each other about a time […]

Duration:00:18:27

Episode 21: Numbers 32-36 God Gives Two Tribes the Land They Ask For

2/23/2018
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In this episode, I share from Numbers about the Israelite tribes beginning to receive the land God had for them, and how living under God’s authority and safety helps us to receive and enjoy all the blessings He has for us. Discussion with your kids: Can you picture Jesus with you right now? What are […]

Duration:00:16:59

Episode 20: Numbers 25-31 God Chooses Joshua to Be the New Leader

2/16/2018
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In this episode, I share from Numbers about God giving the Israelites a new leader even when they turned away from Him, and how Jesus wants to lead us in His life of love and restoring others’ hearts to Him. Discussion with your kids: If you could hear Jesus speaking to you, what do you […]

Duration:00:17:12

Episode 19: Numbers 22-24 God Speaks Through a Donkey and Saves Israel

2/9/2018
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In this episode, I share from Numbers, when King Balak wanted Balaam to curse the Israelites, but God caused Balaam to speak blessing instead, and how Jesus wants to protect us and lead us into a life of love, healing, and blessing. With your kids: Pray together that Jesus would give both of you a […]

Duration:00:18:04

Episode 18: Numbers 18-21 God Uses a Bronze Serpent to Bring the Israelites to Himself

2/2/2018
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In this episode, I share from Numbers when God gave the Israelites water from a rock and used a bronze serpent to turn their eyes to Him, and how Jesus came to crush the biggest serpent’s head so that we can be healed, forgiven, and enjoy Jesus forever. Discussion with your kids: What is one […]

Duration:00:16:34

Episode 17: Numbers 15-17 God Rescues the People From Living in Rebellion

1/26/2018
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In this episode, I share from Numbers, when Korah and some Israelite leaders rebelled against God, and that Jesus is the only One who can give us the humility and joy to do the jobs He has for us to join Him in. Discussion with your kids: What job are you glad Jesus has you […]

Duration:00:18:31

Episode 16: Numbers 13-14 The Israelites Reject God’s Leading into the Promised Land

1/19/2018
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In this episode, I share from Numbers, when the Israelites were too scared to trust God to enter the promised land, and how Jesus has trusted the Father perfectly on our behalf and invites us to lean on His strength each time we fear. Discussion with your kids: What is something that makes you afraid? […]

Duration:00:16:41