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Jesus is Better Podcast: Bible Stories with Gospel Joy

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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 45: Luke 4 Jesus Begins to Heal and Preach

11/9/2018
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In this episode, I share from Luke about Jesus overcoming every temptation and obeying the Father perfectly, so that we could share in His righteousness and join in His mission. Discussion with your kids: Think of a nation around the world that needs the light of Jesus’ love. Pray that His light would conquer the […]

Duration:00:18:15

Episode 44: Luke 2-3 Jesus Prepares for His Ministry

11/2/2018
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In this episode, I share from the gospels about how God led John to tell the people that Jesus had come, and how Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience as he grew up. Through Jesus’ sacrifice, we get to enjoy the benefits of that obedience given to us and join Him in being the […]

Duration:00:16:40

Episode 43: Luke 2 Jesus is Born!

10/26/2018
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In this episode, I share from Luke 2 about how God worked all the pieces together for Jesus’ birth and how we can trust God to keep His promises to us and in all that we are still waiting for. Discussion with your kids: Share a promise from God’s Word that has encouraged you lately, […]

Duration:00:16:35

Episode 42: Luke 1 Jesus is Coming!

10/19/2018
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In this episode, I share from Luke about God’s plan to prepare the way for Jesus to come, and how we get to be carriers of His good news, pointing back to the cross and ahead to the glorious eternal life that is coming. Discussion with your kids: What is something you want and God […]

Duration:00:17:23

Episode 41: 1 Samuel 29-31 God Gives David Victory and Brings Saul To Defeat

7/27/2018
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In this episode, I share from 1 Samuel about how God helped David rescue the women and children the Amalekites captured, but Saul was defeated, and how Jesus wants to lead us through each unexpected circumstance as we keep listening for and obeying Him. Discussion with your kids: What trouble right now do you want […]

Duration:00:18:10

Episode 40: 1 Samuel 26-28 David Hides Among the Philistines But Saul Fears Them

7/20/2018
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In this episode, I share from 1 Samuel, when David spared Saul’s life again, but Saul found out that he was going to die, and how Jesus wants to walk with us into the future and teach us to be His helpers in His kingdom. Discussion with your kids: Tell your kids what you wanted […]

Duration:00:18:15

Episode 39: 1 Samuel 24-25 David Spares Saul’s Life and Nabal’s

7/13/2018
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In this episode, I share from 1 Samuel, when David doesn’t take revenge on Saul or Nabal, and how Jesus wants to guide us in the way we relate to and love the people in our lives. Discussion with your kids: Ask Jesus who He would like to love even more through you. Ask Him […]

Duration:00:17:54

Episode 38: 1 Samuel 21-23 Saul Chases David and Kills the Priests

7/6/2018
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In this episode, I share from 1 Samuel, when Saul kept pursuing David, but David kept seeking God’s guidance, and how Jesus wants to guide us and be the help we need everyday. Discussion with your kids: Ask Jesus to speak a word of encouragement to your heart today, and then share with each other […]

Duration:00:18:37

Episode 37: 1 Samuel 18-20 God Rescues David From Saul’s Attacks

6/29/2018
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In this episode, I share from 1 Samuel, when Saul became so jealous of David that he tried to kill him, and how Jesus wants to rescue us from living in fear, anger, and trying to control our lives without Him. Discussion with your kids: Choose someone you want to celebrate! Pray for them, blessing […]

Duration:00:18:12

Episode 36: 1 Samuel 16-17 God Defeats Goliath Through David

6/22/2018
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In this episode, I share from 1 Samuel about how David’s friendship with God made him fight to defend God’s Great Name against Goliath, and how Jesus wants to grow in friendship with us in every stage of our lives and in whatever battles we face. Discussion with your kids: What area of your life […]

Duration:00:18:59

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