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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 67: 2 Samuel 1 David’s Lament over Saul and Jonathan

4/12/2019
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In this episode, guest Bible teacher Thomas Morse shares about David’s love for Saul, even though Saul didn’t treat David well. We can learn how to love those who aren’t nice to us by learning from David and Jesus. Discussion with your kids: Think of someone who isn’t nice to you at school, daycare, or […]

Duration:00:14:48

Episode 66: John 20:19-21:19, Luke 24:50-53 Jesus Returns to Heaven

4/5/2019
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In this episode, I share from John when Jesus appears to the disciples and tells Peter to feed His sheep, and how Jesus is growing our faith so we can share His gospel with others. Discussion with your kids: Play “a little bit bigger.” Start by naming something that could fit inside your room and […]

Duration:00:17:32

Episode 65: Luke 24:1-49 Jesus is Alive!

3/29/2019
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In this episode, I share from Luke when Jesus is raised from the dead and invites the disciples and us to share His good news with all the world. Discussion with your kids: Think of something amazing God has shown you about Himself lately and tell it to someone! Bonus: Here’s an article I wrote […]

Duration:00:15:46

Episode 64: Luke 23 Jesus’ Death

3/22/2019
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In this episode, I share from Luke when Jesus obeyed the Father in going to the cross, and that when we believe in Him and want to be with Him, He is delighted to welcome us into His forever family. Discussion with your kids: Think of someone you would like to know Jesus more. Pray […]

Duration:00:17:48

Episode 63: Luke 22 Jesus is Arrested

3/15/2019
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In this episode, I share from Luke when Jesus is taken by the chief priests, and the disciples all run away, and that we can ask His Holy Spirit to help us be faithful whenever we are afraid or confused. Discussion with your kids: Tell each other something that makes you afraid. Then, ask Jesus […]

Duration:00:17:20

Episode 62: Luke 22 and John 13 Jesus Shares His Last Meal

3/8/2019
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In this episode, I share from Luke and John about Jesus’ last hours with His disciples before His death, and how Jesus wants to help us receive and share His love with those right in the room with us. Discussion with your kids: Name the people you share a room with the most. Ask Jesus […]

Duration:00:18:03

Episode 61: Luke 20-21 The Pharisees Reject Jesus

3/1/2019
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In this episode I share from Luke when Jesus told a story about the Pharisees’ rejection of Him and that He would take care of His disciples no matter what scary things happened, just as He does today. Discussion with your kids: Think of some things you want Jesus to be in charge of. Then […]

Duration:00:17:45

Episode 60: Luke 19 Jesus is Celebrated But Weeps For the People

2/22/2019
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In this episode, I share from Luke about Jesus seeking Zacchaeus and how He invites us to join in His good works all the way until He comes again. Discussion with your kids: Take turns telling each other why Jesus is the best, and see how long you can go back and forth.

Duration:00:17:23

Episode 59: Luke 18 How to Come to the Father

2/15/2019
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In this episode, I share from Luke about a rich man and a blind man who came to Jesus and how God invites us to come to Him in prayer. Discussion with your kids: Ask your children to come up with some ways they could show love to kids who are younger than them at […]

Duration:00:17:42

Episode 58: Luke 17 Jesus Teaches About Gratefulness and Faith

2/8/2019
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In this episode I share from Luke about how Jesus invites us to forgive others and live lives of thankfulness even as we look forward to His return. Discussion with your kids: Think of someone who makes you angry sometimes. Now imagine taking them by the hand and leading them to God’s throne so that […]

Duration:00:16:59

Episode 57: Luke 16 Jesus Teaches About True Riches

2/1/2019
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In this episode, I share from Luke about how we can receive God’s blessings and trust Him to take care of us as we share with others what we’ve been given. Discussion with your kids: Think of something you would like God to help you share with a friend or sibling. Ask Him to give […]

Duration:00:17:17

Episode 56: Luke 15 Jesus’ Parables About the Father’s Heart

1/25/2019
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In this episode, I share three stories Jesus told about how much He wants us to live under His care and protection, and that the Father’s arms are open wide each time we wander off and follow our own selfish desires. Discussion with your kids: Imagine you are the younger son in the story Jesus […]

Duration:00:17:09

Episode 55: Luke 14 Jesus Teaches About Who to Welcome

1/18/2019
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In this episode, I share from Luke when Jesus showed the Pharisees how much God cares for the poor and sick and those who come to His banquet in faith, and that the Spirit can help us receive those people in God’s love, too. Discussion with your kids: Think of someone you don’t really like […]

Duration:00:15:52

Episode 54: Luke 13 Jesus Invites People Through The Narrow Door

1/11/2019
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In this episode I share from Luke when Jesus taught about God’s kingdom coming patiently, slowly, and miraculously, and that He is showing people from every nation the way through His door of salvation. Discussion with your kids: Think of someone who might not have gone through Jesus’ door of salvation. Pray that God would […]

Duration:00:16:19

Episode 53: Luke 12 Jesus Teaches How to Trust and Follow Him Without Fear

1/4/2019
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In this episode, I share from Luke when Jesus taught His disciples about trusting God to take care of them in this life and in the life to come, and that His Spirit is still with us, helping us each time we worry. Discussion with your kids: What is something you’ve been worried about lately? […]

Duration:00:16:59

Episode 52: Luke 11 Jesus Teaches About Life in His Kingdom

12/28/2018
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In this episode, I share from Luke when Jesus tells about the Father’s care through the Holy Spirit and that His followers can’t live in the light without His help. Discussion with your kids: Imagine that Jesus is sitting on a chair in your living room and asks, “What’s been making you feel happy lately? […]

Duration:00:17:25

Episode 51: Luke 10 Jesus Teaches About How to Love God and Others

12/21/2018
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In this episode, I share from Luke about how Jesus invited His disciples to preach, care for others, and learn from Him, and how we can do the same in the power of His Holy Spirit so that those who want to know Him can hear. Discussion with your kids: Choose a harvest field to […]

Duration:00:16:32

Episode 50: Luke 9 Jesus Reveals Himself as the Messiah

12/13/2018
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In this episode, I share from Luke about how the disciples began to go out in Jesus’ power, but still needed to understand the extent of it, and how God can give us faith to believe He has the power to shine His light of love and healing into any situation. Discussion with your kids: […]

Duration:00:17:23

Episode 49: Luke 8 Jesus Shows His Power and Authority

12/7/2018
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In this episode, I share from Luke when Jesus rescued each person who came to Him in need, and how He invites us to trust His powerful work in our lives even if we don’t know what kind of help we need. Discussion with your kids: Think of someone who needs God’s help right now. […]

Duration:00:18:01

Episode 48: Luke 7 Jesus Heals, Raises the Dead, and Forgives

11/30/2018
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In this episode, I share from Luke when Jesus heals the Roman commander’s servant, raises a widow’s son, and forgives a woman who poured perfume on his feet, and how God invites us to see how much we need Him and trust Him to take care of us. Discussion with your kids: Share with each […]

Duration:00:17:03