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God

and
Woman

A Chronological Bible Storying Model


For Storying the Good News
To a Primarily Oral Culture Muslim Women’s
Worldview
To Mahalath

A daughter of Ishmael who represents the many


girls and women, most often illiterate, living in
urban and rural areas, who will never hear the
Good News unless another woman tells them, a
woman who lives in their world and speaks their
language in a culturally appropriate manner.

It is to these daughters the following story lessons


are dedicated as an attempt to speak to some of
their worldview issues which, unless addressed,
may be holding them back from ever knowing
the Compassionate One who came to restore
the broken relationship with the One we call
Father.
First Printing Test Edition June, 1998
Singapore

GOD and WOMAN


Copyright 1998 ©
J. O. Terry, Media Consultant for Asia and the Pacific, International Mission Board, SBC

The story lessons of this model may be reproduced, photocopied, translated into other languages, or
adapted in part or the whole, for the glory of God and to the benefit of women living in oral cultures
who need to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Scriptures are NIV.
—CONTENTS—

FOREWORD………………………………………………………………………….. i

INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………...… iii

1. GOD’S WORD TO US—THE BIBLE………………………………………….. 1


2. THE GOD WHO SEES AND HEARS………………………………………….. 3
3. GOD CREATED THE SPIRIT WORLD……………………………………….. 5
4. GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH………………………... 7
5. GOD CREATED THE FIRST MAN AND WOMAN………………………….. 9
6. GOD’S WARNING AND THE FIRST SIN…………………………………….. 11
7. GOD’S JUDGMENT, MAN AND WOMAN’S PUNISHMENT…………….… 13
8. TROUBLE IN THE FIRST FAMILY…………………………………………… 15
9. THE SPREAD OF SIN, A GODLY SON……………………………………….. 17
10. HOW GOD SAVED ONE FAMILY…………………………………………….. 19
11. GOD CALLED ABRAHAM AND SARAH…………………………………….. 21
12. GOD PROTECTS SARAH IN EGYPT…………………………………………. 23
13. GOD FULFILLS HIS PROMISE TO ABRAHAM AND SARAH……………... 25
14. GOD PUNISHES A WICKED PEOPLE, A DISOBEDIENT WIFE…………… 27
15. GOD PROVIDES FOR HAGAR AND ISHMAEL……………………………... 29
16. GOD TESTS ABRAHAM’S FAITH……………………………………………. 31
17. GOD PROVIDES A BRIDE FOR ISAAC………………………………………. 33
18. GOD PROTECTS REBEKAH…………………………………………………... 35
19. GOD GIVES ISAAC A FAMILY……………………………………………….. 37
20. REBEKAH AND JACOB DECEIVE ISAAC…………………………………… 39
21. GOD GIVES JACOB A FAMILY………………………………………………. 41
22. JACOB RETURNS HOME, DEATH OF A BELOVED WIFE………………… 43
23. GOD PROTECTS JOSEPH IN EGYPT………………………………………… 45
24. GOD HELPS JOSEPH INTERPRET DREAMS………………………………... 47
25. JOSEPH IS REUNITED WITH HIS FAMILY…………………………………. 49
26. TWO FAITHFUL MIDWIVES WHO FEARED GOD…………………………. 51
27. GOD PROTECTED BABY MOSES……………………………………………. 53
28. GOD CHOOSES MOSES TO FREE HIS PEOPLE……………………………. 55
29. GOD PUNISHES A HARD-HEARTED KING…………………………………. 57
30. GOD PROVIDES AN ESCAPE FROM JUDGMENT………………………….. 59
31. GOD’S PROVISION FOR HIS PEOPLE……………………………………….. 61
32. GOD GIVES HIS HOLY LAW………………………………………………….. 63
33. A PLACE TO WORSHIP……………………………………………………….. 65
34. WHEN THE PEOPLE REBELLED…………………………………………….. 67
35. MIRIAM’S SIN AND CLEANSING……………………………………………. 69
36. RAHAB SAVES HER FAMILY………………………………………………… 71
37. RUTH CHOOSES NAOMI’S GOD…………………………………………….. 73
38. DEBORAH, A BRAVE JUDGE………………………………………………… 75
39. HANNAH’S PRAYER, THE BIRTH OF SAMUEL……………………………. 77
40. GOD GIVES THE PEOPLE A KING…………………………………………… 79
41. GOD CHOOSES A NEW KING AFTER HIS OWN HEART…………………. 81
42. GOD JUDGES DAVID’S SIN…………………………………………………… 83
43. GOD ANSWERS SOLOMON’S PRAYER……………………………………... 85
44. TWO EVIL QUEENS……………………………………………………………. 87
45. GOD PROVIDES FOR A POOR WIDOW……………………………………... 89
46. CHOOSE THE GOD YOU WILL SERVE……………………………………… 91
47. A SERVANT GIRL’S FAITH…………………………………………………… 93

48. THE SINNER’S PREDICAMENT……………………………………………… 95


49. GOD’S PROPHETS TELL ABOUT THE ANOINTED ONE………………….. 97
50. GOD’S KINDNESS TO ELIZABETH AND ZECHARIAH……………………. 99
51. GOD’S ANGEL APPEARS TO MARY…………………………………………101
52. THE BIRTH OF JESUS…………………………………………………………. 103
53. MARY’S OFFERING AT THE TEMPLE……………………………………… 104
54. JESUS VISITS THE TEMPLE………………………………………………….. 107
55. BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD………………………………………………... 109
56. JESUS IS TESTED BY SATAN…………………………………………………111
57. A MOTHER’S REQUEST, JESUS’ FIRST MIRACLE…….……………………113
58. JESUS AND NICODEMUS, THE NEW BIRTH………………………………..115
59. JESUS AND THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA…………………………………… 117
60. A WOMAN HEALED, A DEAD GIRL LIVES AGAIN………………………... 119
61. THE WOMEN WHO HELPED JESUS……………………………………….… 121
62. A SINFUL WOMAN ANOINTS JESUS………………………………………...123
63. A FOREIGN WOMAN’S FAITH……………………………………………….. 125
64. A WIDOW’S ONLY SON RESTORED TO LIFE……………………………… 127
65. THE FAITHFUL WIDOW’S OFFERING……………………………………….129
66. UNBELIEF IN JESUS’ FAMILY…………………………………….…………...131
67. JESUS FEEDS THE PEOPLE…………………………………………………... 133
68. JESUS IS LORD OF NATURE…………………………………………………. 135
69. JESUS IS LORD OVER EVIL SPIRITS………………………………………... 137
70. THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS PLOT AGAINST JESUS………………………..139
71. THE WEDDING BANQUET, THE FOOLISH VIRGINS………………………141
72. JESUS FORGIVES AN ADULTEROUS WOMAN……………………………. 143
73. JESUS AT MARY AND MARTHA’S HOME………………………………….. 145
74. JESUS FORETELLS HIS SUFFERING………………………………………... 147
75. A DEAD BROTHER RESTORED TO LIFE………………………………….... 149
76. MARY ANOINTS JESUS AT BETHANY……………………………………... 151
77. JUDAS PLANS TO BETRAY JESUS…………………………………………... 153
78. JESUS THE KING………………………………………………………………. 155
79. JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES EAT A LAST MEAL…………………………... 157
80. JESUS PRAYS IN THE GARDEN/BETRAYED BY A FRIEND……………… 159
81. JESUS IS TRIED, BEATEN AND MOCKED………………………………….. 161
82. JESUS IS CRUCIFIED BY ENEMIES AND BURIED BY FRIENDS…………163
83. GOOD NEWS FOR MARY, JESUS IS ALIVE…………………………………165
84. JESUS APPEARS TO HIS FOLLOWERS………………………………………167
85. JESUS’ LAST INSTRUCTIONS, RETURNS TO HEAVEN…………………...169
86. JESUS KEEPS HIS PROMISE TO SEND HIS SPIRIT………………………... 171
87. JESUS IS THE TRUE HIGH PRIEST…………………………………………...173
88. JESUS PROMISED TO RETURN ONE DAY…………………………………..175
89. JESUS RECEIVES HIS OWN, JUDGES SINNERS…………………………… 177
90. IT’S YOUR DECISION…………………………………………………………. 179

ASKING FOR DECISIONS…………………………………………………………...181

THE NEXT STEP…………………………………………………………………….. 182

ABOUT USING TEACHING AIDS………………………………………………….. 183

TEACHING AIDS…………………………………………………………………….. 184

PROPHECIES ABOUT THE MESSIAH………………………………..……….…… 185