FREE Felt Stories (KJV)
Birth of John Foretold
Scripture: Luke 1:5-24
Aim of Lesson: To teach God's Word is true. To understand we must believe and obey it to be acceptable (right) before the LORD.
Felt Story Teacher’s Script:
5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias (place felt piece #37 – Priest Facing Right ~ included in both the old and New Testament felt sets) and his wife Elisabeth. (Place felt piece #94 – Old Woman Facing Left ~ included in both felt sets)
6 And they were both righteous (point to word definition) before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. (Add 10 Commandment felt piece #281 ~ included in the Old Testament felt set only)
7 They had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
8-9 When it came to pass, (pause to remove all felts except Zacharias) that Zacharias’ turn came to burn incense (add felt alter #240 ~ included in the Old Testament felt set), he went into the temple of the Lord. (Place scene columns, curtain and steps ~ included in the throne room overlay set)
11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. (Add angel felt #9 – Angel Facing Left ~ included in both the old and New Testament felt sets)
Question to Class: Let me ask you. How would you feel to see one of the LORD’s glorious angels appear as you pray to God? Would you be scared or frighten by him being near you? (Allow class to discuss)
Listen as I read what Luke wrote to Theophilus of how Zacharias felt.
12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias,
to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. 20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he tarried so long in the temple. 22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless. 23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house. 24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, 25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.
End of Teaching Script
Review this Week’s Memory Verse: Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word. Psalms 119:9 (KJV)
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