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Story-Telling Technique
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Story-Telling Technique

A fun, and effective way to grab children's attention is through the use of alliteration, whereby each time they hear a word that begins with a particular letter it prompts them to do a behavior.  I'd like to share a sample of a story, based on Acts 6-7, that I wrote for one of the Lighthouse Bible Lessons. Maybe this technique will inspire you. If you have a story-telling technique to share, please send it to

“S” is for Stephen  

As your read the story, children stand or sit each time they hear a word that begins with the letter “S.” When you get to a set of questions, have children sit down, ask the questions so they can focus on the content of the story, and then continue as before.  

"After the Holy Spirit was sent, the number of people who sought after Jesus greatly increased. But the Jews who followed the Greek way of doing things complained that their widows were not given the same amount of food as the Jews who followed the Jewish ways. So the twelve disciples decided to choose seven men to take over this responsibility, saying, “We must choose seven men who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom, so we can give our attention to prayer and teaching God’s word."

This solution pleased everyone. They chose Stephen, a man of supreme faith and filled with the Spirit; and six other men, Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas.  

1) What was the problem between the Greek and Jewish Christians?
2) What did the disciples decide to do? Why?
3) Who were chosen to serve the widows?

So the word of God spread and the number of disciples in Jerusalem swiftly increased, and a large number of priests became submissive to the faith too.

Now Stephen, a man full of God's grace and strength, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. Some of the leaders began to argue with Stephen, but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke.

Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, "We have heard Stephen speak swear words against Moses and against God."

1) How does the Bible describe Stephen?
2) Why didn’t the leaders like Stephen?
3) What did the leaders do?

So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin—the Jewish court. They produced false spectators, who said, "Stephen never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. For we have heard him say that Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this sacred place and change the customs Moses supplied to us."

1) What did the leaders say Stephen was doing wrong?
2) Where did they take Stephen?  

All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of a shining angel.  

Then the high priest said to him, "Are these charges true?"

Then Stephen told them a long story of how God saved the Jewish people time and time again—from Abraham to Moses, to King David and Solomon—over several hundred years God . . . " The rest of this story-technique and much more is available in our Lighthouse Bible Lesson Plans.

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