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Telling It Simply

These are the stories as they appear in the Table of Contents in Telling It Simply. Some will be familiar to you, others possibly not. Together they make up the entire story of how God shows Himself to us.

TELLING IT SIMPLY – TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENESIS 14

Creation Week 14

Adam and Eve and The Fall of Man 15

Cain and Abel … and Seth 17

The Sons of God 17

Noah’s Ark 18

The First Rainbow 19

Noah Gets Drunk 19

The Tower of Babel 20

Abram – the beginning 20

The Egypt Incident 21

Sodom and Gomorrah 1 21

Lot in Trouble 22

The Covenant with Abram 23

Hassle with Hagar 23

Abraham, Sarah and Circumcision 24

Sodom and Gomorrah 2 24

Abraham and Abimelech 26

Isaac is born and Ishmael goes 27

Isaac the sacrifice 27

One funeral … 28

… and a wedding 29

Death of Abraham 30

Jacob, Esau and the Red Pottage 30

The War of the Wells 31

Jacob and Esau 32

Jacob’s Ladder 34

Jacob and the Well 35

Jacob and Laban 35

Jacob and his Two Wives 36

Jacob, Laban and the Wages Question 37

The Sinew that Shrank 39

Wild Child Dinah 40

A Promise, a Birth and a Death 41

And a Funeral 42

Joseph and his Coat of Many Colours 42

Judah’s Heir 44

The Adventures of Joseph 46

Joseph and the Dreams 47

Joseph, the Famine and a Cup 49

The Hebrews move to Egypt 53

The Death of Jacob Israel 54

EXODUS 55

The Birth of Moses 55

Moses Runs Away 57

Moses in Midian 57

Moses and the Burning Bush 58

The Non-Peaceful Journey 60

The Ten Plagues 60

The First Passover 66

The Parting of the Red Sea 66

The Bitter Water 68

Manna 68

The Curious Tale of the Amalekites – part 1 69

Jethro’s Idea 70

The Special Question 71

Dinner with God 71

The Ten Commandments 71

The Golden Calf 72

Anger and Glory 72

Moses’ Downfall 74

LEVITICUS 75

The Strange Fire 75

The Laws 76

NUMBERS 76

Travelling 76

The Mutiny of Aaron and Miriam 76

The Twelve Spies 78

The Man Who Gathered Sticks 80

The Rebellion of Korah 81

The Racing Plague 82

Aaron’s Rod 82

Deaths of Miriam and Aaron 83

The Fiery Serpents 84

Sihon – the Legendary King 84

Og the Giant 85

Balaam’s Donkey 85

Balaam and the King 87

Phinehas the Hero 88

The Census Count 89

The Five Daughters 90

The Annual Feasts 91

The Doom of Midian 92

The Inheritance of Reuben and Gad 92

The Death of Moses 93

JOSHUA 94

Rahab and the Spies 94

Crossing the Jordan 95

Surprise Week 96

The Fall of Jericho 97

Achan and the Accursed Thing 98

The Battle of Ai 100

Cursings and Blessings Altar 101

Gibeon’s Trick 101

Five Kings in a Cave 102

Taking the South 103

The Mighty Massive Army 104

The Dividing of the Land 105

The New Altar – Right or Wrong? 106

Death of Joshua 107

JUDGES 108

The Battles of Judah 108

The Traitor of Luz 108

Disobedience of the Tribes 109

The Judges and their Principal Achievements 110

The King Who Was Too Fat 110

Shamgar and the Ox Goad 111

Death by Tent Peg 112

Gideon and the Angel 113

Gideon and the Fleece 115

The Water and the Barley Cake 115

The Battle of Lamps and Pitchers 116

The Punishments at Succoth and Penuel 117

Gideon’s Honour 118

The Rise of Abimelech 119

One Stone and Bramble Fire 120

Two more Judges 122

Jephthah’s Daughter 122

Death by Lisping 124

Three more Judges 125

The Birth of Samson 125

Samson and the Lion 126

Samson’s Revenge 128

Samson and the Huge Gates 129

Samson and Delilah 130

Samson and the Temple of Dagon 132

The Idols of Micah 133

The Levite’s Concubine 134

The War against Benjamin 136

The Brides of Benjamin 137

RUTH 138

The Famine and the Widows 138

Ruth meets Boaz 139

Naomi’s Plan 140

The Loose Shoe 141

1 AND 2 SAMUEL 141

The Birth of Samuel 141

The Voice in the Dark 143

Disaster 144

Adventures of the Ark of the Covenant 145

God v. Baal and Dagon 146

We Want a King! 147

Saul and the Donkeys 148

The Strange Journey Home 149

Samuel Presents the King to the People 150

“Give Me Your Right Eyes!” 150

Samuel’s Storm Speech 151

Saul’s Terrible Mistake 152

Jonathan the Valiant 152

Silly Saul 154

Saul and the Amelekite King 155

Samuel and the Shepherd Boy 156

Saul meets David 157

David and Goliath 158

David and Jonathan 160

David, Saul and the Music 160

David, Saul and the Dowry 161

The Murder Plot 161

The School of the Prophets 163

The Feast at New Moon 163

The Flight  of David 164

The Cave at Adullam 166

Doeg’s Slaughter 166

The Relief of Keilah 167

David and Jonathan’s Last Meeting 168

Saul in Pursuit 168

The Robe and the Sword 169

Death of Samuel 170

The Fool and his Wife 171

Saul’s Spear and Water 172

David the Bandit 173

Saul and the Witch of Endor 174

David and the Philistines 176

The Marauders of Ziklag 176

Saul’s Last Battle 177

The Two Kings 179

The Field of Sharp Swords 180

The Great Pursuit of Asahel 180

Abner and the Two Kings 181

Abner 182

The Traitors 182

King David of Israel 183

Jerusalem 184

The Sound of Marching in the Mulberry Trees 184

Bringing back the Ark of the Covenant 185

Part 1 – Failure 185

Part 2 – Success 185

David’s Good Idea 186

David’s Reign – Victory, Treasure and Peace 187

Mephibosheth 187

Half Beards, Short Robes 188

David And Bathsheba 189

The Story of The Poor Man’s Sheep 190

Death of an Infant 191

Bathsheba and the New Baby 192

The Atrocities at Rabbah 192

Amnon’s Wicked Plan 193

Absalom’s Revenge 194

The Clever Widow 195

Absalom – the Hair and the Barley Fields 196

Absalom – the Horses and the Treachery 197

The Flight of David 198

The Counsel of Ahithophel 199

The Night of Adventure 200

Absalom, the Battle and the Hair 201

The Runners 202

Joab’s Rebuke 203

Joy and Justice … 204

… and Jealousy … 205

… plus a Grisly Murder… 205

…and a Flying Head. 206

David in Jerusalem 207

Justice for the Gibeonites 207

The Giant David Did Not Kill 208

The Four Sons of Goliath 208

Tales of the Mighty Men of David 209

The Cave of Adullam 209

The Sin of the Census 210

1 AND 2 KINGS 211

1 AND 2 CHRONICLES 211

Rival Heirs 211

The Forfeit Lives 212

The Wisdom of Solomon 213

Solomon and the Temple 214

The Queen of Sheba 215

Solomon  and Jeroboam’s Coat 216

Solomon died and … 217

The Kings of Judah and Israel 217

The Stories of the Kings 219

The Withered Arm 219

The Strange Story of the Disobedient Man of God 220

The Failed Disguise 221

Shishak and the Gold Shields 221

The Trumpets 222

The Queen’s Grove 222

The Royal Line of Jeroboam Ends 223

The Stolen Fort 223

The Judgement on Baasha 223

Drunk and Incapable 224

Arson at the Palace. 224

Samaria 224

The King So Good he was Given Presents 224

The Battle of Praise God and Watch 225

Ahab Introduces Baal 225

Elijah and the Ravens 226

Elijah and the Widow 226

Elijah and the Widow’s Son 226

Elijah and the Prophets of Baal 227

Elijah and the Still, Small Voice 229

Ahab and the Insolent Syrians 230

The Parable of the Missing Man 231

Naboth’s Vineyard 232

Jehoshaphat and Ahab’s Last Battle 233

Ahaziah Keeps the Calves 234

Jehoshaphat, Ahaziah and the Sunk Navy 234

Ahaziah’s Accident 235

The Sad and Sorry Tale of Jehoram of Judah 236

Elijah and the Chariot of Fire 237

Elisha and the Poisoned Water 238

Elisha and the Gang of Youths 238

Elisha and the Misleading Red Water 238

Elisha and the Penniless Widow 240

The Shunemite Lady and the Holiday Cottage 240

The Shunemite Lady and the Child 240

The Shunemite Lady and the Stolen House 241

Elisha and the Poisoned Stew 241

Elisha and the Feeding of the 100 242

Naaman the Leper 242

The Floating Axe 243

Tricking the Army 244

The Lepers and the Siege 245

Treachery and Murder 246

Jehu Cleans Up 247

The Wicked Queen 249

The First Collection Box 250

From Boy King to Bad King 251

Death of Elisha – the Prophecy and the Last Miracle 252

The Foolish King 252

The Proud King 253

The Slaves who Weren’t 254

The King who said “I want one of those!” 254

Origin of the Samaritans 255

Hezekiah and the Distant Battle 256

Hezekiah and the Angel of Death 257

The Great Boil and the Sundial 257

Visit from Babylon 257

Manasseh – the King in Prison 258

The Murder of Amon 258

Josiah’s Great Discovery … 258

…And his Big Mistake 259

Jeremiah’s Scroll 260

Jeremiah and the Rechabites 260

Zedekiah and the Israelite Slaves 261

Jeremiah and the Pit of Mire 262

The Fall of Jerusalem 263

The Fall of Jerusalem – Aftermath 263

Jeremiah’s Last Sign 264

JOB 265

JONAH 267

DANIEL 269

The Healthy Eating Plan 269

Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream 270

Nebuchadnezzar’s Image 271

Nebuchadnezzar’s Story 272

The Writing on the Wall 273

Daniel and the Lions’ Den 274

ESTHER 275

Queen Vashti and the Drunk King 275

Esther 276

Mordecai and the Plot 277

The Curious Tale of the Amalekites (part 3) 277

Esther’s Peril 278

Haman’s Gallows 279

The King’s Sleepless Night 279

Haman’s End 280

The Feast of Purim 280

EZRA and NEHEMIAH 281

The Persian King and the Hebrew Prophecy 281

The Curious Tale of Anathoth 282

The Temple and the Trouble 283

Ezra’s Return 284

The Great Marriage Fiasco 285

The Stone and the Sword 286

The Poverty Rebellion 287

Schemes, Plots and Lies 287

Repentance … and Forgiveness … Again 288

The Unwanted Tenant 289

The Unwanted Traders 289

The Unwanted Marriages 289

Nehemiah’s Prayer 290

MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE and JOHN 290

Zacharias and the Angel Gabriel 290

Mary and the Angel Gabriel 291

Birth of John the Baptist 291

Birth of Jesus 292

Jesus Presented in the Temple 293

The Wise Men 294

Herod Slays the Innocents 294

Chlldhood of Jesus 295

Jesus baptised by John 296

Temptation of Jesus 297

Calling the Disciples 297

The Wedding at Cana 299

Nicodemus 299

The Samaritan Woman 300

Official’s son healed 301

The Madman in the Synagogue 302

Teaching in Nazareth 302

Peter’s Mother-in-Law 303

The Talkative Leper 303

The Paralysed Man and the Hole in the Roof 303

Pharisee Grumbles 304

The Pool at Bethesda 305

The Sermon on the Mount 306

The Lord’s Prayer 306

The Centurion’s Servant 308

Widow of Nain’s Son 308

Message from John the Baptist 308

A Story for Simon the Pharisee 309

The Demon, the Pharisees and Jesus’ Family 309

The Emergency Pulpit 310

Stories Jesus Told about the Kingdom 310

Calming the Storm 312

Legion and the Pigs 313

Jairus’ Daughter and the Diseased Woman 313

Two Blind Men 314

One Mute Man 315

Sending Out the Twelve 315

The Death of John the Baptist 315

Feeding of the Five Thousand 316

The Feeding of the Four Thousand 317

Walking on Water 317

A Delegation of Pharisees and Scribes 318

Feast of Tabernacles 319

Corn, a Withered Hand and the Sabbath 319

Crumbs From the Table 320

An Unusual Healing of a Deaf Man 320

Blind Man in Bethsaida 321

Peter’s Confession 321

The Transfiguration 322

Boy With a Demon 322

Temple Tax Payment 323

Stories Jesus Told 324

Story of the Wicked Servant 326

The Adulterous Woman 326

The Man Born Blind 327

The Good Shepherd 329

Seventy Sent Out and Return 329

The Good Samaritan 330

Martha and Mary 330

Lunch and a Plot 331

The Quarrelling Brothers 332

Pilate’s Atrocity in Galilee 332

The Woman With a Bent Back 332

Stories and Healing in a Pharisee’s house 333

Raising of Lazarus 335

Ten Lepers 337

The Unjust Judge 338

The Pharisee and the Publican 338

A Pharisee Question on Divorce 338

Little Children 339

Rich Young Ruler 339

The Labourers in the Vineyard 340

The Ambitious Mother 341

Blind Bartimaeus 341

Zaccheus 342

Mary Anoints Jesus’ Feet 343

Triumphal entry into Jerusalem 343

Withered Fig Tree 344

Cleansing of the Temple 345

Story of the Vineyard 345

Trick Questions – and One Scribe 346

The Widow’s Mite 347

Signs and Stories 348

Judas and the Thirty Pieces of Silver – Part 1 351

The Last Supper 351

Garden of Gethsemane 352

Judas and the Thirty Pieces of Silver – Part 2 353

Peter’s Denial 354

Trial after Trial 355

Crucifixion 356

Resurrection 358

The Road to Emmaus 360

Jesus Appears 361

Doubting Thomas 362

Jesus in Galilee 362

Breakfast on the Beach 363

The Ascension 364

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 365

The First Prayer to Jesus 365

Tongues at Pentecost 365

The Lame Beggar 366

Ananias and Sapphira 368

The Prison Miracle 368

Quarrel in the Church 369

The Stoning of Stephen 370

The Scourge of Saul 371

Philip and the Sorcerer 371

The Ethiopian Eunuch 372

The Road to Damascus 372

Ananias Heals Saul 373

Escape by Basket 374

Paul and Barnabas 374

Peter and Aeneas 375

Peter in Joppa 375

Peter and Cornelius 376

Antioch and the Christians 378

The Martyrdom of James 378

Peter in Prison … 379

… And Out of Prison 379

The Silver God Suit 380

Elymas the Sorcerer 380

Problems in Pisidia 381

Escape from Iconium 382

A Lame Man and Flowered Oxen 383

The Stoning of Paul 383

Going Home 384

Moses v. Jesus – the Question of Circumcision 384

A Sharp Quarrel 385

Circumcising Timothy 386

Luke 386

Off to Europe 387

The Slave Girl Soothsayer 387

Miracle in the Prison 388

An Angry Mob 389

The Bereans 389

Mars Hill 390

Corinth 391

Paul’s Haircut 393

Eloquent Apollos 393

Handkerchiefs and Aprons 394

The Vagabond Jews and the Bonfire 394

Demetrius and the Silversmiths 395

Sleepy Eutychus 395

The Girdle of Agabus 396

Riot in the Temple 397

The Sanhedrin, but not as Paul knew it … 399

Paul and Jesus 401

The Hunger Strike Plot 401

Felix 402

Festus and the Jews 404

Festus and the King and Queen 404

Shipwreck 405

The Poisonous Snake 407

Publius 407

Rome 408

The Runaway Slave 409

Final Story 409

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