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Encounter Jesus

Encounter I - Nicodemas at Night

Encounter II - Woman at the Well

Encounter III - Man Born Blind

Encounter IV - Rich Young Ruler

Encounter V - Martha

Encounter VI - Zacchaeus

Encounter VII - Cleopas

Through these seven stories, you will be invited to imagine what it was like to encounter Jesus while he was here on earth.  Each story is told from the perspective of someone who met Jesus.  Each will tell you, in their own [imagined] words, what their lives were like before Jesus, how they encountered Jesus, and how Jesus changed their lives.

We designed these stories to be read aloud to a group and then discussed in the oral storying tradition.  When our author went though them with a test group, the group encouraged imaginative listening during the first reading, re-told the story together to get it in their minds, and then jumped into discussion.   At the very end, the group considered the application question by writing or drawing the answer and then sharing it with the group.  The group time usually ended when they prayed for one another.

The stories can also be used by individuals who follow Jesus to start discussions with other people who are spiritually interested.  They give a great jumping off point for spiritual discussions, and most importantly, they allow Jesus to introduce himself in his own words and actions as they appear in Scripture.

It is our hope and prayer that through these stories, many people will be introduced to Jesus, his claims, and his transformative power.





Blog Reviews

In the following blog posts, our author reviewed each resource after going through it with a test group

Woman at the Well
Man Born Blind
Rich Young Ruler