New Testament

 

Priscilla:  
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Length:  25-25 minutes
When you meet Priscilla you will meet the wife and helpmate of Aquilla. It is important to note that she is never mentioned in scripture without the name of Aquilla and vice versa. They were a picture of the "two become one" that is God's perfect plan for marriage. You will also meet two of Paul's closest friends. They not only share his passion for following and drawing others to Jesus but also they share his trade that of tentmaking. So they speak the same language. These two not only sat under his teaching but worked by his side and knew Paul the man as well as Paul the apostle.
Mary, Mother of Jesus:  
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Length:  60 minutes

You will meet Mary, the little peasant girl from Nazareth, whose life seemed to be complete as she planned life with her groom, Joseph the Carpenter.  You will then see how her plans are changed in the twinkling of an eye as God calls upon her to bear the Christ child in her womb.  Her story will take you through the years to see him as a playful child, an eager student of Scripture, a caring son, and the Savior of the world.  However, you will see Him in a new way as you look at Him through the eyes of His Mama who thinks of Him so often as her little Yessi rather than The Messiah.  Experience the agony of watching Him die and feel the excitement of His resurrection again through the eyes and heart of His mother.

 

Mary of Magdala:  
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Length:  60 minutes

She was also a faithful disciple to the Rabbi from Nazareth.  Her life was given to her by the man who commanded the seven demons that tormented her to "be gone" so what could she do but dedicate herself to serving Him?  You will walk the dusty road of Israel with them and hear her remembering some of the wondrous things she saw.  You will hear of the love that she saw in His eyes no matter who He looked at.  Finally you will walk with her through His last week on earth and experience the agony of His death through her vivid description of the torture and crucifixion of her beloved Teacher, the one she knew was Messiah!  You will also be with her at the garden tomb when she became the first one to see Him ALIVE!!  Hear the teaching He left them with and the challenge to you to receive the gift of eternal life through His death and resurrection.

 

The Woman at the Well:  

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Length: 30-40 minutes

Hers was one of those lives in which there were no happy memories.  She was surrounded by rejection, judgment and hatred everywhere she turned.  Five marriages came and went and she finally accepted the truth that people had been hurling at her for years.  There was something wrong with her that she could not keep a husband and yes, she might just as well live the life of a harlot.  So she went into that lifestyle with a wall around her heart.  She would not feel anything.  That way she could not be hurt anymore.  Of course, that sort of defense is not completely effective and there were still moments of great pain, but she never let anyone know that she hurt.  Then one day as she came to the well at the hottest hour of the day (she went then so she wouldn't meet anyone else) she encountered a man by the well who would change her life forever, but not just her life -- the lives of everyone in her village.  Listen to this story of the life-changing encounter with the Man named Jesus and come to the well with her so that you too may experience the life changing touch of His heart.

Length: 30-40 minutes

Martha of Bethany:  
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Length:  35 minutes

Martha will tell you about her "children", Mary and Lazarus.  Oh no, she is not their mother.  She is their sister, but she has been taking care of them so many years in many ways that she thinks of them as her children.  She will help you to know the deep thinking of her sister, Mary, the one who can sit idle for hours just thinking!!!  She will also tell you about her fun-loving lively brother, Lazarus, who is so full of life and so friendly that he greets everyone who passes through town and usually invites them home for dinner.  She will tell you of their friend, the Rabbi from Nazareth, the one called Jesus.  You will hear her talk of the grief of Lazarus' death and the joy of his restoration to life by the One she has just suddenly realized is the Messiah.  You will go with her to Jerusalem for Passover and experience the terrible death of their Friend at the hands of the jealous religious leaders.  She will tell you of the overwhelming joy of His resurrection and she will share the teachings of His last days with you and invite you to choose the better part by sitting at His feet, looking into His eyes, and listening to His heart.

 

 Lydia:  
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Length:  25 minutes

"The seller of purple".  She was not only the first convert in Philippi, it would appear she was a leader in the interesting church that grew up there.  When you meet Lydia you will hear her impressions of that strange looking man named Paul who came to the riverside to join in their prayer meeting.  You will hear of her life as a dealer in the business of dyeing and selling fabric but also of the vague longing she had in her heart for something that was missing.  She will talk of how she came to know the God who could satisfy that longing and of how He brought her to Philippi to complete the work He had begun in her.  You will also hear about the varying group of folks comprising the church of Philippi.  You will hear how God took an odd group of people having nothing at all in common and created a part of the body of Christ!

 

 Elizabeth:  
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Length:  35 minutes

Elizabeth was the aging wife of Zechariah.  The couple's only regret in an otherwise happy marriage was a lack of children.  One day, that all changed as Zechariah served as priest before the lord in the Temple.  The angel said they would have a son!  You will hear the story of this amazing, devout women who was not weighed down by questions about motherhood, rather she stood ready to serve God and He brought her a son very late in life.

 

Millie the Innkeeper’s wife:  
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Have you ever wondered about the woman behind the man who opened his stable to Mary and Joseph the night so long ago? Was she as pleased to show this little bit of hospitality as he or did she think maybe he was a little too soft? Who was she, what was her life like before that night and what happened to her life after she met this young couple and saw that baby sleeping in the manger?

We invite you to meet Millie and Harry the innkeepers in Bethlehem. Were they the only innkeepers in town, was theirs the high end establishment that a king would choose to stay in or was it maybe a little lower than Motel Fleabag? You are about to find out and I think that along the way you will laugh, shake your head, and maybe shed a tear or two as you see what happens to Millie as she gets to know this child named Jesus.