Have you shared the true story of the Bible with anyone lately? Would you like to, but need a little help getting started? If so, you’re in the right place.

Our goal, here on Live Like It’s True, is not only to know and live the true story of the Bible, but also share it with others.

So I’ve invited Karlena de la Cruz, from StoryRunners to be my guest and talk about sharing stories from the Bible, and I’m hoping you’ll consider sharing part of the Easter story this week. Will you be gathering with friends or family this week? What if you took a few minutes to share an Easter story?

Listen in for some ideas that I know will be helpful.

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Guest: Karlena de la Cruz

Bible Passage: Luke 24:1-11

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GUEST: Karlena de la Cruz

Karlena de la Cruz has been on staff with StoryRunners for 4 years. StoryRunners mission is to equip people in unreached people groups who live in oral cultures to launch church-planting movements through oral Bible stories. As director of US Strategies she leads a team of people who provide opportunities for those outside the ministry to engage with the mission. A few of these engagements are storytelling training, social media, updates from the field, and story experiences.

Karlena has been married to her husband, who is a retired Air Force officer, for almost 31 years and they have 2 adult daughters. Their family has always enjoyed adventures of all kinds.

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Leading a Story Discussion

  • Tell the story.
  • Retell the story.
    • Ask the group to piece the story together.
    • Ask prompting questions, like, “What happened next?”
    • Go in a circle.
    • Toss a ball, and whoever catches the ball tells the next bit of the story.
  • Learn the story together
    • Perhaps you’ll act it out
    • Learn using hand motions
    •  Use objects to retell the story
    • Go through twice this way.
  • Break into pairs and retell the story to each other.
    • It’s good to separate out.
    • The storyteller can help those who get stuck.
  • Come back together and have someone volunteer (or be voluntold) to retell the story.
  • Discuss the story using these questions:
    • What did you like in this story? (Not looking for analytical, looking for devotional thoughts.)
    • What in the story was confusing? What did you not like?
    • What does this story tell you about people? How did the people react? What can we learn about human nature?
    • What did you learn about God in this story? What about Jesus? The Holy Spirit?
    • If this story were really true, how would you life be different?
    • Who am I going to go out and tell this story to?

Don’t Miss the True Story in the Dark with Asheritah

Make sure to return on Friday, as Asherita Ciuciu and I  talk about the True Story in the Dark. If you know Asheritah, you know she’s the perfect guest to lead us through a conversation about this somber, yet pinnacle moment of the whole story of the Bible: Those hours that Jesus hung in the dark on a cross. You won’t want to miss it.


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