Friday, September 02, 2011

The Friday Five

This week's Friday Five is:

My five favorite Bible stories from when I was a kid.

1. David and Goliath.

2. The walls of Jericho.

3. Daniel in the Lion's Den.

4. Noah and the Ark.

5. Jonah and the Whale.

What was your favorite Bible story when you were a kid?


  1. Sleepless nights make one the first to comment!! WooHoo!! (I think…ya-a-a-w-w-n).

    When I was in seminary, the associate pastor of the church we attended in Libertyville, IL once told of visiting another church with his young family. In the car, following the services, he asked his young son (at that time, about 7 years old) what he learned in Sunday School.

    The response? "We learned about the green guy."

    "The green guy?" asked the dad/pastor, trying to search his memory of Scripture.

    "Yeah, the green guy. The lady was telling some story about the green guy on the board covered in somebody's old pajamas*. She'd tell us more and kept moving him around. I learned the green guy couldn't sit still."

    Live and learn; live and learn!

    *That's a flannelgraph board to all you younger than 30!

  2. I didn't hear a whole lot of Bible stories growing up. The one I remember hearing the most was Noah's Arc.

  3. I think one of the stories that grabbed me as a child was when Jesus fed 5,000 people AND had twelve baskets of leftovers. Huh? My little mind just couldn't understand that. Actually, it still boggles the mind...but I guess that's why it's called a miracle, right? :)

  4. The moved rock. I remember being blown away by that one.

    Let's see, I also liked how it all started..."In the beginning..."

    ~ Wendy

  5. Noah and the Ark. I loved all the animals!!

  6. I loved the story of Joseph, from his coat of many colors to his ruling over the people! I also loved the story of the Exodus and the Christmas Story--something about angels singing lullabies to Jesus touched me. :)

  7. Elijah calling down fire on the false prophets!

    LOL, ok, so maybe not as a kid.....

  8. I've been a romantic as far back as I can remember, so it's no surprise that one of my favorite Bible stories as a young girl was about Jacob falling in love with Rachel and being willing to work seven years for her, and then working seven more when his father-in-law tricked him into marrying Leah first. Of course, I felt sorry for poor Leah.

  9. Ruth and Esther when I was too young (or dense)to understand what the pastor was saying really was interesting. ;-) Recently, Gideon, Elijah, Elisha, the Canaanite woman begging for her daughter and the Roman centurian in Matthew 8

  10. I liked Noah's Ark and now as an adult, Jonah and the Whale is my favourite out of the ones who have listed.