Using the Outlines
Following this section are outlines of the stories
represented by each picture on the scarf.
A Story Theme,
Transition - Material to link the stories together,
Scripture- A passage to read before the story,
Visual Aid - Suggested items to build interest and associations,
Several Main Points,
Your presentation should be aimed at getting the hearers to recall the Story Theme, Main Points, some of the Sub-points, and have an idea of where each story comes in relation to other stories. Rote memorization is not the goal. The Sub-Points are to fill in the story and contain important information.
Please Note! These outlines are NOT meant to be read to your listeners instead of telling the story -- if you can’t remember the story, how can you expect your hearers to remember the story?
You may choose to add or subtract material, or emphasize different points to achieve your goals. For example, you may want to teach the role of Satan in some of the stories. Or, you may want to stress that God often provides one person who rescues people, such as Noah or Moses. You may want to include scriptural comments such as “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin,” in the story of Cain and Abel. Lastly, the presentation outlines may contain wordings that seem strange. Keep in mind that these outlines were developed within a specific people group's language limitations. For example, a grave to our group is a hole in the ground and nothing else. So, herein, Jesus' grave is a "cave," which it might have been. You'll probably have to make some similar changes. Adapt. Innovate. Discover!
What You're Trying to Accomplish
The goal of telling these stories using the scarf is that the learners will learn, understand, and be able to consistently and interestingly communicate the scriptural truths portrayed in these pictures.
Hopefully, they will begin to share the stories with others on their own. As you are storytelling, emphasize that they should be telling the stories as they learn them. This will multiply your efforts.
One way to encourage your hearers to learn the stories is to award them a scarf. When they finish and are able to tell the story sequence, or at least the main points, give them a scarf. Tell them that they have earned it, but that they should share the stories with people everywhere they go. Teach them how to use the last picture to confront hearers with the need to make a decision to follow Jesus.
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