Look, Listen & Live 2: Mighty Men of GOD

Outline: Jacob, Joseph, Moses. 24 sections. It has a picture book to go along with the recording. This Simple script is meant for unwritten languages where the translation must be oral.

Script Number:419
Language:English
Theme:Multiple themes; Law of God
Audience:General
Style:Monolog
Genre:Bible Story
Sophistication:Simple
Purpose:Teaching
Bible Quotation:Paraphrase
Status:Approved

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Script Text

Introduction

Greetings. Do you know the One True God? Let me tell you about some men who knew Him. Look at the pictures in the Orange Book while you listen. Look at the next picture when you hear the signal. (Signal)

Picture 1. The Two Brothers

Picture 1. The Two Brothers

Genesis 25:21-34, 27:1-29

The two brothers in this picture are making a bargain. The one called Esau was a great hunter. Jacob, his younger brother had prepared some good food but he would not give any to Esau. Jacob said to Esau, "First sell me your birthright." He wanted the family inheritance which should go to the oldest son. Esau did not care about his inheritance. He only thought of his empty stomach, so he sold his birthright for one meal. Jacob's name means 'Cheat' and Jacob's nature was to cheat others. Jacob even cheated his own father. (Signal)

Picture 2. Jacob's Dream

Picture 2. Jacob's Dream

Genesis 28:10-22

Esau hated Jacob and wanted to kill him, so Jacob had to run away from his own home. Look at the picture! Jacob had a dream. He saw God in Heaven and the angels of God coming down to earth. God said to Jacob, "I will give you and your descendants this land. All people on earth will be blessed through you. I am with you wherever you go." God knew that Jacob was a cheat, but He loved Jacob and wanted to change him. Therefore God gave him these wonderful promises. (Signal)

Picture 3. Jacob and Laban

Picture 3. Jacob and Laban

Genesis 29:1 - 31:55

Jacob continued to cheat others but sometimes others cheated him too. Jacob went to work for his uncle, Laban. He wanted to marry Laban's younger daughter called Rachel. He worked seven years for Laban as a bride payment for her. Then Laban tricked Jacob into marrying his older daughter first. Laban made Jacob work another seven years for Rachel. Jacob deceived Laban. He took all the best animals from Laban's flocks. One day God said to Jacob, "Go back to the land of your fathers." (Signal)

Picture 4. Jacob Meets God

Picture 4. Jacob Meets God

Genesis 32:1-32

Jacob wanted to return home but he was afraid of Esau. Those who cheat others often live in fear of revenge. One night on the trip home, a Man came to Jacob. He wrestled with Jacob all night. Just as the sun was rising, the Man dislocated Jacob's hip. Jacob knew that the Man was from God. Jacob could fight no longer but said, "I will not let You go unless You bless me." So the Man said to Jacob, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel". 'Israel' means 'A Prince who struggles with God'. God had to make Jacob the 'Cheater' weak, so that He could change him (into a prince). Israel returned to his family in peace. He became the father of a great nation of people who worshipped God. Friends, we all fight against the ways of God when we try to cheat others, but God has sent a Man who can change us too. He is the Lord Jesus Christ. (Music and Signal)

Picture 5. Joseph's Dream

Picture 5. Joseph's Dream

Genesis 37:1-11

Jacob, whom God re-named Israel, had twelve sons. His favourite son was Joseph. Jacob gave Joseph a beautiful coat. Joseph's brothers were jealous of him. One night Joseph had a dream. Then he said to his brothers, "Listen to the dream I had. We were all in the field tying up sheaves of wheat. Your sheaves formed a circle around my sheaf and bowed down to it." The brothers were very angry. Did this dream mean that they would bow down to their younger brother? They hated Joseph and they looked for an opportunity to harm him. (Signal)

Picture 6. Joseph is Sold

Picture 6. Joseph is Sold

Genesis 37:12-36

Joseph's brothers were pasturing their flocks far from home. Jacob said to Joseph, "Go and see if your brothers are safe and if the flocks are alright." When the brothers saw Joseph coming to them, they decided to kill him. They stripped him of his beautiful coat and put him in a dry well. Then one of them said, "What will we gain by killing our brother? Let us sell him as a slave." Just then some traders came along, so the brothers sold Joseph for twenty pieces of silver. Then they stained Joseph's coat with the blood of a goat and took it to their father. Jacob thought that Joseph had been killed by a wild animal. He wept for him with great sorrow. (Signal)

Picture 7. Joseph and the Wicked Woman

Picture 7. Joseph and the Wicked Woman

Genesis 39:1-20

The traders sold Joseph in the land of Egypt. He became the slave of a man called Potiphar. God was with Joseph and he had great success in all he did. Soon he was put in charge of Potiphar's household. Joseph was a handsome young man. Potiphar's wife desired him for herself. She tried to force Joseph to lie with her. Joseph knew that was wrong so he refused her. He fled out of the house but Potiphar's wife grabbed his robe. She took the robe to her husband and she accused Joseph of trying to assault her. Potiphar had Joseph put into prison. (Signal)

Picture 8. Joseph in Prison

Picture 8. Joseph in Prison

Genesis 39:20 - 40:23

God was also with Joseph in the prison. Soon Joseph was put in charge of all the other prisoners. The king's chief servant and the king's baker were put in prison too. One night they both had dreams. Joseph said to them, "God knows how to interpret dreams. Tell me your dreams." So the servant told Joseph, "In my dream there was a grape vine with three branches. I took the grapes and squeezed them into the king's cup and gave it to the king." Joseph told him the meaning of the dream, saying, "In three days the king will release you and restore you to your position." The baker told Joseph his dream too, but his dream meant that in three days he would be put to death. The servant was released and the baker was killed just as God showed Joseph. Joseph remained in the prison for two more years. (Signal)

Picture 9. The King's Dream

Picture 9. The King's Dream

Genesis 41:1-45

Then the king of Egypt had a dream. He saw seven fat cows beside the river. Seven thin cows came out of the river and they ate up the seven fat cows. No one could tell the king the meaning of his dream. Then the king's chief servant told the king about Joseph. The king called Joseph out of the prison, and Joseph told the king the meaning of his dream. He said, "God has told you what He is going to do. There will be seven years of good harvests in Egypt. After that there will be seven years of famine." The king saw that the Spirit of God was with Joseph, so he made him ruler over all Egypt. (Signal)

Picture 10. Joseph Rules in Egypt

Picture 10. Joseph Rules in Egypt

Genesis 41:47 - 42:28

During the seven years of good harvests, Joseph stored up much grain for the king. When the seven years of famine came he sold the grain to the people. There was famine in Canaan too, The ten older brothers of Joseph came to buy grain in Egypt. They did not know that the ruler was Joseph, but he recognized them. He accused them of being spies and he put them in prison for three days. Then he said to them, "To prove that you are honest men, you must bring your youngest brother to me." He kept one of the brothers in prison and he let the others take grain to their families. (Signal)

Picture 11. Joseph Revealed to His Brothers

Picture 11. Joseph Revealed to His Brothers

Genesis 43:1 - 45:27

Joseph's brothers were afraid to return to Egypt but soon they needed more grain. So they took their youngest brother, Benjamin, and went to Joseph. Joseph still did not tell them who he was. He gave them grain but he hid valuable things in their sacks as well. Then he sent his servants to accuse them of stealing from him. The brothers all bowed before Joseph to beg for mercy, just like the sheaves in Joseph's dream. Joseph could keep his secret no longer. He hugged Benjamin and wept as he said to them, "I am your brother Joseph whom you sold." The brothers went home and told their father, "Joseph is still alive. He is ruler of all Egypt!" (Signal)

Picture 12. Jacob and Joseph in Egypt

Picture 12. Jacob and Joseph in Egypt

Genesis 45:28 - 50:26

Old Jacob took all his family and all that he owned and went to live in Egypt. How glad he was to see Joseph again! He laid his hands on the sons of Joseph and he blessed the boys so that they became great leaders among the tribes of Israel. Jacob died in Egypt as a very old man. Then Joseph's brothers were afraid because of the wrong that they had done to Joseph. But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good, in order to save the lives of many people." Friends, there is One in Heaven who is greater than Joseph. His name is the Lord Jesus Christ. Wicked men killed Him, but God turned that evil deed into good for us. Jesus rose from the dead. Now God can forgive all our sins, including the wrongs we do to others. He can save us from the punishment of everlasting death. (Music)

Introduction to Part B

There was a mighty man named Moses who saved his people from captivity. He directs us to One, who can save all people (from captivity to Satan). Listen while you look at the pictures in the Orange book. Look at the next picture when you hear this sound. (Signal)

Picture 13. Baby Moses

Picture 13. Baby Moses

Exodus 2:1-10

Moses was an Israelite. He was born in Egypt, 300 years after Joseph. The king of Egypt treated the Israelites badly. He forced them to work as slaves, and he ordered the midwives to kill all the boy babies. When Moses was born his mother hid him. She put him in a basket and hid it in the reeds beside the river. His sister, Miriam, stood nearby to watch. The king's daughter came to bathe at the river. She found the basket and baby Moses. She decided to keep him for herself. Moses grew up in the King's palace, and learned the ways of the Egyptians.(Signal)

Picture 14. Moses and the Burning Bush

Picture 14. Moses and the Burning Bush

Exodus 2:11 - 4:17

One day Moses saw an Egyptian beating an Israelite slave. He wanted to help his own people, so he killed the Egyptian. Then Moses had to flee from the king. For 40 years he lived in a desert place called Sinai. Then one day he saw a very strange thing. He saw a bush which burned with fire, but it was not destroyed. God spoke to Moses out of the burning bush, saying, "I have seen how cruelly My people are treated.I am sending you to the king of Egypt so that you can lead My people out of his country." (Signal)

Picture 15. Moses Returns to the King

Picture 15. Moses Returns to the King

Exodus 3:11 - 10:29

Moses was afraid but he trusted God and returned to Egypt. His brother, Aaron, went with him. They said to the king, "The Lord, the God of Israel, says, 'Let My people go'." But the king said, "I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go." Then God said to Moses, "Tell Aaron to take his stick and to throw it down in front of the king and it will turn into a snake." Aaron obeyed, and the king saw the power of God, but he would not let the people go. So God worked many miracles against the Egyptians. He turned all the water into blood so the people had nothing to drink. He brought plagues of frogs, flies, locusts, and hail to Egypt. The animals died and the Egyptians became sick, but still the king would not let the Israelites go. (Signal)

Picture 16. The Sacrificed Lamb

Picture 16. The Sacrificed Lamb

Exodus 12:1-36

God spoke to Moses again, saying, "Tell Israel that each family is to take a lamb and to kill it. They must take some of the blood and put it on their door posts. I will go through the land of Egypt. I will kill every first-born male. When I see the blood I will pass over you and not harm you." God did just as He said. All the first-born sons of the Egyptians died. None of the Israelite first-born died. Then the king sent for Moses and said, "Get out, you and all your people leave my country. Go and worship your God." (Signal)

Picture 17. Through the Sea

Picture 17. Through the Sea

Exodus 13:17 - 14:31

Moses led the people of Israel out of Egypt. God went before them in a pillar of cloud and fire. But the Egyptians became angry because they had lost their slaves. The king and all his army pursued Israel to bring them back. The Israelites came to a great sea which they could not cross. The Egyptians were behind them. Israel could not escape. Moses said to them, "Don't be afraid! You will see what God will do to save you." Then God opened up a way through the sea. The Israelites passed through the sea on dry ground. The Egyptians tried to follow them, but the water came back over them. All the Egyptians were drowned and Israel was saved. (Signal)

Picture 18. Food and Water in the Desert

Picture 18. Food and Water in the Desert

Exodus 16:1 - 17:7

Moses led the people on into the desert. They did not have enough to eat so God sent them food. Every morning small flakes like bread appeared on the ground. (The people called it 'Manna'.) Every evening God sent flocks of small birds for the people to eat. When there was no water God told Moses, "Take your stick and strike the rock and water will come out for the people to drink." For 40 years God cared for the people of Israel in the desert. (Signal)

Picture 19. Moses on the Mountain of God

Picture 19. Moses on the Mountain of God

Exodus 19:1 - 20:21, 24:12-18, 34:1-10

The Israelites came to the mountain of Sinai. God came down onto the mountain with thunder and lightning, clouds and fire. He spoke these words to Moses: "I am the Lord your God. You shall have no other gods. Do not bow down to any idol or worship it. Do not use My Name wrongly. Remember the seventh day and keep it holy. Honour your father and mother. Do not commit murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not accuse anyone falsely. Do not desire the possessions of others." Afterwards God wrote these laws on tablets of stone and Moses brought them down the mountain to all the people. (Signal)

Picture 20. The Snake on the Pole

Picture 20. The Snake on the Pole

Numbers 21:4-9; Deuteronomy 18:18

The people complained about the food God was providing for them. God punished them by sending poisonous snakes among them. Many of the people died from the snake bites. The people cried to Moses for help and Moses prayed for them. Then God told Moses, "Make a snake and put it on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live." So Moses made a snake of bronze and those who looked at it were saved. Moses was the greatest prophet of God that Israel ever had. For 40 years he led the people in the desert. Before Moses died, God said to him, "I will send another prophet like you from among the Israelites. He will tell the people everything I command." (Music and Signal)

Picture 21. Jesus Feeds the People

Picture 21. Jesus Feeds the People

John 6:1-58

For many years the people of Israel looked for another prophet like Moses. Then finally Jesus Christ was born in the land of Israel. He taught the people about God as Moses had done. The people went out to a desert place to hear Him. They became hungry but they had no food. A young boy had five loaves of bread and two small fish. Jesus took the bread and the fish and gave thanks to God. Then He fed all the people from that food. There were over 5000 of them! The people said, "Surely this is the Prophet!" Jesus said to them, "I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst."(Signal)

Picture 22. Jesus Speaks with Moses

Picture 22. Jesus Speaks with Moses

Luke 9:28-36

Moses and Elijah were both prophets of God. They lived many, many years before Jesus came to earth. However, one day they appeared with Jesus on top of a mountain. The three of them shone very brightly like lightning. Jesus knew that He was about to die, and He talked with Moses and Elijah about His coming death. Three friends of Jesus heard them talking together. Then a cloud came and covered them all. The voice of God spoke out of the cloud saying, "This is My Son - listen to Him." When the voice finished speaking the friends saw only Jesus. (Signal)

Picture 23. Jesus Died for Us

Picture 23. Jesus Died for Us

John 3:14-16

The people of Israel rejected Jesus and killed Him. Soldiers nailed Him to a cross of wood. They killed two other men with Him. These two were thieves and murderers, but Jesus had never broken the Laws of God. However you and I have broken God's Laws. We deserve God's punishment of everlasting death. But God loves all people. He does not want us to die forever, so He sent Jesus, His Son, to take our punishment. In Moses' time, the blood of the sacrificial lambs saved the Israelite families. Jesus the Lamb of God, died as a sacrifice for us. His blood is the payment for our sin. Anyone who looks to Jesus will be saved. "As Moses lifted up the bronze snake, the Son of Man (Jesus) must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life." (Signal)

Picture 24. Jesus in Heaven

Picture 24. Jesus in Heaven

Acts 1:6-11

The dead body of Jesus was put in a tomb, but on the third day, Jesus came alive again! Many people spoke with Him. 40 days later they saw Him rise up to Heaven, just as you seeing this picture. Jesus is still alive to-day. Moses was a great leader and prophet of God, but Jesus is the Son of God. He is far greater than Moses. Moses led Israel through the sea and they were saved. But Jesus came to save all people who follow Him. One day Jesus will return, just as He went up to Heaven. He will take all who believe in Him to be with Him in Heaven. Dear friends, are you ready to go with Jesus? He may come to-day! "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved." (Music)

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