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Topic: Telling HIStory with Magic
Message: Posted by: FriarShaun (Feb 8, 2008 04:51PM)
I have not done a lot of gospel magic, but what I have done is topical (destroyed and restored; Jesus restores, Vanishing; Jesus takes away sin, something with a heart; Jesus loves you, etc) What I am interested in is telling the great stories of the Bible with illusion. I do some work in the mission field in third-world countries and the power of story is impressive. In fact amoung illiterate and oral-traditioned people it is story that reaches them. Does anyone have routines that present a story from the Bible?

P.S. Here are some very interesting links of groups using story to reach the world.

Message: Posted by: ChrisG (Feb 9, 2008 03:29PM)

I have done a few trips and have worn out my "Laflin Illusions and Truth Book one and two". They have some great ideas. Peter and prayer, Acts 12:5-7. Persistence in prayer, LOTA Blessing, The Blind man's cane, etc..

I use at least eight of the twenty-one routines. You can probably find them at "Lock Family Magic".

Message: Posted by: Terry Owens (Feb 9, 2008 03:32PM)
Friar, check out my site to see some examples of routines that I've done for television. I do a spot called Kids Thought so check out totalfamily.net and it might give you some seeds of thought.
Message: Posted by: Joe Marotta (Feb 9, 2008 03:42PM)
How about using Story Sticks to tell your stories with. Such a simple prop (4 sticks hinged so they can be bent into straight line, a square, and just about anything else). And talk about easy to pack up and carry! Kif Anderson has some very great ideas for them. I'm sure there are a few other people out there who have Bible stories for them too.
Message: Posted by: ChrisG (Feb 9, 2008 03:52PM)

It is well worth checking out Terry's site. It only takes ten minutes to get ten great ideas.

Terry will you be at the FCM International the IWU campus in July?

Message: Posted by: Terry Owens (Feb 10, 2008 04:44AM)
Thanks for the nice compliment Chris...

As far as the convention goes, it all depends whether I have a Crusade booked or not. There's such a need for strong evangelism to our children in churches so that takes priority over anything else. I was out of town last year ministering but I would love to attend.
Message: Posted by: FriarShaun (Feb 10, 2008 08:55AM)
Terry awesome site. These are all really powerful and practical magical object lessons. I plan on using some if that's alright. But what I was initially looking for were ways to present stories from the Bible in a magical way. If you will I am looking for ways to present expositional messages as opposed to topical messages. The creation account, David and Goliath, Jesus and the Samaritan woman, etc. Maybe even a magical way to present some of the parables. The mote in the eye, Pearl of great price, etc. Has anyone done something along these lines?