Jesus was a master storyteller. He could weave timeless, eternal truths into theseemingly simplest of stories. His tales not only disarmed his listeners, butthey also imparted powerful insights into the nature of God in familiar terms.
In this same spirit, Scenes of Glory is a collection of story sermons that communicatethe truth of God’s word through familiar images like a vacation drive, twofriends sitting under an apple tree, or football season. While each of thestories may take the reader into familiar territory, they may also offer a viewof the gospel in a rather unfamiliar and thought-provoking way.
Complete with study questions at the end of each chapter, this resource is great for personal Bible study and devotion as well as group studies. It is also valuablefor pastors needing either sermon inspiration or simply an alternate view of aparticular biblical text.
Our life is a series of stories. Scenes of Glory is an enriching additionto anyone’s personal story.
David O. Bales was a Presbyterian minister for 33 years. Recently retired as the pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Ontario, Oregon, he is also a freelancewriter and editor for Stephen Ministries and Tebunah Ministries. His sermonsand articles have appeared in Lectionary Homiletics, Preaching GreatTexts, and Interpretation, and he is the author of GospelSubplots: Story Sermons of God's Grace (CSS). He is also a regularcontributor to the online service StoryShare (www.sermonsuite.com).Bales is a graduate of the University of Portland and San Francisco TheologicalSeminary.