Why Do You Tell Stories?

Storytelling and drama can preach powerful sermons!

“Drama with a Point” all started with a question – how can you use theatrical sword fighting and drama to glorify God? The answer to that question came through another question posed by Jesus in Matthew 13:10-13.  The disciples asked Jesus why he told parables – used stories when he taught. He replied:

“You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom. You know how it works. Not everybody has this gift, this insight; it hasn’t been given to them…That’s why I tell stories; to create readiness, to nudge the people toward receptive insight.” ( The Message )

The Mission Statement of our non-profit organization, “The Magnificent Journey” is “To promote Godly character through the discipline of  sword fighting, drama and discipleship.”  We encourage our members to dedicate themselves and the works of their hands – even sword fighting – to God’s glory. When people will do that, God can accomplish mighty things in the hearts of men.

That’s why we tell stories.

“The Knight’s Tale – a battle for the heart” is a play about the power of personal purity and spiritual warfare. It’s based on two books by Jennie Bishop, “The Princess and the Kiss” and “The Squire and the Scroll.” ” The Knight’s Tale” will be presented on  October 22  at 7 p.m. and at 3 p.m. on October  23 at Caldwell Auditorium in Tyler.