Jesus used stories and so should you
Jesus taught using stories; so should we. There is a verse that says: "All Jesus did that day was tell storiesundefineda long storytelling afternoon." Matthew 13:34 (MSG)
I try to include stories like this in all my lessons.
Satan desires that we not receive the blessings that God has for us. Chuck Swindoll shared a story that took place some years ago. The people of Texas were being plagued by a Mexican bandit who continuously slipped across the border and robbed their banks. His name was Jorge Rodriguez. He had become bolder and more successful, and yet, they could never capture him before he hightailed it back across the border to his hideout in the mountains of Mexico. Finally, they had enough of this so they hired a well-known detective and sent him down into Mexico to get back their money. He set off for the small town reputed to be the hideout of Rodriquez.
The detective found the small Mexican town, walked into the saloon, and, lo and behold, there in the corner was the man he was after, Jorge Rodriquez. “Aha!” he said, “I’ve found you!” and he pulled out his gun. “Where have you hidden the millions you have stolen from our banks in Texas? Tell me, or I’ll blow you away!”
At this point another man, Juan Garcia, who was also in the saloon, stepped up to the detective and said, “Sir, you are wasting your time talking to Jorge like this. He doesn’t understand a word of English. He has no idea what you just said. Would you like me to translate for you.?” The detective said, “Yes, of course. Tell him to confess to me where the money is or I’ll kill him.”