video run time: 2 minutes - 31 seconds
( To hear the audio version read by Carl Vasta )
use the MP3 player or the link below
( To download the MP3s )
right click on the link above and
"save target as" to your computer
There was a certain rich man who lived in great luxury and at his gate laid a beggar named
Lazarus, whose body was covered with sores. He was hoping that he might receive scraps
from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
After a while the beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man died, was buried and from his torment in hell raised his eyes to see Lazarus sitting next to Abraham up in heaven. He cried out, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip his finger in water to cool my tongue and stop this burning!"
But Abraham said, "Remember, my son, when your life was filled with all good things while Lazarus had a bad life and no one cared. Now Lazarus is being comforted while you are being tormented. Also, there is a deep pit between us so anyone who would pass from here to you cannot, and no one can cross from where you are to us."
The rich man said, "Then I beg you father Abraham, send Lazarus to my five brothers at my father's house to warn them so they will not end up here where I am being tormented!"
Abraham replied, "They have Moses and the prophets, let them listen to them."
The rich man answered, "That is not enough of a warning, father Abraham! But if someone were to rise from death and go to them, then they would repent."
But Abraham said, "If they do not take the words of Moses and the prophets seriously, then they will not be convinced even if someone were to rise from death."
Paraphrased Quotes From Jesus
January---------Lazarus And The Rich Man
February-------The Greatest Commandment ("about love")
March-----------The Lost Sheep / The Lost Son
April-------------Meaning Of Easter / 3 Examples From Jesus
May--------------The Worry Of Daily Life
June-------------The Ten Lepers
July--------------The Good Samaritan
August----------How To Give and How To Pray
September-----The Un-believing Towns
October---------Signs Revealing Christ's Return To Earth
November------The Last Supper
December------Why We Should Celebrate Christmas
January--------The Things That Make A Person Unclean
February-------Marriage, Adultery, and Divorce
March-----------Jesus Chooses The Apostles
April-------------The Coming Persecutions For The Believers
May--------------Jesus Feeds 5000 Men ( part 1 )
June-------------Jesus Walks On The Water ( part 2 )
July--------------The Bread Of Life ( part 3 )
August----------The Meaning Of The Cross
September-----Jonah And The Whale
October---------Jesus And The Devil ( Satan )
November------Jesus And The Sabbath ( The Day Of Rest )
December------The Christmas Story ( The Birth Of Jesus )
There are at least 66 books that make up the bible. Sometimes, trying to follow a storyline is difficult because there are books that
are good for support and prayer like Wisdom, Job, Psalms,
and Proverbs. They take you away from the story.
I have put the Storyline of the Bible into 19 easy to read pages that you can print out!
And now you can listen... FREE! to the Storyline read by Kathy Bird. It's streamed mp3 so you can listen to it easily, even if you have dial up. The story includes references so you can find the topics... in just about any version of the Bible.
If you ever wanted to know what the Bible
is all about, here is your chance!
If you don't have a bible, just use Bible Gateway
( IT'S FREE )
Have you ever wondered if there is a God? One who is responsible for the creation of the universe and all living things.
These are some of the stories of easy salvation.
No speaking in tongues, no being baptised with water,
just turn away from your sinful life, and believe that GOD The Father
sent his son JESUS to die on a cross and take all YOUR SINS away.
'For GOD loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.'
This is a beautiful prayer at anytime of the day or for those gathered at your table for a meal.
Lord, I have come to you for protection;
never let me be defeated!
Because you are righteous,
help me and rescue me,
Listen to me and save me!
There will be terrible times in the last days.
People will be lovers ....
"My children, when you come to serve
the Lord, prepare yourself for trials."
( A reading from “The Wisdom Of Sirach” )
A friend was brought here from Canada when she was 5 years old and both her parents became citizens but sixty years later, she has to apply for citizenship because the laws have changed since she was young!
How do I start to have a daily meaningful relationship with God? The first requirement is to believe there is a God !
Check out Carl's Christmas and Inspirational Songs,
Videos, MP3's, and Sheet Music with Midi Files
They're all FREE at