Series: Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

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Truth is Stranger Than Fiction is a series we did focusing on some of the crazy stories of the Bible. The original idea was taken from a book called “Crazy Stories, Sane God” by John Alan Turner (Amazon Link). We did this series through the summer and it worked well because the weeks did not build off of each other.


In today’s society, we gravitate toward crazy fictional stories. We spend lots of money to watch them and give the writers awards for the best one! However, in the Bible we find several true stories that can top even what the best Hollywood writers can dream up. Join us for a seven week series as we go through these stories in the Bible that show that truth really is stranger than fiction.

Sermon Titles

1. Just a Bowl of Stew – Jacob & Esau (

2. What Kind of God? – Job (

3. The Left Handed Way of God – Ehud (

4. A King, A Prophet and A Talking Donkey – Balaam and the Talking Donkey (

5. Hosea Loves a What? – Hosea & Gomer (

6. Brittle Bones – Ezekiel and the Valley of the Dry Bones (

7. Strange Dinner Guest – David & Mephibosheth (


Weekend Rundown: Strange Dinner Guest (Truth is Stranger Than Fiction Wk: 7)

“Strange Dinner Guest” was the last week in our Truth is Stranger than Fiction Series. This was an overall solid service from the worship through the message. The text was the story of David and Mephibosheth found in 2 Samuel 9.

We really loved the bumper for “Strange Dinner Guest.” It is the last of four comedic bumpers that we filmed that featured an awkward small group situation. In each of these videos we gave a preview to the passage for the day because many of the texts are not preached as often as others. This helped to give people an idea of what we were talking about before the speaker began.

“Christ is Enough” by Hillsong Live is a song we are currently doing a lot. This song has really resonated with our congregation. The bridge is especially impactful by integrating parts of “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” in a new way.

YouTube Video of Christ is Enough

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Bumper & Message Video

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