Bible Story Page
There are two types of Bible Stories on this page. Both use
Microsoft Agent technology to provide an animated narration of Bible
|Online Bible Stories
||These stories can be viewed in your browser.
(Requires time to download the image
files; only works with Microsoft Internet Explorer)
Each online story has a PowerPoint version available as well.
|Bible Story Presentations
||These stories are Microsoft PowerPoint
presentations, which you can download once and view as often as
you like. (Requires Microsoft PowerPoint 97 or
Clicking on the Bible story title below will open a
new 640x480 browser window and begin the illustrated story, narrated by
James. For best viewing, do not reposition the new
window on your screen. You may also download a PowerPoint version of the story,
which requires Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to view (it will not work in the
These presentations are currently available only in the PowerPoint version:
(6 MB, zipped)|
An overview of the book of Esther, with emphasis on taking a
stand for God's truth.
(and King Jehoiakim; 11 MB, zipped)|
Jeremiah 36 --
This story helps children learn how God inspired the Bible and that He
preserves His word.
|Daniel (1.7 MB, zipped)|
Daniel 1:1-17 --
"Choose God's Way", the story of Daniel's choice to follow
God's rules for food
|Elijah (2 MB, zipped)|
1 Kings 17:7-16 -- "God Gives
Hope", contrasting "wishing" and "hoping"
with the story of Elijah and the widow of Zarephath
Friends (3 MB, zipped)|
Acts 16:1-5; Philippians 2:19-24; 1
Thessalonians 3:2-6 -- "Help by Being a Friend",
the story of the friendship of Paul and Timothy
Gideon (5.7 MB, zipped)|
Judges 7:1-21 -- "Trust God",
the story of Gideon's defeat of the Midianites
|Jesus at age Twelve (8.5 MB,
Luke 2:41-52 -- "I Can Relate to My Parents": Mary and
Joseph find their missing Son at the Temple in Jerusalem.
Ruth (1.3 MB, zipped)|
Ruth 2:1-23 -- "Do Your
Best": Ruth as a willing worker (NOT
Using This Page
The Bible Story page uses Microsoft Agent
technology. Before viewing it for the first time, you must do the
Be running Microsoft Internet Explorer
4.0 or later. (Microsoft Agent will not work with
Install the Microsoft Agent File for
the character James. This is a large file, but you will only
have to download it once. Click Here to
download James! (3.2 MB)
Once you have downloaded the James.exe
file, you must run it to install James.acs in the proper
Install Microsoft Agent. This
will happen automatically the first time you go to any of the online story pages; it
will only happen once. The browser will download the MSAgent and
TruVoice servers and install them on your system.
If you have difficulty, visit the Microsoft
Agent site or the tutorial available at the Microsoft
Agent Web Ring.
Visit the Microsoft
Agent Web Ring Setup page and check the Microsoft Agent
Detector table at the top of the page. It will check
your system for correct installation of the Microsoft Agent
capabilities, and allow you to download and install any
components you might be missing. You will need the
first three components indicated in this table, plus the James.acs
character, to view any of the presentations on this page (note
that some presentations will require additional characters as
If you are running Windows XP, you
will probably need the Microsoft SAPI download. Get it at
(without SAPI, the presentations will run but James will not speak
in Windows XP.)
Users of PowerPoint 2002 or higher:
You will probably need to modify
your security settings to view the MSAgent slide shows, but
they will indeed work up to PowerPoint 2003.
You must allow the macros which power the MSAgent code to work.
To restore this security setting to the way it was in earlier
versions of PowerPoint, do the following:
- Click on the Tools menu at the
top of the PowerPoint window
- Select Options, then click the Security tab
- Click on the button "Macro Security" in the lower half of the
- Change the setting to "Medium" (recommended). This will pop
up a window when a presentation contains macros and allow you to
select "enable" or "disable" when you open the presentation. You
"enable" for the Bible Story presentations in order to view the
animations and hear the narration.
- Click "OK," then "OK", re-open your presentation, and enable
the macros. At this point all should work.