Bible Exhibitions

OAM exhibitions are run in conjunction with local churches. They are used extensively throughout the year and are seen by thousands of children each year.  Basically, each exhibition consists of about twenty large exhibition boards, containing large colour pictures. The children are guided round the boards with a narrator. At various intervals they meet a character, dressed in costume, to tell their story first hand. Appropriate props are provided. Afterwards, clip boards and pencils are distributed and the children complete a worksheet.

We have found these to be a useful tool in evangelism in the past, presenting the gospel in a clear way. Usually, an exhibition would be hosted by a local church, and school groups invited in. However, some fellowships can not accommodate, and so have obtained permission to take the exhibition into the schools.

If you are interested in booking an exhibition, or would like further information, then please do not hesitate in contacting the office for more details.

The Amazing Journey

The exhibition comprises 18 display boards on which are pictures and text giving an overview of the Bible, from Genesis, right through the Old Testament, to the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the New Testament book of The Acts. The stories are brought to life by people dressed up as various bible characters, and linked together by a narrator.

The themes that are covered include creation, the fall, the flood, the tower of Babel, Israel’s journey from slavery to the promised land, the Judges, the Kings, the Prophets, and the birth, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. Exciting stories of Noah and the Ark, David & Goliath, Daniel in the lion’s den, and, of course, the wonderful message of who Jesus is, and why He came into our world.

DSC01209Those that run the exhibition get to choose about 6 characters to dress up as, from a wide range which includes, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Miriam, Moses, David, Daniel, Elijah, Mary the Mother of Jesus, John the Baptist and Mary Magdelene. Having seen the exhibition, the children then get to answer questions on a simple worksheet, by looking at the boards. This helps to reinforce what they have heard. It’s a most Amazing Journey!

The Life and Times of Christ

The Life and Times of Christ, as the title states, gives a brief look at the Gospel’s representation of Christ’s life here upon Earth. The first board reminds us of how, over a period of 4,000 years, the Old Testament promises of Christ’s Coming gradually become clearer and more detailed as the momentous event of His birth into this world takes place.

Normally Simon Peter, as narrator, takes the children through the remaining 17 boards from the birth to the Resurrection of the Saviour. Along the way we meet Mary, the Mother of Jesus – who tells the story of the birth and boyhood of Jesus. We later meet ‘The Woman of Samaria’, or ‘Woman at the Well’ and ‘Nicodemus’, who tell of their experiences of 12717532_1725199317709468_527199098784478137_nmeeting with the Saviour and the important things Christ told them. The ‘Bride of Cana’ tells of Christ’s first miracle at her wedding where Jesus turns ordinary water into wine. Many of the other miracles are then also retold.

The children are reminded of others like ‘Bartimaeus’ who Jesus healed completely. ‘Caiaphas’, the High Priest, helps lead the story into the great event of Calvary. The ‘Centurion’ gives us even more details of the Cross, and how he came to realise that this Man was truly the Son of God. The importance of the Resurrection and Ascension is brought out in the next 2 boards.

On the final boards, from 16 to 18, the children are reminded of ‘What the Angels told us about Christ’, what God says about Christ, and what people said of Him. Then on the last display we see what Christ said of Himself and also what He taught regarding the future and how He will come again.

The pictures are mounted on 18 boards approximately 91 cm x 122 cm (3 ft by 4 ft), which are fixed onto light stands (designed to easily lift to one side for a hall to be used for other purposes).

The Amazing Acts

The exhibition comprises 18 display boards on which are pictures and text telling the story of the birth and growth of the early church. It is based predominantly on the New Testament book of The Acts, although a brief account is also given of the birth, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, from the gospels.

BIBLE EXHIBITIONThe stories are brought to life by people dressed up as characters from those early church days. You get to meet Peter, Paul, Lydia, Silas, the Philippian Jailer, Priscilla, King Agrippa, and maybe Doctor Luke who wrote this book. Hear the story of Pentecost, Stephen’s martyrdom, Paul’s conversion. We visit the Jail in Philippi, complete with real stocks, and hear the jailer’s amazing account of a night he would never forget. We learn of how Paul and others shared the good news about Jesus, and how Christianity spread across the mighty Roman empire.

Having seen the exhibition, the children then get to answer questions on a simple worksheet, by looking at the boards. This helps to reinforce what they have heard. It really is a most amazing story that continues to this very day!

Pilgrim’s Progress

‘Pilgrim’, who’s name is later changed to ‘Christian’, takes the children through 17 boards –  telling his story of how he travels from the City of Destruction, through the Narrow Gate and on to the Cross –  where his burden falls away. Then on along the straight path to the Heavenly City and all the dangers he meets on the way. DSC00947Along the way we meet the characters, dressed in period costume, of ‘Evangelist’, Interpreter, Charity, Lord Hategood, Hopeful, Faithless (Giant Despair’s Wife) and Flatterer. On the final board the story is told of Christiana, Christian’s wife, who also follows on the same journey to the Heavenly City, with her 4 sons and others who joined them along the way.

The pictures are mounted on 18 boards approximately 91 cm x 122 cm (3 ft by 4 ft), which are fixed onto light stands (designed to easily lift to one side for a hall to be used for other purposes).