The Word and the Witness

[Song] “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life.  Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life.”

Hello, my name is Miss Barb!  Welcome to Lifeline English, the podcast that helps you know God and know English.

You can read the written script for today’s lesson online at lifelineenglish.com.

Today I want to teach you three words.

The first word is overcome.  The past tense is overcame.  To overcome means to defeat or conquer.  She overcame cancer.  The Allies overcame Germany, Japan, and Italy in World War Two.  

The next word is lawyer.  Can you say “lawyer”?  Good job!  A lawyer is a person who helps people with situations that relate to the law.  If you go to court, a lawyer can make arguments to help you overcome.  Lawyers know the laws.  Lawyers know how to present information to the government.  For example, he paid a lawyer to help him become a citizen.  

Story 13: The First Murder


[Song] “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life. Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life.”

Hello, my name is Miss Barb! Welcome to Lifeline English, the podcast that helps you know God and know English.  You can read the written script for today’s lesson online at lifelineenglish.com.

Today I want to teach you three words. The first word is while. Can you say “while”? Good! “While” can mean simply an amount of time. “I’m going to sleep for a while.” While can also be used to join two sentences into one. For example, “I’m going to sleep while you make dinner.” Or, “While you make dinner, I’m going to sleep.” When “while” is used to join sentences, it means “during the time that”. “I’m going to sleep during the time that you make dinner.”

The next word is wander. Can you hear the difference between the words “wonder” and “wander”? To “wonder” means to think about something that is difficult to know. “I wonder why many ladies like to shop.” To “wander” means to move around to different places without purpose or direction. “The man wandered around the mall while he waited for his wife to shop.”

Only Jesus


[Song] “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life.  Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life.”

Hello, my name is Miss Barb!  Welcome to Lifeline English, the podcast that helps you know God and know English.

You can read the written script for today’s lesson online at lifelineenglish.com.

I’ve got a couple more words to teach you today.  The first word is “dear”.  There are two words that are pronounced “dear” but they have different spellings.  D-E-E-R is a wild animal that is often hunted for its meat and antlers.  The word I want to teach you today is D-E-A-R.  D-E-A-R means “special” or “loved” or “highly valued”.  Often we begin letters by writing “Dear” in front of the name of the person we are writing to.   

The second word is “tent”.  Can you say “tent”?  A tent is a building made of cloth.  Usually tents only have one room.  Tents can be quickly taken down and put up.  People who hike or camp often sleep in tents. 

Today’s story is called, “Only Jesus”.  Ready?

The Thankful Leper


[Song] “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life.  Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life.”

Hello, my name is Miss Barb!  Welcome to Lifeline English, the podcast that helps you know God and know English.

You can read the written script for today’s lesson online at lifelineenglish.com.

Today I have three new words for you.  Ready?

The first word is leprosy.  Can you say it?  Lep-ro-sy.  Good job!  Leprosy is a very bad disease. It is also called Hansen’s disease.  People who have leprosy are called “lepers”.  Leprosy deadens nerves so that the lepers can no longer feel pain.  Lepers sometimes lose their fingers, toes, or even hands, feet and noses, because they cannot feel pain. 

The next word is priest.  A priest is a person who helps other people know and worship God.  Before Jesus came, God used priests to help His people.  The priests helped the people to be forgiven by God, to worship God, and to obey God.  They also examined people who had diseases, to stop their diseases from spreading to other people.

Jesus Prays Alone


[Song] “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life.  Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life.”

Hello, my name is Miss Barb!  Welcome to Lifeline English, the podcast that helps you know God and know English.

You can read the written script for today’s lesson online at lifelineenglish.com.

Today I’m going to teach you only one word.  But it’s a scary one.  Demons!  In the beginning, God made only good angels.  But one of the angels did not want to obey God.  His name was Satan.  Some of the other angels decided to follow Satan.  They stopped obeying God.  Satan’s angels are called demons.  Demons are evil spirits that can live inside people.  They tell lies to people.  They do not want people to obey God.

Okay, ready for the story?  It’s called, “Jesus Prays Alone”.