Since that class, I've enjoyed picking apart Bible verses to pinpoint the story strategy. One such amazing Bible story appears in John 5, in which Jesus is the star. In this dramatic scene, we find Jesus witnessing sick people (the cast) around the pool called Bethesda near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem (the setting). We see that Jesus has focused his attention on one man (the character actor) who appears to have been there a long time (costume, lighting, makeup). We see a stern look on Jesus' face as He asks him if he wants to get well. The sick man gives Jesus a rambling excuse. Jesus, with a new look on his face, replies in a no-nonsense manner: "Get up, take your bedroll, start walking. The man was healed on the spot" (The Message, John 5:8).