Daily Tip - Bible Storytelling: 1. Which Bible story am I going to tell?


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Which Bible story am I going to tell?

Do you know which Bible story you are going to tell? Read the story in different Bible translations and maybe from different children's bibles. Find the translation and narration of the story that best fits the way you want to tell it yourself.

 

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Scripture reference: Genesis 1:5
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Game - Jesus says 'No' in the desert: 'Laserweb'


Jesus makes His way through the devil's web of temptations - can you?

A challenging and fun game to go with your programme on the temptation of Jesus in the desert. 

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Jesus in the desert Luke 4: 1-14 

This idea will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Stone of impossibility creative Easter prayer idea

What do you need:

- a ball of wool

What do you do:

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Daily Tip - Bible Storytelling: What emotions are present in this Bible story?


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You can experience a Bible story for yourself

Suppose you have to tell a Bible story soon:

Record the Bible story with your mobile phone. Sit in a comfortable chair and listen to the Bible story at least five times. Each time you listen, you do a different (fantasy) exercise:

1. What do you see happening in the Bible story?
2. What do you hear in the Bible story? Which sounds fit into this story?
3. What do you smell in the Bible story? What smells are present in the story?
4. What movements occur in the Bible story?
5. What emotions occur in this Bible story? Can you feel them?

What emotions are present in this Bible story? Can you feel them?

As you listen to the Bible story, you may ask yourself which emotions you can feel or experience in your thoughts / fantasy. What emotions occur in this story? By consciously listening to a Bible story with your imagination and feeling the emotions yourself, you experience the story in a certain way and it is much easier to tell this Bible story.

What emotions do you experience when, for example, you listen to the story of the storm on the lake?

- Do you experience the disappointment of the crowd when Jesus leaves?
- Do you experience the relief of the disciples to be alone for a while?
- Do you experience the worries and fears as the storm rises?
- Do you experience the panic that they are going to drown?
- Do you experience the relief when Jesus intervenes?
- Do you experience the shock when they discover that Jesus is much greater than they think?

 

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Scripture reference: Genesis 1:5
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Daily Tip - Bible Storytelling: What movements occur in this Bible story?


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You can experience a Bible story for yourself

Suppose you have to tell a Bible story soon:

Record the Bible story with your mobile phone. Sit in a comfortable chair and listen to the Bible story at least five times. Each time you listen, you do a different (fantasy) exercise:

1. What do you see happening in the Bible story?
2. What do you hear in the Bible story? Which sounds fit into this story?
3. What do you smell in the Bible story? What smells are present in the story?
4. What movements occur in the Bible story?
5. What emotions occur in this Bible story? Can you feel them?

What movements occur in this Bible story?

As you listen to the Bible story, you may ask yourself what movements you can feel or experience in your thoughts / imagination, if you listen to this story. Which movements occur in this story? By consciously listening to a Bible story with your imagination and picking up the movements, you experience the story yourself in a certain way and it is much easier to tell this Bible story.

Which movements do you notice when you listen to the story of the storm on the lake:

- Do you wave with the disciples to the crowd?
- Are you hoisting the sails?
- Are you going to lie with your head on the pillow?
- Do you feel the boat stomping up and down?
- Are you going to hoist with buckets?
- Are you shaking Jesus awake?

 

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Scripture reference: Genesis 1:5
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Prayer idea - Jesus says 'No' in the desert: 'Lead us not into temptation'


We can put our temptations into God's hands

A creative way to encourage the children to talk to God. 

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Jesus in the desert Luke 4: 1-14 

This idea will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Stone of impossibility creative Easter prayer idea

What do you need:

- large wooden hand (colour: gold or red) or a wooden plate with a drawn image of a hand on it
- nails and hammer
- sheets of paper and pens

What do you do:

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Daily Tip - Bible Storytelling: What do you smell in the Bible story?


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You can experience a Bible story for yourself

Suppose you have to tell a Bible story soon:

Record the Bible story with your mobile phone. Sit in a comfortable chair and listen to the Bible story at least five times. Each time you listen, you do a different (fantasy) exercise:

1. What do you see happening in the Bible story?
2. What do you hear in the Bible story? Which sounds fit into this story?
3. What do you smell in the Bible story? What smells are present in the story?
4. What movements occur in the Bible story?
5. What emotions occur in this Bible story? Can you feel them?

What do you smell in the Bible story? What smells pass by?

As you listen to the Bible story, you may ask yourself what smells you can smell in your mind / imagination. What smells are present in this story? By consciously listening to a Bible story with your imagination and picking up the smells, you experience the story in a certain way and it is much easier to tell this Bible story.

What smells do you smell, for example, in the story of the storm on the lake?

- Do you smell the crowd?
- The pillow on which Jesus lies? Does this smell like soap or fish?
- Do you smell the puke of Matthew, the tax collector who might have gotten seasick?
- The storm, the wet clothes, the lake after the storm?
- Do you smell the disciples' sweat of fear?

 

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Scripture reference: Genesis 1:5
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Daily Tip - Bible Storytelling: Which sounds do you hear in the Bible story?


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You can experience a Bible story for yourself

Suppose you have to tell a Bible story soon:

Record the Bible story with your mobile phone. Sit in a comfortable chair and listen to the Bible story at least five times. Each time you listen, you do a different (fantasy) exercise:

1. What do you see happening in the Bible story?
2. What do you hear in the Bible story? Which sounds fit into this story?
3. What do you smell in the Bible story? What smells are present in the story?
4. What movements occur in the Bible story?
5. What emotions occur in this Bible story? Can you feel them?

What do you hear happening in the story? What sounds are part of this?

As you listen to the Bible story, you may wonder what sounds you hear in your mind / fantasy as you listen to this story. By consciously listening to a Bible story with your imagination and picking up the sounds, you experience the story in a certain way and it is much easier to tell this Bible story.

What sounds do you hear, for example, in the story of the storm on the lake?

- Do you hear the buzz of the crowd?
- The silence after the storm?
- The storm itself?
- The words of Jesus during the storm?

 

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Scripture reference: Genesis 1:5
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Game - Jesus says 'No' in the desert: 'Defend yourself against the thief!'


How do you defend yourself against the enemy? 

The devil tries to steal the Jesus’ obedience to his Father. He uses a different tactic each time and hopes that Jesus doesn't realise it and will let him get his own way. But fortunately Jesus sees this and doesn't give the devil a chance.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Jesus in the desert Luke 4: 1-14 

This idea will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Stone of impossibility creative Easter prayer idea

What do you need:

- four chairs
- four blindfolds
- bowl of sweets
- newspapers

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Daily Tip - Bible Storytelling: What do you see happening in the story?


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You can experience a Bible story for yourself

Suppose you have to tell a Bible story soon:

Record the Bible story with your mobile phone. Sit in a comfortable chair and listen to the Bible story at least five times.  Each time you listen, you do a different (fantasy) exercise:

1. What do you see happening in the Bible story?
2. What do you hear in the Bible story? Which sounds fit into this story?
3. What do you smell in the Bible story? What smells are present in the story?
4. What movements occur in the Bible story?
5. What emotions occur in this Bible story? Can you feel them?

What do you see happening in the story?

When listening for the first time, ask yourself what you see in your thoughts / fantasy when you hear this story. By consciously looking at a Bible story with your imagination and visualizing things, you experience the story in a certain way and it is much easier to tell this Bible story.

Take for example the story of the storm on the lake:

- Can you see the crowd on the side?
- How many boats sail away?
- What is the colour of the pillow on which Jesus sleeps?
- Do you see the panic on the faces of the disciples?
- What does the storm look like?

 

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Scripture reference: Genesis 1:5
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Daily Tip - Bible Storytelling: You can experience it for yourself


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You can experience a Bible story for yourself

Suppose you have to tell a Bible story soon:

Record the Bible story with your mobile phone. Sit in a comfortable chair and listen to the Bible story at least five times. Each time you listen, you do a different (fantasy) exercise:

1. What do you see happening in the Bible story?
2. What do you hear in the Bible story? Which sounds fit into this story?
3. What do you smell in the Bible story? What smells are present in the story?
4. What movements occur in the Bible story?
5. What emotions occur in this Bible story? Can you feel them?

 

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Scripture reference: Genesis 1:5
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Daily Tip - Bible Storytelling: Fourteen questions to ask


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Fourteen questions to ask yourself when preparing a Bible story:

01.  Which Bible story am I going to tell?
02.  What are the lessons in the Bible story?
03.  What is the theme of the Bible story?
04.  What kind of Bible story is it?
05.  Where can I put forward and learn the lessons in this story in a natural way?
06.  Who is in my Bible story?
07.  From whose point of view am I going to tell this Bible story?
08.  Am I going to start my Bible story before or after?
09.  Am I going to tell the Bible story in the "I - form"?
10.  Where does the Bible story play?
11.  How can I make the Bible story visual?
12.  How do I end the Bible story?
13.  Is the Bible story fascinating / Can I make it more interesting?

 

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Scripture reference: Genesis 1:5
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Daily Tip - Children's ministry: Know the kids, know yourself


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Children's ministry is all about knowing the kids and yourself

Know the kids, know yourself, be crazy and be different than usual. And don't be afraid of mess...

 

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Scripture reference: Genesis 1:5
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