100. The Bible Story Cards - let them tell the Bible story

Introductions:
How do you tell a Bible story to a group of children or teenagers for whom the story is so well known that they can probably tell it better than you? :-)

That is a tricky question!

At the same time the answer is very, very simple: ‘You don’t tell the Bible story.’

What!? You don’t tell the story?

No, you let them tell it to each other in such a way that it is fun, everyone participates, and the only thing you have to do is to ask good questions and share your own story.

There are three very simple, but effective ways of encouraging children and teenagers to share their insights into a Bible story:

Idea 98. The Junk Drawer
Idea 99. The Picture Cards
Idea 100. The Bible Story Cards
Idea 244. The Bible Passage Cards

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Below we look at the ‘Bible study cards’ method.

The ‘Bible study cards’ method
It is so easy to keep telling Bible stories to children and teenagers, but there comes a point at which it is more important to help them learn from the Bible themselves. Telling stories is good. Teaching children and teenagers (and adults) to read and learn from the Bible themselves is better.

To help us do this we have developed ten questions that you can ask yourself when you read a story in the Bible. These ten questions are specifically focused on the four gospels. When we used these cards we were doing weekly Bible studies with a group of teenagers from troubled backgrounds. Some of them would and did end up in prison. We wanted them to know a few questions for if they ever found themselves with a Gideon Bible in a prison cell. So we took half a year to go through the gospel of Mark. Each week we gave them all a piece of paper with a short passage from Mark. Then they would pick one of the ten Bible study cards (without looking at it first) and that would be their question about the passage that we were going to look at.

The ten questions on the ten cards are:

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99. The Picture Cards - let them tell the Bible story

Introductions:
How do you tell a Bible story to a group of children or teenagers for whom the story is so well known that they can probably tell it better than you? :-)

That is a tricky question!

At the same time the answer is very, very simple: ‘You don’t tell the Bible story.’

What!? You don’t tell the story?

No, you let them tell it to each other in such a way that it is fun, everyone participates and the only thing you have to do, is ask good questions and share your own story.

There are three very simple, but effective ways how you can encourage children and teenagers to share their insights into a Bible story:

Idea 98. The Junk Drawer
Idea 99. The Picture Cards
Idea 100. The Bible Story Cards
Idea 244. The Bible Passage Cards

picture cards


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98. The Junk Drawer - let them tell the Bible story

Introductions:
How do you tell a Bible story to a group of children or teenagers for whom the story is so well known that they can probably tell it better than you? :-)

That is a tricky question!

At the same time the answer is very, very simple: ‘You don’t tell the Bible story.’

What!? You don’t tell the story?

No, you let them tell it to each other in such a way that it is fun, everyone participates and the only thing you have to do, is ask good questions and share your own story.

There are three very simple, but effective ways of encouraging children and teenagers to share their insights into a Bible story:

Idea 98. The Junk Drawer
Idea 99. The Picture Cards
Idea 100. The Bible Story Cards
Idea 244. The Bible Passage Cards

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97. Jesus healing the centurion's servant - the useless box

Introduction:
Have you ever heard of a useless box? This is a modern gadget that you can buy here or here on the internet and that is seemingly totally useless. But...

We think it is a great way to tell Bible stories, such as: 

God calling Moses near the burning bush
Paul's struggle with the flesh in Romans 7
Jesus healing the centurion's servant 


Jesus heals the centurions servant


In the video below we will show you how you can use the useless box to tell the story of the meeting between Jesus and the roman centurion. When he asked Jesus to heal his servant, Jesus offered to come this house. "Oh no, I am not worthy that you will come to my house. Just speak the word and it will happen..."

Themes:
Faith, authority, healing power, sense of worthlessness, pearl of great faith

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96. Paul's struggle with the flesh in Romans 7 - the useless box

Introduction:
Have you ever heard of a useless box? This is a modern gadget that you can buy here or here on the internet and that is seemingly totally useless. But...

We think it is a great way to tell Bible stories, such as: 

God calling Moses near the burning bush
Paul's struggle with the flesh in Romans 7
Jesus healing the centurion's servant 

Pauls struggle with the flesh in Romans 7

In the video below we will show you how you use the useless box to tell the story of how Paul struggles with his flesh in Romans 7: "I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate." How do you deal with desires and struggles that goes against the Word of God?

Themes:
Paul's struggle with his flesh, Romans 7, 'what I want to do, I do not do. But what I hate, I do'

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95. God calling Moses near the burning bush - the useless box

Introduction:
Have you ever heard of a useless box? This is a modern gadget that you can buy here or here on the internet and that is seemingly totally useless. But...

We think it is a great way to tell Bible stories, such as: 

God calling Moses near the burning bush
Paul's struggle with the flesh in Romans 7
Jesus healing the centurion's servant 


God calling Moses near the burning bush the useless box


In the video below we will show you how you can use the useless box to tell the Bible story of how Moses struggles with God's call on his life.

Themes:
Calling of Moses, the name of God, the burning bush

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94. How to use a Useless Box in your kids ministry


Have you ever heard of a Useless Box?

A Useless Box is a modern gadget that you can buy here or here on the internet and that is seemingly totally useless. But...

... we think it is a great way to tell Bible stories! 

How to use a Useless Box in your kids ministry

With a Useless Box you can Bible stories such as: 

Idea 95  - God calling Moses near the burning bush
Idea 96  - Paul's struggle with the flesh in Romans 7
Idea 97  - Jesus healing the centurion's servant 

In the video below we will show you what a Useless Box is and how you can use this in your children's ministry, preaching or Sunday school lessons.

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You can use this idea in a: Children's Sunday School, children's ministry, children's moment in church, Messy church, school assemblies, RE lessons, youth work, teenagers, preaching illustration, creative preaching, small churches

89. Learning to forgive - Russian dolls

Introduction:
When Jesus tells the story of the prodigal son the father embraces the lost son and gives him a place in his heart. The heart of the eldest son is full of resentment. There is no place for the younger brother in his heart! Therefore he struggles with finding his own place in the heart of the father. In the Lord's Prayer Jesus teaches his disciples to forgive others as the Father has forgiven us. But like the eldest brother in Jesus' story we sometimes struggle with forgiveness. Expecially as adults!

But how do you make this struggle visual? How do we teach the children and ourselves the importance of forgiveness? The importance of opening our hearts again for the person who has hurt us in the past? We think the Matryoshka doll is a great visual tool to do just that! 

In the video below we will show you how you can use a Matryoshka doll to tell the story of the prodigal son and to teach forgiveness in a preach, in Sunday school, in a RE lesson, a children's moment in church, a school assembly, anywhere...
Learning to forgive

When we bought this Matryoshka doll it was plain wood, so we painted it ourselves to make it more visually appealing. You can buy your own set of plain Russian dolls here on Amazon.com and here on Amazon.co.uk.

Themes: 
Forgiveness, the Lord's Prayer, opening our hearts for the one who has hurt us, the eldest brother in the story of the prodigal son, two brothers, the father heart of God

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88. The (Holy) Trinity explained - an object lesson


Using a Matryoska doll to teach in your Sunday school lesson

Another beautiful and powerful object lesson. that you can use to explain the Biblical truth of the (Holy) Trinity to children, teenagers and adults.

How do you do this in a way that they can see it and understand it?

Several images to explain the Trinity

Of course you can use the image of an egg: "The Trinity is like an egg. In one egg you have the white, the yoke, and the shell composing one full egg."

Or the image of water: "The Trinity is like water. Water has three states: solid, liquid, and gas. Although the water changes forms it is still H2O. Just as water changes forms so too is the Trinity."

Or the image of a three-leaf clover: "The Trinity is a like a three-leaf clover. There are three different cloves that represent the three different persons of the Trinity."

But did you know that you can also use a Matryoshka doll / Russian doll to very easily and visually explain the truth of the Trinity to them?

The Holy Trinity explained

You can use the Matryoshka doll not only to teach them about the Trinity, but it is also a beautiful example of us being safe in Christ and secure in God the Father.

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Scripture reference: The Trinity - Matthew 28:19, John 10:30, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 3:16-17, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 Peter 1:2, John 14:26, John 1:1-51, Genesis 1:26, John 14:16-17, John 1:14, 1 John 5:7-8, Philippians 2:5-8, Colossians 2:9, Ephesians 4:4-6, John 15:26, Colossians 1:15-17, John 10:30-36, 2 Corinthians 1:21-22, John 14:9-11, Jude 1:20-21 Our identity in Christ - 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10, Romans 8:1, John 1:12 , John 15:5, 1 John 4:4, 2 Timothy 1:7, Galatians 3:26, 1 Peter 2:9-10, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 2 Peter 1:4, Galatians 2:20 Being secure in God / in Christ - Deuteronomy 33:27, John 10:28-29, John 17:12, Romans 8:35-39, Philippians 1:6, Hebrews 7:25, Psalm 23:1, Hebrews 13:5-6, Philippians 4:19, Psalm 118:6-7, Psalm 91:1-15, 2 Timothy 1:12
You can use this idea in a: Children's Sunday School, Sunday school lesson, Children's moment in church, Messy church, school assemblies, RE lessons, youth work, teenagers, preaching illustration, creative preaching, small churches, children's ministry, kids ministry, youth group

87. JOY: Life's priorities - Gospel Magic

Introduction:
Another great way to use the Joker Tube / Stratosphere magic trick is for the following gospel presentation:

"The children's worker discusses life's priorities, and how it should be that you think of YOURSELF last (the letter Y), then OTHERS (letter O) and JESUS (letter J) first and foremost, as our top priority (red to represent the blood of Christ) This of course spells JOY. We may start with good intentions, but what often happens is we lose our way, we make mistakes and get sidetracked. As you explain this, you re-cap the letters and put the balls in the tube - green, yellow, then red. But when you take off the cover...everything is topsy turvy! We've forgotten the top priority in life, and pushed Jesus to the bottom. But when we are at rock bottom, it's Jesus who can lift us up again. 

Remove the red ball, then explain that there are Christians who go to church (show wooden box, drop red ball inside) but who are really leading empty lives (open the box to show it has vanished) Going to church is important, but to really connect with God, we need to remember our priorities... putting Yourself last, then Others, then Jesus (reveal tube again, showing the red ball has returned on top of the other two, all in the correct order! To really experience the JOY of God's love, we need to put Jesus first."

When you read this for the first time, it may sounds very complicated. But to be honest it is a very easy trick and presentation which enables you to explain the gospel in a school assembly, during a preach, as a children's moment in a church, etc. 
JOY Lifes priorities

In the video below the British guys from Mission Magic demonstrate how you can use the Joke Tube to do this JOY(full) gospel presentation of the gospel yourself!

Themes:
Life's priorities, gospel presentation, JOY, Christ first

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86. Noah releases the birds - Gospel Magic

Introduction:
Noah has been in the ark with all the animals for a long time. First he releases a raven, and it keeps flying back and forth until the water has dried up. Then Noah sends out a dove to see if the water has receded. But the dove can't find anywhere to perch because there is still water everywhere, so it returns to Noah in the ark. Noah waits seven more days and then sends out the dove from the ark again. When the dove returns to him in the evening, there in its beak is a freshly plucked olive leaf!

What a wonderful, but also a well known story. How can you illustrate it? How can you make the storytelling visual?  

Noah releases the birds

May we once more suggest the Joker Tube / Stratosphere magic trick? It is a very easy trick which enables you to tell this great Bible story in a school assembly, during a preach, as a children's moment in a church, etc. We like our gospel magic tricks to be very easy, but powerful in supporting the Biblical message. The Joker Tube / Stratosphere fulfills both these requirements. Anybody can do this. It is so easy, and at the same so powerful in helping you deliver a Biblical mesage. 

In the video below we demonstrate how you can use the Joke Tube to tell the story of Noah releasing the birds and discovering that the earth is dry again.

We will also give a reliable link, where you can buy this trick for yourself.

Themes:
Noah in the ark, Noah releases the raven and the dove, the dove with the olive leaf, being patient, trusting in God

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85. Jesus heals the paralysed man - Gospel Magic

Introduction:
In Mark 2 we read the story of the four friends bringing the paralysed man to Jesus. Such a well known story! How do you tell this in a new fresh and fun way?

May we suggest the Joker Tube / Stratosphere magic trick? It is a very easy trick which enables you to tell this wonderful story in a school assembly, during a preach, as a children's moment in a church, etc. We like our gospel magic tricks to be very easy, but powerful in supporting the Biblical message. The Joker Tube / Stratosphere fulfills both these requirements. Anybody can do this. It is so easy, and at the same so powerful in helping you to deliver a Biblical mesage. 
Jesus heals the paralysed man

In the video below we demonstrate you how you can use the Joke Tube to tell the story of the four friends bringing the paralysed man to Jesus.

We will also give a reliable link where you can buy this trick for yourself.

Themes:
The healing of the paralysed man, bringing people to Jesus, never giving up, finding new ways to take the gospel to others

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84. Return of the prodigal son - a Gospel Magic trick

Introduction:
Do you know the Joker Tube / Stratosphere magic trick? It is a very easy trick which enables you to tell many different Bible stories in a school assembly, as a preaching illustration, as a children's moment in a church, etc.

We like our gospel magic tricks to be very easy, but powerful in supporting the Biblical message. The Joker Tube / Stratosphere fulfills both these requirements. Anybody can do this. It is so easy, and at the same so powerful in helping you deliver a Biblical mesage. 

In the video below we demonstrate you how you can use the Joke Tube to tell the story of the prodigal son who wants to return to his father, but struggles to find the courage to really go back.

We will also give a trustworthy link, where you can buy this trick for yourself.
Return of the prodigal son 1

Themes:
The prodigal son, making desicions, asking forgiveness, making things right

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83. What is your strength?

Introduction: 
This idea allows children to engage with the theme of God’s strength in a fun way.

Themes:
Our Father prayer, Lord's prayer, God’s power and glory
What is your strength

To be used for:
- Children’s moment during a service
- Creative prayer moment
- Prayer room.

Bible text:
‘For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.’ (Matt 6:13)

Age:
4 – 88 years.

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82. Bible Colouring Book - Gospel Magic

Introduction:
This is a must-have for any Christian children's worker or preacher. It is a great introduction to any Bible story or preach. You can use this for any school assembly, RE lesson, Sunday school, children's moment in church or in any preach or telling of a Bible story. It looks amazing, but it is so easy to do! 

You show a Bible colouring book and all its pages are blank. When you explain that the Bible is not an empty book, but full of stories about God and His people suddenly pictures appear in the book, outlined in black. But the Bible isn't just a book full of stories. it is God's Word and when we study the Bible all these stories come alive. With audience participation the preacher or children's worker colours the pictures - as if by magic. Now bright, vibrant colours have filled in the black and white pictures!  

If we don't listen carefully to God's Word, before we know it, this happens...
For a fitting finale, all the pages change back to their original state - blank!

You can use this to show the importance of the Bible before you tell any Bible story or before you start your preach.
Bible coloring book

Themes:
Importance of the Bible, the Bible is the Word of God, the Bible is alive

Video:
Below we show you a demonstration video and where you can buy your own copy of the Bible coloring book.

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81. Paul and Silas freed from prison - Cool Science

Introduction:
In this idea we will show you how you can use the experiment of the Indestructible Sandwich Bag to tell the Bible story of Paul and Silas being freed from prison in Philippi. 

Paul and Silas had been beaten and taken captive after freeing a woman from a spirit of divination. In prison as they were praising God there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. They were free and the jailer and his household came to Christ that night. 

You can use this experiment within a school assembly, an RE lesson, as a preaching illustration, a children's moment in church and of course in any setting of Biblical teaching.

Paul and Silas freed from prison

Themes:
Praising God amidst trials, praising God in all circumstances, God's presence in suffering, Gospel power

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80. Moses hits the rock in anger - Cool Science

Introduction:

In this idea we will show you how you can use the experiment of the Indestructible Sandwich Bag to tell the Bible story of Moses hitting the rock in anger when the Israelites keep complaining about the lack of water. Instead of listening and obeying the order God gave him to speak to the rock, Moses relies on his past experience, and hits the rock. Water flows, but there is also a judgement from God. 

You can use this experiment within a school assembly, a RE lesson, as a preaching illustration, a children's moment in church and of course in any Biblical teaching setting.

Moses hits the rock in anger 1

Themes:
Obeying God, anger, being frustrated by people's unbelief, relying on your own strength

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79. David doesn't take revenge on king Saul - Cool Science

Introduction:
In this idea we will show you how you can use the experiment of the Indestructible Sandwich Bag to tell the Bible story of king Saul hunting David. It starts with Saul throwing his spear at David. It ends many years later with David creeping into Saul's tent in the middle of the night and not taking revenge. Using a fun experiment of a sandwich bag that doesn't leak or break you can make this story come alive in a new way.

You can use this experiment within a school assembly, a RE lesson, as a preaching illustration, a children's moment in church and of course in any Biblical teaching setting.

science experiment pencils through water bag telling Bible stories using this fun object lesson kids ministry Sunday school

Themes:
Forgiveness, revenge, turning the other cheek, throwing spears, saying nasty things, being Christ-like

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78. Indestructible Sandwich Bag? - Cool Science

Introduction:

In the following three ideas we will show you how you can use the experiment of the Indestructible Sandwich Bag to tell the following Bible stories: 

- David doesn't take revenge on king Saul
- Moses hitting the rock in anger to give water to the Israelites in the desert
- Paul and Silas freed from prison in Philippi

science experiment pencils through water bag telling Bible stories using this fun object lesson kids ministry Sunday school

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77. Five lessons a pencil can teach us

Introduction:
This is a simple object lesson which uses a big pencil to discuss five of the beautiful aspects of living life with God.

Themes:
Outside/inside, God’s leadership, God’s correcting presence in our lives, forgiveness, bearing fruit.  
Five lessons a pencil can teach us


To be used for:

- Children’s moment during a service
- Creative children’s teaching
- School assembly
- RE lesson
- Creative preaching illustration

Bible text:
The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (Samuel 16:7)

Age:
4 - 88 years

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73. Your place in the stable

Introduction:
This is a simple way to take people into the stable where Jesus was born.  Using clay, children and adults can place themselves somewhere in the stable. Where are they in relation to Jesus?

Themes:
Christmas, the stable, worship, our attitude to God.

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To be used for:
Creative prayer, prayer room, Christmas, a creative illustration for children’s work

Bible text:
“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” ( Luke 2: 6,7)

Age:
6 – 88 years

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71. Save the egg!

Short explanation:
This game is a fun way to encourage children to work together.

Themes:
Teambuilding, the body of Christ, believers need one another, working together

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To be used for:
A fun addition to your children’s work.

Bible text:
“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:12)

Age:
8 – 88 years

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70. Our Father in heaven

Short explanation:
A clear illustration to enable adults and children to think further about the words ‘Our Father in heaven’ .

Themes:
‘Our Father in heaven’.

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To be used for:

Children’s moment in a service, creative prayer, prayer room, to illustrate your teaching on the Lord’s prayer.

Bible text:
“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name”. (Matthew 6:9)

Age:
8-88 years

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69. My will versus God’s will

Short explanation:
A clear object lesson to help children and adults think about the choices that we make. Do we choose God’s will or what we want ourselves?

Themes:
Making choices, God’s will, being obedient/disobedient


35.Rood


To be used for:

Children’s moment during a service, creative prayer, prayer room, to illustrate your teaching on making choices.

Bible text:
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42)

Age:
8-88 years

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68. Making worms - You are a pearl in God's eyes

Short introduction:
Today we're going to make small pearls with the children as a sign of how valuable they are in God's eyes. 


parel

Themes:
Being precious in God's sight, God's love, helping children to realize their worth in Christ

Video:
In the video below we show you how you can illustrate this story using the worm mix.

Before you try this yourself, it’s helpful to watch the introduction video in which we show you how to prepare the worm mix.

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67. Making worms - the importance of clean drinking water

Short introduction:
You can also use the worm mix to tell a different kind of story - about the terrible consequences of unclean drinking water in developing countries; chronic diarrhea, illness, anemia....

You can use the worm mix to illustrate what’s in unclean drinking water. Of course you can’t always see if water is fit to drink or not. You can’t always taste it either. Only under a microscope can you see if there are bacteria, parasites or viruses in the water. Imagine taking children on a journey of discovery; you can use the worm mix as a sort of microscope to show what is in unclean water. 

Glass half full


Themes:

Clean drinking water, poverty, unclean water, illness

Video:
In the video below I show you how you can illustrate this lesson using the worm mix.

Before you try this yourself, it’s helpful to watch the introduction video in which I show you how to prepare the worm mix.

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66. Making worms - dry worms are filled up again.


Being refreshed by the Spirit

As well as telling Bible stories you can do a lot more with these worms. We are using Instant Worms to illustrate our need to be constantly restored and refreshed by the Spirit. This visual lesson shows children (and adults) how important it is to not only go to church on Sundays, but also to be filled during the week, through praying and reading the Bible. Otherwise we run the risk to start drying up.

instantworms

Themes:

The Holy Spirit, God's Spirit, being filled with the Spiirit. 

Video:

In the video below I show you how you can illustrate this lesson using the worm mix.

Before you try this yourself, it’s helpful to watch the introduction video in which I show you how to prepare the worm mix.

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65. Making worms - Paul and the snake

Short introduction:
Paul has been shipwrecked off the island of Malta, but amazingly enough everyone has been saved.

Because they are cold and wet, they build a fire on the beach. Paul collects a large pile of wood. Just as he is about to throw this wood on the fire, a poisonous snake shoots out of it, and bites his hand. Paul throws the snake in the fire and...

wrak


Everyone expects him to die within a few minutes, but nothing happens. This miracle is told over and over again on the island. Even Publius the govenor becomes a Christian. 

Themes: 
God's protection, healing, shipwreck of Paul, st. Paul, Paul gets bitten by a snake

Video:
In the video below we show you how you can illustrate this story using the worm mix.

Before you try this yourself, it’s helpful to watch the introduction video in which we show you how to prepare the worm mix.

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64. Making worms - Jonah and the worm

Short introduction:
Jonah has finally done what God asked of him. After he got spat out by the huge fish, he went to the town of Nineveh. He told the people in the city that God would destroy the city unless they repented, and then he went to sit on a hill just outside the city to watch the show. He’s quite looking forward to it - what a show it’s going to be!

In the meantime in the city of Nineveh, the inhabitants are repenting. God sees this, and spares the city.

Jonah doesn’t realise this, and waits....and waits.....and waits..
It’s getting too hot. But what’s this?

During the night God makes a large bush grow, so that Jonah can sit under it.
What a blessing! But what’s this?

During the night God sends a worm that eats the bush and causes it to die.
Jonah is furious!

And then he gets the lesson.....

tree


Themes:
Jonah is waiting for the destruction of Nineveh, Jonah and the miracle tree, God sent a worm, Gods goodness and compassion

Video:
In the video below we show you how you can illustrate this story using the worm mix.

Before you try this yourself, it’s helpful to watch the introduction video in which we show you how to prepare the worm mix.

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63. Making worms: Moses and the snake on the pole

Short introduction:
The people of God has sinned. They have complained so much to Moses and God that God has sent poisonous snakes. Lots of people have been bitten. The people come to Moses and ask him to pray for them. God says to Moses that he must make a bronze snake on a pole, and that everyone who looks a the snake wll be healed.


The Brazen Serpent crop


Themes:

the Nehushtan, Moses makes a bronze serpent on a pole, grumbling Israelites in the desert, fiery snakes / serpents, healing

Video:
In the video below we show you how you can illustrate this story using the worm mix.

Before you try this yourself, it’s helpful to watch the introduction video in which we show you how to prepare the worm mix.

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62. Making worms - Mozes and his stick that changed into a snake

Short introduction:
Moses was living with his father in law Jethro in the desert. One day he set off with his herd. On the mountain of Horeb he saw a bush that was on fire that didn't burn up. When Moses got closer, God spoke to him. God told Moses that he had heard the cries of his people in Egypt, and in answer he was going to send Moses back to Egypt. To be honest, Moses wasn’t exactly very excited when he heard this. He tried to get out of it by using all sorts of excuses. “How will they believe me?”

“Moses, throw your stick onto the ground...”

staff

Themes:
The calling of Moses, the burning bush, God reveals Himself to Moses, Moses and Aaron, Moses' staff turns into a serpent, the Name of God: I am who I am, 

Video:
In the video below we show you how you can illustrate this story using the worm mix.

Before you try this yourself, it’s helpful to watch the introduction video in which we show you how to prepare the worm mix.

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61. Making worms - Eve and her meeting with the serpent

Short introduction:
This is the well-known story, in which Eve meets the serpent in the garden of Eden, and is tempted by him to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. How can you tell this over-familiar story in a new way, which will attract the children's attention?

Making worms Eve and her meeting with the serpent in the garden of Eden and is tempted by him to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. How can you tell this over familiar story in a new way

Themes:
Adam and Eve, Eve and the snake, original sin, Eve and the apple / fruit, the Fall

Video:
In the video below we will show you how you can tell this well-known story with new enthusiasm, using the worm mix, and how you can involve the children in the storytelling.

Before you try this yourself, it’s helpful to watch the introduction video in which we show you how to prepare the worm mix.

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60. Telling the story of creation by making worms

Introduction:
God spoke and it came into being. He said: “Let there be light’ And suddenly light appeared. What a creator! 
As humans we can also create things, but the way God creates is very different.

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God creates everything out of nothing. We need something to create something else.

Today we are going to create worms using various ingredients, looking at the story of God’s creation as we are creating something ourselves.

Before you start it's probably worth wachting the demonstration video before watching the story of creation. 

In the video below we demonstrate how you can tell the Bible story of creation by making worms with the children using Insta-Worms.

Themes:
God the Creator, creation, Adam and Eve, garden of Eden, seven days of creation

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59. How to teach nine different Bible Lessons using Insta-Worms

Let us introduce you to Insta-Worms

"Create slimy, gooey worms—instantly! The moment the worm goo is added to the activator solution, worms magically appear. You can make fat worms, skinny worms, short worms, long worms, straight worms, zigzag worms, worm eggs, color-changing worms, or even a worm ring or bracelet. The secret is in the awesome world of polymer science.

How to teach nine different Bible lessons using Insta Worms
Makes more than 40 feet of worms. It's hands-on chemistry fun!"

It certainly is fun! Did you know that you can also use this with children in your Sunday school lesson / kids ministry or with adults during the church service to teach nine different Bible lessons, such as:

Idea 60 - the story of creation
Idea 61 - the story of the snake in the garden of Eden
Idea 62 - the calling of Moses
Idea 63 - the bronze snake in the desert
Idea 64 - Jonah and the worm
Idea 65 - Paul and the poisonous snake
Idea 66 - the importance of being constantly filled with the Holy Spirit
Idea 67 - the importance of clean water especlally in a situation of poverty
Idea 68 - you are a pearl in God's hand

By clicking on the links above you can see the stories being taught.

In this video below Katie demonstrates the use of Insta-Worms.
You can buy your own box of Insta-Worms here at Amazon.com and here at Amazon.co.uk.

You can use this idea in a:

Sunday School lesson, Sunday school class, Sunday school curriculum, children's ministry, children's moment in church, Messy church, school assemblie, RE lesson, youth work, youth group, preaching illustration, creative preaching

49. As we also have forgiven our debtors

Introduction:
As we also have forgiven our debtors. But have we? Do we actually forgive those who have wronged us and/or owe us something? These are questions that this idea helps you ponder and bring into practice. 

Themes:
Our Father in heaver, the Lord's Prayer, learning to forgive others

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To be used for:

- Creative prayer moment
- Prayer room

Bible text:
‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.’ (Matt 6:12)

Age:
12 – 88 years

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48. I forgive myself

Introduction: 
Forgiving others, even our enemies, can seem easy in comparison to forgiving ourselves!
This idea helps you to conceptualise the way you approach the act of forgiving yourself.

Themes:
Our Father in heaven, the Lord's prayer, learning to forgive yourself

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To be used for:

- Creative prayer moment
- Prayer room.

Bible text:
‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.’ (Matt 6:12)

Ages:
12 – 88 years

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47. As the deer pants

Introduction:
You take a pair of deer antlers, a jug filled with water, a couple of glasses, and you end up with a very touching way of praying, which can be used, for example, in reference to Christmas. 

Themes:
Longing for God, creative prayer, praying around Christmas

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To be used for:
- Creative prayer moment
- Prayer room.

Bible text:
‘As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?’ (Psalm 42:1-2)

Age:
8 – 88 years

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45. Do not lead us into temptation

Introduction: 
‘Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’ But how can we bring this into practice?
How can we let this shape our lives? This idea can also be used as an object lesson.

Themes:
Lord's Prayer, Our Father in heaven, dealing with temptation

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To be used for:

- Creative prayer moment
- Prayer room.

Bible text:
‘And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ (Matthew 6:13)

Age:
8 – 88 years

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44. A piece of art; the plumb line of Gods will

Introduction: 
‘Let your will be done on heaven as it is in earth.’
We all know this text, but what is Gods will? What does God want?  

Themes:
Lord's Prayer, Our Father in heaven, God's will

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To be used for:

- Creative prayer moment
- Prayer room.

Bible text:
‘Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’ (Matthew 6:10)

Age:
8 – 88 years

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38. Sugar and coke

Introduction:
Who ever thought you could discuss theologically difficult themes such as the Fall, the putting off of your old self and the becoming of the New creation with sugar and coke?

Themes:
The Fall, surrendering, putting off of the old ‘me’, new creation

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To be used for:
- Children's moment during a service, a preaching illustration, in Sunday School, in assembly or an RE lesson

Bible text:
"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day." (Genesis 1:31)

Age:
4 – 88 years

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37. Tearing up the green fifties (or fives..!)

Introduction:
This is a fun object lesson in which you use a 5 (or more) dollar/pound/eruo note to illustrate how nothing can separate us from Gods love. Whatever might happen, in His eyes, we will never lose our value.

Themes:
God’s love, our sense of worth in Gods eyes.

To be used for:
- Children's moment during a service, a preaching illustration, Sunday School, an assembly or RE lesson.

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Bible text:
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:  “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:35-39)

Age:
4 – 88 years

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