689. Prayer for the journey - creative prayer idea


A creative prayer idea about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot say goodbye to each other and travel their own ways. today we’re going to pray for others who are travelling.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This prayer 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.

Prayer for the journey creative prayer idea about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- a globe and sticky (post-it) notes
- a notice board and pins

What do you do:

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688. Make a 3D map - crafts activity


A fun crafts idea about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot had decided to separate. Lot was allowed to choose first. What a beautiful country! It looked like the garden of Eden. Lot knew exactly what he was going to choose. What do you think the land looked like? 

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This crafts idea / object lesson 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.

Make a 3D map crafts activity about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- rolls of paper – old wall paper for example
- pens
- clay
- paint and brushes
- blue paper for water
- plastic trees and animals

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687. Build a nomad tent - crafts activity


A fun crafts idea about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot were nomads – they lived in tents and moved around. This meant that they could move to the places where there was enough food for their sheep and cows.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This crafts idea / object lesson 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.

Build a nomad tent crafts activity about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- pieces of cloth
- sticks
- string
- chairs
- tables

What do you do:

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686. Feed the sheep relay race - Bible game


A fun Bible game about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot’s shepherds are arguing. There isn’t enough food for all their sheep, goats and other animals. What does it feel like to have not enough food, that you then also have to share with others?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This game 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.

Feed the sheep relay fun Bible game about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- three buckets
- wads of paper
- tape to make a line on the floor

What do you do:

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685. Make a choice - Bible game


A fun Bible game about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram lets Lot choose – ‘where do you want to live?’ Lot chooses the best piece of land, but ends up in the wrong place. Abram gets the second best piece of land, but God blesses him.
Every choice has consequences, also in this game……

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This game 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.

Make a choice fun Bible game about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- a bucket
- chicken wire
- large Mikado sticks
- plastic balls

What do you do:

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684. This beautiful earth - creative activity


A creative activity about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot really has the same problem as we do. How can we live together with each other in a country and in a world that is getting fuller, and where we really need to think carefully about how we treat the land and the raw materials we need?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This creative activity 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.

This beautiful earth creative activity about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- a chessboard (or draughts board – a board with 64 spaces.
- counters in four different colours:
- red: industry (20 counters)
- green: nature (30 counters)
- yellow: agriculture (30 counters)
- blue: housing (20 counters)
- a timer
- a dice with the colours red, green, yellow, blue, and a question mark, and a ‘C’

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683. How much space do we need? - creative activity


A creative activity about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot can’t both stay where they are. There is too little space. How can they best solve this? Abram and Lot choose to separate. Was there also maybe a better solution?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This creative activity 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.

How much space do we need creative activity about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- chalk

What do you do:

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682. The never ending bar of chocolate - science experiment


A tasty science experiment about Abram and Lot

Abram and Lot have to share. Sharing fairly can be very difficult. You can end up with the feeling that one person wins and the other loses. There are no losers in this experiment with the never ending bar of chocolate! You even win an extra piece of chocolate – or does it only seem that way?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This tasty experiment 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.

Never ending chocolate bar science experiment about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- bars of chocolate - 6 x 4 pieces
- chopping board
- knife

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681. Hewn - YouTube video and discussion


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story.

A father made of wood has a son made of iron. The fire in his son’s heart needs feeding with wood to keep it burning. The son eats everything that is made of wood – even their house collapses. The iron son sees what this is doing to his wooden father and runs away. Because he has no more wood to feed the fire, it goes out and he nearly dies. His father then puts a windmill in his heart, which also gives him energy, and the son comes back to life.

Hewn Use this YouTube video to talk about Bible story of Abram and Lot separating Sunday school lesson Bible lesson Youth ministry VBS Kidmin childrens church 

 
Why is this film applicable to the story of the call of Abram? 

Abram and Lot are in a struggle for water and food. As in this film, there is not enough for both of them and their families. What do you do then?

In the Bible story Abram and Lot separate. In the video the father looks for a solution which means that they can stay together. Which is better?

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

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680. Scraps - YouTube video and discussion


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story.

A mouse wants to go to the moon because he thinks that the moon is made of cheese. He builds a rocket, flies off and lands on a large piece of cheese. He thinks that this is the moon, but he has landed on a large piece of cheese in the cheesemongers.

Scraps Abram called by God Youtube video sunday school lesson bible lesson youth work youth ministry bible story VBS Abarham 

 
Why is this film applicable to the story of the call of Abram? 

Both Abram and the mouse go on a journey because they have a dream. Abram dreams of the promised land and a large number of descendants. God has promised him this. Do they both reach their destination? Why (not)?

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following steps:

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665. Share a marshmallow tea cake - a fun icebreaker


A fun icebreaker about Abram and Lot's servants conflict

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating in Genesis 13: 1 - 18. It will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Share a marshmallow tea cake fun icebreaker about Bible story Abram and Lot separate for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church


Abram and Lot have to share the country that they live in. How do they share it out evenly?

What do you need:

- a number of marshmallow tea cakes, or jaffa cakes
- knives and forks
- plates

What do you do:

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663. Share and share alike - a children's moment


A fun children's moment about Abram and Lot's servants conflict

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating in Genesis 13: 1 - 18. It will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Share and share alike fun childrens moment about Bible story Abram and Lot separate for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church


A short introduction to the story of Lot and Abram’s shepherds, who argued because there wasn’t enough food to feed their animals.

What do you need:

- three pairs of objects that you can give away - for example two pencils, two pairs of socks and two apples. Make sure that one of each pair is new and beautiful, and that the other half of each pair is used and scruffy.

What do you do:

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662. What a tug of war! - an introductory activity


An introductory game about Abram and Lot's servants conflict

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating in Genesis 13: 1 - 18. It will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

 
Tug of war fun introduction Bible game about Bible story Abram and Lot separate for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church
 
You can use this idea as before the programme has properly started, as the children are coming in.

The story today is about the shepherds who looked after the herds belonging to Lot and Abram. They were engaged in a tug of war about the food supply for their animals. There wasn’t enough for all the animals, and they argued: ‘We were here first!’. ‘No, we were first!’. 

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650. Feel God’s love that can melt the hardest heart


Use this creative prayer idea to pray with the children about the theme of the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

Let the children feel God's love that can melt the hardest heart. Even the hearts of the brothers of Joseph!

Heart of ice a creative prayer idea about the love of God and the Bible story of Joseph brothers Egypt for Sunday school lesson youth work kids church kids ministry


What do you need:

- a silicone cake tin in the shape of a heart
- a bucket or large saucepan
- chicken wire
- string

What do you do:

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649. Watch out when you take revenge! - a fun Bible game


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

Joseph’s brothers are scared when they find out who Joseph is. After all, they were the ones who put him in the pit and sold him as a slave. Now he is much more powerful than they are. Is he going to take revenge?

Watch out when you take revenge Game a fun Bible game about Joseph reconciling with his brothers. Used in a Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry childrens ministriy childrens work Bible lesson


What do you need:

- balloons
- lengths of string – about 40 cm long

What do you do:

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648. "Bring me the…" - a fun Bible game about the life of Joseph


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

The brothers go back to Canaan to fetch their father Jacob and their wives and children. Joseph had said ‘Bring them all here, then I will give you fertile land’. This game is all about fetching and bringing!

Game Bring me the a fun Bible game about Joseph reconciling with his brothers. Used in a Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry childrens ministriy childrens work Bible lesson or youth work. 2

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647. Stewed Apples - Joseph's life is like that of an apple


Use this fun creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

When Joseph looks back on his life he sees God’s hand in the things that have happened. If Joseph had been an apple, people would have dropped him, peeled him, kicked him, and cut him into little pieces. But eventually Joseph sees that God used all this to make delicious stewed apples.

Stewed Apples creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph being reconciled with his brothers To be used in a Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry childrens ministriy childrens work Bible lesson

What do you need:

- a jam pot with a lid for each child (or if this is not possible, a plastic cup, foil and elastic bands).
- a label for each child, one you can stick onto the pot, or hang round the pot with a piece of string
- pens to decorate the label
- stewing apples
- knives
- sugar
- cinnamon
- water
- an electric hot plate
- a saucepan and wooden spoon
- a recipe for stewed apples

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646. Bitter or Better? - a creative activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

Joseph has been through so much suffering that he could easily have become bitter. A fun creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph being reconciled with his brothers in Egypt.

Bitter or Better a creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph being reconciled with his brothers. To be used in Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry childrens ministriy Bible lesson

What do you need:

- worksheet
- grapefruit
- (toy) diamond
- pearl – not a real one!
- 4 large envelopes with a picture of a key on each one.
- 4 sheets of paper, each with one of the following phrases:
- ‘Generous’
- ‘Don’t take revenge’
- ‘Be loving’
- ‘See God’

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645. The heart of ice - a fun science experiment


Use this science experiment to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

With a frozen heart, Juda and his eight brothers throw Joseph into the pit. Twenty years later you might expect that Joseph’s heart has become frozen. Thankfully that isn’t the case. Juda’s frozen heart is even starting to melt, as he offers to save Benjamin.

Heart of ice fun science experiment object lesson about Bible story of Joseph brothers Egypt for Sunday school lesson youth work kids church kids ministry

What do you need:

- a silicone cake tin in the shape of a heart
- a bucket or large saucepan
- chicken wire
- string
- glasses
- salt

What do you do:

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644. YouTube Video and Discussion – Buggy


Using this secular YouTube film you can talk with the children about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers in Egypt

A ladybird dreams of being a bee and collecting pollen. But when he does meet a bee, it takes his toy away and stamps on it. Then the bee flies away. As he flies away he loses all his pollen and flies into a plant. The ladybird comes to help him, and they end up becoming good friends. The ladybird rides on the back of the bee, and together they collect lots of pollen. This works so well that all the other bees end up collecting pollen with a ladybird on their backs.

Buggy use this Youtube video to talk about Bible story Joseph in Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry youtk work


So what makes this film suitable for a discussion on the story of Joseph reconciling his brothers?

Just like the ladybird, Joseph had a dream. He dreamt that everyone would bow down to him one day. His brothers were like the bee – to start with they ignored him and treated him very badly. It seemed that there was no chance that his dream would come true.

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

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643. Who’s got the cup? - Icebreaker


An icebreaker about the Bible story where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers

Joseph tests his brothers by hiding the silver goblet in Benjamin’s sack. How do the brothers react?

Who has got the cup fun icebreaker where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- a (silver) cup or goblet
- music

What do you do:

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642. A Turning Windmill - Children’s Moment


A short introduction to the Bible story where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers

A Turning Windmill Use this fun childrens moment where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or

What do you need:

- a children’s windmill

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640. Praying with rice - an idea for creative prayer


A creative prayer idea to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

In this idea we focus on refugees who are needing food.

Praying with rice a creative prayer idea on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church 1

What do you need:

- small bags of rice – one for each child
- a saucepan of water

What do you do:

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639. I’m hungry - a fun Bible game


A fun game to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

Joseph’s brothers and their families are so hungry that they have to go on a long journey to buy food in Egypt. On the way there they must have been thinking of food...

I am hungry a fun game on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church 1

What do you need:

- 20 different sweets and chocolates laid out on a tray.
- a large cloth
- pen and paper

What do you do:

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638. That takes the biscuit! - creative activity


A fun creative activity to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

It seems that Joseph is taking revenge on his brothers. He sends them to prison for three days, imprisons his brother Simeon for longer, and makes life very difficult for them. You might say ‘what goes around comes around’ – but taking revenge does far more harm than good.

That takes the biscuit a creative activity on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- biscuits, nice ones, enough for every child
- 2 strong transparent plastic bags with a seal
- a hammer

What do you do:

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637. Touched to the heart - creative activity


A fun creative activity to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

When Joseph sees his brother Benjamin after 20 long years, it moves him to tears. It touches him deeply to see his favourite brother again. What touches us?

Touched to the heart a creative activity on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- a dartboard
- darts
- a small heart made of cardboard

What do you do:

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636. The brothers are left in the dark - creative activity


A fun creative activity to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

Joseph leaves his brothers in the dark. They have no idea what is going on, and who they are dealing with. They don’t know where to look. Do you?

The brothers of Joseph a creative activity on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- a large box with two holes in it
- objects that can be recognized by touch

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635. YouTube Video and Discussion – Caminandes 1


Using this secular YouTube film you can talk with the children about the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt

A lama tries to cross a road in the desert. But every time he puts a foot on the road, traffic rushes by. He just can’t get to the other side. Then an armadillo comes along, and it crosses the road with no problems at all. The lama doesn’t know what to do – but eventually he crosses the road riding on the armadillo’s back. 

Caminandes 1 Use this secular YouTube video to talk about the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers again in Egypt


So what makes this film suitable for a discussion on the story of Joseph seeing his brothers again?

The brothers go on a journey in order to buy food, but everything goes wrong. Other people are allowed to buy food, but they are accused of being spies, put into prison, have to leave one brother behind, get accused of stealing, and have to fetch their youngest brother. If it was up to their father, Jacob, they would never go back, but they have no choice – the famine forces them to go back to Egypt a second time.

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following steps:

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634. Hey, I recognise your shoe! - Icebreaker


A short introduction to the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

When Joseph sees his brothers he recognises them, but they don’t recognise him. He accuses them of being spies. But are they really spies?

Hey I recognize your shoe use this fun icebreaker to talk about the Bible story of Joseph meetings his brothers in Egypt for the first time. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids min

What do you need:

- pieces of A4 paper
- felt pens

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633. Do you recognise that? - Children’s Moment


A short introduction to the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

Do you recognize that use this fun childrens moment to talk about the Bible story of Joseph meetings his brothers in Egypt for the first time. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you do:

Preparation:

Beforehand, record the voices of a few people in the church/children’s club on your mobile phone.

What do you do:

Invite the children to come to the front (if you’re in a church service).

Tell the children – today we’re going to hear in the Bible story that Joseph’s brothers see him after twenty years have passed, and do you know what? They don’t recognise him. He looks completely different, and speaks a different language.

I wonder how good you are at recognising people. I’ve recorded the voices of a few people from the church (or club) – see if you can recognise who it is. If not, you can always ask the adults to help!

Play the recordings one by one and ask the children whose voice it it.

Tell the children: Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s really hard to recognise someone when you can only hear their voice. In the Bible story today Joseph recognises his brothers straight away. But even Benjamin, his favourite brother, doesn’t recognise him. Strange, isn’t it?

Let’s listen to the story.

 

519. The story of Job and his unfornate wife – a Gospel Magic routine


Did you know that you can use a candle to make salt appear out of nowhere?

This is a fun object lesson / Gospel magic routine by Rick Lenski based on the Visible Candle to Salt magic trick.  If you have never see this trick in action, you can watch a random demonstration video here. You can buy this magic trick here through Amazon.

Rick Lenski has created a routine on the Bible story of Lot in Genesis 19. It looks at Lot's family being the light in Sodom. 

"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name." - Psalm 91: 14

salt pillar

What do you need?

- the Visible Candle to Salt magic trick
- matches

The object lesson / the routine

The Lord and two angels made a visit to Abraham.  It was during this visit that Abraham was told of the future birth of his son Isaac.  He was also told about the impending destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.  Not only would the cities be destroyed, but Abraham’s relatives would be killed too. 

Abraham had to plead for their lives.  He had to intervene, so he asked the Lord if he would spare the city if fifty righteous people were found in it.  God said, yes He would indeed spare the city for fifty righteous people.  Abraham continued, how about forty-five?  how about forty? Then he got to thirty, then twenty and finally ten. 

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516. The story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal - a Gospel Magic routine


Fire from Heaven with the use of flash paper

This is a fun object lesson / Gospel magic routine by Rick Lenski based on the flash paper nagic trick. If you have never see flash paper in action, you can watch a random demonstration video below. You can buy it here through Ebay and here through Amazon. 


“Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised.” (I Kings 18:17 & Psalm 145:3)

Needed:

- flash paper (approximately 8"X 9")
- sheet of typing paper with the Bible verse Psalm 145:3 printed on it
- fake bricks, rocks or imaginary building materials.  
- a pitcher of confetti or streamers
- small sticks (I use Popsicle sticks) 
- matches 
-  I use a small carton that makes a mooing sound, like a cow, for fun.

Set-up:

Take the typing paper with the verse as found in Psalm 145:3 and fold it up tightly into a small three inch square.  Hide this in a pocket or area where you can pick it up without being noticed.  The fake brick, stone or imaginary building materials will be for a volunteer to build an altar.  Fill the pitcher with confetti or streamers.  This will be poured onto the altar and the child just as Elijah drenched the altar three times.  Handle the pitcher so it appears to really have water in it.

 

flames

DANGER:

Flash paper is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE and MUST be used with caution.  Practice with it.  Author assumes no liability for the use and/or misuse of flash paper.

The object lesson / the routine

Today we are going to learn about a prophet whose name was Elijah.  Elijah was a man who loved and followed the Lord.  I need a volunteer to help me.  Who will be my Elijah?

Select a volunteer and after you ask them their name, say I asked for an Elijah, you are not Elijah.  Well from now on your name is Elijah.

Elijah, you were sent to see Ahab, the king of Israel, by God.  Your job was to straighten out King Ahab and the people of Israel.  They were not worshipping the one true God but a false god named “Baal.”  Now you, Elijah, confronted King Ahab and challenged his prophets to a test.  This test would prove which god is the right and real God.  Is it the Lord? Or is it Baal? OK, Elijah, tell them what happened. 

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499. The bronze snake


Look at the bronze snake and you will live!

The Israelites all grumble. They are angry with God.

They go to Moses and they say to God and Moses ; ‘Why did you take us away from Egypt? Do you want us to die here in the desert? We don’t want to eat that horrible manna anymore!’

The people are so dissatisfied.

All of a sudden snakes come creeping into the tent camp. That is dangerous. The snakes are poisonous. The  people run away from the snakes.

360px The Brazen Serpent Mount Nebo

An easy to tell Bible story

We at Creative Kidswork want to make storytelling as easy as possible for you. That’s why we provide you with tons of easy to tell Bible stories. You can read this story aloud or tell it in your own way. 

This Bible story from Numbers 21 was written by Ellen Zuijdwegt for a Dutch Sunday school method, but you can use it at home, within a church service, Sunday school setting or anywhere you like

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Scripture reference: Numbers 21
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 assembly, RE lesson, youth work, youth group, preaching illustration, creative preaching

480. David fights with Goliath


You may have a sword and a spear, but I come to you in the name of the LORD

David went down to the stream which separated the two armies.  He picked out five small smooth stones, just right.  GOLIATH couldn't believe his eyes! He couldn't hope to win!   Sending out a little loser like that!  How dare they insult him!   "Am I a dog?"  he asked "Going to throw a stick for me, are we, boy?  You come any nearer, you titchy little pipsqueak and I'll feed you to the birds....."  and he swore at him and at the Lord God. 

David shouted back "You may have a sword and a spear, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of the armies of heaven and Israel - the very God you insult.  Today the LORD will conquer you, and I will kill you, and I will feed you and all your army to the birds.... so there!  Then the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel, and he doesn't need weapons of war to sort out his plans!" (1 Samuel 17)

David And Goliath Strength Fight Bible

Themes:

Trusting in God, leader or loser, boasting, God's victory

An easy to tell Bible story

We at Creative Kidswork want to make storytelling as easy as possible for you. That’s why we provide you with tons of easy to tell Bible stories. You can read this story aloud or tell it in your own way. 

This Bible story was (re-)written by Korky and Anni Davey (OAC ministries) for a school assembly, but you can use it at home, within a church service, Sunday school setting or anywhere you like

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Scripture reference: 1 Samuel 17
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475. Elijah's Bonfire on Mount Carmel

Shout a bit louder, maybe Baal is asleep!

"Elijah let the prophets of Baal have first turn.  They built the altar, put on the wood and the meat. 

All the people were watching.  The people didn't know that the prophets of Baal used to use tricks to light their fires when they were back down in the city, but up here on Mount Carmel with everybody watching, they couldn't use any tricks at all.  The 450 prophets of Baal started dancing around their altar calling on Baal to hear them, and set fire to the altar.  They were calling out "O Lord Baal, send down the fire!  O Lord Baal, send down the fire! O Lord Baal, send down the fire!"...

And do you know what happened?  NOTHING!

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Themes:

God shows his might, the powerlessness of false gods, fire from the sky, prophet Elijah, Asherah poles, prophets of Baal, king Ahab and queen Jezebel

An easy to tell Bible story

We at Creative Kidswork want to make storytelling as easy as possible for you. That’s why we provide you with tons of easy to tell Bible stories. You can read this story aloud or tell it in your own way. 

This Bible story was (re-)written by Korky and Anni Davey (OAC ministries) for a school assembly, but you can use it at home, within a church service, Sunday school setting or anywhere you like

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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 assembly, RE lesson, youth work, youth group, preaching illustration, creative preaching

472. Tell the Bible story of Jonah


An easy and fun way to tell the amazing story of God's goodness in the story of Jonah

"The moment Jonah hit the water, the wind stopped, the waves died down, it was completely calm. (Pause in silence)... The sailors said: "WOW! Jonah's God must be the most powerful God! Only the God who made heaven and earth could do that!" and they started to have a party and to praise God and thank him. 

But what about our friend Jonah?

He was in the water. He started to sink. He wished he had learned to swim. He sank down to the bottom, and the Bible says that when he came up, he had seaweed wrapped round his head - ugh! Then suddenly... he saw this (draw big fish in picture) It looked like a big red cave.... it was the mouth of a great big fish! lt came towards him (gesture with your hands like the jaws closing suddenly)

GLOOP!

lt swallowed Jonah whole. "Helloo, helloo! I must be in a cave. But it smells rather fishy in here." And Jonah realized that he was in the belly of a huge fish. There must have been a pocket of air in there because the Bible says he stayed alive inside the fish for three days and nights. Jonah had time to think. He said this: SORRY. Do you think he said sorry to the fish? No, he said sorry to God. Then he felt much better..." 

Jonah on the beach

Themes:

The story of Jonah, being disobedient towards God, obeying God, saying sorry to God, repentance, God's grace

An easy to tell Bible story

We at Creative Kidswork want to make storytelling as easy as possible for you. That’s why we provide you with tons of easy to tell Bible stories. You can read this story aloud or tell it in your own way. 

This Bible story was (re-)written by Korky and Anni Davey (OAC ministries) for a school assembly, but you can use it at home, within a church service, Sunday school setting or anywhere you like

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25. How to tell the story of God calling Abram

Introduction:
We have created a special Sunday school program around the story of God calling Abram. Here on the site you will find 27 different ideas that you can use to tell and teach this story to the children. But before we start, let’s have a look our first look at this wonderful story in the Bible.

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Preparation:
Read the following passage at least five times. Sometimes it helps to read the Bible passage aloud.

The Call of Abram – Genesis 12: 1 - 7

“The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation,  and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.

Abram travelled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.”

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