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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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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Game - Jesus says 'No' in the desert: 'Which way is this going?'


Which direction do we take? Jesus uses God's word to help him. 

The devil is trying to push Jesus in the wrong direction by tempting him. However, Jesus will not be pushed around by the devil. He leans on the words of God and they push him in the right direction! A nice game on this theme.

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 number of small balls
- large inflatable ball

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Daily Tip - Children's ministry: Do what you are good at!


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Children's ministry is all about doing what you are good at!

Do what you are good at. Enjoy what you do and what gives you energy! So divide the tasks in your team and put everyone in his / her strength.

 

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Daily Tip - Children's ministry: Dare to have fun!


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Children's ministry is all about daring to have fun!

The time I spend have fun with the children, watching movies and at pool parties buys me time to get deep.

 

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Daily Tip - Children's ministry: Dare to be silly!


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Children's ministry is all about daring to be silly!

Find time to be silly with your kids. They speak silly language, and if you're having fun with them, they will listen to you when you're serious.

 

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Creative discussion - Jesus says 'No' in the desert: 'Reflecting on the temptations'


A creative discussion on the temtations of Jesus

No gadgets, objects or experiments, but a number of questions to reflect upon with the older children on the three temptations 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

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Daily Tip - Children's ministry: It is not about the head count


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Children's ministry does not correlate to the head count

Jesus only chose 12, he concentrated on just 3, and they changed the world. Your ministry success does not correlate to the head count.

 

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Crafts idea - Jesus says 'No' in the desert: 'Turn this stone into bread!'


A tasty way to think about this Bible story!

The devil comes to Jesus with his first temptation: "Turn this stone into bread." Jesus could have done this, but he doesn't want to use God's power for this. Nowadays we can use a microwave to transform the contents of an earthenware mug into a delicious cake within three minutes. Shall we try this?

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:

- Per child:
- 4 tablespoons of sugar
- 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 4 tablespoons of self-raising flour
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons Nutella
- 1 egg
- a big cup
- whipped cream

- a microwave

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Daily Tip - Children's ministry: It is all about doing it together


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Children's ministry is all about doing it together

Involve the whole church in your ministry. Remember the church is a family unit. Every member of your local church has an influence on the children in the kid's ministry even if they are not part of it.

Jon Dyer - www.truewaykids.com

 

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