Everyday tip for your Sunday school lesson or children’s ministry
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?