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 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?