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Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates"  (Deut. 6:5-9).

Bible Memory Technique: Up and Moving (05/18/2018)

Get your kids up and out of their chairs and moving around with this Bible Memory Technique! Create actions with matching poses that affect the way children recite Scripture. For example, have kids squat down, making themselves as small as possible, then say the Scripture verse in the tiniest whisper, or take giant exaggerated steps and repeat the words in a loud voice with each step. (Sent in by Annabelle from SmileTutor.) 

Find more Bible memorization ideas in Bible Games Explosion.


Bible Game: Part The Sea

--from the book, Amazing Miracles of the Bible.

part the red sea, miracles of the BibleSet Up: Divide players into two lines with players facing one another. The space between the two lines represents the path through the Red Sea. Depending on the size of your church group, choose 1-3 players to be the Egyptians and 1-3 players to be the Israelites.

How To Play: Have the players standing in the lines hold their hands out in front of themselves and wave them up and down to represent the waves in the sea. At the go the Egyptians chase the Israelites around in a circle, racing behind the rows. At any given point the teacher may cry out, PART THE SEA, whereby the players standing in line must raise their hands to part the water. The Israelites may then run through the space between the players in line, the path through the Red Sea, to escape being caught by the Egyptians. When the Egyptians enter the Red Sea path the teacher may say, MAKE WAVES, whereby the players standing in line must lower their hands to capture the Egyptians. Once caught, players switch with other players in line. Play continues as long as time allows. Learn more about all of our Sunday School curricula.


Mirror, Mirror: Stinkin' Thinkin'
TM     (05/16/2018)

 Rather: think about what is noble, right, and pure.

Think on these things Bible lessonWhen I was about 7 years old, I remember being in the bathroom at school and feeling very sad. I recall looking in the mirror and saying, "No one loves me; no one except Jesus." I felt very alone.

I don't remember why I felt so sad. Maybe my parents had been arguing, or maybe I was in trouble. What I told myself was half-true. I  was right that Jesus loved me! But I was wrong in thinking no one loved me; my mom and dad did love me. 

That sad day happened over 50 years ago, but I still remember it. This is why I'm telling it to you. Get today's Bible Lesson.



Bible Lesson Buzz WordsTM    (05/14/2018)
Sample Lesson 2 of the Fruit of the Spirit Bible Lessons.

buzz words fruit of the Spirit Bible lessonsClass must listen closely for the following Buzz Words, then act them out while teacher reads the story.  As you read the bolded words, emphasize them, pausing for a second to give the kids a chance to make the motions.

Joyful: Jump up and down with hands over head.
Jesus Christ
: Point to heaven
: Walk in place.
Pray (prayer or prayed): Fold hands in prayer and bow heads.
Run (running or ran): Run in place.
Money: Hold hand in the air and rub fingers and thumb together.
Shout (shouted or shouting): Shake fists over head.
Beaten: Pound the air with both fists.
(or prisoners): Hand over hand grasping your wrists.

"One day when Paul and Silas, two joyful followers of Jesus Christ, were walking to the place of prayer, they were met by a slave girl who had an evil spirit and told fortunes. She earned a lot of money for her owners doing this. This girl followed Paul and Silas, continually shouting at them day after day. Paul was so troubled by her that he shouted to the evil spirit in her, 'In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!' At that moment the spirit came running out. When the owners of the slave girl realized she could no longer make money for them, they ran and grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities, shouting, 'These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar by following Jesus Christ.' (You see it was illegal in those days to follow Jesus.) The crowd joined in the attack shouting against Paul and Silas. Then the authorities ordered them to be stripped and beaten. After they had been severely beaten, they were thrown into prison. The jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. Upon receiving this order, he walked over to where Paul and Silas were being held and put them in the inner cell, then fastened their feet in stocks so they couldn't break out of prison. . . . "

Learn more about the Fruit of the Spirit Bible Lessons.



Childrens Ministry Bible Lessons

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