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Can you find thirty (30) books of the Bible in the
"This is a most remarkable
puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket, on a flight from
Los Angeles to Honolulu,
keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some friends. One friend
from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john
boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a
columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly
newspaper column. Another friend judges the job
of solving this puzzle so involving, she
brews a cup of tea to
help her nerves. There
will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact.
Some people, however,
will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since . . . "
Up: You will need 4 cups, 66 small party balloons, 66 strips of paper and a lot
of hot air!
Write each of the books of the Bible on a small strip of paper and place each
one inside each balloon. Blow the balloons up and place them in a large basket
or box. Divide the class into two teams. Each team has a cup labeled "Old
Testament" and "New Testament" which is placed on either side of
the box of balloons. Place the balloons and cups at one end of the designated
playing area. Have the teams line up at the opposite end.
How To Play: Someone says, GO! The first child on each team races to the
balloons and . . .
Focus: making good choices about what we put into our bodies.
Needed: "fillable" cream puffs or tart shells, fruit yogurt, cream
cheese, and/or whipped topping, chopped dried fruits, granola, chocolate chips
or mini-M&M's, (anything to make a yummy filling), mud or dirt, small
rocks, coffee grounds (anything to make a nasty-looking filling), pretzel
sticks, marshmallows, small plates, cups, and spoons.
Begin the lesson by telling the group
that you're going to prepare a delicious treat. Mix up a nasty-looking filling
and use it to stuff one of the puff or tart shells, saying, "Doesn't this
look great?" and ignoring their "EWWW's".
Place it on one of the
plates and use pretzel sticks to add arms and legs to the puff or shell, and
stick on a marshmallow for the head. Then ask the group what they see and why
they think it's yucky. Discuss how this relates to the nasty stuff we
sometimes put into our bodies . . .
you need: Create
your own mask design such as the one shown here. Find a "Moses-like
picture, or use the Moses Mask pattern from God's
Top Ten, a wooden paint stick, crayons, yarn, glue, fabric, scissors,
What you do:
"Moses-like" face onto cardstock paper or mount to cardboard. Cut
out the mask and eye holes. Staple onto the paint stick.
Optional: Glue yarn on for the beard and hair. Glue fabric on for the head
garment. (Depending how children decorate their masks, they can make
various Bible characters, male or female.)
Have students act out the Ten Commandments story, or
another Bible story, using their masks.
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Read Matthew 16:17-18 from
a child-friendly Bible.
Peter’s name in Greek is "Petros,"
which means small stone.
"Petros" sounds very similar to another Greek word,
"Petra," which means rock or boulder. The statement that
Jesus said to Peter used these two Greek words, "Petros," small
stone and "Petra," boulder.
If we could understand Greek, Jesus’
statement would have sounded something like this:
"Jesus, replied, ‘Blessed are you
"Petros" or "Small Stone," for this was not
revealed to you by man, but by my heavenly Father. And I tell you that you are
"Petros," "Small Stone," and on this "Petra" or
"Boulder" I will build my church."
Jesus did not say on this "Petros"
or small stone I will build my church. He said, "On this
"rock or boulder," on this "Petra," I will build my
church. Jesus was referring to Peter’s "boulder statement."
And what did Peter say? He said, "You (Jesus) are the Christ, the Son of
the Living God." His statement concerning Jesus, is the boulder, the
"Petra," or the foundation of our faith. The church must be built on
. . .
I find these skits to be BEAUTIFUL! Thank you very
Lights, Camera, Action Bible Skits
Story Focus: Naomi’s despair, Ruth’s selfless devotion.
Overview: Based on Ruth, Chapter One. The story of Ruth takes place during the time when Judges ruled Israel. It was a wicked time in Israel’s history, but not everyone disobeyed God. Our skit tells the story of three such people: Ruth, Naomi and Boaz, who obeyed and loved God.
Director: “Lights, Camera, Action!”
Narrator: “In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land of Judah.”
Elimelech: “Naomi, our crops won’t grow and our food has run out. We’ve got to get out of here or we’ll starve to death!”
Naomi: “But Eli, where will we go?”
Elimelech: “I’ve heard there is plenty of food in Moab.”
Naomi: “Moab? You want us to move to Moab?”
Elimelech: “We’ll move there until the famine is over, then we’ll come back home. Pack our bags and tell the boys to get ready. We’ll leave in the morning.”
Naomi: “Maaaaah-lon and Kiiiii-lion! Pack your bags. . . .
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