Whatcha Teaching for Lent …

I had a bit of Fat Weekend these past few days. Didn’t even wait for Fat Tuesday. I was with my people on retreat at Dancing Falls Lodge, in Dirty Dancing famed Lake Lure, NC. You’ll hear about it in Adventure 6…

But, Lent’s coming.

And some of you are looking for ministry to children and youth tips.

I’ve not even polished up SEASONS AND SACRAMENTS/YEAR C.

But listen, Lent, Year B was pretty good. You could just go on ahead and repeat it if you like. No one will be the wiser. I’m not even going to promise that I’ll get those lessons from Luke’s parables ready for ya in time.

Looking for some outside Sunday morning extras?

One year our CLUB45, fourth and fifth graders, met on Wednesday nights for a study on poverty using several of the ideas found in BeadForLife’s Curriculum.

I bought a bunch of $1 bowls from a Family Dollar Store and we ate beans and rice type meals to begin our time together.

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I still use mine. In fact, two weeks ago I served a friend from it and she exclaimed, “I remember those.”

Make memories. Use stuff and then send it home with those kids.

Also do activities like the one listed in that BeadForLife curriculum where you cram yourselves into a typical sized house of a poverty stricken area.

Laughs. Laughs. And then realization. And then a memory made to stick.

You’d need to add your own biblical element to this particular curriculum. The year we did this for Lenten Wednesdays, I asked a soon to be seminary student to visit and lead us in scriptures that pertained specifically to the poor and to God’s care for them, sometimes through people like us.

My friend Omar Reyes taught me things I still remember. We learn so much by teaching. We also learn so much by allowing others into our classrooms. Don’t hog the show.

Think children can’t learn and practice spiritual disciplines during Lent? Think again. I know a two year old who could say Psalm 23 because his parents said it together every night before prayers during Lent one year.

Want to emphasize prayer with your children? I’m going to be doing an entire post on prayer beads.

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Jewelry making. It’s not just for girls.

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Covenants, Commandments, and Christ

If you’re following Seasons and Sacraments, then you’re getting ready to begin a wonderful “fall” Sunday School – or midweek school or homeschool.

Returning from all those summer breaks, you’ll have time to ease into the beauty of God’s promise to one old man who must have been familiar with the sandy seashore and the starry sky. You’ll read about him who likely understood disappointment and waiting and loneliness – and perhaps midlife crisis? You’ll have a chance for some of your students to share their own get to know me and my family time as you come back together to finish up YEAR B in this three year curriculum.

Join me as I go through these three preparation weeks again.

The first unit (from three years ago, look – they’re still dated and kind of in a mess!) are right here for you –

Fall Year B COVENANT INTRO

After you’ve delved into all that FAMILY STUFF, your TEN COMMANDMENT STUDY will use the adventures of Joseph to highlight the need for God to tell his treasured people how to live.

You’ll have to ask me to send those ….

Who’s ready for a new year ….

WHO CAN EXPLAIN ALL THIS?

WHO CAN EXPLAIN ALL THIS?

Luke 24:13-45

Explaining Easter, Year B

ENVIRONMENT AID:  In today’s story, two friends meet up with a stranger. I figure it’s time to use the celebratory season of Easter to play some games.

  • Laugh a bit with the traditional “Who am I?” game. Simple instructions are here WHO AM I?
  • Or, if you have HEDBANZ, then play “What am I?” without having to come up with your own list of people.
  • Not sure your group would get into either of these question games? How about a get to know you BINGO? Everyone gets a card with the same descriptions and goes around the room looking for someone that fits each description, getting signatures. Play for typical 5 in a row win or entire board. Instructions and dowloadable template HERE Be sure to change up some of the descriptions before printing so that they fit your age bracket! 

You’ve learned new things about your friends today OR shown how well you already knew them. My question now is, HOW WELL WOULD YOU HAVE KNOWN JESUS?

LOOKING AT THE WORD: Have each student open the bible to the text for the day. Read it aloud. Then ask, the journalist’s questions.

  • Who is in our story today?
  • Where are they?
  • What are they doing?
  • What are they confused about? Why?
  • How is that problem solved? 

I WONDER DISCUSSION:

The bible says that they looked sad. I wonder if they had any hope that they would see Jesus?

I wonder what it felt like to be called foolish?

I wonder what it felt like to have all the scriptures explained in one walk?

I wonder how far they walked, if they stopped along the way, if others saw them engrossed in conversation …

I wonder what Jesus looked like with that resurrected body?

I wonder if they recognized him at the same time? How did they look? What did they say? What did they do?

I wonder if your heart has ever burned within you when you’ve heard the words of Jesus …

ATTRIBUTES OF GOD:

Continue your chart of DESCRIPTIONS/PROOF. On one column list proofs that Jesus came to life again. On the opposite column you may contrast a dead body. The list will grow each week. Example –

DESCRIPTIONS/PROOFS

RESURRECTED/LIVING BODY      DEAD BODY

not in tomb      laid in tomb

walks     can’t walk 

talks      can’t talk

eats      can’t eat

vanishes            

CREATIVE RESPONSE: The text says that he was known to them in the breaking of the bread. Remind the children of the connections here. He had called himself the Bread of Life after multiplying a lunch to feed many. He had told his disciples that his body would be broken at The Last Supper. We meet him and he meets us in weekly Communion, or Eucharist, or The Lord’s Supper. Consider listening to this SONG: WHAT IS A SACRAMENT? and then brainstorm.

What would you ask Jesus if he was at your house breaking bread? 

Pass out markers, crayons, colored pencils, and/or pens. Have strips of colored paper to write on. Let students write as many questions as they can think of – serious and funny, both allowed – to ask Jesus. Tape, staple, or glue them to a poster or banner and leave up in the room.

Finish with prayer.

Jesus, may your presence in us cause our hearts to burn like the friends in our story today.

WHO WILL ROLL AWAY THE STONE?

WHO WILL ROLL AWAY THE STONE?

Mark 16:1-8

Explaining Easter, Year B

ENVIRONMENT AID:  Disappointed. Despondent. Consider placing a set of toy soldiers on a large table. Be sure they are knocked over. Or, perhaps put out a board game of strategy, like Risk.

Give each student an index card with one of the following scenarios:

  • You struck out at bat during the last inning of the league championship game. Your team lost.
  • You failed your driver’s test. You have to wait three weeks to take it again. All your friends know that you were going to the DMV today.
  • You had pneumonia for a month this winter. You tried, but you couldn’t make up all the work. You have to repeat seventh grade math.
  • Your home caught fire and only a few things can be saved. You have to go with your parents to try to salvage through the remains.
  • You got him as a puppy when you were just four years old. He slept with you every night. He died this morning.
  • You finally made it into a favorite club that you’ve been wanting to join for two years. Your dad tells you that he has a new job and you have to move.

You’ve all had some disappointing things happen (as described on your cards.) Pretend that the situation described on your card is your situation right now. How do you feel? What are you going to do?

LOOKING AT THE WORD: Jesus followers likely thought that he had come to set up an earthly kingdom. Now he was dead. Were their hopes crushed or did they still have hope?     Have each student open the bible to the text for the day. Read it aloud. Then ask, the journalist’s questions.

  • Who is in our story today?
  • Where do they go?
  • What are they going to do?
  • What are they worried about? Why?
  • How is that problem solved? 

I WONDER DISCUSSION:

I wonder if they remembered what Jesus had told them? I wonder if they were counting days?

I wonder if they had anointed other bodies before?

I wonder how much they’d slept, how much they’d cried, how much they’d asked God, “Why?”

I wonder who rolled the stone away …

I wonder if I would believe …

ATTRIBUTES OF GOD:

Do you have a list of God’s attributes and/or names displayed in your classroom? Read them aloud. Some may include

OMNIPOTENT. HEALER. GREAT PHYSICIAN. COMPASSIONATE. HELPER. HOPE.

If you have used the Children’s Catechism Q/As for prior memory work, then refer to this one –

CAN GOD DO ALL THINGS? YES. GOD CAN DO ALL HIS HOLY WILL.

If you have charted how Jesus shows himself to be both MAN and GOD as you read through Mark, then read those descriptions aloud.

COULD THIS GOD/MAN THAT WE HAVE STUDIED ABOUT HAVE COME TO LIFE AGAIN? WOULD THAT MAKE SENSE?

Begin a new chart called DESCRIPTIONS/PROOF. On one column begin this week to list proofs that Jesus came to life again. On the opposite column you may contrast a dead body. The list will grow each week. Example –

 DESCRIPTIONS/PROOFS

RESURRECTED BODY      DEAD BODY

not in tomb      laid in tomb

CREATIVE RESPONSE: Fear, worry, and questions happen to all of us when we are disappointed. God has been saying “Fear not” for generations. Listen to this song about God talking to another Mary, the mother of Jesus, before Jesus was born. Write down phrases you hear that remind you that Jesus will/did rise again and that his kingdom will not end. Or, as you listen, pick up our soldiers here who have fallen down and make ready for action again  …

HOW DID CHRIST BEING GOD THE SON BECOME MAN

Easter, Year B

Easter is more than a Sunday – it is a seven week season, encompassing the forty days of resurrected appearances, the ascension, and the wait for the day of Pentecost.

This year, Epiphany – Lent – and Easter lessons are a journey through the gospel of Mark. (With Easter season adding some additional gospel accounts and a study of Acts 1-2.) Mark is the shortest of the gospels and is action packed! Look for the verbs.

We continue to probe these big three questions

  • Who am I?
  •  Who is God?
  •  How should I live?

But instead of doing it in the broad context of Creed, Commandments, and Lord’s Prayer, we work now more intensely with short passages.

We want the bible in the student’s hands.

We want the student to grapple with the text himself.

We want each person to see the past reality and still present implications of the truths.

Few teacher prompts are supplied. Each week contains roughly the same suggestions.

  • A suggested environment “help” to place students in the situation at hand
  • A list of questions to aid in “I Wonder” discussion
  • A list of attributes of God
  • A choice of creative responses

If you’re already using Seasons and Sacraments, then you’ve been in Mark’s gospel for many weeks and have been making a chart in class showing “JESUS AS MAN” and “JESUS AS GOD.” While that chart is still in view, begin creating a new chart that will highlight proofs of the resurrection. Consider calling this new poster DESCRIPTIONS/CELEBRATE LIFE and the two columns being “A RESURRECTED BODY” and “A DEAD BODY.”

If Seasons and Sacraments is new for you, then you’ll have no problem starting at this week’s lesson – WHO WILL ROLL AWAY THE STONE? The full scope is here https://beingmissmelanie.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/seasons-and-sacraments-scope.pdf

This season’s memory work comes from John 15,

as he now abides in us and we in him.

Lessons post weekly, but the six weeks following your celebratory Easter Sunday includes these passages:

WHO WILL ROLL AWAY THE STONE? Mark 16:1-8

WHO CAN EXPLAIN ALL THIS? Luke 24:13-45

DOES HE FORGIVE?  John 21:1-17

NOW, WHAT? Mark 16:14-18

JESUS ASCENDS Acts 1

THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES Acts 2

And on the next Sunday, you’ll be ready to celebrate Pentecost!

JESUS FORETELLS DEATH AND RESURRECTION

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

Mark 8:31-38

EXPLAINING LENT, YEAR B

ENVIRONMENT AID: Jesus knew the future and he was ready to prepare his friends for it. Consider setting up a business boardroom. Use a chalkboard or dry erase board or laptop/screen for brainstorming/note taking. You might designate students to be CEO, CFO, President, Chairman of the Board, VP of Human Resources, etc. Choose a goal for your group dependent on the age range of your students. You might have a goal of world peace and be the President’s cabinet. You might be a league of Super Heroes trying to defeat an enemy. You might be the CDC trying to eradicate a certain disease or a humanitarian organization trying to feed the world’s hungry.     

  • On your board, write “GOAL: _____________”
  • Brainstorm possible plans to achieve the goal.

As they enter, say:

We’ve got a huge goal to talk about today. Come on in and get straight to work planning …

LOOKING AT THE WORD: Have each student open the bible to the text for the day. Read it aloud. Then ask, the journalist’s  questions

  • Who is in our story today?
  • Where are we? When does this take place? What has just happened?
  • What happens? What is the conflict or problem in our story today? Is there more than one conflict?
  • How does Jesus solve the problem?
  • How do the characters react?

I WONDER DISCUSSION:

I wonder when Jesus knew about or understood the Father’s full plan for him?

I wonder what God’s goal was …

I wonder if Jesus knew how Peter would react?

I wonder how the disciples felt about this cross and resurrection? Were they shocked, confused, disappointed, afraid  …

I wonder how I might have felt if I’d heard Jesus say that he would die and rise again …

I wonder how it felt to have Jesus say, “Get behind me Satan” …

I wonder how it felt to hear Jesus say “Take up your cross … follow me … lose your life to save it?”

I wonder what my cross is … If Jesus’ cross was the Father’s plan for him, then what is the Father’s plan for me?

ATTRIBUTES OF GOD:

Do you have a list of God’s attributes and/or names displayed in your classroom? If not, then considering starting one this week. You may want to highlight

TEACHER. OMNISCIENT. LAMB OF GOD. ALPHA AND OMEGA.

If you have used the Children’s Catechism Q/As for prior memory work, then refer to these –

DOES GOD KNOW ALL THINGS? YES. NOTHING CAN BE HID FROM GOD.

CAN GOD DO ALL THINGS? YES. GOD CAN DO ALL HIS HOLY WILL.

WHY SHOULD YOU GLORIFY GOD? BECAUSE HE MADE ME AND TAKES CARE OF ME.

If you have charted how Jesus shows himself to be both MAN and GOD as you read through Mark, then add phrases or events from today’s passage.

HE KNOWS THE FUTURE? HE DIES?

CREATIVE RESPONSE: Many worship services end with a charge and blessing to go back out into the world. Go back to the “drawing board” and erase what you had written at the beginning of class. Your goal now is

GOAL: GO IN PEACE TO LOVE AND SERVE THE WORLD

Jesus’ words in our text today seem pointed, direct, and challenging. Take up our cross? Lose our life to find it? The charge to love and serve the world may feel overwhelming. If we take them in the full light of scripture, then we must also receive his encouragement. Consider playing a song like one of these before brainstorming how your group may love and serve the world.

Or, if you have not “buried your alleluia” for Lent – try this one!

JESUS HEALS

Jesus Heals

Mark 7:31-37; 8:22-26

EXPLAINING LENT, YEAR B

ENVIRONMENT AID: In today’s texts, people bring a handicapped person to Jesus and he takes them each aside to heal them. What’s it like to be sick and visit the doctor’s office? To wait in a room full of people and then be ushered off to your own exam room? What’s it like to be desperate to get better? Create a doctor’s office scenario in your room.   

  • Arrange the chairs like a waiting room. Maybe have old magazines on the tables. Attach some simple signs to the walls. Check-in, Pay here, Exam Room, etc.
  • Request each student sign in with their name and “reason for visit.”(Tell them to list their last medical or some previous ailment.) Ask them, “Do you have an appointment?”
  • Give them an inexpensive mask to wear. (You can buy these in large packs at drug stores or Walmarts.)

Ask them as they enter

What was it like last time you went to the doctor…

LOOKING AT THE WORD: Have each student open the bible to the text for the day. Read it aloud. Then ask, the journalist’s  questions

  • Who is in each story today? Do we know their names? Do we know how many of them there were (that brought the sick to Jesus?)
  • Where are we?
  • What happens? What is the conflict or problem in our story today?
  • How does Jesus solve the problem?
  • How are the healings similar? How are they different?

I WONDER DISCUSSION:

I wonder if it was family or friends that brought the deaf and blind to Jesus?

I wonder if they wanted to come? Were they hopeful? Had they been to healers before?

I wonder how I might have felt if I had brought someone to Jesus …

I wonder how I might have felt if I’d been brought to Jesus …

I wonder how it felt to have Jesus touch your ears or tongue or eyes …

I wonder if I’d have thanked him ..

I wonder who I would have told …

ATTRIBUTES OF GOD:

Do you have a list of God’s attributes and/or names displayed in your classroom? If not, then considering starting one this week. You may want to highlight

OMNIPOTENT. HEALER. GREAT PHYSICIAN. COMPASSIONATE. HELPER. HOPE.

If you have used the Children’s Catechism Q/As for prior memory work, then refer to these –

CAN GOD DO ALL THINGS? YES. GOD CAN DO ALL HIS HOLY WILL.

WHY SHOULD YOU GLORIFY GOD? BECAUSE HE MADE ME AND TAKES CARE OF ME.

If you have charted how Jesus shows himself to be both MAN and GOD as you read through Mark, then add phrases or events from today’s passage.

HE TRAVELS? HE HEALS? HE SEEKS QUIET PLACES? …

CREATIVE RESPONSE: Create a choice of prayer station options. During Prayers of the People (BCP ONLINE) we “take” people to Jesus. You might make a class or individual books of people to pray for like this one “PRAY FOR” BOOK

One version in the BCP says this

I ask your prayers for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison.”

I like a calender of names or groups of people to pray for during the rest of Lent, similar to this

Prayers During Lent

Or, you might make prayer jars like this PRAYER JARS

You might also make “GET WELL” or “THINKING OF YOU” cards for the sick or lonely that you know. Maybe you might include a phrase from Psalm 103 MEMORY CHALLENGE.

JESUS FEEDS 5,000

Jesus Feeds 5,000

Mark 6:30-44; John 6:1-14

Explaining Lent, Year B

ENVIRONMENT AID: What element of this story needs highlighting this Lenten season? The astounding miracle could be that Jesus multiples one lunch to feed thousands with food to spare. Or, the miracle could be that Jesus even cares about something as mundane as feeding a crowd. Why not just stop teaching and send them home? I’ve chosen to create a kitchen scene for my class today.

  • Consider bringing bags of flour, rolling pins, mixing bowls. If you’re brave, bring a cooler of fresh fish! Can you stomach a baking mess on your table, go for it! We’ve assembled “bread in a bag” dry ingredients with instruction cards to take home with our class before – LIKE THIS RECIPE
  • Have a bread machine? Start it early in your room and smell good things!
  • Have enough aprons for every student? Have them put one on at the door.

Ask them as they enter

Have you ever packed lunch for a crowd? What’s the longest camping trip (or biggest picnic or tailgate) you’ve been to …

LOOKING AT THE WORD: Have each student open the bible to the text for the day. Read it aloud. Then ask, the journalist’s  questions

  • When does this story take place? What time of day? Do we know what’s happened before? (Look at the verses above our story.)
  • Who is in our story? Do we know their names? Do we know how many of them there were?
  • Where are we?
  • What happens? What is the conflict or problem in our story today?
  • How do Jesus’ friends try to solve the problem?
  • How does Jesus solve the problem?
  • How do they (Jesus’ friends) feel before, during, and after this situation?

I WONDER DISCUSSION:

I wonder if I had been there, would I have stayed to listen to Jesus for that long…

I wonder if I could see him, hear him easily… I wonder if my stomach was growling…

I wonder if I knew that boy with the lunch, if he was a friend, if he usually shared his stuff, or not …

I wonder what that blessing sounded like, when Jesus prayed over the lunch …

I wonder when exactly people knew that the bread and fish were multiplying … Did they chuckle, gasp, scream and holler …

I wonder how Jesus was feeling as they bagged the leftovers? Pleased, tired, proud …

ATTRIBUTES OF GOD:

Do you have a list of God’s attributes (words) displayed in your classroom? If not, then considering starting one this week. You may want to highlight

CREATOR. PROVIDER. BREAD OF LIFE. TEACHER.

If you have used the Children’s Catechism Q/As for prior memory work, then refer to this one –

WHO MADE YOU? GOD. WHAT ELSE DID GOD MAKE? ALL THINGS.

CAN GOD DO ALL THINGS? YES. GOD CAN DO ALL HIS HOLY WILL.

If you have charted how Jesus shows himself to be both MAN and GOD as you read through Mark, then add phrases or events from today’s passage.

HE HUNGERS/EATS/SERVES/PRAYS? HE CREATES/WORKS MIRACLES?

CREATIVE RESPONSE:

  • Individualized Suggestion: Offer magazines/scissors/glue, pen/paper. List, with words or pictures, every material thing in life that you need.
  • Group Suggestion: Same as above, but on larger canvas (poster board, butcher paper, etc.)

AFTER THE LISTS ARE MADE, REMIND STUDENTS THAT GOD PROVIDES OUR NEEDS. TELL THEM THAT HE DESIRES OUR REQUESTS AND THANKS FOR THOSE THINGS, THOUGH. WE SHOW OUR TRUST IN HIM WHEN WE PRAY, “Give us this day our daily bread.” END WITH THE LORD’S PRAYER. 

PLEASE CONSIDER SHARING A PHOTO OR VIDEO OF YOUR CREATIVE RESPONSES – OR EVEN YOUR DISCUSSIONS!

Lent, Year B

This year, Epiphany – Lent – and Easter lessons are a journey through the gospel of Mark. Mark is the shortest of the gospels and is action packed! Look for the verbs.

We continue to probe these big three questions

  • Who am I?
  •  Who is God?
  •  How should I live?

But instead of doing it in the broad context of Creed, Commandments, and Lord’s Prayer, we work now more intensely with short passages.

We want the bible in the student’s hands.

We want the student to grapple with the text himself.

We want each person to see the past reality and still present implications of the truths.

Few teacher prompts are supplied. Each week contains roughly the same suggestions.

  • A suggested environment “help” to place students in the situation at hand
  • A list of questions to aid in “I Wonder” discussion
  • A list of attributes of God
  • A choice of creative responses

If you’re already using Seasons and Sacraments, then you’ve been in Mark’s gospel for several weeks and have been making a chart in class showing “JESUS AS MAN” and “JESUS AS GOD.” Continue along with these next six lessons.

If Seasons and Sacraments is new for you, then you’ll have no problem starting at this week’s lesson – JESUS CALMS THE STORM. The full scope is here https://beingmissmelanie.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/seasons-and-sacraments-scope.pdf

This season’s memory work comes from Psalm 103, as we

forget not all his benefits.

Lessons post weekly, but the full six weeks includes these passages:

JESUS CALMS THE STORM, Mark 4:35-41

JESUS FEEDS 5,000, Mark 6:30-44

JESUS HEALS, Mark 7:31-37; 8:22-26

JESUS FORETELLS DEATH AND RESURRECTION, Mark 8:31-38

TRIUMPHAL ENTRY, Mark 11:1-11

LAST SUPPER, Mark 14:12-25

JESUS CALMS THE STORM

Jesus Calms the Storm

Mark 4:35-41

ENVIRONMENT AID: This event’s main emotional element is fear. At night, on the water, during/of a storm. How could you create this for your student’s as they walk into the room? When we’ve taught preschoolers this story, we’ve used the parachute to show calm waters and moved it – ok, sometimes violently – to show waves and wind. We’ve even had some spray bottles of water to wet the kids. But what could be instructive for older children? And cause more than laughter?

  • Consider dimming the lights or turning them off. Can you make the room look like evening? I love glow in the dark star constellation stickers.
  • Find an audio of a storm – winds, thunder – and have it playing.
  • Have enough life jackets for every student? Have them put one on when they enter. (And no, I don’t think they had life jackets in Jesus’ day)

Ask them as they enter

Have you ever been afraid? When…

LOOKING AT THE WORD: Have each student open the bible to the text for the day. Read it aloud. Then ask, the journalist’s  questions

  • When does this story take place? What time of day? Do we know what’s happened before? (Look at the verses above our story.)
  • Who is in our story? Do we know their names? Do we know how many of them there were?
  • Where are we?
  • What happens? What is the conflict or problem in our story today?
  • How do Jesus’ friends try to solve the problem?
  • How does Jesus solve the problem?
  • How do they (Jesus’ friends) feel before, during, and after this situation?

I WONDER DISCUSSION:

I wonder how I might have felt when the water was starting to fill the boat? What do you think?

I wonder how I might have felt when I found Jesus sleeping …

I wonder how I might have felt when Jesus said that I had little faith …

I wonder how I would have felt when Jesus talked to the storm …

I wonder how Jesus felt when they woke him up …

I wonder if Jesus knew that the storm was coming …

ATTRIBUTES OF GOD:

Do you have a list of God’s attributes (words) displayed in your classroom? If not, then considering starting one this week. You may want to highlight

CREATOR. ALL POWERFUL. OMNIPOTENT. PRINCE OF PEACE.

If you have used the Children’s Catechism Q/As for prior memory work, then refer to this one –

CAN GOD DO ALL THINGS? YES. GOD CAN DO ALL HIS HOLY WILL.

If you have charted how Jesus shows himself to be both MAN and GOD as you read through Mark, then add phrases or events from today’s passage.

HE SLEEPS? HE CONTROLS WEATHER?

CREATIVE RESPONSE:

  • Individualized Suggestion: Offer clay/playdough, paper and various writing utensils. Illustrate or describe a storm. Now illustrate or describe peace. Show us your contrast.
  • Group Suggestion: Cover two tables or two walls with butcher paper. Play stormy music and have students display a storm on one. (Supply suggestions – glue sticks, torn tissue paper, finger paint for the BRAVE) Play peaceful music and ask students to move to the next table or wall to display peace.

PLEASE CONSIDER SHARING A PHOTO OR VIDEO OF YOUR CREATIVE RESPONSES – OR EVEN YOUR DISCUSSIONS!