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Sunday School Activities for 6/14/20

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The main point of these activities is to encourage kids to explore how God speaks to us.

For little kids: Watch the stop-motion video of today’s scripture reading, Genesis 18:1-15. (Thank you, Grace!!!)

Ask these questions: When do you think this story takes place? [a long, long time ago]

Who do you think the visitors are? [I’m not sure I have the theological chops to answer this one, but the internet tells me that it is generally accepted that the visitors were God or God’s messengers.]

Abraham was a good and faithful servant to God. There are many times in the Bible where God speaks to Abraham, including this one.

Now, grab some toys and act out the story using dolls, stuffed animals, etc. You’ll need three visitors, Abraham, and Sarah, and you’ll probably want to work together to build a house or tent. Then read the story out loud while the children act it out with the toys (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+18%3A1-15&version=TLB).

After you are done acting the story out, sit down and ask: Even though this story is from a long time ago, did you know that God still speaks to us today? [Yes, most definitely!]

What are ways you think God talks to us today? [There are many possible answers. Here are some: The Bible, God’s creation/nature, other people, music, situations/coincidences, a voice you can hear, a small voice in your head, prayer, dreams].

Has God even spoken to you? [Totally okay if the answer is no, or I don’t think so. God loves us all equally.]

[I would suggest clarifying that there are many, many ways that God can speak to us.  It’s also true that God doesn’t speak through all  dreams or all people or all coincidences. The idea is that sometimes God may speak to us through these things.]

For older kids: 

Watch the stop-motion video of today’s scripture reading, Genesis 18:1-15. (Thank you, Grace!!!)

Ask these questions: When do you think this story takes place? [a long, long time ago]

Who do you think the visitors are?  [I’m not sure I have the theological chops to answer this one, but the internet tells me that it is generally accepted that the visitors were God or God’s messengers.]

Abraham was a good and faithful servant to God. There are many times in the Bible where God speaks to Abraham, including this one.

What are ways you think God talks to us today? [There are many possible answers. Here are some: The Bible, God’s creation/nature, other people, music, situations/coincidences, a voice you can hear, a small voice in your head, prayer, dreams].

This is a time in history where we are experiencing a lot of upheaval and change.

Do you think God is speaking through what is going on around us? Do you think God is speaking through people right now? How can we tell when God is speaking through another person (or not)? Has God even spoken to you? [Depending on how your children best express themselves, you can do this as a discussion, a drawing, writing down answers and thoughts in a journal].

[I would suggest clarifying that there are many, many ways that God can speak to us.  It’s also true that God doesn’t speak through all  dreams or all people or all coincidences. The idea is that sometimes God may speak to us through these things.]

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