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It's a proven fact - not only to children enjoy a good story - but it is the best way they learn.  For children under ten, stories are definitions since they can't think abstractly yet.  They need stories to get their minds around a topic or subject.  Children need spiritual concepts translated into every day life! And that's what stories do best!

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All Access See: Using Visuals for Greater Impact

… paint a power-packed picture for all those visual learners out there. ~ Aaron Reynolds "Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light." ~ Jesus (Matthew 6:22)

Teaching Tips, Using Visuals
All Access Sources of Stories for Children's Ministry

Here are some places I have found that have great stories for children's ministry.

Stories
All Access A Famous Olympic Story

Eric Liddell won a gold medal and became known as the ‘Flying Scotsman’. Most of all, he had kept his commitment to his God.

Committing to God
All Access George, John and Jesus

George, an eighth grader, has a best friend named John who gets involved in drugs and tries to get George to join in.

Drugs
All Access God Always Protects Us

The Bible says in Proverbs 13:6: “I will not be afraid, because the Lord is my helper. People can’t do anything to me.”

God cares
All Access JESUS LIVES!!!

A story of easter

Easter
All Access Mad Lib - Matt 20:20-28; Mark 10:35-45

This game takes a 3rd person telling of James' and John's mom asking Jesus to one day let her kids sit on his right and left; and leaves out key words and replaces them with silly substitutes. I suggest doing it as a group and getting a different response from each child. I've put what to ask for in parenthesis along with any explanations) and then at the end I've written the entire story correctly.

Being Great in the Kingdom of God
All Access Mary: A Common Ordinary Girl

This is a monologue from Mary telling her story of the birth of the Savior of the world...from her common, ordinary view

God Uses Common Ordinary People
All Access Meditations For Easter

The angel of death passed over every house that was marked with blood. They were saved by the blood of the lamb.

Easter
All Access Noah and Jess

Noah and Jess are twins that often disagree. A fun story, in a style that I call "Rhythmic Rhyme in God's Time", that ends with love, God's grace and answered prayer.

Brotherly/Sisterly love
All Access Receive Christ

Jesus is willing to take anyone. One just needs to accept his free gift.

Salvation
All Access Skinny the Church Mouse

As Skinny ignores the warnings of his Father, he finds himself face to face with a trap of sin. The trap of Obedience! Obedience is the issue here and this story will help illustrate to your kids the importance of obedience to their earthly father but more importantely.....their Heavenly Father.

Obedience
All Access Sydney and Squidney, a Kid and a Squid

Sydney is disappointed when he has to move to the sea....but finds an unexpected new friend, learning the importance of differences in building great friendships

Valuing Differences
All Access The Bird Cage

Christ's Sacrifice
All Access The Drawbridge Operator

A Drawbridge operator sacrifices the life of his only son to save the lives of others

Christ's Sacrifice
All Access The Kind Neighbor

We should pray for our neighbors in good ways!

Love Thy Neighbor
All Access The Ticket

Salvation is a free gift through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. No man can buy his way into Heaven, but Jesus came down to Earth in His own free will to give us Eternal Life.

Eternal Life
All Access We performed on The Sunset Strip (and lived to tell the tale)

We performed our puppet play "Heaven Needs Firemen" in Hollywood, on the Sunset Strip, and brought 57 souls to Jesus!

A ministry opportunity
All Access When Time Runs Out

This devotion encourages children to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior while they still have time to do so.

Eternity
All Access Dr. Jesus

God calls us and we are to respond by leaving everything behind and following him. The Best Doctor will heal us and allow us to become heirs. Then he starts to change the world through us.

Luke 5:27-32
All Access Feed Your Enemy

A woman wrote to "Pulpit Helps" to explain a miraculous lesson her family experienced. During one of their family Bible readings as new Christians, they ran across the verse, "If your enemy is hungry, feed him" (Romans 12:20). She writes.... (a lesson her son learned about loving an enemy at school.)

Loving Your Enemy
All Access Flannelgraph PowerPoint Stories

A PowerPoint take on flannelgraph characters

Bible Story Illustrations
All Access God's Power

A humorous rendition of the story from II Kings 6 teaching that even when we can't see him, God's power is greater than anything that threatens us.

Fear, God's Power, Elisha
All Access John the Baptist Prepares the Way

I have my 6th grade helpers act this out although you could use leaders or puppets.

A short skit about J the B's ministry
All Access Mary's First Christmas

"Mary's First Christmas Story" book read aloud to the kids

Christmas Story
All Access The Bad Habit

This is meant to be used to introduce the story of the fiery serpents.

Numbers 21:5-9
All Access The GodPod

A skit introducing the idea of praying for God's will to be done in our lives, instead of just asking God to give us what we want.

Prayer, Selfishness, Submission
All Access A Glass of Water for Jesus

Thru stories in the Bible, Jesus teaches us to reach out to others and share the gospel, to serve others and to show God's love to others freely.

Obedience, Servanthood
All Access Baby Wars

A list of the sons of Jacob with Star Wars character names that can be used to make the story more interesting to children.

The sons of Jacob - Star Wars style
All Access Derrick Learns A Lesson

When we are not honest there is a price to pay. Derrick did not get to go sled riding, but he did not mind as much. He had learned a lesson. He was not going to be a Deceitful Derrick ever again!

Deceitfulness
Starter Faith Farmer and His Rewarding Walk

Learn to speak God's Word and trust Him

Protection, Trust
All Access Follow the Leader

God will not tolerant a stubborn and rebellious attitude. We must follow Him just like we need to listen to our parents and teachers. Follow good leaders!

Good Leaders
All Access Go and Make Disciples

We must tell others about the love of God and share with them how to repent of their sins and ask Jesus into their hearts. When we obey the Great Commission, we are obeying God. He has given us the authority to do this, and He has promised to help us. Here is a good recipe that may help you.

Evangelism
Starter God Can Handle It

God never changes. It doesn’t matter what you’re going through, or what things look like with your natural eyes. If you pray and believe that God will handle the problem, then He will.

Faith
All Access God Still Speaks to Us

We never know what God has in store for us.We must be willing vessels to be used for His glory. We must watch and be ready at any time.

Listening, Obeying
All Access God Watches Over Us

We can be assured that no matter what our circumstances are, God will take care of us wherever we are.

God's Care
All Access God Will Take Care of Us

God Will Take Care of Us like He took care of Joseph when Joseph was rejected by his family and sold into slavery.

God's Care
All Access Herod, the King Who Missed Christmas

PowerPoint visual story (with notes) about Herod, the king who missed Christmas.

Christmas Story
Starter Hey Man, Don't Say That

A short story about Mark 11:23 and a farmer's lack of faith.

Faith Filled Words
All Access Honoring Our Word

God will make us a blessing to others as they see us do what we say rather than to break a promise.

Keeping Your Word
All Access Hot Chocolate

A short story that shows the what really matters in life. Could be used as a devotional with hot chocolate!

life and wealth and happiness
All Access How Do We Reach Others

We reach others by using beautiful feet to "GO" where they are! God told Jonah to “GO” and tell the people of Nineveh about the love of Jesus. Jonah was not too happy with this request from God. He decided to ignore God’s command and do what HE wanted to do.

Evangelism, Jonah
All Access It Just Is Not Fair!

There are times when life just does not seem fair. If we trust God in these times, He will help us to be successful.

Fairness
All Access Jesus Call His Disciples

When we follow Christ, we must be willing to leave everything and everyone behind. This means that we must we willing to obey Jesus first in our lives over what our friends want us to do. When Jesus calls us it means that we must leave behind anything that would get the way of us serving Him.

Following Jesus, Obedience
Starter Jinguls the Clown is Not Ashamed

We need to tell everyone about what Jesus did for us.

Salvation, Evangelism
Starter Just Ask

Short talk or skit about asking for God's wisdom.

Wisdom
All Access Making A Bargain

We cannot make bargains with God. If He asks us to do something, we need to be quick to obey once we know He is speaking to us. We will be happier when we do that.

Obedience
All Access Matthew the Marvelous Magician's Miracle

A young magician learns a valuable lesson about trust and God's power.

Creation of Trust
All Access Planting Seeds for Jesus

Jesus will use us to witness to others. He gathered 12 disciples to help Him spread the Gospel. These were smelly old fisherman who were willing to leave all and follow Jesus.

Evangelism
All Access Reader's Theater about O Little Town of Bethlehem

A reading for four people about the origins of the song, O Little Town of Bethlehem.

Christmas
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