Posts made in April, 2016

April 24

God, tell me a story about…a child

The Boy who Shared his Lunch

And God is able to shower all kinds of blessings on you. So in all things and at all times you will have everything you need. You will do more and more good works.

2 Corinthians 9:8 NIrV

Read John 6: 1-13 and Mark 6:30-44 

1 – What was Jesus doing at the beginning of this story?

2 – How many people had gathered there to see Jesus? Have you ever seen that many people? If so, where? Try to imagine how much food you need to feed all those people. How many grocery bags full of food would you need?

3 – The disciples realize that the people need to eat. Initially, what would they like to do to solve this problem? (Mark 6:36)

4 – Jesus has a different plan. What did Jesus want the disciples to do? Can the disciples feed 10,000 people on their own? Who can help them?

5 – Remember the little boy in our story? People didn’t think he was important, they didn’t even bother to count him. What did God think of the little boy? Did God think the little boy was important? Does God think that you’re important?

6 – The little boy had some food with him, how much food did he have? Was that enough to feed all the people there? If the little boy doesn’t have enough food for everyone, how is it that everyone was able to eat until they were full?

7 – Have you ever tried to help someone? Who was it? What did you do? Was it easy? Did you do it alone?

8 – Read the verse at the top of this page. 2 Corinthians 9:8. What has God blessed you with? What has He provided for you? Could you take any of those things and share them with someone else? Give an example?

9 – Just like Jesus wanted the disciples to provide food for the crowd, Jesus wants you to help people too. And, just like the little boy who shared his lunch, you don’t need to offer a lot to make a difference. And do you know why that is? (read Luke 1:37) So, who will you help next?

This week’s challenge

Pray together, thanking God for all of the things He has provided for you and your family and ask Him to help you serve and help others.


Here’s a song to help you remember that God has provided for you

and then go back and watch Audio Adrenaline’s Hands and Feet video

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April 10

God, tell me a story about…a child

 Naaman and the Little Maid

“Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel.” 

2 Kings 5:15

Read 2 Kings 5:1-19

Egg People

1 – Who are the important characters in this story? What were their jobs? (Naaman, the little maid, and Elisha) Which of their jobs would you most like to have?

2 – What didn’t Elisha do that made Naaman upset? What did Elisha tell Naaman to do that made him upset? (I guess if you’re sick with leprosy a lot of things upset you…)

3 – Why did Naaman decide to go bathe in the river after all? Was it something that was very difficult to do? How many times did he wash in the river? What happened after he bathed?

4 – All this action takes place because of the words of one little girl. What was her role in the story?  She must have trusted in God a lot if she knew that he could heal Naaman, didn’t she?

5 – Do you ever feel so small you don’t think you’ll be able to make a difference? The little maid was small, too, but she changed Naaman’s life and helped him to know God. Who is someone that you care about and would like them to know God? Pray for that person and if you’re feeling brave, like the little maid, tell that person that you know God loves them. It may be just the thing they need to hear today! Remember, God uses us to be his hands and feet!

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April 3

God, tell me a story about…a child

David and Goliath

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Read 1 Samuel 17 

1 – How does the bible describe Goliath?

2 – David was Jesse’s youngest son. How many sons did Jesse have? What was David’s job?

3 – David heard Goliath call out to the Israelite army for a warrior to fight him and David saw that the Israelites were scared of Goliath and therefore would not fight him. So, David decides that he will fight Goliath. Why were the Israelites scared of Goliath? Why wasn’t David scared of Goliath? (verses 34-37)

4 – David knew God. God had been with David before. David knew that God would be on his side, he knew that this was God’s battle. This is why David was brave. And so, David accepts Goliath’s challenge with confidence. Although Goliath was big, God is bigger. What is something that you find difficult or challenging?

5 – Perhaps getting the milk off the top shelf of the fridge is difficult for you. Is it difficult for your dad? Why not? When you are faced with a problem or a difficult task remember that God is always with you (read the verse at the top of this page: Deuteronomy 31:6). And then, remember how big God is and try to see the problem or the task from God’s eyes. Hopefully this helps you see that no problem or task is too big because God is the biggest.

6 – David approached Goliath as himself, with the tools and skills he had already been given. This is important to remember. When we are faced with a problem or a challenge, God wants us to face that challenge as ourselves, with the gifts he has already given us and then to trust that He will use those gifts to do amazing things. So, how has God created you? Who are you? What are your gifts? What can you do? What can you give?

Read Psalm 139. (This was written by David) Remember that God knows you, God created you. Remember that you are able to do the things He wants you to do because He created you to do to do the things He asks you to do. And, He will be with you always.


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