Entries in miracles (8)

Monday
Jul162018

0-5 Lesson Plan: Faith for Miracles 

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on how faith in God’s power makes miracles possible.

Read Faith for Miracles.”

Discuss what it must have been like for the people who witnessed some of the miracles talked about in the article “Faith for Miracles.” Ask the children what they think they would have done if they had seen or experienced one of these miracles.

Read “Grow Your Faith.”

Memorize the Bible verse, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17 NKJV).

ReadBright Pebbles: Faith Makes Miracles Possible” and have the children do the “action” at the end of the article.

Listen to My Little Thoughts on God: God of Miracles.”

Additional material:

The following animated Bible stories cover a few of Jesus’ miracles:

If you have suggestions of supplemental material or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by MWS staff.
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Saturday
Sep022017

Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Prophet Elisha

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 30 to 45 minutes, relating to the lesson objectives: “Learn of the miracles that took place in the Bible,” and “Learn of some of the lives of the great men and women of the Bible.” (Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Miracles-1a; Christian Life and Faith: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-1a)

ReadFaith-Filled Models from the New Testament: Elisha, the Prophet.”

WatchAnimated Bible Story of Elisha.”

ReadMiracles in the Bible: Increase of the Widow’s Oil.”

Read Miracles in the Bible: Making an Iron Axe Float.”

ColorColoring Page: Miracles in the Bible: Increase of the Widow’s Oil” or “Coloring Page: Miracles in the Bible: Making an Iron Axe Float.”

Listen to the audio, “The Miracles of Elisha.”

ReadElisha’s Secret Army.”

WatchElisha chapter 10” or “Elisha the Prophet.”

Read “A Caring Servant.”

Talk about how God used a servant girl to bring about the miracle of Naaman’s healing, and that it most likely wouldn’t have happened if she hadn’t been faithful to talk about what God could do through Elisha. Point out how God wants us to be faithful to Him even in seemingly small things, and then He can do the big things that only He can do.

Additional resources:

●“3D Picture: Miracles in the Bible: Increase of the Widow’s Oil

● “3D Picture: Miracles in the Bible: Making an Iron Axe Float

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S links: Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Miracles-1a; Christian Life and Faith: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-1a

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International.

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DOCX: Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Prophet Elisha (Spanish)
DOCX: Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Prophet Elisha (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Jul262017

Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Prophet Elijah

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 30 minutes, relating to the lesson objectives: “Learn of the miracles that took place in the Bible,” and “Learn of some of the lives of the great men and women of the Bible.” (Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Miracles-1a; Christian Life and Faith: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-1a)

Read Faith-Filled Models from the New Testament: Elijah, the Prophet.”

Explain the meaning of the name “Elijah,” which is “My God is the Lord.”

Ask the children what two words are needed to finish this sentence that Elijah spoke to the people of Israel. “If the Lord be God, ______ ___” (1 Kings 18:21 KJV). (Answer: follow him.)

Do you know what New Testament prophet was meant to have the spirit and power of Elijah with him? (Hint: The answer can be found in the story, “Let’s Learn the New Testament: Jesus Was Born".)

Watch sections of “Bible Stories for Kids: The Story of Elijah” or read from a Bible storybook about Elijah’s ministry. (Some parts of this video are to be skipped to protect sensitive viewers.)

  • How Elijah started: 0:00 – 3:16 (skip over 2:20 – 2:56 for sensitive viewers).
  • Elijah prophesies against King Ahab: 3:17 – 3:49.
  • Elijah hides in the wilderness: 4:22 – 5:26.
  • God cared for Elijah during the drought: 6:02 – 6:44.
  • The miracle of the flour and oil: 7:07– 9:45.
  • Healing of the widow’s son: 9:46 – 11:21.

Listen to the audio “Pour Out a Blessing.”

Talk about how God didn’t fail Elijah during his time of need, and how He also blessed the widow for her giving. Tell the children stories of times when God supplied for you, and how He blessed your giving.

Study or memorize from “Crazily Cool Cards Set: Giving.”

ColorHero of the Month Coloring Page: Elijah.”

Listen to the audio “God of Miracles.”

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S links: Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Miracles-1a; Christian Life and Faith: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-1a

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International.

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Prophet Elijah (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Prophet Elijah (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Feb172016

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Miracles of Healing

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 30 to 40 minutes, or made into a more in-depth study over a few days. It highlights the lesson objective: “Read biblical accounts of miracles of healing.” (Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Healing-1a

WatchVideo: Blind Bartimaeus” and/or “Video: A Plan to Help a Friend.”

Read Jesus’ Healing Ministry.”

Talk about how during Jesus’ ministry on earth He healed many people. Ask the children what other stories they remember of Jesus healing someone. Look up and read some of the stories. (For example, raising Lazarus from the dead [John 11:38–44], healing the man at the Pool of Bethesda [John 5:1–15], the man with the withered hand [Mark 3:1–5], and another blind man [Mark 8:22–25].)

Read in Matthew 10:1, Luke 9:1, and Luke 10:9 how Jesus gave His disciples the power to heal people when He sent them out to spread the good news about the kingdom of God.

Read The Acts of the Apostles: Healing of the Lame Man.”

ReadMiracles in the Bible: Paul’s Protection from a Viper Bite.”

Read more accounts in the book of Acts of the disciples using God’s power to heal people. Here are some to choose from:

  • Peter healing many (Acts 5:12–16)
  • Ananias healing Saul (Paul) from blindness (Acts 9:17–18)
  • Peter healing Aeneas (Acts 9:32–35)
  • Peter raising Dorcas from the dead (Acts 9:39–42)
  • Paul healing a crippled man (Acts 14:8–18)
  • Paul raising Eutychus from the dead (Acts 20:8–12)
  • Paul healing many on the island of Melita (Acts 28:8–9)

You too can pray for yourself or others to be healed. “Pray a Way: God Heals” gives you a couple of sample prayers you could pray when praying for healing.

Additional resources:

 

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Healing-1a

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2016 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Miracles of Healing (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Miracles of Healing (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Aug192015

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Miracles of Protection

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan that highlights the learning objective: “Learn of the Bible characters who displayed great courage in the face of fear or seemingly insurmountable odds.” (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Courage-1b)

Study the following Bible stories about God’s miraculous protection:

ReadA Strategy Like None Other.”

Talk about times when God intervened with His protection in the children’s lives. Include asking the children if they know of any such times in their lives when what looked like a disappointing setback was God’s way of protecting them. For example, a flat tire that delays a planned trip by thirty minutes meant your parents heard a warning about a blizzard you would have been caught in if you had been on the road.

Read Psalm 91.” You can also listen to the audio of Psalm 91.

Choose a promise to memorize from “Crazily Cool Card Set: Fear Not,” “Crazily Cool Card Set: Overcoming Difficulties,” or “Crazily Cool Card Set: An Active Force Field.” Print and color the card of your choice.

Pray one of the “Pray a Way: Courage” prayers.

Assemble and display one or more of the 3D pictures of the above stories of “Miracles in the Bible.”

Additional reading:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Courage-1b

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2015 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Miracles of Protection (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Miracles of Protection (Spanish)

Wednesday
Apr152015

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Miracles of Supply

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan that highlights the learning objective: “Learn to take one’s specific needs and the needs of others to the Lord in prayer, claiming God’s promises and expecting God to act.” (Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Miracles-1d)

 

Study the following Bible stories about God’s miraculous supply:

Fill in the crossword puzzle, “The Generous Widow.” (Find the answer key here.)

Talk about the ways God has supplied needs in your life and in the children’s lives. Explore how God often supplies through practical means, such as through purchasing needed items, giving to others in need, or making things that fulfill the need; then discuss how God also supplies at times through miraculous means like in these stories.

Choose a promise to memorize from “Crazily Cool Cards Set: All My Needs.” Print and color the card of your choice.

Pray for the supply of a need for your personal family or for a need you know of for someone outside of your personal family. Read or quote a verse from the “Crazily Cool Cards Set: All My Needs” to go with the prayer.

Assemble and display one or more of the 3D pictures of the above stories of “Miracles in the Bible.”

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Miracles-1d

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2015 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Miracles of Supply (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Miracles of Supply (Spanish)

Wednesday
May212014

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Conquer with Faith

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan that highlights the lesson objectives: “Learn what faith is, i.e.: faith is a belief in the unseen, and a substantial and real commodity in the spirit, etc.; read and memorize Bible verses that build on the concept of faith,” and “learn of God’s condition for miracles, and in what circumstances God likes to perform miracles.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Faith-1a, Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Miracles-1b)

Listen toA Strong Tower.”

Pray one of the prayers found in “Pray a Way: Courage.”

ReadNothing Is Impossible for God.” While reading it, here are some points to highlight:

  • Pages 2–3: Ask the children to reflect on how frightening it must have been for the children of Israel to be faced with the Red Sea and the Egyptian army closing in behind them. At this point, Moses told them, “Stand still and watch the Lord rescue you” (Exodus 14:13 NLT). Discuss how this took great faith because they couldn’t see any solution to their difficulty.
  • Page 4: Talk about recent Word studies you and the children have had together, or verses they have memorized, and how these have strengthened your faith.
  • Page 5: Talk about how Jesus forgives us if we sometimes don’t have enough faith. Peter started to sink because he stopped trusting. But later, after Jesus had returned to His heavenly home, Peter showed great faith for miracles as recorded in the book of Acts, such as the story in Acts 3 when Peter and John prayed for the lame man to be healed.
  • Pages 6–7: Read the full account of this story in Joshua 3:7–17.
  • Page 8: If you have an age-appropriate story about a challenge you faced in your life, tell the children about it, relating how the three faith-building steps played out. (1. Keep your faith strong. 2. Keep your eyes on Jesus. 3. Put your faith into action.)

Color the coloring page: Exodus 14:14

ReadDoomed, but Saved by a Princess,” about a mother’s step of faith that saved her baby boy.

Memorize one of the scriptures quoted in “Pray a Way: Courage.”

  • “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear” (Hebrews 13:6 ESV).
  • “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3 NLT).

Additional resources:

S&S links: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Faith-1a, Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Miracles-1b

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Conquer with Faith (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Conquer with Faith (Spanish)

Monday
Jul012013

0–5 Lesson Plan: The Miracles of Jesus 

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on Jesus’ miraculous power.

WatchThe Miracles of JesusTreasure Attic music video.

ReadBright Pebbles: Nothing Is Impossible for Jesus.”

How many miracles that Jesus performed can your child and you recall?

Choose one or two stories from the following list to read with your child. Then read the remaining stories another time.

ReadTiny Bible Treasures: Back to Life,” or watch the video of the same story. If you like, you can download the coloring book of this story, and color and assemble it to make your own Bible storybook. Or color and cut out the flannelgraph pieces and use them to tell the story yourself. Article found here.

ŸReadTiny Bible Treasures: A Plan to Help a Friend,” or watch the video of the same story. The coloring book of this story and flannelgraph can be found here.

ŸReadTiny Bible Treasures: Fish! And More Fish!” or watch the video of the same story. The coloring book of this story and flannelgraph can be found here.

ReadTiny Bible Treasures: Blind Bartimaeus,” or watch the video of the same story. The coloring book of this story and flannelgraph can be found here.

ReadBright Pebbles: When We Believe.” Highlight how Jesus can still do miracles today. Relate a personal answer to prayer that Jesus has done for you or for your child.

Additional activity:

Have your child draw a picture depicting his or her favorite miracle of Jesus. Write Hebrews 13:8 (NIV), “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” at the bottom of the picture.

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: The Miracles of Jesus (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: The Miracles of Jesus (Spanish)