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Monday, August 9, 2010

Raising Rock Stars ~ Good Shepherds

Raising Rock Stars

Recently a new Bible made it’s way into our house ~ The Hands-On Bible {NLT}. I’m not sure where I even saw it first, but this Bible is filled with ‘do-it’ lessons and activities that help kids apply the stories in the Bible. After seeing those few activities {you can get a peek at some of the lessons here}., I ordered one for our Bible time together and before it even arrived we tried a few of the activities together. The first lesson that we decided to try was based on Psalm 23 ~ Good Shepherds.

Lately, we’ve had a whole lot of worrying from one of our kids ~ enough that it has meant an upset stomach, loss of sleep and then everyone gets cranky. We talked about how God is always with us, caring for us and keeping us safe. God is our Shepherd and we are His sheep! We read Psalm 23 together and then the girls recited the chapter since they learned it last year in Awana.

We had a little object lesson when we were done reading and set up an obstacle course in our dining room. The kids took turns guiding each other through the course with just their voice leading.

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When we all had taken a turn {and yes, Mommy even did it too!} we talked about some different questions:

~ How was leading your brother/sister through the course like being a shepherd?
~ Could sheep be on their own? Why do they need a shepherd?
~ What would have happened to you if you didn’t have someone helping you get through the course?
~ How is God our shepherd?
~ Think of something today that shows that God cares for you.
The lesson really helped the kids understand a little better the importance of listening to God’s voice ~ and also understand that we have a God who is always caring for us!

Be sure to visit Carisa at 1+1+1=1 and see what she’s been doing with her kids for Raising Rock Stars.
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