Today we are going to begin a new series entitled “Storytime.” We will be posting one storytime per month during the school year.
“Storytime” is an opportunity for you to read Bible stories, fables and books that follow a certain theme. Most of the stories follow a similar theme, with a few books thrown in just for fun.. Most of the books can be checked out from your Public Library or can be put on a Christmas gift list to get and enjoy for years. If you are not able to find these specific books, feel free to substitute with ones you like. You can find the Bible story and the verses in your Bible and you can also go online to www.biblegateway.com to look up the passage. The Fables can be found online (one place is http://www.aesopfables.com/) or in many different books at the library.
Why would you do a Storytime? Stories are a great way for us to remember concepts and principles. By discussing these timeless stories with your children you can help them learn, and your family will grow closer as you experience the stories together. This is also a great way to do an outreach to kids in your neighborhood, church, or circle of friends. Kids enjoy listening to the stories, and in the process you are planting seeds of truth in their lives. We hope that you are able to use this Storytime to bless your own kids and the kids in your neighborhood.
Download the whole Storytime here: | You Have What It Takes! |
September Storytime: You Have What It Takes!
This month we will learn that God loves us very much. He has a plan for us, and we can do everything through His power. God has made us special, and we each have special things we can do. We should not be afraid, and we should help each other out. And no matter how big your problem is, God is bigger!
Main Theme Verse:
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
Bible Story: David and Goliath
Aesop’s Fable: The Lion and the Mouse
Additional Memory Verses: Pick one to discuss and/or memorize as a family each week of the month!
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
1 Timothy 4:12
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
There are many of us, but in Christ we form one body, and each part belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.
With God, all things are possible.
1 Corinthians 1:27
God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
Ideas for books, songs, stories and Bible verses for a complete 45-minute Storytime:
(Most of the items follow a similar theme with a few books thrown in just for fun.)
6.) Bible Story: David and Goliath found in 1 Samuel 17
7.) Bible Verse to memorize: Philippians 4:13