Elementary at Home

Determination

Build a foundation of faith as a family through these at home activity lessons.
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Kids' Club, May 31st

BIBLE STORY VIDEOS
Today's Bottom Line is:  Keep Going Even When You Have Questions!
ACTIVITY

WHAT YOU NEED:
20-30 index cards or pieces of paper, markers or pencils

WHAT YOU DO:
Write each of the following questions on an index card, creating six Question Cards: Who? What? Where? When? How? Why? Shuffle the Question Cards and set them aside, face down. Then brainstorm together about all the different people in your family’s lives (examples: parents, grandparents, coach, teacher, siblings, friends, pastor, Small Group Leader, classmates). Write each person down on a different index card. Shuffle the People Cards and put them in a pile next to the Question Cards, face down. Take turns choosing a People Card and a Question Card.
For each combination of cards, the person who picked the cards gets to come up with a question (who, what, where, when how, or why) that they could ask the person listed on the People Card. Each time you finish using a Question Card, put it back at the bottom of the pile so you don’t run out. When you’ve gone through the entire stack of People Cards, use the remaining index cards to let everyone write down a question they have for God, or about God. As you have time, go through these cards and discuss them as a family.

Parent Note: The goal of this activity is not to answer the questions. Guide the conversation to discuss what happens when we don’t get answers; what can we do? This activity provides an opportunity to discuss the fact that sometimes our questions can be answered right away, but there are times we have to wait for an answer. In fact, sometimes our questions don’t get answered at all. But it’s important to remember to keep going. Whenever you have a question, ask it—and find someone who can help you find an answer.
TALK ABOUT THE BIBLE STORY

Who appeared to Philip while he was telling people about Jesus?
(an angel of the Lord)

What did the angel tell Philip to do?
(to leave and go to the desert road that led to Gaza)

Who did Philip meet while he was traveling on the desert road?
(an Ethiopian official)

What was the man doing?
(he had traveled to worship God in the temple and was trying to read Scripture)

What did God tell Philip to do? (go to the chariot)

What did Philip do after he realized the Ethiopian official needed help understanding the Scripture?
(he told the man about Jesus)

What did the Ethiopian official decide to do after learning all about Jesus?
(he got baptized)

What happened to Philip after the man was baptized?
(God’s Spirit took him away so he could continue telling people about Jesus)
PRAYER
Use this prayer as a guide, either after talking about the Bible Story or sometime before bed tonight:

"Dear God, it’s so cool to know that we can keep going even when we have questions. If there’s something we don’t understand, we can ask—just like the Ethiopian official did in the story. Thank You that no question is too big or too small for You. Thank You for always being with us—even when we can’t see the full picture of what’s happening in our life. Help us trust You no matter what. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

WORSHIP
Sing and dance with us!
OUR GOD IS STRONGER
Keep dancing for Jesus:
YOU ARE MY HOPE

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