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How To Understand The Bible?| Junior Church @ Home

Sunday 19th April 2020

Last week we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus. We remember how Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins. Then on the third day, he rose to life again to be with us again.

Today we are going to learn about how God didn’t want Jesus to just to come and save us but he also wants us to understand his message to us and walk with him.  

Starter Activity

Activity One

Blindfold someone in the family- you can use a scarf or eye mask.
The blindfolded person has to touch an object or person and guess what it is. Take it turns to play the game.
On the next level, the blindfolded person can get some clues to help them.


Ask: How does the second level change the game? Does it make it easier? Why?


Activity Two

Get a child to read Psalm 1:3 and Ezekiel 3:1-2


Ask: Do you understand what the verse means? How can someone be like a tree, and what part of them is a fruit? What does a scroll taste like?


Sometimes the Bible can be confusing. And it’s not just children but adults too can be confused. Let’s read a story that helps us realise how we can come to understand the Bible.

Read it

Jesus walking with his disciples on road to Emmaus

Read Luke 24:13-45
(You can act it out as a family, as someone reads the text)

Lesson

These men had lived with Jesus, ate with him, travelled with him and did everything with him but they still didn’t understand the scriptures.

Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.

Luke 24:45

This tells us that we can ask Jesus when we don’t understand what we are reading. We can ask God before we even start to read, that He would help us to understand what He has to say. We can ask our parents, or our church family if we need some extra help. We can even ask the Bible, by looking at the verses around the one that confuses us.

Discuss it

  1. Do you find it hard to read and understand the Bible?
  2. Why do you think Jesus asked the men why they were sad?
  3. After you read a good book or watch a great movie, what do you like to do?
  4. What could you do once you have read a part of the Bible that has impacted you?

Creative Activity – Bible Bookmarks

DIY Bible bookmarks

Supplies needed – paper, card, hole punch, ribbon or string, colouring pens or pencils, ruler,
Instructions – Draw a rectangle on your piece of paper, you can choose your measurements (use your Bible to help with the measurements). At the top of the short side of your bookmark, punch a hole in the centre. Loop the ribbon through the hole and tie in place to create a bookmark tassel. Write Luke 24:45 on one side. Now you can decorate your bookmark any way you want.

Prayer

God, thank you that Jesus died for our sins. Not only did He die, but He defeated death and rose again. Thank You that Jesus is alive and working in the world today. Help us to ask if we don’t understand something in the Bible, open our eyes, because we want to see Jesus! Amen.


Suggested activities: During the week have a family Bible Study on Psalm 1. This can be down individually and then come together to discuss thoughts.

Find Daily Family Worship and Prayer activities at Engage at Home.


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