Fishing for Christ Visuals, Day Five

Here are the visuals for the Fishers of Men Bible lesson.


Come, Follow Me





Jesus and His Disciples





Women at the Tomb





Ascension

Fishing for Christ Visuals, Day Four

Here are the visuals for the Following God Bible lesson.



Fishing All Night




Jesus on the Shore




Jumping In




Hauling In the Nets




Fishing for Christ Visuals, Day Three

Here are the visuals for the Raised from the Dead Bible lesson.


Disciples at the Tomb





Road to Emaeus





Anything to Eat?





More than 500




Homemade Bread and Jam

day: Snack
Elementary Bible Lesson: Footsteps of Service
(Epaphroditus and the Shunemmite)
Memory Verse: Philippians 2:4
Preschool Bible Lesson: Elisha and the Shunnemite: Helping Others

Key Item: Homemade Bread
Serve cornbread or other obviously homemade bread and apple butter or homemade jam. Don't buy them at the store: the fact that these items are home-made is part of the lesson tie-in.

Snack Lesson:
[Take a bite of the bread.] Mmm. Did you know, this bread is homemade?
Someone made this bread by hand, just for us.

Has your family ever taken food to someone else, to another family maybe, when they needed help?
Maybe they were sick, or had some kind of other trouble, or you just wanted to help them?
We do that sometimes.

In the Bible lesson today, we're going to learn about a time when someone brought
food to the prophet Elisha to help him, and another time when the Apostle Paul was in trouble,
and someone from the church brought him food and other things to help him.

Additional Snack Items:
To make the snack more substantial, we served fruit and ice cream
alongside the bread and jam. We also provided Kool-Aid to drink.

Baby Shower Cookies

Thursday: Snack
Elementary Bible Lesson: Hannah's Prayer
Memory Verse: from James 5:16
Preschool Bible Lesson: Hannah Prays

Key Item: It's a Boy Baby-Shower Cookies
Make cookies like you would serve at a baby shower for a baby boy,
such as cutout cookies in some baby-related shape, with baby blue icing. If
possible, have It's a Boy! signs posted around the snack area.

Snack Lesson:
[Hold up a cookie.]
Who knows what kind of cookies these are? What kind of event would people have and serve cookies like this?
[Accept some answers.] Sometimes, we serve these kinds of cookies at a baby shower, when we celebrate a
baby being born. These ones are decorated blue, for a baby boy.

In the Bible lesson today, we're going to learn about a woman who wanted a baby very badly,
and when she prayed, God gave her one, a boy named Samuel.

Additional Snack Items:
To make the snack more substantial, we served french fries and cheese slices,
alongside the cookies. We also provided Kool-Aid to drink.

Gummy Snakes on Sticks

Wednesday: Snack
Elementary Bible Lesson: Look and Live:
The Bronze Snake and the Son of Man
Memory Verse: John 3:14-15
Preschool Bible Lesson: Snakes in the Desert:
Trusting God

Key Item: Gummy Snakes on Sticks
Take gummy worms (but call them snakes), and place them on the ends of kebab skewers or large toothpicks.

Snack Lesson:
[Hold up a gummy snake by itself first, with no stick.]
What do snakes make you think of? Do you know anyone who is afraid of snakes?
Lots of people are. Why would people be afraid of snakes? (They bite.) What
happens, if a snake bites someone? Well, it depends on what kind of snake it
is, but some snakes are poisonous. You can get sick from a snake bite, or even die.

In the Bible lesson today, we're going to learn about a time when some people
did get bit by snakes, and they were poisonous snakes, and the people were dying.

[Hold up one of the skewers, with the snake at the top.]
What's this? A snake on a stick? Why would anyone put a snake on a stick?
Of course, it's not a real snake. This one is made of gummy candy.

In the Bible lesson today, we're going to learn about a time when somebody put a snake
up on a big stick, for an entire community of people to see. It wasn't a real snake
either, but it wasn't candy. (It was made of bronze, which is a kind of metal.)


Additional Snack Items:
To make the snack more substantial, we served hot dogs and carrot sticks
alongside the gummy snakes. We also provided Kool-Aid to drink.

Kool-Aid: Instructions on the Packet

Tuesday: Snack
Elementary Bible Lesson: Do What It Says
(Ezra and Nehemiah and the Feast of Booths)
Memory Verse: James 1:22
Preschool Bible Lesson: Ezra Reads the Bible

Key Item: Kool-Aid
Serve Kool-Aid to drink with the snack.

Snack Lesson:
[Hold up a dry Kool-Aid packet, front side facing the kids.]
Have you ever made Kool-Aid to drink, or watched anybody make Kool-Aid? How do people know how to make it?
You know, it doesn't taste right if you don't do it right. If you don't put in the sugar, for example, it's very sour.

[Flip over the packet and show the back.]
Of course, the packet has instructions on it, right here, that tell you how to do it.
If you follow these instructions, your Kool-Aid always comes out right.

Did you know, the Bible has instructions in it too? Not for making Kool-Aid.
But for other things. In the Bible lesson today we're going to learn about
some people who read some of the instructions in the Bible and followed them.

Additional Snack Items:
To make the snack more substantial, we served
Spaghetti, garlic bread, and pudding, in addition to the Kool-Aid.

Grape Clusters and Pretzel Rods

Monday: Snack
Elementary Bible Lesson: Two Obedient Men (Caleb and Joshua): We should trust and obey God.
Memory Verse: 1st John 2:5
Preschool Bible Lesson: Caleb and Joshua Obey: We should trust and obey God.



Key Items:
Serve clusters of grapes and large pretzel rods.

Snack Lesson:
[Point to a cluster of grapes.] What are these? [Grapes.]
Have you ever seen grapes growing? They grow on a vine, in clusters, just
like this. Then people pick them.

What's the biggest cluster of grapes you've ever seen?
Have you ever seen one so big, you couldn't carry it?

[Take a cluster of grapes, and hang it over a pretzel rod. Hold up the rod by the two ends.]
Imagine if you had to hang the cluster over a pole so that two men could carry it. Like this.

In the Bible lesson today, we're going to learn about a time when some people picked a cluster of grapes so large, they had to do just that. That's a lot of grapes!

Additional Snack Items:

To make the snack more substantial, we served cookies alongside the grapes and pretzel rods.
We also provided Kool-Aid to drink.

Fishing for Christ Visuals, Day Two

Here are the visuals for The Sign of Jonah. Some of them can also be used for the corresponding preschool lesson, Jonah: Obey God.


Fleeing to Tarshish


Storm


Lightening the Ship


Throwing Jonah Overboard


Big Fish


Nineveh

These visuals were contributed by Mary Beth Frey.