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Introduction: Good afternoon, boys and girls. My name is ________. I am going to be teaching you today a true story that happened 2,000 years ago. I read this story in the Holy Bible so I know it is true. Holy Bible means perfect book. Have the kids repeat after you that Holy Bible means perfect book. Then ask the kids what does Holy Bible mean? Wait for answers to see if they get it correct.

PICTURE #1--TOP LEFT --The story today is about Jesus boys and girls…

1. Paint in black with ladder lettering "Jesus" and paint in Jesus' head healing the sick, making blind people to be able to see again, making crippled people walk again and even bringing people back from the dead. Ask the kids, "Does anyone know what you call it when Jesus was doing these supernatural acts? You are looking for "Miracle"

2. Complete partial lettering paint in black, "MIRACLES." Only God can do miracles so Jesus was proving He is the LORD GOD…

000 people or more who are very hungry. So Jesus is proving once again that He is the LORD GOD. At the end Jesus told His disciples to gather up all the leftovers. (You can ask the boys is there anyone here around 10 years old? If some boy raises his hand say to him. One day Jesus was teaching at the Sea of Galilee and the people who were listening to Him had been there all day long. There were 12 baskets leftover full of food. Have any of you ever gone without breakfast and lunch in the same day? How hungry would you be? The Bible tells us there were 5. so there could have been 10.3. Jesus asked Philip. The more they gave out the more the fish and bread multiplied. There in the crowd was a lad or a little boy who had brought for dinner two fish and five loaves of bread. 4. After dinner Jesus told His disciples (paint on heads of the three disciples in the boat) to go across to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. When Jesus gave the food to His disciples to pass out to the crowd. Jesus then broke up the loaves of bread and had His disciples pass it out to the huge crowd. Ask the kids what did Jesus just do? Something only God can do. got in their boat and started to row across the Sea of Galilee. His disciple.) Jesus asked His disciples to sit the crowd down on the grassy hillside. the boy was just around your age. And because Jesus was doing all these many miracles large crowds would follow Him everywhere He went. Jesus' disciples being obedient to Him. Paint in "LORD" in the title God the Son. They missed their breakfast and lunch and now it is around supper time. Jesus took the two fish and five loaves and lifting them up towards Heaven blessed the food. (You are looking for the word "miracle). The food just kept increasing more and more. Jesus went up into the mountains to pray to God the Father. (tell the children now that Jesus had 12 disciples and the word "disciple" means "student") how are we going to feed all these people? Jesus knew what He was going to do but He wanted to test Philip.000” men there and that is not including all the women and children. Paint in black "5. As you are talking paint on the heads of the crowd. .000… 5. they never ran out of fish or bread.

if it is you. Can you imagine how dark it was out? Would you have been scared? All of a sudden someone screams. Maybe even some of the water got into the boat and they had to bail water out of the boat in fear of them all drowning. Finish now painting in black the partial lettering that says "COME" Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water towards Jesus. it's a ghost!!" 9. (I do mean to scream this out-the kids love it) "It's a ghost. command me to come to You on the water. They were in the middle of a fierce storm." Jesus said to Peter. After the disciples… 6. "Take courage. Paint in 12 black heads while teaching in the middle of the sea at 4:00 o'clock in the morning. faster and faster. Take black paint and paint over the waxed figure of Jesus to appear But it was no ghost. PICTURE #3--BOTTOM LEFT --Here are all of Jesus' disciples in the middle of a ferocious storm… 8. What happens to the sea when the winds blow faster and faster? It causes huge waves.PICTURE #2--TOP RIGHT --It is late now and probably very dark out. it is I. they were about three or four miles out on the sea. Jesus said to His disciples. But when Peter took his eyes off Jesus… . Their boat must have been rocking and rolling around in the waves being tossed to and fro but they kept rowing. Now paint in blue the waves crashing over the boat. The winds started to get stronger and stronger. "Lord. do not be afraid." Peter said to Jesus. Paint in black their heads were rowing for a few hours. 7. 10.

11. The disciples in the boat witnessing these miracles said to Jesus. Paint in blue. tell them Miracle. God's son. water coming up to Peter's chest as he is sinking he looked at the huge waves. Complete ladder lettering and finish painting in the title "LORD SAVE ME" and screamed out. When they got into the boat the wind stopped." 13. Immediately Jesus grabbed Peter by the hand and got into the boat. if they don't. this same Jesus that did all these miracles in the story today. So because we are all lying thieves no one deserves to go to Heaven. "LORD SAVE ME". What do you call someone who lies? A liar! God says lying is a sin. LORD SAVE ME." God is telling . John 3:16 says: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. Jesus stopped the storm. "You are certainly God's son!" PICTURE #4--BOTTOM RIGHT— Transition statement from the story to the gospel: Just as Peter yelled out. "Miracle". Tell the kids to raise their hands if they have ever stolen before? Even if it was just a penny or a candy bar? What do you call someone who has stolen something? A thief! God calls stealing a sin. we too need to say. Draw in the cross God also tells us "For the wages of sin is death (Hell and separated from God forever) but the free gift of God is eternal life. Jesus is holy and perfect because He is God in the flesh. Save you from what? We need to be saved from our sins because they will keep us out of Heaven. that whosoever believes in Him will not die but will have everlasting life. Jesus never once told a lie. When Peter took his eyes off Jesus he started to sink in the waves… 12. LORD SAVE ME. So how are we going to get to Heaven? Jesus. What do we call it when Jesus does a supernatural act like walking on water and stopping the storm? Wait to see if kids say. Tell the kids to raise their hand if they have ever lied before? Wait for the kids to raise their hands. Jesus never once stole something. loves us so much. Jesus never once disobeyed or disrespected His earthly mother. came to earth and lived a perfect life.

Jesus came to earth and lived a perfect life. Jesus died for our sins and was buried for three days..org . Tell the children that’s the story for today. Jesus never lied or stole anything! Because Jesus was PERFECT AND HOLY He could take what we deserve for our sin--DEATH--Jesus died in our place on the cross 2. Paint in red the word TURN or repent of our sins. But Jesus did not stay dead! 17. Paint in red TRUST in Jesus to save us from our sins. ONLY JESUS CAN SAVE YOU FROM YOUR SINS. Most people think sin is okay. Jesus allowed Roman soldiers to nail spikes through His hands and feet to nail Him to the cross. is really God in the flesh.repent or turn means to realize our sins are bad. and is alive today. God also tells us if we will TRUST… 16. and God doesn’t like it. and you are going to pray. The good news is that this same Jesus in the story today. Now take the yellow paint and paint yellow glory coming from the tomb Jesus rose from the dead.org w Web Site: www. we will be forgiven. God tells us… 14.O. Then give the children a minute silence to talk to Jesus in their own words. He conquered death.us here that because we sin we earn death and separation from Him forever in Hell.oacusa. Ask them to bow their heads and close their eyes. Now take your red paint and press firmly on the cross where Jesus' hands and feet would be so that red blood pours down the page that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. But we need to realize how bad our sin is.. Open Air Campaigners P. (Hebrews 9:22) God loves us so much that He tells us if we will "TURN" … 15.000 years ago. Box D Nazareth PA 18064 Phone: (610) 746-0508 w Fax: (888) 886-5661 w Email: usa@oaci. Other words for TRUST are: BELIEVE or FAITH. Conclusion: Close in prayer by thanking God for Jesus and what he did for us. We trust a living Savior.