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Helping teachers answer questions about the Bible

When children hear Bible stories, they can often ask the questions that we're too afraid to ask ourselves. But what do we do when we don't have an answer?

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The stories of the Bible include miraculous events and incredible moments. For Christian adults who have heard the stories a hundred times, the wonder may have disappeared as we hear them. But when children hear the stories, we can be reminded of just how remarkable the Bible is.

The story of Jesus walking on water is one example of where children’s minds go when they hear these stories:

“We read the story of Jesus walking on the water then we made pictures from the story with natural objects.

“I asked them: ‘How could Jesus walk on the water?’ Their answers were brilliant:

  • ‘Maybe he had God’s power’
  • ‘Does he actually have really long legs and can reach the bottom?’
  • ‘If God made the world does that mean the water has to do what he says?’ ”

When teachers are tasked with teaching Bible stories that they are unfamiliar with, these questions can throw them off. That’s why we created Must Know Bible Stories lesson plans, helping teachers to share the stories from the Bible, and giving them an understanding of the story for themselves so they can answer (nearly) all the questions thrown at them.