I Love To Tell The Story!

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It has become a familiar scene to me…

Children entering the classroom, their faces displaying a mixture of curiosity and uncertainty.  Some are open to discover what lies ahead; others are less enthusiastic.  Then there are those who are just not interested.

They’ve heard they will be learning about the Bible and they’ve already formed their impression that it’s dull, boring, and old-fashioned. Definitely not for them.

The best bit is seeing that perception change!

As we tell the stories and the children participate through music and drama, using props, and trying on costumes, the Bible comes alive.

It seems the children do too.

The sullen begin to smile; the disinterested become engaged; the children who thought it wasn’t for them are desperate to participate.

I love to tell the story

because the transformation is beautiful to witness!

I’d love it if you’d join me at Gracefully Truthful as I share more about this and look at how we can all play our part in sharing God’s story with others.  Click here to read more.

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18 thoughts on “I Love To Tell The Story!

  1. I love this! My latest challenge has been covering the preschool class while their regular teacher undergoes treatment for cancer. Yesterday, we had breakfast by the sea with Jesus, so I made us a “fire” out of blocks, a flashlight, and orange crepe paper. We “toasted” our dinner roll loaves of bread over the fire before eating our snack and then sang a few songs. It’s such a huge assignment to keep kids engaged in the lessons.

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    1. This sounds great, Michele! I find working with pre-schoolers challenging too – it’s much easier with slightly older ones – but this sounds like a fun way to bring the story to life for them!

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  2. I always loved listening to the Bible in Living Sound records when I was a kid (yes, records, that ages me 😉 ). The dramatizations made the stories come alive. And now, I try to tell the story with my life :).

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  3. I was just speaking to a young Christian woman the other day saying that it is amazing how much we ourselves learn when we are teaching children or teaching anyone for that matter.

    Indeed, there are so many blessings to “telling the story”. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love how you described the transformation of the children and their attitudes and how they come alive! Beautiful. We need to keep telling the story…. Blessings to you, Lesley!

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