"The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."
Ministry of John the Baptist
3 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, 2 “ Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven! ” 3 He was the one of whom Isaiah the prophet spoke when he said:
4 John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
5 People from Jerusalem, throughout Judea, and all around the Jordan River came to him. 6 As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 7 Many Pharisees and Sadducees came to be baptized by John. He said to them, “ You children of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the angry judgment that is coming soon? 8 Produce fruit that shows you have changed your hearts and lives. 9 And don’t even think about saying to yourselves, Abraham is our father. I tell you that God is able to raise up Abraham’s children from these stones. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be chopped down and tossed into the fire. 11 I baptize with water those of you who have changed your hearts and lives. The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 The shovel he uses to sift the wheat from the husks is in his hands. He will clean out his threshing area and bring the wheat into his barn. But he will burn the husks with a fire that can’t be put out. ”
This book overflows with ideas that will help teachers inspire kids in Kindergarten-fifth grade to learn and remember Bible stories.
Sections 1–3 highlight stories from the Old Testament, Advent/Christmas, and Holy Week. Weekly programs include:
· Storytelling ideas
· Creative dramatics
· Music suggestions
· Action packed games
· Innovative crafts
· Worship tie-ins
· Service projects
· Bulletin Boards that the children help design
· Key Scripture verse
Each section closes with plans for a rousing, fun-filled "Sonsational" Sunday event for the whole church! Weekly lessons are reinforced as children of all ages participate in activities and crafts related to the program themes.
Section 4, All Year Long, includes a myriad of monthly activities that can be shared by small groups or the entire church family.
· Movie nights
· Treasure hunts
· Seasonal and holiday events
· Field trips
These intergenerational activities are designed to bring people closer together and help them grow in their Christian faith.
More Bible Time with Kids also includes a section of Bible Activities, Bible Story Art, and Bible Story Games that are designed to help the children remember the Bible stories and characters they have studied.
More Bible Time with Kids can be used in Sunday school programs, Christian school settings, VBS programs, after school clubs, home schooling programs, and by anyone interested in helping children learn more about the Bible.