Monday, October 12, 2015
The Miracles of Jesus [Bible Study for Kids]
This mini-book Bible Study for kids is intended to help teachers and parents invite kids to dwell in Scripture and develop an understanding of the life of Jesus. Seven of Christ's miracles can be read and discussed, either all at once or in separate settings. Questions to help mull over and draw connections along with space to jot down thoughts is provided.
You could use this study in many ways- group study and discussion, individual time in Scripture and prayer, or ever as more of a scavenger hunt and share approach. I made these Bible Studies to use with my students specifically as a way to help them understand that Christ instituted and is the minister of the Sacraments. The Jesus of the Bible is the same Jesus that desires to know and be known by them. This group of miracles was selected because each connects so well to the Sacrament of the Eucharist. The miracle of the Transubstantiation is embedded in the character of these events from the life of Christ.
Miracles in the study include:
-Wedding at Cana
-Large catch of fish
-Walking on water
-Feeding of 5000
-Calming of the storm
After reading each story, the kids are invited to consider three questions:
-How did people react to the miracle?
-What Bible verse sticks with you from this passage?
-How does this miracle connect with ways Jesus works in our lives and in the Church today?
All of these stories can point to a continuing message of the mercy of God, his desire to make His power known to us in ways we can understand, and the continuing of ministry of miracles through the Church and Her Sacraments.
Click here for the four page printable: (Print two sided, cut horizontally, layer, fold vertically, staple. Order doesn't really matter- with the exception of the cover- because the questions are the same for each miracle.)
Come back on Wednesday for a second Bible Study focusing specifically on the healing ministry of Jesus.