Miracles

A lame man is healed at the Beautiful Gate

All-age
A fun way to tell the story of the healing of the lame man by Peter and John, using a well-known nursery counting song. It is suitable for a Messy Church celebration, an all-age service, collective worship or a group session with adults and children.

The feeding of the 5000

8-11 year olds, All-age
Here is a version of the miracle of the five loaves and two small fish that turned a surprise picnic with Jesus into an unforgettable feast.

A mother's best advice

8-11 year olds
This outline explores the story of the miracle of water into wine at Cana with a particular focus on Mary's advice to Jesus. Parts of this outline could be used in the context of Mothering Sunday.

Jesus and the leper

4-7 year olds
To whichever of the stories of Jesus you turn, it seems that you encounter the whole gospel! The account of how he dared to touch the man with a skin disease and brought healing as well as inclusion surely sums up what is meant by God's grace.

Blind Bartimaeus

8-11 year olds, All-age
Determination is one of the seven Olympic values and blind Bartimaeus is someone who had this in abundance. His story of insisting on meeting Jesus against all the odds bears all the hallmarks of a champion paralympian!

Storm at sea

8-11 year olds
A poem retelling the story of Jesus calming the storm

The Big Picnic

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year oldsSpecial event
Creative ideas for a session exploring the story of the feeding of the 5000

Through the roof

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds
An idea to explore Mark 2: 1-12 written by Martyn Payne of the Barnabas Team.

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