Mr. Dozat’s insight for this issue of BIBLE TIME FUN!
Here is another issue of BIBLE TIME FUN WEEKLY Issue 119. I am delighted with how it turned out.
But first, AN EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! Watch for the upcoming AUTUMN FESTIVAL SPECIAL, an extra resource for your harvest parties, trunk or treat event, and your Thanksgiving holiday outreach. It will be an additional issue scheduled for the first week in October. Plan on using this resource for your program!
It is exhilarating to think about how God will use this issue, and it is thrilling to know He has used past releases in this series in so many ways! Recently, a friend reported that they give the children in their church a zip-lock baggie with crayons, pencils, and among other things, the weekly issue of this Bible activity printable. More than one grandma has told me that she is sending these to her grandchildren or printing them out for the kids to have available when she is babysitting them.
It is humbling to think this little bulletin is being used. I am grateful for the friends and supporters who make it possible.
A few sections of this issue are reprises and revisions of issue 14 from two years ago. In this issue, I updated the look of the hidden letter puzzle to make it appear cleaner and less confusing.
For this issue, I changed the Lines From the Artist feature to a match-up activity where one draws a line from a statement in the right column to match a Scripture on the left column.
I hope to get people to think deeper about the Bible story — in this case, David and Goliath. The left column has details about the stone that David used to slay Goliath, and the right column has verses about Jesus. I had to limit the activity because there were so many allegories, metaphors, or types illustrated in the stone that I had difficulty picking the ones to use. I might use the rest in a future issue of BIBLE TIME FUN WEEKLY.
To make the codebreaker puzzle, I created a code by substituting the letters with icons and symbols. It turned out to be an enormous task and required more detailed thinking and time than I was prepared to give it, but it finally worked out after many revisions. It might be the one that parents and kids do together.
As usual, I’ve tried to balance gospel, discipleship, worship, and the “hard sayings” of Scripture.
Issue 119 contains the following.
- Match-up — 9 verses about Jesus and how they relate them to the stone that David used.
- Coloring page #1 — 1 Samuel 17:45, David’s reply to Goliath.
- Shape-sort puzzle — Exodus 15:26, a Scripture of challenge and promise.
- Codebreaker — Amos 9:6, a verse of worship.
- Word search #1 — Romans 5:7-8, a scripture that is used in telling the gospel.
- Coloring page #2 — Proverbs 18:10, a verse of comfort and worship.
- Crossword puzzle — Philippians 4:8-9, a favorite Scripture.
- The Explorer’s Challenge (a mini-Bible study) — John 5:24, a gospel verse.
- Scrambler — Philippians 4:4, a scripture that reminds us to be joyful.
- Find the hidden letters — Psalm 103:12, a favorite scripture of worship.
- Word search #2 — Matthew 6:24. It is one of those hard sayings of Jesus.
- Maze — Isaiah 55:6, a verse that tells us to seek God.
- Drop-word puzzle — 1 Samuel 3:10b, where Samuel says, “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.”
- A memory verse craft — Psalm 37:4, a Scripture of promise with a condition.
Almost every activity has a “Let’s talk about it” question for parents or teachers to begin a spiritual conversation. I struggle with these and often rewrite them three or four or more times before they are right.
There is something for everybody.
I hope this activity bulletin blesses you.