Story and Stretch October 2022

Story and Stretch

The Story:  Jesus Visits Mary and Martha - Luke 10:41-42
Main Point:  Jesus sometimes wants us to just spend time with Him. 

Story & Stretch - Week 1

I Wonder Statement: I wonder if you know that Jesus is happy when we spend time with Him and listen to stories from the Bible...


  • Share what you pictured during Relaxation when you pictured yourself spending time with Jesus.  In your mind's eye notice where you are.  Are you indoors or outdoors?  Is it warm or cool where you are?  Is it lighter or darker?  What are you doing together?  What sounds do you hear?  What do you smell?  Are you tasting anything? 

Prayer:  Dear God, thank you for the stories about Jesus in the Bible.  Help me to spend time with Jesus and be a good listener like Mary.

Story and Stretch

The Story: The Ten Words From God Exodus 20:1-18 - Deuteronomy 5:1-22
Main Point:  God gave us guidelines to live by because God loves us and wants us to enjoy life. 

Story & Song - Week 2

I Wonder Statement: I wonder which of God's guidelines you want to be more mindful of today...


  • How do the guidelines God gave us to live by help us have more freedom and feel more joyful?

  • What was one of the ways you showed God love in the visualizations?  And how did it feel to visualize loving God?

  • What did you picture in your mind at the end when I invited you to see yourself following the guidelines you heard in the story?

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for your love and for giving us guidelines that help us live a joyful life.

Story and Stretch

The Story: Jesus and the Witty Woman Matthew - 15:21-28 

Main Point:  Even Jesus learned from people who were different from him.  

Music - You've Got a Friend in Me

Story & Stretch - Week 3

I Wonder Statement: I wonder what you have learned from someone who is different from you...


  • What did you picture during Relaxation (when we were picturing ourselves learning something new from someone who was born in a different part of the world and who looks different from you) and what can we learn from people who are different from different places?

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for all people.  Help me hear your voice when it comes from people who are different than me.

Story and Stretch

The Story:  Jesus Turns Over Tables in the Temple - Mark 11:15-19

Main Point:  Even Jesus got angry when it was appropriate. 

Story & Stretch - Week 4

I Wonder Statement:  I wonder if you know when it is appropriate to get angry and how to respond in a way that honors God and is pleasing to God. ...

Discussion:  Share what makes you mad and how we can respond in a way that pleases God?

Prayer:  Dear God, thank you that I get to choose how I feel.  Help me to respond to my feelings in ways that honor you and are pleasing.  

Bible Verses to Say When You Are Scared (from the book we read):  Exodus 14:13-14; Psalm 23; Psalm 46:1-2; Isaiah 41:10 ; Mark 5:36; John 14:25-27; Romans 8:38-39; 2 Timothy 1:7


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