Story and Stretch November 2022

Story and Stretch

The Story:  Crossing the Red Sea - Exodus 5-15

Main Point:  There is nothing to fear in life because when we cry out to God, God responds.

Story & Song - Week 1

I Wonder Statement:  I wonder when God has responded to your cries and helped you be brave...


  • What is a time you cried out to God and God responded?
  • When have you acted with bravery?
  • What is the brave act you will do this week?

Interesting Facts about the Red Sea to share with kiddos:

  • The Red Sea gets its name from an algae which turns blue-green water to reddish-brown.
  • Almost no rivers run into the Red Sea.  As a result, it has more salt and is clearer than most other seas.
  • The Red Sea is home to more than 1,200 species of fish (17% of which are only found inside the Red Sea).  There are also 40 different species of sea-stars, eight different species of dolphins and whales, and four different species of turtles.
  • Nine countries share the shoreline of the Red Sea.

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for responding when we cry out and helping us be brave.

Story and Stretch

The Story:  Jesus Heals the Centurion's Servant - Matthew 8:5-13

Main Point:  Jesus' power always heals and never harms. 

I Wonder Statement:  I wonder if you know that Jesus has the power to heal you...

Story & Song - Week 2

Discussion:  What can we do when we are sick or scared to come through that experience?  Share about a time you were sick or scared and you prayed to God for healing.

Prayer:  Dear God, thank you for healing.  Help me to remember that you always heal and never harm.

Story and Stretch

The Story:  Ruth Persists - Ruth 1-4

Main Point:  Ruth took initiative, spoke up for herself, worked hard, and cared for those in need.  For this she was respected by others and rewarded by God.

Story & Stretch - Week 3

I Wonder Statement:  I wonder how you are like Ruth...


  • When have you acted like Ruth?  What was a situation in which you spoke up for yourself or took initiative in another way?
  • How could you follow Ruth's example this week?  What small action could you take to improve a situation or overcome a challenge you are facing?

Prayer:  Dear God, thank you for the example of Ruth.  May I take initiative, speak up for myself, work hard, and care for those in need as Ruth did.

Story and Stretch

The Story:  A Promise  - Micah 5

Main Point:  God's Word is a message of hope. 

Story & Stretch - Week 4

I Wonder Statement:  I wonder what message of hope God wants you to share with others...


  • When were you sad and someone else gave you hope

  • When have you noticed someone else was sad and you gave hope to that person?

Prayer:  Dear God, thank you for giving me hope.  Help me to share your message of hope with others.


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