Bible Texts:

 Matthew 14:13-22, Mark 6:30-45, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:5-13

 

Children's Bible Story sources:

"The Flight into Egypt,DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.198

"Escape to Egypt," Spark Story Bible, p.224

"The escape to Egypt,” DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.220

"An Angry King,” The Beginner's Bible, p.291

“The Wise Men,” The Usborne Children's Bible, p.84

“Wise Men Visit Jesus,” The Lion Bible for Children, p.221

"The Wise Men," A First Bible Story Book, p.58

 

Children's Story Resources

Two Crazy Pigs by Karmen Berman Nagel and illustrated by Brian Schatell

Two crazy pigs live on Mr. and Mrs. Fenster’s farm, but they cause a ruckus and are ordered to leave. The crazy pigs are welcomed on Mr. and Mrs. Henhawk’s farm and the other animals come to live with Mr. and Mrs. Henhawk too because they miss their crazy friends.

 

How these stories are connected: The two crazy pigs are sent to a farm where they will both be welcomed and appreciated, just as Mary and Joseph are sent to Egypt to be safe.

 

Questions about Two Crazy Pigs:

     Why did the crazy pigs leave Mr. and Mrs. Fenster’s farm?

     Why do the crazy pigs like living with Mr. and Mrs. Henhawk?

     Why did the other animals come to live with Mr. and Mrs. Henhawk?

 

Questions about the Bible story:

     Who told Joseph to go to Egypt with his family?

     How did God speak to Joseph?

     Where else did God send Joseph and his family?

     Why did God send Joseph and his family to these places? Who was he protecting them from?

 

Questions about our lives:

     Do you remember a time when you felt scared?

     How does it make you feel knowing God is always watching over you and protecting you?

     How can we trust God?

 

Prayer

Dear God, thank you for always being with us when we are scared or alone. Thank you for protecting us from danger. Please help us to trust you. Amen.