Over dinner, ask the children:
If you could have any superpower, what power would you like to have?
Why would you like to have that power?
How would you use your power to help others?
Superheroes and superpowers are just pretend – make-believe stories. But God is real and has unlimited power. He can do miracles.
What is a miracle? (A miracle is a work of God that defies the normal laws of nature; it is something extraordinary that could not have happened without God’s help; something only God can do that cannot be explained; etc.)
What miracles did God do for Elijah and Elisha? (He sent fire to defeat Ahab and his advisors; He carried Elijah in a chariot; He split the Jordan River so Elisha could walk across it; He made the poisonous water clean; He supplied oil for the widow and her two sons; He made an ax head float.)
What are some miracles God does for us? (He answers our prayers; He forgives our sin; He provides what we need; He gives us eternal life; etc.)
Nothing compares to the power of God!
Hold a Strong Man Contest to see who’s the strongest! (The following are some actual strong man contests that are held – adapt these for a fun time with your family.)
Log Throw (a five meter log is thrown for distance) – see how far you can throw Lincoln logs or Tinker toys.
Truck or Airplane Pull (Vehicles such as transport trucks, boxcars, buses or planes are pulled across a 100 ft course by hand as fast as possible.) – pull a wagon across the yard as quickly as possible.
Carry and Drag (an anchor and a chain are carried to the end of a set distance, where they must be attached to each other and then dragged back the same distance) – carry a dog leash and a giant stuffed animal a set distance, hook the two together and drag them back.
Tug of War – one on one tug of war in a single-elimination tournament – pair up kids and use a rope (or a towel if a rope isn’t available) to see who’s the strongest.
The strongest man in the world is not as strong as God! There are things that only God can do, and we need to trust Him completely and faithfully serve Him.
Walk This Way
Have fun with your children pretending to walk like different animals. (giraffe, elephant, crab, rabbit, flamingo, etc.)
Read Deuteronomy 26:17 together as a family.
Ask the following questions:
How does this verse tell us we should walk? (in obedience to God)
How do we know what God’s instructions are? (read the Bible, listen to Him)
God’s Word is true, and God’s power is greater than everything. God wants us to walk in obedience, and He will help us follow His instructions.
Say the verse together several times, and close your time together in prayer, asking God to help each of you be His faithful servants.