The Summer Story Challenge

As we work through the Parables this summer, we will be holding a summer reading challenge for families and individuals of all ages!

To participate in the challenge, do one or both of the following:
1. Read the stories of Jesus in Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. You can read these four accounts of Jesus by completing 3 chapters per day.

2. Tell a story like Jesus told.  a. Choose a parable from the list below. Illustrate the story.  b. Write your own story using every day examples that explain a truth from the Bible.

3. Post your story or illustration to our social media. Add the #storiesjesustoldLL(Don’t have a social media account, bring it to church and we’ll share it.)

At the end of the series, we will select a story and an illustration from various age groups for prizes.
June 6 The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37
June 13 The Sower and the Soils Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
June 20 Talents Matthew 25:14-30
June 27 The Rich Fool Luke 12:13-21
July 4 The Unmerciful Servant Matthew 18:21-35
July 11 The Persistent Widow Luke 18:1-8
July 18 The Pharisee & Tax Collector Luke 18:9-14
July 25 Workers in the Vineyard Matthew 20:1-16
August 1 The Lowest Seat Luke 14:7-14
August 8 Ten Virgins Matthew 25:1-13
August 15 The Mustard Seed Matthew 13:31-32
August 22 Lost Things Luke 15:4-32

Parents and Caregivers: You are the first, and most important, teacher of your children. Whether you realize it or not, you teach them all the time!

Teaching them to think about their faith is just as easy. You can do it while making a meal, taking a walk, or watching a movie. Here’s a question you can start with: If you could ask Jesus a question, what would ask him? Follow it up by asking them, ‘Why would you ask that question?’