I took white lunch sacks that I bought from Wal-mart and cut the very bottom half off and taped it to the folder under their shirts they made. This will make a little pocket that opens up. I wrote the words "Tabitha's Sewing Pattern's" on the front of it and stuck the sewing pattern down in the pocket. Then the kids taped the three other pictures to the right of the folder, "Peter, Tabitha, Needle and Thread, and a Coat. The coat will come in black and white for the kids to color it. The rest of the pictures will come colored.
The kids used the shirt pattern
(available for free below). They cut the shirt pattern out and laid it on
some felt and cut it out.
They hot glued the shirts to their folders on the inside of the folder on the right hand side and decorated them using some left over materials that I had in my closet from home. It was interesting to see how they decorated them. Cute, huh!
You can purchase the colored folders at www.Smead.com.
A hole punch was used on the folders so they could go in a large white binder folder.We will be making several different Bible story lapbooks so they can fill their binder up.
The kids did, The Life Of Tabitha "Dorcas" Lapbook. They learned that Tabitha, also known as Dorcas, was a woman that was full of goodworks and almsdeeds. In scripture she was referred to as a disciple. She sewed garments and coats for widows. Then one day she died. Peter was sent to her and raised her back from the dead. He put all the widows out of the room and kneeled down beside her and turned the body toward him and said, "Tabitha Arise!" She opened her eyes and saw Peter.
Tabitha Raised From The Dead Bible Story
Act 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
Act 9:37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.
Act 9:38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.
Act 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
Act 9:40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
Act 9:41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
Act 9:42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.
God showed his mighty strength through Peter and raised Tabitha back from the dead. Many believed in the Lord because of this miracle. We still serve the same God today that existed in the Bible. He still works miracles, if you believe. The Bible say's that if we have the faith of the grain of a mustard seed we can say unto this mountain to be removed and it would have to obey us. Our faith is what fails, not God. Miracles ONLY happen through faith. It can and still does happen today. Jesus is so mighty and great. He is all powerful. He is a miracle worker and can work through us just like he did with Peter.
Did you know that even the disciples faith failed? They tried to heal a child that had a devil and it would not come out. The disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why could we not cast him out?" and Jesus told them because of their unbelief. This kind goes out by prayer and fasting.
Mat 17:14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
Mat 17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
Mat 17:16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
Mat 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
Mat 17:18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
Mat 17:19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
Mat 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Mat 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
The child was Lunatick.
What does Lunatick mean?
Middle or passive voice from a presumed derivative of G4582; to be moon struck, that is, crazy: - be lunatic.
When we fast and pray, something very powerful happens. This is very hard for some people to wrap their minds around. Some folks may have never even heard of it before.
As far as my personal walk with Jesus goes, I believe in fasting and prayer. If you don't understand what fasting is, it is when you don't eat or drink anything at all for a certain amount of time and pray to God for what it is you need. Many people in the Bible fasted. Some fasted water and food, and some fasted like Daniel. Just depending on what your reading in the Bible, they fasted differently and for different amounts of time.
If you need something from the Lord, a miracle, try fasting and prayer. It works. Sometimes God may have a timing for something. God will show you and answer you about your situation. Everyone's situation is different. But rest assured God will answer you if you need to talk to him about something. Just listen to him and obey what he tells you.