Mystery Manor – Week 3

Mystery question: What’s the Big Deal About the Bible?

Need to Know: What the Bible Says, God Says!

Bible Story: The Bible is God’s Word

2 Peter 1:20-21;

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Memory verse: But without faith (cover eyes) no one (shake head) can please God. (Point up) We must believe (hand over heart) that God is real (nod head) and that He rewards everyone (hands out in front) who searches for Him. (Point up) Hebrews 11:6


Making finger paint!

Please have the following items ready for after the lesson:

  1. 1/2 cup flour
  2. 1 cup water
  3. pinch of salt (optional)
  4. extra water
  5. Food coloring or liquid watercolors


  1. Pour flour and water into a pot.
  2. Stir the ingredients over medium heat until it comes together like smooth, thick paste. The mixture will be lumpy along the way, but it all comes together.
  3. When it starts to pull away from the pot, remove from the heat.
  4. Add a pinch of salt. This helps keep the paint from spoiling if you don’t use it right away.
  5. To reach the desired consistency, slowly add cold water to the mixture. I added about 1/4 cup water to our paint. 
  6. Divide the paint into bowls.
  7. Squeeze food coloring or liquid watercolors into the flour mixture until you reach the desired color.
  8. Store in a covered container in the fridge if you’re not planning to use this right away. It will keep indefinitely.

Worship Time


I don’t know about you guys, but I have been wondering about what Stevie and Parker will out today, this WHOLE week. Are you ready to investigate the mystery with them some more?

Story time:

The last time we saw Stevie and Parker they had dipped a clue in lemon juice and it made some words appear on a piece of paper. Let’s catch up with them. I think they are about to have a very interesting conversation:

Parker is a little concerned. “I still don’t understand how that could’ve happened, Stevie. And you’re SURE that the writing didn’t suddenly appear…like a mysterious hand wrote it while we weren’t looking?”

Stevie wants to giggle at Parker, but instead, he kindly reassures him. ” No, it’s simple. The acidity of the juice caused a chemical reaction with a previously existing substance that was on the paper, most likely a kind of hidden ink.”

Parker was amazed. ” Wooooaaaah…secret ink?!?! That’s so cool!” Parker then breathes into his hands. “Hey, I think eating those Lemonheads made my breath smell better. What do you think?” He then breathes right into Stevie’s face.

Stevie was less convinced about Parker’s breath. ” What do I think? I think you would need to eat a LOT of Lemonheads to cover up that smell.” Stevie is ready to move on.” Now, please tell me you wrote down the clue on this piece of paper before the ink disappeared.” Parker appears to be a little annoyed at Stevie. He rolls his eyes as he says:” Yes, after you told me 67 times to write it down, I got it!” And with that Parker waves his notebook in Stevie’s face.

Stevie is getting a little tired of this mystery. ” Ok good, because up to this point, I am NOT convinced that this mystery is actually real, andI’m feeling pretty good that this so-called “clue” is going to prove my theory that the whole mystery is not real. PLUS to show that I was right and you were wrong.” Parker got a little defensive. ” Well I’m gonna use this clue to prove that this mystery IS real and that all these clues really DO mean something.” He reads from his notebook.
“The greatest book in all the land,
Divinely written by human hands
Look in the middle and you will see
How God speaks to you and me.”

This got Stevie thinking. “Hmmm…the greatest book in all the land?” And he walks over to the bookshelf looking through books. Parker pretends that the answer is obvious. “We all know what the greatest book in all the land isParker and Stevie shout out their answer at the same time. Only it is not the same answer. Stevie says the greatest book of all time is the dictionary and Parker says it is the Bible. Naturally, an argument ensues over which book is the greatest. Stevie even gets a little mean. Parker’s argument was that the Bible was his great grandpa’s favourite book, which is why he clue points to the Bible. Stevie answers him, by taking a jab at Parker. ” Yeah, but choosing something that is Great Grandpa Pif-Paf’sfavorite hasn’t always worked out for you, has it? Like remember when he told you that his favorite dessert was dirt cake? He was talking about that pudding with Oreos and gummy worms in it. But you…you went outside, gathered some dirt, put a candle in it, and ATE. IT. ALL. Man, you puked for DAYS after eating all that dirt.” Parker was a little hurt. He was not that same little boy anymore, and he just knows that this clue is speaking about the Bible.

Stevie gives in and they start looking for a Bible. The two boys find their great grandfather’s Bible. It has his name on it, and it is missing the page that they found on the Telescope. Stevie was still very skeptical, but Parker knew that their next clue would come from the Bible. Parker starts flipping through the Bible. ” Well, the clue said to look in the middle and we will see how God speaks to you and me. So I feel like we should turn to the middle of the Bible and see what it says there!I’m sure Great Grandpa Pif-Paf had a good reason for always reading the Bible. “

Parker is so excited. “The Bible isn’t just any book. It’s the most amazing book ever written! Every word is true and it helps us in our lives. What the Bible says, God says!” Stevie takes a few minutes to this about it. “Ok, ok…what the Bible says, God says. But I’m still not understanding what the Bible has to do with this whole mystery. ”

It was at this point that Parker realised that Stieve might be starting to believe that this mystery is real. Up to this point he tried to prove that the mystery was fake, but now he is so caught up in trying to figure out what the Bible has to do with the mystery. You can not solve a mystery you don’t believe in. So Stevie must be starting to believe. Stevie denies this point, Parker knows a mustard seed of faith when he sees it.

Parker is getting anxious to find the next clue. As he flips through the Bible he sees a smudge. He asks Stevie for the magnifying glass. they both look and look at the smudge and then Stevie figures it out. He explains to Parker that back in their great grandpa’s time, that pens looked different. They had to be dipped in ink. Perhaps their great-grandpa messed some ink on his finger and they smudged it on the page.

Parker’sface lights up. “Well then we need to find the inkpot that great-grandpa used. ” Stevie is less convinced, but he follows Parker because he does not want to be left alone in this creepy old house…..


Activity time:

Introduce the memory verse:

But without faith (cover eyes) no one (shake head) can please God. (Point up) We must believe (hand over heart) that God is real (nod head) and that He rewards everyone (hands out in front) who searches for Him. (Point up) Hebrews 11:6

Can you remember what we learned in the Bible story?

  1. True or False: The Bible is a bunch of stories that men made up? (False. The Bible is God’s Word. The stories really happened & are absolutely true.)
  2. True or False: The Bible is God’s way of speaking to us today. (True. Reading the Bible helps us to know what God has to say.)
  3. True or False: The Bible was written by one man. (False: God spoke through many men.)
  4. Who was one person that wrote the Bible? (Moses, David, Paul)
  5. What is the best way to know what the Bible says?(You have to read it)
  6. Why are the words in the Bible so special?(What the Bible says, God says)
  7. And that’s what do we Need to Know today? Say it with me: What the Bible Says, God Says!

Repeat the memory verse:

But without faith (cover eyes) no one (shake head) can please God. (Point up) We must believe (hand over heart) that God is real (nod head) and that He rewards everyone (hands out in front) who searches for Him. (Point up) Hebrews 11:6

Are you ready to paint with your fingers? Let’s get straight to it!

Let the kids paint a picture f their choice using the finger paint.

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