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Ten Commandments / Exodus 20:2-17 and Deuteronomy. 5:6-21:
One Main Truth: God’s Law reveals God is holy and righteous and God expects His Children to Listen & Obey God’s Commands
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In the Game: “Players Needed to Listen and Obey the Game Rules”
In the Bible: “Israel Needed to Listen and Obey God’s Commands”
In Your Life: “You Need to Listen and Obey God’s Commands”
1 GAME EXPERIENCE: The Perfect Circle
- Divide the children for this game. If you have more than ten children, break out into several groups of ten.
- Note: This will be a difficult game to play with the children. You need to be very patient telling them the instructions and helping them understand it correctly.
- Have all 10 players stand in a circle, facing inward.
- Tell everyone to reach their right arm towards the center and grab someone else’s right hand. Make sure no one grabs the hand of the person right next to them.
- Next, have everyone reach their left arm in and grab someone else’s left hand. Again, make sure it’s not the person right next to them.
- Now, the fun begins! The kids need to work together to untangle the human knot without letting go of any hands. The goal is to end up in a perfect circle again. They can go over or under each other’s arms, or through legs if needed! Do not let go of hands.
- Note: You may need to guide the children to untangle.
- The following rounds make it a contest to see which team can unknot the fastest.
2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Exodus 20:2-17 and Deuteronomy. 5:6-21
THE CIRCUMSTANCE (Exodus 20:2-17; Deuteronomy 5:6-21)
In the shadow of Mount Sinai, a great assembly of people had gathered. The air was filled with excitement and a sense of awe. They were a community shaped by a history of deliverance, and guided by a God of unfailing love. This was an important day—a day when their leader, Moses, stood before them to relay the words of the Almighty God.
THE CHOICE ( (Exodus 20:2-17; Deuteronomy 5:6-21)
With reverence in his voice, Moses began to speak of their journey—a journey from slavery to freedom, from bondage to a covenant relationship with their Creator. His words echoed like a heartbeat through the crowd. “Listen carefully, Israel,” he began. “Hear the commands and the law that I am giving you today, so you may learn them and obey them.” He spoke of the covenant forged on the sacred mount—a covenant that bound them to their God. Moses said, ” Our God spoke to us face to face from the heart of the fire.” “He declared, ‘I am the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery.'” As the commandments were given, a hush settled over the assembly. “You must not have any other god but me,” Moses recited. He spoke of the law against idols, a reminder that their God was above all. “I lay the sins of the parents upon their children,” he emphasized, “but I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands.” Moses continued, his voice spoke with the importance of their choice. He spoke of the Sabbath day, a day of rest and remembrance, and the call to honor parents. Each commandment was like a thread woven into the fabric of their faith—a fabric that nurtured a life of love and obedience.
THE CONSEQUENCE (Exodus 20:2-17; Deuteronomy 5:6-21)
As Moses concluded his recounting, a solemn silence hung in the air. The people had a choice before them—a choice that held both positive and negative consequences. The outcome hinged on their response to the commandments of their God. The consequence of following these commandments with all of their hearts was one of many blessings: it would bring a life marked by love, hope, and unity. If they chose to obey, their days would be prolonged, their relationships would flourish, and their land would thrive. Obedience was not a burden; it was a path to joy and fulfillment.
Bonus to Remember the Ten Commandments
Ten Commandments for ten fingers!
PUT GOD FIRST – God created us and He alone deserves our worship.
WORSHIP ONLY GOD, NOT IMAGES – All that we have in this world is given by God.
USE GOD’S NAME WITH RESPECT – God is HOLY.
REMEMBER GOD’S SABBATH – Spend time with God on the seventh day in praising and worshiping Him.
RESPECT YOUR PARENTS – It is our responsibility to obey and honor our parents.
DON’T HURT OTHERS – God created each one of us in His own image and therefore we have no right to kill or hurt others.
BE FAITHFUL TO YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE – In our families, we are responsible to each other and should never cheat each other.
DON’T STEAL – We should work hard and earn for ourselves; never steal other’s things.
DON’T TELL LIES – God dislikes liars. God is truthful and expects His children to be truthful.
DON’T BE JEALOUS OF OTHERS – We should be happy with what we have and should not feel jealous of others.
The first four commandments relate to our relationship with God. The last six commandments deal with our relationship with one another. They tell us that God’s will for us is to love other people with Godly love.
3 LIFE CONNECTIONS: Connecting Jesus to Every Child
(1) The One Main Truth Planted in MY HEART, Growing MY ATTITUDE
POWER WORDS: “Listen to all the laws that I am giving you today. Learn them and be sure that you obey them.” Deuteronomy 5:1
(2) The One Main Truth Rooted in MY MIND, Leading MY CHOICES
- Were the rules easy to follow?
- How did the challenging game “The Perfect Circle” relate to the idea of listening and obeying in your life?
- How can this apply to following God’s commands?
“Boys & girls, that sounds a lot like what we just discovered in the Bible!”
- Why did God give us the Ten Commandments? (It is important for children to understand God’s rules are to protect us, often children think God wants to keep us from having fun).
- What significance do you see in the fact that God’s commands were written on stone tablets?
- As you think about the Ten Commandments, can you share the first three commands?
- Have you ever faced a situation where you had to choose between listening to someone’s instructions and doing things your own way? Reflecting on God’s commands, which one do you find the most challenging to follow in your daily life? Why?
- Can you share an experience where following God’s commands led to a positive outcome or a sense of fulfillment?
(3) The One Main Truth Today Committed in MY SOUL, Inspiring MY ACTIONS
POWER PRAYER: Repeat After Me “God thank you for giving us commands to keep us safe, Jesus, please give me strength to obey you. God, what command do I need to obey this week?
(Coach, wait at least 14 seconds, allowing God to connect to every child)
Jesus, I need your strength to obey all these commands.”
Ask the children what is their favorite worship song and then sing several worship songs with Strong & Powerful Worship Motions
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“GameLife Strong & Powerful Worship Motions”)
Now, remember to share this truth,
practice this truth, and bring a friend back with you! Boys and girls, let’s go out as the
“Champions for Eternity” that God expects us to become!