A Brave Women

A Brave Women

 (Bible Overview #18 of 54)

One Main Truth:  Confidence in God brings Courage to Face Challenges

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1 GAME: Fish Net Tag

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  In the Game A Small Girl Helped Win the Game / In the Bible God Used Deborah to Win a Mighty Victory / In your Life God Uses Females and Males to Accomplish His Will

  1. Show Players the boundaries that the game will be played in 
  2. For safety: If there are many Players, divide them into several groups with the youngest Players in one area and the oldest Players playing in another area.
    3. [Coach: Important choose the smallest little girl to be the one “It”] Choose one Player to be “It.” The Player selected to be “it” then chases the others, attempting to “Tag”            one of them (touching them with a hand) while the other Players try to escape.
    4. Once the “It” Player tags another Player both Players are now “It” and the two Players hold hands stretching out like a “Net.”
    5. Each new Player tagged joins the “Net”—Players holding hands in a long line.
    6. Continue playing until the “Net” catches ALL the Players.
    7. Continue playing more rounds as time allows, each time with a small girl as the first player being “It”.
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Proverbs 31

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game A Small Girl Helped Win the Game / In the Bible God Used Deborah to Win a Mighty Victory / In your Life God Uses Females and Males to Accomplish His Willife

The Judge: “Order! Order!” said the Judge, as she hammered the gavel on the table. The crowd went silent. In front of the Judge stood two people, each telling a different story. “I promise to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.” said the first witness, placing his palm upon the Holy Book. The courtroom drama began!

From the olden days, people went to their Rulers seeking justice. We all know about Akbar and Birbal, or about the clever Chanakya. 

Who do you go to in school to settle a fight?

Deborah: During the time of the Israelites, God sent a special Judge named Deborah, to save the nation from their sins.

The Israelites lived a life of sin and Godlessness. God allowed an evil King Jabin, the king of Canaan, and his General Sisera, who had 900 iron chariots, to cruelly oppress the Israelites for 20 years (Jud. 4:2–3) by taking their crops, their sheep and cattle. Unable to endure the suffering, the Israelites cried out to God for help.

As an answer to their prayers, a great Judge was appointed by God. Her name was Deborah. She was a wise and courageous woman. Deborah stood strong because she knew her God was stronger than the might of her enemies.

Meanwhile, Barak the Commander was afraid of the enemy’s strength and he approached Deborah for help. Deborah encouraged him and said, “Today the Lord will give you victory over Sisera, for the Lord is marching ahead of you.” She helped Barak to go forward with 10,000 soldiers.

God helped the people of Israel. King Jabin and his army were easily defeated. Deborah’s bravery helped the people of Israel.

It is better to trust God than to put trust in man:  God can use any one of us if we are available for Him. Put your faith in Him for He will not fail you. It doesn’t matter whether you are a boy or a girl. Be available for God and He can do wonders that you can never imagine.

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game A Small Girl Helped Win the Game / In the Bible God Used Deborah to Win a Mighty Victory / In your Life God Uses Females and Males to Accomplish His Will

Memory Verse:   “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”   Proverbs 31:26  

Leader, ask God to connect to the children’s minds, the children’s hearts, and in the prayer to connect to the children’s soul.

1. Game 
In the game Fish Net Tag was everyone caught? (yes)
Wow!  Who was the first player that was “It?” (have the little girl come forward).
This little girl captured everyone?
Wow, what a brave and courageous girl!

2. Bible
Who did God use to help win the battle we discovered today? (Deborah)
Was this person a boy or a girl? (girl)
Can God use whoever he wants to accomplish His purpose? (yes).
Children, boys and girls, confidence in God brings courage to face
all our challenges.

3. Life
Repeat after me: “God thank you for this truth about Deborah a great leader, God help me to have confidence in you to be courageous, Holy Spirit where do you want me to be courageous *pause*.  Jesus please give me courage to obey and share this truth.”.

4. Worship Song
Ask the children what is their favorite worship song and then sing several worship songs with hand-motions
(click here for worship songs “GameLife Strong & Powerful Worship Motions”)

5. Reinforcement 
Use local resources and common objects.
(Optional)
Divide the children into 4 to 5 members in each group. Ask them to investigate Deborah’s life and tell them to write an article for the school newspaper.

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