Destination, Heaven

Destination, Heaven

 (Bible Overview #52 of 54)

One Main Truth:  Jesus is coming soon to take believers to beautiful heaven.

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1 GAME: Square One

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  In the Game Players had to be Ready / In the Bible Be Ready because Jesus is Coming Soon / In your Life You Need to Be Ready because Jesus is Coming Soon

(Ball Needed)
1. Mark off a square into 4 smaller squares.
2. Tell the students that each square has a number 1-4.
3. Have players line up behind square #four.
4. The first four players in the line stand in each 4 smaller squares, one player in each square.
5. The player in square #1 always starts the rally by tossing the ball into one of the other three other squares. When the ball comes in their square, they must hit it back after it bounces, the ball must bounce before being hit. They cannot catch it or hold it. They can only hit it.
6. The ball will go from player to player until a mistake is made, the ball goes out or lands in a square. The player that makes the mistake goes to the end of the line and the next person in line moves into square #four while the other players move up a square.
7. The goal is to get to space #1 and stay there as long as possible.  

     
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Revelation 22

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game Players had to be Ready / In the Bible It say’s Be Ready because Jesus is Coming Soon / In your Life You Need to Be Ready because Jesus is Coming Soon

Clap your hands! Praise God!  We have just completed 50 ASC lessons! All these days we have learnt about God, about how everything began, how much God loved the world that He sent His only begotten son to die for our sins. We have learned that Jesus was crucified, yet He overcame the power of death and He rose again on the third day.

Just before His ascension to Heaven, He promised His children that He would come back again to receive them. Today we’ll learn about Jesus’ return and our eternal home – HEAVEN.

Home: After a long day at school, Kunisha comes home hungry. She keeps her school bag in its usual place, takes off her shoes, washes her hands, face and feet, and goes to hug her mother. “The house smells heavenly, Mummy! Isn’t that my favourite biryani?  

Heaven is associated with a place or experience that gives us security and comfort. It is a place where we are happy. When you are a child, the most safe and heavenly place to be, is in your mother’s arms. A mother’s caring touch soothes and comforts us.  When we leave this earthly existence, God has promised us a place in Heaven above, where we will all be safe, in the arms of Jesus!

When is Jesus coming back? No one knows the exact time when Jesus will come again except the Father (Mark 13:32). The disciples asked Jesus the same question just before His ascension. But Jesus told them it was not for them to know the times or seasons, which are in the Father’s authority. The only thing we know is He is coming back “soon.”  Therefore, Jesus may come back tomorrow, next month, next year or 100 years from now. So we are to be watchful and always ready for his return.

Why is Jesus coming back? The Bible, in Revelations 22:12 says that Jesus is coming back to reward the people and He will rule the world for a thousand years peace on earth. He will then take His children to Heaven with Him, and God’s children will inherit the kingdom of heaven for eternity. “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” (Matt. 25:34). Unbelievers of Jesus would be destroyed along
with Satan and his evil forces.

The beauty and grandeur of Heaven: The beauty of Heaven will be beyond our imagination! Everything will be orderly and perfect.

Apostle John described the beauty of heaven in Rev. 21 (Read Rev. 21:1-27). It’s like an entire city of transparent gold. “The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.” (Rev. 21:18, 21). There will be no more hatred, war, sorrow, pain and tears, hunger or thirst. No one will grow old or die. Jesus is coming back to take us there to live forever with God in
perfect peace and joy. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). This offer is available freely to all, yet those who respond and accept Jesus as their saviour will receive it.

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:      In the Game Players had to be Ready / In the Bible It say’s Be Ready because Jesus is Coming Soon / In your Life You Need to Be Ready because Jesus is Coming Soon

Memory Verse:  “Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds.”  Revelation 22:12

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 
How do you play Square #1?
If a player was not ready for the ball what happened?
If you felt lazy for a moment, what could happen?
Stand up and show me what a “Ready Player” would look like.
Boys and girls God tells us to be ready, just like that, because Jesus, God’s son is coming soon!

2. Bible
When did Jesus say he was returning?
What would you do if Jesus was not coming for 100 years?
What would you do if you knew he was coming back tomorrow?
How can you be ready for Jesus’ return?

3. Life
Repeat after me: “Dear God, I am looking forward to your return, come quickly Lord Jesus.  Jesus live your life through me.  What can I do or stop doing to hear the words “well done and good and faithful servant?” *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
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5. Reinforcement 
Use local resources and common objects.
(Optional)

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