Fight Temptation

Fight Temptation

 (Bible Overview #33 of 54)

One Main Truth: Temptation, a lie, is defeated by quoting the truth in the Bible.

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1 GAME: Wait! It Says

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  In the Game Players Helped Protect One Player / In the Bible Jesus Quoted the Bible to Defeat Lies of the enemy / In your Life You can Quote the Bible to Defeat Temptation

  1. Divide players into groups of 12. Two players are the “Lambs,” 3 players are the “Wolves,” and 7 players are the “Wall.”
    2. Have the protected “Lambs” stand in the middle of the 7 other players. Those players, the “Wall” should stand with their arms locked and backs facing the “Lambs.”
    3. The 3 “Wolves” try to tag a “Lamb.” If a “Lamb” is tagged they are out UNLESS the “Lamb” can quote a Bible verse “Its Says _____ “ any Bible verse will work.
    4. Rotate players, so different players can play the different roles.
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Psalm 119

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game Players Helped Protect One Player / In the Bible Jesus Quoted the Bible to Defeat Lies of the enemy / In your Life You can Quote the Bible to Defeat Temptation

Jalaja, the clever housewife: Jalaja, who was suspicious by nature, would deliberately leave small money, a shiny watch that was not working, imitation jewellery, or any attractive object, lying around the house or in the back seat of her car. She would wait to see who would give in to temptation and steal any of these objects. 

Satan too is very clever. He lays attractive traps for us all the time. Every time we fall into his attractive trap, Satan has won.

Satan Tests Jesus: Before Jesus began His public ministry He prepared himself and fasted for 40 days. During this fasting the spirit led Christ into the wilderness. He was tired, thirsty, lonely and hungry. Then Satan came to tempt Jesus. 

Satan: “If you are the Son of God, order these stones to turn into bread.”
Jesus: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Satan: “Throw yourself down from the highest point of this temple. If you are the Son of God, He will send his angel to save you!”
Jesus: “You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.”
Satan: (Showing Jesus all the wealth of the world): “I will give you all this, if you fall down and worship me.”
Jesus: “Get away from me Satan for it is written, you should worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.”

Learn to live by the Word of God: Jesus responded to Satan by quoting the word of God. We too should overcome temptation by following the scriptures. Many of our desires are normal but we must satisfy them in the right way and at the right time. We should be careful as Satan cleverly uses our desires to trap us, and make us sin
in order to fulfil the temptation.  

Beware of Satan and his cunning plans to tempt you! Learn to keep the Word of God in your heart.  Learn to apply God’s Word when you face temptation.
Learn to worship and serve only the One True Living God.

When we fail to resist temptation, sin destroys our relationship with God. “Be alert and of sober mind.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”   –I Peter 5:8

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game Players Helped Protect One Player / In the Bible Jesus Quoted the Bible to Defeat Lies of the enemy / In your Life You can Quote the Bible to Defeat Temptation

Memory Verse:  “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”  Psalm 119:11

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 
Raise your hand if your were one being protected?
How did it feel to be protected?
Were you able to quote a Bible verse, God’s Word, if you were tagged?

2. Bible
What did Jesus do when Satan tempted him?
Can anyone remember the three verses? (Man shall not live by bread alone..Man shall not temp God…You shall only worship the One True God.. )
What should we do when we are tempted?

3. Life
Repeat after me: “Lord God, help me to remember your Word when I am tempted, help me to memorize your Word so I will be ready. What words, verse, should I memorize? *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)
Encourage children to read temptation verses such as I Cor. 10:13, Heb. 2:18, James 1: 2-3, James 1:12; I Peter 2:9, Rev. 3:10. Discuss and then write those verses on a chart
paper. Talk with the children about temptations that they face among their peer groups. How can the scriptures help them fight temptation?

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