God Creates All For A Purpose

God Creates All For A Purpose

 (Bible Overview #6 of 54)

One Main Truth:  God Created Everything, Including You, For a Purpose

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1 GAME: Cats and Mice

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  In the Game Every Person has Purpose / In the Bible God Created Everything for a Purpose / In your Life God Created You for a Purpose

  1. 1. Announce that we are going to play a game we call “Cats and Mice”.
    2. Show Players the boundaries that the game will be played in.
    3. Pick one Player to be a “Cat.” Stand the “Cat” in the middle of the area.
    4. The rest of the Players are “Mice.” Have them stand on one side of the area.
    5. The object of the game is for the “Mice” to get across the area without getting caught (tagged) by the “Cat.”
    6. Call out loudly “Cat, ready?” “Mice, ready?” “Go!”
    7. The “Mice” run from one side to the other then stop at the other side.
    8. If a “Mouse” is caught (tagged), then that Player also becomes a “Cat.”
    9. Now, with more “Cats” in the middle, call out “Cats, ready?” “Mice, ready?” “Go!”
    10. “Mice” stop once they have crossed the area and wait until the leader calls out “Cats, ready?” “Mice, ready?” “Go!” This continues until only one “Mouse” is left.
    11. The last Player left or to get caught is the first “Cat” for the next game.

    The game will work perfectly every round.

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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Genesis 1-2

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game Every Person has Purpose / In the Bible God Created Everything for a Purpose / In your Life God Created You for a Purpose

YOUNG SHEPHERD:
Long ago, there lived a young shepherd boy in a town of Bethlehem. David was the youngest of Jesse’s eight sons.
His handsome brothers were already in the army, but David being the youngest was home taking care of the sheep.

As a shepherd David mostly was alone, the only company he had were his sheep, his harp, and God. In the spring, everyday David took his flock to graze in the pastures. When summer heat set in, he would move his flocks to cooler pastures.

Each evening, he counted the sheep and checked on their health. He would work and sleep outdoors, allowing the flock to graze and spending the nights guarding the sheep from predators.

DAVID VS. WILD ANIMALS:
David usually carried a small leather bag, a sling, and a shepherd’s staff. Shepherd life was lonely and dangerous too, especially from wild animals. One day a loud bleating cry of a lamb alarmed his attention. He quickly took his staff, ran toward it and there he saw a lion snatching away a lamb.

He fought the mighty lion and took the lamb back from its mouth. Later a ferocious bear tried to kill a lamb yet David fought and killed the bear too (1 Sam. 17:36). He always protected his sheep attack from wild animals.

David grew fearless because he shared a very close relationship with God. During this life as a shepherd he developed a firm relationship that shapes his life as a man of God. If we trust and nurture our relationship with God, He helps us to be brave and fearless.

YOUNG DAVID ANOINTED:
Prophet Samuel anointed Saul to be Israel’s first king. When a person is anointed oil is placed on their head to set them apart for a particular job, in this case to be King. When God rejected Saul for his disobedience, He sent Samuel to Bethlehem to anoint David, a man after God’s own heart as the next king. He came to Jesse’s house and saw all the tall, handsome and impressive older sons.

They all had very attractive physiques that Samuel thought all would perfectly fit to be a king. However God wasn’t looking for good physical structure, He was looking at the heart of man. The older handsome brothers were rejected and at last Joseph the youngest simple shepherd was brought in and Samuel anointed him to be the king as directed by God.

The modest and brave David was chosen as king because his heart was right with God. Man judges by the outward appearance but God looks at the heart.

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game Every Person has Purpose / In the Bible God Created Everything for a Purpose / In your Life God Created You for a       Purpose

Memory Verse:  “God, the LORD, created the heavens and stretched them out.  He created the earth and everything in it.  He gives breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth.”   Isaiah 42:5

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 
What was the purpose or the role of the cat?
What was the purpose or the role of the mice?
Did the cat catch all the mice?
Wow, a perfect game and everyone had a purpose.

2. Bible
Who created everything in the beginning?
Did God make any mistakes when He created the world?
What is the purpose of rain?
What is the purpose of sunshine?
What did God think of His creation after He saw everything that He had made?

3. Life
Repeat after me: “God who created everything, God the one true god, God who created me, thank you for creating me with a purpose, God begin to show me my purpose *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)
Name five birds, flowers, plants, animals.  Draw and color them.

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