How To Be Blessed

How To Be Blessed

 (Bible Overview #35 of 54)

One Main Truth:  Jesus shares that God’s ways are not like man’s ways

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1 GAME: Follow the Leader

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  In the Game You Followed the Leader / In the Bible Jesus, God’s Son, Tells, Leads Us, how to Live / In your Life You should Follow Jesus Your Leader

  1. Tell the Players that the Game Zone Leader will be the “Leader” for the first round.
    2. Have all the Players line up behind the “Leader.”
    3. The “Leader” then moves around and all the Players have to mimic, do the same motions as the “Leader’s” actions (make sure some actions are challenging: do five pushups, whistle, make sure some actions are easy: hop on one foot, skip across the room, sing funny song, walk backwards, and make sure some actions are funny: pretend they are a bird and flap their wings).
    4. Any Players who fail to follow or do what the “Leader” does are out of the game and should sit down on the sidelines.
    5. The Leader can pick a new “Leader” from one of the children, the new “Leader” performs actions and the game begins again with all the Players joining the line once again.
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Matthew 5

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game You Followed the Leader / In the Bible Jesus, God’s Son, Tells, Leads Us, how to Live / In your Life You should Follow Jesus Your Leader

Rohit woke up early to get ready for school. His homework was done, his bag was packed, and his uniform was neat. He loved school.  He always followed the school rules. He was always on time. Rohit was a happy boy.

Alok woke up late. His hair was messy. He wore a soiled uniform and went late to school. He disliked going to school because his homework was always incomplete. Alok was unhappy.

Rules: Just as a school has rules, our life too must follow rules. We have already studies the 10 Commandments which are the basic rules for Godly living. There are eight more rules that can keep us blessed and happy in Jesus.

When Jesus came to the world, He taught the people what it means to be blessed in the Kingdom of God, through his teachings.  

Matthew 5:1-13. There were so many people who wanted to see Jesus. So, Jesus went up on a mountain and spoke.  

What is blessedness? The 8 Beatitudes teach us how we can be blessed.

Blessed are:
• the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven: Anyone who needs and seeks God’s help will be part of God’s kingdom.
those who mourn, for they shall be comforted: Anyone who is sorry for their sins will be comforted & forgiven.
• the meek, for they shall inherit the earth: Anyone who is humble and follows God will be part of His kingdom.
• those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled: Anyone who desires God’s moral values will be happy.
• the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy: Anyone who is kind and forgiving to others will receive mercy.
• the pure in heart, for they shall see God: Anyone who has a clean heart to please God, will see God.
• the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God: Anyone who brings God’s peace upon others will be God’s son.
• those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven: Anyone who suffers for Jesus Christ will inherit the kingdom of heaven.

Who do you think was truly blessed, Rohit or Alok?  Are you blessed?  How?

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game You Followed the Leader / In the Bible Jesus, God’s Son, Tells, Leads Us, how to Live / In your Life You should Follow Jesus Your Leader

Memory Verse:   “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.”  Matthew 5:16

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 
Who was the first leader?
Who was the next leader?
What were some of the easy actions to follow?
What were some of the challenging actions to follow?

2. Bible
Who is God’s son?
What does Jesus ask us to do when he tells us to do something?  (follow him, obey)
What are some of the easy commands from Jesus to follow?
What were some of the challenging commands from Jesus to follow?

3. Life
Repeat after me: “God I believe Jesus is God. God I want to follow the teachings and
commands of Jesus. Holy Spirit show me a teaching I can follow *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)
See And Say Game:  Show the children 8 different items like a pen, book, stone, mobile, and so on. Each item will represent one beatitude. Pick one item and ask everyone what the item represents.

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