Reach All Nations

Reach All Nations

 (Bible Overview #48 of 54)

One Main Truth:  Jesus commands his followers, disciples, to reach all nations.

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1 GAME: Fish Net Tag

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  In the Game Players required to Reach Everyone / In the Bible Jesus Commands His Disciples to Reach All Nations / In your Life Your Responsibility is to Pray for and Seek to Reach All Nations

  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 - Mathew 28

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game Players required to Reach Everyone / In the Bible Jesus Commands His Disciples to Reach All Nations / In your Life Your Responsibility is to Pray for and Seek to Reach All Nations

The 12 Disciples: Most of Jesus’ disciples were fishermen. He wanted to make them into “fishers of men!” Twelve in all, there were three sets of brothers: Simon Peter and Andrew; James and John, Zebedee’s sons; James and Thaddeus, sons of Alpheus.

The other disciples were Philip, Nathanael, Simon, and Matthew a tax collector. Then came Thomas and Judas Iscariot. Jesus told them that they were all to preach His word!
Jesus said: “Follow me; I will make you fishers of men.”

Advertisements: We see ads on TV all the time.  Most ads have popular or famous people who sell products and services. The people who see the ads enjoy watching them and then go and buy the product. Salman Khan sells Thums Up, Sachin Tendulkar sells Boost, and Amitabh Bachchan tells mothers that Maggi is safe for their children to eat!
These people are called Brand Ambassadors. 

Ambassadors for Jesus: The name Peter means rock. Jesus gave Simon the name Peter. Simon Peter was outspoken and hasty in nature but he was deeply loyal to Jesus. He stood out from the rest.  Peter walked on water with Jesus. Peter revealed that Jesus Christ was the Son of the Living God.  Peter confessed that he was ready to die for Jesus
and yet later denied knowing Jesus. However, he wept bitterly after realising his mistake.  After Jesus’ ascension, Peter became the leader among the disciples and he was important in starting the early Church in the First Century. He was the first to deliver a powerful sermon at Pentecost, where three thousand new souls gave their lives to Jesus on that single day. From then on, Peter along with other disciples became bold and stronger in preaching going from place to place. He became very powerful sharing the Good News, performing miracles that no other could do, and many believed in his Ministry.

Come! Let us all be fishers of men!  Let us be Ambassadors for Jesus!  Talk about him. Testify. Pray. Confess. Live with Jesus! Amen.

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:     In the Game Players required to Reach Everyone / In the Bible Jesus Commands His Disciples to Reach All Nations / In your Life Your Responsibility is to Pray for and Seek to Reach All Nations

Memory Verse:  “Make disciples of all nations teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”  Matthew 28:18b 19a

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 you were the first person of the net, wow how did you catch all these people? (I started one at a time and they did the same thing).
Did you catch three of four children only? (no, every child!)
Boys and girls that sounds a lot like our Bible Discovery.

2. Bible
What did Jesus ask, call, the disciples to do? (follow him, fishers of men, go tell all nations).
Did Jesus disciples go to all nations? [think]
Are you a disciple?
Are you called to pray and maybe someday go to another nation?

3. Life
Repeat after me: “Jesus make me a disciple, Jesus help me fish for people, Jesus could
my life be used to reach all nations? *pause*. Jesus please

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)
The idea of this exercise is to memorize the names of Jesus’ 12 disciples.  Assign one disciple’s name to each child. Now play ‘The Master Commands’ game. E.g. “Master
Commands the Apostle Peter to step forward”. The child named Peter will step forward. Give different commands to each disciple to familiarize the children with the names.

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