Sharing Multiplies

Sharing Multiplies

 (Bible Overview #44 of 54)

One Main Truth:  Jesus multiplies anything we give to him, give generously

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1 GAME: Cats and Mice Reverse

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  In the Game One Mice Multiplied into Many / In the Bible Jesus Multiplied the Boys Fish and Bread / In your Life Jesus Multiplies Anything You Give to Him

  1. Show Players the boundaries that the game will be played in.
    2. Pick one Player to be a “Mice.” Stand the “Mice” in the middle of the area.
    3. The rest of the Players are “Cats;” have them stand on one side of the area.
    4. The object of the game is for the “Cats” to get across the area to the other side without getting caught (tagged) by the “Mice.”
    5. Call out loud “Minnows Ready?” “Sharks ready?” “Go!”
    6. The “Cats” should run from one side to the other then stop at the other side.
    7. If a “Cat” is caught (tagged), then that Player also becomes a “Mice.”
    8. Now, with more “Mice” in the middle, call out “Mice Ready?” “Cats ready?” “Go!” This continues until only one “Cat” is left. The last Player left to get caught is the first “Mice” for the next game.
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - John 6

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game One Mice Multiplied into Many / In the Bible Jesus Multiplied the Boys Fish and Bread / In your Life Jesus Multiplies Anything You Give to Him 

Sharing: One day, a woman bought some food for herself for lunch. When she saw a beggar, she felt compassion and gave him her food.  She felt good about sharing. The beggar had not eaten in two days. He thanked and blessed the woman who hurriedly went off to her office. The beggar sat under a tree to eat. As soon as he began to eat, a thin, diseased dog came and looked at him. The man gave the dog half his food! Such is the kindness of a good heart! The dog ate some food and took a piece to its puppy. Some birds and squirrels came and ate the crumbs. Tiny ants too joined in! The lady who first shared her food was treated to a meal by her colleagues! The chain of goodness never stops!

The Miracle of Sharing: One day, Jesus went up to the top of a mountain and began teaching. Many people followed him. They listened to Jesus’ teaching for many hours. When evening came everyone was hungry.
Disciples: “Send the crowd away, so they can go to the village and buy themselves some food.”
Jesus: “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat.”
Philip: “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite.”
Andrew: “Here is a small boy walking by with five small loaves of bread and two fish.”
Jesus: “Ask everyone to sit down in groups.” 

All five thousand men, women and children were seated. Jesus took the loaves and the fish, looked up towards heaven and blessed the food. Then He broke the loaves and handed them over to his disciples along with the two fish. The disciples passed around the baskets of bread and fish. Everyone could take as much as they wanted. They had eaten to their heart’s content! After the crowd had eaten, Jesus asked the disciples to gather all the leftover food so nothing would be wasted. There were twelve baskets full of bread and fish left! How was that possible? That’s a miracle!

The little boy who willingly gave up his food contributed to this miracle. When we wholeheartedly give or share with others, it multiplies. When we humbly surrender ourselves, He can do much more than what we can ever imagine. God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game One Mice Multiplied into Many / In the Bible Jesus Multiplied the Boys Fish and Bread / In your Life Jesus Multiplies Anything You Give to Him 

Memory Verse:   “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”  John 6:35

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 did the little tiny Mice change all the Cats to Mice? (one by one)
When you start with one and end with many what is that called?
(multiplication) The Mice multiplied!

2. Bible
How many people were there when Jesus was teaching?
Did the disciples find food to feed the people?
What did the little boy give?
What did Jesus do with what was given to him (Jesus multiplied it)
Boys and girls Jesus multiplies whatever we give him! Wow!

3. Life
Repeat after me: “Dear God, thank you that anything given to You, You will multiply.
What would you have me give to you Jesus?  *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)
Encourage the children to bring any eatables from home. Inform them a day ahead. Set up a table. Let all the children place the items they brought on the table. (Biscuits,
chocolates, or homemade snacks.) Ensure that they share and eat. Children will learn that LITTLE IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN IT.

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