Ten Commandments

Ten Commandments

 (Bible Overview #16 of 54)

One Main Truth:  God’s Law reveals God is holy and righteous and God expects His Children to Listen & Obey

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1 GAME: The Perfect Circle

Game / Bible / Life Connection:   In the Game Players Needed to Listen and Obey the Game Rules /  In the Bible Israel Needed to Listen and Obey God’s Commands /  You Need to Listen and Obey God’s Commands In your Life

  1. Divide the children for this game. If you have more than ten children, break out into several groups of ten.
    2. Note: This will be a difficult game to play with the children. You need to be very patient telling them the instructions and helping them understand it correctly.
    3. Have all 10 players stand in a circle, facing inward.
    4. Tell everyone to reach their right arm towards the center and grab someone else’s right hand. Make sure no one grabs the hand of the person right next to them.
    5. Next, have everyone reach their left arm in and grab someone else’s left hand. Again, make sure it’s not the person right next to them.
    6. Now, the fun begins! The kids need to work together to untangle the human knot without letting go of any hands. The goal is to end up in a perfect circle again. They can go over or under each other’s arms, or through legs if needed!  Do not let go of hands.
    7. Note: You may need to guide the children to untangle.
    8. The following rounds make it a contest to see which team can unknot the fastest.
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Deuteronomy 5

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game Players Needed to Listen and Obey the Game Rules /  In the Bible Israel Needed to Listen and Obey God’s Commands /  You Need to Listen and Obey God’s Commands In your Life

Rules: Mother shouts, “Wake up! Pack your books! Eat properly.” The instructions and rules are endless! Can you imagine life without rules, a school without a principal, or a class without lessons? There would be chaos! We all have rules at home, at school, or even for games. Rules teach us how to behave. Rules keep us safe. Rules help us to lead disciplined lives.

Through Moses, God gave the Israelites some basic rules called the Ten Commandments.  These are considered to be God’s moral standards for how His people should live.

Ten Commandments for ten fingers!
PUT GOD FIRST – God created us and He alone deserves our worship.
WORSHIP ONLY GOD, NOT IMAGES – All that we have in this world is given by God.
USE GOD’S NAME WITH RESPECT – God is HOLY.
REMEMBER GOD’S SABBATH – Spend time with God on the seventh day in praising and worshipping Him.
RESPECT YOUR PARENTS – It is our responsibility to obey and honour our parents.
DON’T HURT OTHERS – God created each one of us in His own image and therefore we have no right to kill or hurt others.
BE FAITHFUL TO YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE – In our families, we are responsible to each other and should never cheat them.
DON’T STEAL – We should work hard and earn for ourselves; never steal other’s things.
DON’T TELL LIES – God dislikes liars. God is truthful and expects His children to be truthful.
DON’T BE JEALOUS OF OTHERS – We should be happy with what we have and should not feel jealous at others.

The first four commandments relate to our relationship with God.  The last six commandments deal with our relationship with one another.  They tell us that God’s will for us is to love other people with Godly love.

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:    In the Game Players Needed to Listen and Obey the Game Rules /  In the Bible Israel Needed to Listen and Obey God’s Commands /  You Need to Listen and Obey God’s Commands In your Life

Memory Verse:  “Listen to all the laws that I am giving you today. Learn them and be sure that you obey them.”  Deuteronomy 5:1

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 did you think at the beginning when you were given the instructions? Were the rules easy to follow?
Were you able to keep holding hands and make a circle?

2. Bible
Why did God give us the Ten Commandments? (It is important for children to
understand God’s rules are to protect us, often children think God wants to keep us from having fun).

3. Life
Repeat after me: “God thank you for giving us commands to keep us safe, Jesus
strengthen me to obey God what command do I need to obey this week *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)
Make a list of rules that people follow at school, at work, on the road, while driving, or even while eating. Encourage the children to learn the Ten Commandments and
prepare bookmarks.

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