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The Leper & the Servant Girl / 2 Kings 5:1-16
One Main Truth: One can point people to the One True God anywhere.
“Are you ready for the Joy of Discovery? Unlock the One Main Truth: It’s an adventure in the Game, a revelation in the Bible, and it will transform your Life. Let’s take one step closer to becoming a Champion for Eternity!”
In the Game: Reaching the Castle Seemed Impossible
In the Bible: It took a Step of Faith to Believe what Seemed Impossible
In Your Life: Take a Step of Faith even though it may Seem Impossible
1 GAME EXPERIENCE: Storm the Castle
- Show Players the boundaries of the game. Designate an outer square for team positioning and an inner square for the “Castle,” containing small objects to retrieve.
- Divide Players into four teams, one for each side of the outer square.
- Promise: Each team will win the game.
- Assign each Player a number within their team (e.g., one, two, three).
- Place four objects in the center of the inner square. Explain that when the Game Zone Leader shouts, “Number ones (or ones and threes), Storm the Castle,” players with that number can retrieve one object, being cautious not to get tagged by guards.
- Choose 6 Players as “Castle” guards. A tagged player is out if caught before grabbing an object.
- Note: Two guards are removed after each round.
- Play multiple rounds.
- In the final round, no guards are present, ensuring each team’s victory and fulfilling the promise.
2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - - 2 Kings 5:1-16
THE CIRCUMSTANCE (2 Kings 5:1)
Location: Syria and Israel Date: Historical context People: Naaman (commander of Syria’s army), Elisha (prophet of God), Naaman’s servants, King of Israel
Naaman, a valiant commander in the Syrian army, had achieved great success. Through him, the Lord granted victories to Syria. Despite his valor, Naaman faced a grave predicament – he was afflicted with leprosy, a disease that marked him as unclean both physically and spiritually. The once-admired commander now found himself ostracized, living alone outside the camp, cut off from his family and community. Naaman’s life was at a crossroads, as he grappled with a condition that could not be overcome by his military prowess.
THE CHOICE (2 Kings 5:9)
In his pursuit of healing, Naaman embarked on a journey to Israel, carrying lavish gifts and the hopes of finding a cure. Arriving at the house of Elisha, the prophet of God, Naaman stood at the door with his horses and chariots. Elisha’s message came not in person, but through a messenger: “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean” (2 Kings 5:10). This instruction seemed peculiar and simple, considering Naaman’s expectations of grand gestures or miraculous words. Yet, confronted with this choice, Naaman faced a crucial decision – would he obey Elisha’s words and humbly follow the divine prescription, or would he let his pride and preconceived notions hinder his healing?
THE CONSEQUENCE (2 Kings 5:15)
Naaman’s choice held significant consequences. At first, he hesitated, questioning the simplicity of Elisha’s command. Yet, his servants persuaded him to consider the value of obeying the prophet’s words. Naaman recognized that his healing wasn’t contingent upon pomp and grandeur but rather on faith and obedience to God’s instruction. As he washed in the Jordan seven times, Naaman’s leprosy vanished, and his skin was restored like that of a young child. Moved by this miraculous transformation, Naaman returned to Elisha and acknowledged that the God of Israel was the true God. His former doubts and pride were replaced with humility and gratitude.
THE LIFE LESSON
“In life’s challenges, the path to healing and restoration often requires humility, faith, and obedience to God’s guidance” (2 Kings 5:15).
Consequence (Positive Outcome): Naaman’s obedience led not only to his physical healing but also to his spiritual transformation. His encounter with God’s power changed not only his outward condition but his heart as well. The once-proud commander learned that God’s ways are higher than human expectations and that His grace is available to all who come with humility and faith.
3 LIFE CONNECTIONS: Connecting Jesus to Every Child
(1) The One Main Truth Planted in MY HEART, Growing MY ATTITUDE
POWER WORDS: “Naaman said, Now I know that there is no God anywhere in the whole world except in Israel.” 2 Kings 5:15b Bonus: “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matt. 17:20b
(2) The One Main Truth Rooted in MY MIND, Leading MY CHOICES
- At first, did you think you could win the game? (No, too many guards)
- Did you believe the coach when he or she told you that you would wingthe game?
- Could you have done it alone without the Game Leader removing the guards? What would have happened had you stopped and not even tried at thebeginning because you thought it was impossible?
“Boys & girls, that sounds a lot like what we just discovered in the Bible!”
- How did Naaman’s seemingly impossible situation relate to taking a step of faith when he obeyed Elisha?
- What would have happened if Naaman had not believed Elisha and God?
- How did Naaman’s servants inspire us to take steps of faith, and how can their example impact our encouragement of others?
- Recall a time you faced an almost impossible situation. How did you respond and conquer it?
- What doubts hinder people from taking steps of faith? How can Naaman’s story inspire you to overcome those doubts?
- Apply the principle of stepping out in faith to a current challenge. What small action can you take, even when it seems impossible?
(3) The One Main Truth Today Committed in MY SOUL, Inspiring MY ACTIONS
POWER PRAYER: Repeat After Me “Dear God, please help me to always have great faith in You because You are the God of the impossible. What seems impossible that I need You to do a miracle in my life?
*Let’s be still and quiet, opening your heart to hear God’s whisper* (Coach, wait at least 14 seconds, allowing God to connect to every child)
God, even if the answer takes time, I will always trust in you.”
Ask the children what is their favorite worship song and then sing several worship songs with Strong & Powerful Worship Motions
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“GameLife Strong & Powerful Worship Motions”)
Now, remember to share this truth,
practice this truth, and bring a friend back with you! Boys and girls, let’s go out as the
“Champions for Eternity” that God expects us to become!