The Living Word

The Living Word

 (Bible Overview #54 of 54)

One Main Truth:  God’s Word is needed to know the One True God.

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1 GAME: Stand Still Soccer

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  In the Game Blinded Players were Lost / In the Bible God’s Word Shows Us the One True God / In your Life Study God’s Word to Know the One True God

  1. Divide children into two teams.
    2. [Important: NO soccer ball is used. Each team has a player be the “human soccer ball.”] Choose one player on each team to be a human soccer ball and give them a blindfold (three socks tied together). The rest of the team members will spread out. Have one team raise their right arm to be able to see the difference between the two teams.
    3. The goal is for each soccer ball to move from one side of the field to the other side of the field to score a goal. Two soccer balls will be in play, one from each team.
    4. Explain no one can talk. Blindfold each human soccer ball, spin each soccer ball a few times, and then say: you must walk, blindfolded, from one side the other side.
    5. If a soccer ball bumps into an opposite team member they must take 5 steps backwards away from their goal.
    6. When your soccer ball bumps into you can turn and point them in the correct direction to walk. You can touch only your soccer ball’s arms or shoulders
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - 2 Timothy 3

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:     In the Game Blinded Players were Lost / In the Bible God’s Word Shows Us the One True God / In your Life Study God’s Word to Know the One True God

War: What is war? It is usually a fight between two opposing sides. The two sides are usually in disagreement about something important. On the old days, wars were fought with swords.

Parents always tell children not to play with a blade or a knife. Why? Can you imagine how heavy and sharp a sword might be? One has to be strong to hold a sword and slay the enemy.  One must practice his skills as a swordsman. A double-edged sword has both sides sharpened.  It is a powerful tool or weapon.

The Bible – A Double Edged Sword: In English, the word “sword” has “word” in it!  Words can work like swords to protect or to destroy! The words in the Bible are powerful.
They instruct us on how to wage a war against evil and fight Satan!

The person who uses the Word of God is a soldier of God! He will defend his God and fight any evil that comes his way, using God’s word! Praise God!
The bible is the account of God’s actual word. It is an amazing and Holy Book.  It reveals God’s plans and purposes for mankind.  It is a story of God’s love, His friendship and relationship with His people.  It shares the Good news of Salvation

Jesus Christ is the Centre of the Holy Scripture; He came to save His people from eternal death.

The Bible has 66 divine books.  It is divided into two parts – The Old Testament and the New Testament.
The Old Testament has 39 books which record God’s relationship and plan with His people – Israel before Christ.
The New Testament has 27 books that record God’s love, His plan of salvation and hope for the broken people.
The bible is written by 40 Godly men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
It was written in 1,500 years of time (1400 BC to AD 90).

The authors were different: They were shepherds, farmers, tent-makers, physicians, fishermen, taxman, priests, philosophers and kings.  Every one of them was filled by the Holy Spirit with oneness of mind and spirit.

The Bible was first written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek.
The Bible speaks to us when we read it.
Read the Bible every morning, and at bedtime.
Quote the Bible to people that you meet.
Remember, The Bible is the Living Word of a Living God!

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:     In the Game Blinded Players were Lost / In the Bible God’s Word Shows Us the One True God / In your Life Study God’s Word to Know the One True God

Memory Verse:   “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”  2 Timothy 3:16

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 
Why were you so quiet? (we were told not to talk)
Raise you hand if you were the “human soccer ball,” how did it feel to be blindfolded?
If your teammates spoke words to you would it have been easier?
Boys and girls, that is what the Bible is!  It is God’s words spoken to you!

2. Bible
What is God’s word good for? [Ask the same question several times] (teaching, rebuke, correction, training in righteousness)
Boys and girls God word says if we hide God’s word in our heart, memorize God’s word, we will be reminded not to sin against God.

3. Life
Repeat after me: “God, thank you for your Holy Word, the Bible. God may I memorize many many of our words. Holy Spirit show me the words, the verse, to memorize *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
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5. Reinforcement 
Use local resources and common objects.
(Optional)
Ask each student to quote the memory verse. Distribute Bibles to those in need, if you haven’t done so already.

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