The Parable of the Good Samaritan

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

 (Bible Overview #6 of 9)

One Main Truth:  Love Your Neighbor

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1 GAME: Capture the Flag or Freedom!!!

Game / Bible / Life Connection:    

  1. Show Players the boundaries that the game will be played in. Point out the center line that divides the field in half, one half for “Team 1” and the other for “Team 2.” Then point out that each team has a “Flag” hiding in one of the back corners of their side of the field and in the other back corner is their “Jail.”
  2. Explain that each team’s goal is to be the first team to grab the “Flag” and bring it back to their side.
  3. Then explain that once a Player crosses the center line into the other team’s territory the other team can tag them and send them to that team’s “Jail.” They must remain in “Jail” until a fellow teammate frees them by tagging them out. After they are released, they are free to run back to their side without getting tagged. If a Player is tagged while carrying the “Flag,” they must drop the “Flag” where they were tagged and go to “Jail.”
  4. Divide Players into 2 teams and have them stand on either side of the center line. Then take half of each team and place them in the other team’s “Jail.”
  5. Before you begin, explain that Players have a choice to either “Capture the Flag” or “Free” their teammates.
  6. Begin the game. Allow it to continue until one team brings the “Flag” back to their side.
  7. Play several rounds as time allows.”
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Luke 10:25-37

 Game / Bible / Life Connection: 

 

 

 

 

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  

Memory Verse:  “So love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” – Mark 12:30

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 

2. Bible
What choice did someone make in the Bible history?
[Answer from the Bible Passage.]
[Ask some specific questions about the Bible history. Prompt the children to respond.]

What was the result of that choice? [Answer from the Bible Passage.]
What about us? …

3. Life
Jesus, please forgive me for turning away from those in need. Help me to love my neighbor as you have commanded. Please give me courage to obey and share this truth. Amen.

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)

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