The Parable of the Mustard Seed

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

 (Bible Overview #17 of 72)

One Main Truth:  No Effort for God is Too Small

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1 GAME: Sharks and Minnows (Reverse)!!!

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  

  1. Explain that we are going to play a game we call “Sharks and Minnows Reverse” (or you can play “Cat and Mouse”). [Make sure to reverse it so the “little one” (mouse) is the first one in the middle.]
  2. Show Players the boundaries that the game will be played in.
  3. Pick one Player to be a “Minnow.” Stand the “Minnow” in the middle of the area.
  4. The rest of the Players are “Sharks;” have them stand on one side of the area.
  5. The object of the game is for the “Sharks” to get across the area to the other side without getting caught (tagged) by the “Minnows.”
  6. Call out loud “Minnows Ready?” “Sharks ready?” “Go!”
  7. The “Sharks” should run from one side to the other then stop at the other side.
  8. If a “Shark” is caught (tagged), then that Player also becomes a “Minnow.”
  9. Now, with more “Minnows” in the middle, call out “Minnows Ready?” “Sharks ready?” “Go!” This continues until only one “Shark” is left.
  10. The last Player left to get caught is the first “Minnow” for the next game
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Mark 4:30-34

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Memory Verse:   yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”  Mark 4:32

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

3. Life
Jesus, I am small, but I trust you will do great work through my life. 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.

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