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The Power of Praise / Psalms 57: 9
One Main Truth: Praise God in attitude and action for His great love.
“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: “The Kings and Queens Rescued the Servants”
In the Bible: “God in His Great Love Rescued Us”
In your Life: “Praise God because, in His Great Love, He Rescued You”
1 GAME EXPERIENCE: Storm the Castle
- Show Players the boundaries that the game will be played in. There is an outer square where the four teams will line up and an inner square where the “Castle” is. Inside the castle are two players “servants” trying to escape. The players can only escape if a “King or a Queen” another player tags them – then they are rescued. There are two players “Guards” to keep the players in the castle.
2. Divide the Players into four teams placing each team on each of the four sides of the outer square.
3. Explain that the two players in the castle are two humble servants who became lost and were taken captive by two mean guards. All the other players are Kings and Queens sent to rescue the servants.
4. Once the Players have been divided into teams assign each Player a number. Each team should have a one, a two, a three, and so on.
5. Explain that when the Game Zone Leader shouts “Number ones (or ones and threes) Storm the Castle” the Players (the Kings and Queens) with that number can run and try to tag and rescue a servant. If tagged by a guard you are out till the next round.
6. The team, one of the four lines, that rescues the most servants, is the winning team.
2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Psalms 57: 9
THE CIRCUMSTANCE (1 Samuel 16:14-23)
In a quiet village, a humble shepherd named David cared for his father’s sheep. His melodies filled the air, soothing both the sheep and his own soul. Meanwhile, King Saul suffered as a harmful spirit tormented him, causing the departure of the Spirit of the Lord. Saul’s servants suggested finding a skilled lyre player to ease his distress.
One villager mentioned David, known for his music and his close relationship with the Lord. Upon hearing this, Saul summoned David.
THE CHOICE (1 Samuel 16:14-23)
David faced a choice: would he use his musical talent to help King Saul? His melodies were not just music but a reflection of his deep faith and love. David chose to play the lyre for Saul, not as a mere performance but as an act of compassion and service.
THE CONSEQUENCE (1 Samuel 16:14-23)
David’s music had a miraculous consequence. Whenever he played, Saul found peace, and the harmful spirit left him. David’s choice to serve with love and faith showcased the power of using one’s talents for good.
THE LIFE LESSON
In 1 Samuel 16:14-23, choice guided by love and faith led to a positive consequence. David’s life gained a new purpose – serving others through his music and embodying Christlikeness.
Some Psalms for Reflections and Worship
Here are three Psalms that speak of praising and worshipping the One True God.
Psalm 150:6, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” Their worship was like a symphony, each voice a unique instrument playing in harmony, offering a joyful melody to their Creator.
Psalm 95:1-3, “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.”
Psalm 147:1, “Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.”
Here is another Psalm. I will say a phrase, can you repeat after me?
Psalm 100 “1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! 2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! 3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! 5 For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
3 LIFE CONNECTIONS: Connecting Jesus to Every Child
(1) The One Main Truth Planted in MY HEART, Growing MY ATTITUDE
POWER WORDS: “I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.” Psalm 57:9
(2) The One Main Truth Rooted in MY MIND, Leading MY CHOICES
- In the game, how did the act of rescuing the “Servants” symbolize the idea of drawing closer to God? How can our actions of helping others bring us closer to God as well?
- In the game, what role do the Guards play, and how can we relate that to challenges we face in life when trying to do good?
“Boys & girls, that sounds a lot like what we just discovered in the Bible!”
- In the story, how did King David’s praise influence the people around him? How does our own attitude of praise affect those around us and draw them closer to God?
- How does praising God involve both humility and honor?
- The Bible teaches that God desires sincere praise from our hearts. How does praising God from a genuine place within us show our desire to honor and please Him?
- Can you share a personal experience where you felt like a King or Queen helping someone in need, and how did it relate to praising God for His love?
- What are some practical ways we can praise God in our everyday lives, even when we face difficulties?
(3) The One Main Truth Today Committed in MY SOUL, Inspiring MY ACTIONS
POWER PRAYER: Repeat After Me
“God, I will praise and worship you through song, and through my attitudes, my choices, and my actions. What can I praise you for right now?
*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)
Yes, Jesus I praise you with my attitudes, my choices, and my actions – may my entire live be an expression of worship.
Ask the children what is their favorite worship song and then sing several worship songs with Strong & Powerful Worship Motions
(Click here for worship songs
“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!