True Living God Proven

True Living God Proven

 (Bible Overview #24 of 54)

One Main Truth:  There is only one true God

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1 GAME: Follow the Leader

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  There were Distractions in our Game / In the Bible Elijah Pointed the People to the One True God Regardless of Opposition / In your Life You are to Point People to the One True God Regardless of Opposition

1. Before you start, choose a Coach to be a “Distracter.”  Do not tell Players this is happening.  That Coach is going to walk around distracting the Players from following the leader.  If you have a large group you may want to have more than one “Distracter.”
2. Tell the Players that the Game Zone Leader will be the “Leader” for the first round.
3. Have all the Players line up behind the “Leader.”  The “Leader” then moves around and all the Players have to mimic the “Leader’s” actions, like hopping on one foot, turning circles, moving from one side of the room to the other, or walking backwards.
4. Any Players who fail to follow or do what the “Leader” does are out of the game and sit down on the sidelines.
5. When only several Players other than the “Leader” remains that Player is now the new “Leader,” and the game begins again with all the Players joining the line once again.
6. Play several rounds as time allows.
 

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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - 1 King 18

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    There were Distractions in our Game / In the Bible Elijah Pointed the People to the One True God Regardless of Opposition / In your Life You are to Point People to the One True God Regardless of Opposition

Inspector Vinod: He was the most honest inspector in the Police Force.  He faced many difficulties as he had to fight other corrupt policemen who did bad things using their position.  He had to stay strong! It was not an easy battle for Inspector Vinod. Yet, he did not give up. He fought each corrupt officer until they were all dismissed from the force.

Prophet Elijah too had to destroy 450 false prophets!  Let’s find out how he did it!

Elijah: Evil King Ahab, his evil wife Queen Jezabel, and the foolish people, did many wicked things. God chose Prophet Elijah to warn them to repent. He sent a famine upon their land. Jezebel wanted to kill Elijah, who ran away and hid in a brook where he was fed by ravens. God always finds ways to provide for his people!

Our Living God: There were many false prophets in the time of Elijah. Lone and brave Elijah challenged King Ahab and 450 prophets of Baal at Mt. Carmel! He asked the false prophets to make their offering, and show if it would be consumed by their gods without using fire. Till midday these prophets of Baal frantically prayed and even cut
their bodies to invoke their gods. Elijah taunted them to pray harder saying “maybe he’s sleeping and you’ve got to wake him up.” Nothing happen and now it was Elijah’s turn. He asked people to pour water on his offering altar. He prayed to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Then the fire of the Lord fell upon the altar and completely
consumed the offering! Thus Elijah proved in front of Ahab, that His God is the true living God!

Taken Up, Alive: Elijah faithfully served the Lord all through his life and became old. God commanded him to anoint Elisha, son of Shaphat, as his successor. One day, Elijah & Elisha were together when suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah was taken up alive into the heavens! Elisha
then picked up Elijah’s fallen cloak and became Elijah’s successor. Elijah was the only second person (Enoch was the other, Heb. 11:5) who didn’t experience death and was taken up alive into the heavens. The true God who performed great miracles with Elijah is the same God we trust and worship today. Our Living God!

 

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:    There were Distractions in our Game / In the Bible Elijah Pointed the People to the One True God Regardless of Opposition / In your Life You are to Point People to the One True God Regardless of Opposition

Memory Verse:  “And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.”  1 Kings 18:39

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 
Was it easy to follow the “Leader”?
What made it difficult for you to follow?
Did you only follow the leader every time?
Were you ever tricked into following the “Distracter?”  Why?

2. Bible
What were the false leaders trying to tell the people to worship?
Can we get distracted from following God sometimes?
Who is always trying to distract us from obeying God only?
Boys and girls God want us to honor Him as our number one priority.

3. Life
Repeat after me: “God please help me to be committed to following You and You alone, even if everybody else turns their back on you.  Show me ways I can follow you in obedience *pause*. Holy Spirit 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
(click here for worship songs “GameLife Strong & Powerful Worship Motions”)

5. Reinforcement 
Use local resources and common objects.
(Optional)
Ask one child stand against the rest. Will he be able to go past them to the other side? No! Surround the same child with a circle of children.  Together they can break through.  We can achieve the most difficult goal with the protection of our Living God!

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