True Victory

True Victory

(Series: Bible Overview #2 of 54)

One Main Truth: God is Victorious, Therefore I am victorious

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1. GAME: Rock Paper Scissors

Game / Bible / Life Connection:   You are Victorious in the Game because Your Representative Won / Israel is Victorious in the Bible because David Won / You are Victorious in Life because Jesus is Victorious

1. Explain the rules of the game. Players make their hand into a fist, bend their elbow, straight their arm, on the third time they make their choice: Rock, Paper or Scissor.         Rock = a hand in a fist, Paper = hand flat, Scissor = two fingers. Explain Rock defeats Scissors, Paper defeats Rock, and Scissors defeats Paper.
2. Have children pair up with a partner and play.  IMPORTANT the player that does not win must line up behind the player that won making team of two.
3. Play again with the players that won playing against another player that won. The team that does not win lines up behind the winning team making a team of four.
4. Keep playing until there are only two players left that have won every time and all the children are lined up and on one of the teams.
5. The last round explain that the player that wins will win the victory for the entire team! Ask players if they want to switch teams. Play the last round and congratulate the winning team.

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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - 1 Samuel 17

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:     You are Victorious in the Game because Your Representative WonIsrael is Victorious in the Bible because David Won / You are Victorious in Life because Jesus is Victorious 

God is Stronger:  Once upon a time a war broke out between the Israelites and the Philistines in the valley of Elah.  Every morning and evening, a 9 foot tall giant named Goliath challenged and abused the Israelites. Seeing the giant very Israelite shook like a leaf and no one could stand up to his challenge. David arrived at the scene and indignantly said, “Who is this man to defy the army of living God? The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” (1 Sam: 17: 37). Having such a complete faith in God, the young shepherd volunteered to fight the veteran Giant. He picked up five smooth stones and marched forward to meet Goliath. “Do you think I am a dog? Goliath cursed David. “You come against me with sword,” David shouted, “but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty,” and David hurled the stone from his sling quickly which hit Goliath right in the forehead and he fell down dead. David knew God was with him and indeed He fought for him.

Model friendship: Defeating Goliath brought David to king’s palace and Saul kept him there. But soon David’s popularity grew so rapidly that Saul became so jealous of him. But Prince Jonathan, Saul’s son, really liked David and they became good friend, one in spirit. Jonathan even took off his robe, armour, sword, bow and gave them to David (1 Sam. 18:1-4).  But Saul’s jealousy for David only increased and he attempted to kill David on many occasions. Even so, Jonathan defended David no matter what.  Their friendship shows us that there is a deeper kind of friendship.  A friendship based not on what you can get from a person, but out of love for that person. When we love our friend as much as we love ourselves, we are willing to sacrifice ourselves for them. Their friendship was based on sincere and genuine love, a friendship meant to protect and build one another up.

David’s Achievements: David was victorious in many battles because he trusted not in himself, but in God for the victory. He was able to unify all 12 tribes of Israel. Under his leadership they conquered Jerusalem and established as the permanent capital of their kingdom. He expanded the territory and the nation became prosperous. However, David’s greatest accomplishment was to be called a man after God’s own heart by God himself. It doesn’t mean David was perfect, he too had his weaknesses. But whenever he did wrong he was completely honest in confessing his sin. What was important to God was important to him.  What angered God angered him. When God said, “This is wrong and I want you to change,” David changed because he had a heart for God. This is the heart of David that God wants all of us to have.

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:     You are Victorious in the Game because Your Representative WonIsrael is Victorious in the Bible because David Won / You are Victorious in Life because Jesus is Victorious

Memory Verse:  “You come against me with sword and spear… but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty”   I Samuel 17:45

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
Raise your hand if your team won the Rock Paper Scissors Game?
Why were you so  excited when your representative won the game?

2. BIBLE
We heard today that young boy won a battle, can someone raise their hand and tell me us about the battle?
What did the little David have to fight the battle? (a rock and a sling, but David trusted God).
Who was David trusting? (God, not his own strength)
What happened to Israel when their representative won the battle? (they were victorious)

3. LIFE
Repeat after me: “God thank you that you won a great battle through David and all Israel became victorious. Jesus thank you for winning the greatest battle as my representative and making me victorious.  Boys and girls tell God thank you in your own heart right now *Pause* Jesus because you are victorious I am victorious!”

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)
Play target shoot: Make a 9 foot Goliath out of card board and write five daily temptations or challenges on his forehead. Tape it on the wall. Using paper balls, ask the children to hit the temptations or challenges.

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