You Have A Choice

You Have A Choice

 (Bible Overview #7 of 54)

One Main Truth:  Sin, anything that is displeasing, breaks God’s Perfect World

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1 GAME: Cats and Rotten Rats

Game / Bible / Life Connection:   In the Game Breaking the Rules Broke Our Game In the Bible Sin Broke God’s Perfect World / Sin in Your Life Hurts God’s Plan     for You

1. Announce that we are going to play a game we played last time “Cats and Mice”.  Boys and girls, the instructions will sound the same because we played the exact same           game last time.
2. Show Players the boundaries that the game will be played in.
3. Pick one Player to be a “Cat.” Stand the “Cat” in the middle of the area.
4. The rest of the Players are “Mice;” have them stand on one side of the area.
5. The object of the game is for the “Mice” to get across the area without getting caught (tagged) by the “Cat.”
6. Call out loudly “Cat, ready?” “Mice, ready?” “Go!”
7. The “Mice” run from one side to the other then stop at the other side.
8. If a “Mouse” is caught (tagged), then that Player also becomes a “Cat.” Play until all players become cats.
9. Twist: Say, Boys and girls, now we are going to play a game just like “Cats and Mice,” but this is called “Cats and Rotten Rats.” Here is the twist, after one round the Rotten         Rat that has been tagged can sneak back into the line of rats and stop being a cat.
10. “Rats” stop once they have crossed the area and wait until the leader calls out “Cats, ready?” “Rats, ready?” “Go!” This continues until only one “Rat” is left.

[Coach please note: the game does not work, the game breaks down, that’s part of the experience. The game does not work because the Rotten Rats are taking a place that is not theirs to take.]
 

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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Genesis 3

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:     In the Game Breaking the Rules Broke Our Game / In the Bible Sin Broke God’s Perfect World / Sin in Your Life Hurts God’s Plan      for You

Should I or should I not walk to school every day. Her mother had told her to take the safer road with less stones so her black leather shoes wouldn’t spoil. She did not listen to her mother. She instead took the rough short cut, kicking stones, singing songs and enjoying herself.  Her friend Prashant accompanied her. Rohini loved to take this road, because along the way was a tree with the most alluring fruit; her favourite, the junglee imli (Tamarind Fruit)!  They looked like tiny coiled snakes, pink and inviting, calling to her.  But she could not reach them! Prashant loved throwing stones to get to the fruit as Rohini giggled and encouraged him. They both ate the fruit with great joy as they walked together to school.  Being naughty was so much fun! 

Adam and Eve: God gave Adam and Eve the Garden of Eden; a beautiful place where they could live together peacefully. He gave them many fruit trees but he told them not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Sounds much like Rohini and Prashant, doesn’t it?  Let’s find out what happens to those who make the wrong choice. 

Temptation and the Fall of Man:  One day, Satan, disguised as a serpent, lured Eve to eat the forbidden fruit!  He told her she would be like God after eating the fruit!  

Giving in to temptation, she took a bite of the beautiful fruit and offered a bite to Adam.  This act separated them from God!  They had disobeyed Him!  Their lives were changed forever!

Punishment for Disobedience: Both Rohini and Prashant were punished by their parents for their disobedience. They were not permitted to walk together again!  What a heavy price to pay!  It was sad.

Adam and Eve too were sent away from Eden!  They were sent into a world where sin and suffering ruled.

It was sad.  Listen to the good in you.  Do not give into temptation.  Listen to the voice of God.  Do not disobey. 

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:   In the Game Breaking the Rules Broke Our Game /  In the Bible Sin Broke God’s Perfect World / Sin in Your Life Hurts God’s Plan  for You

Memory Verse:  “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”  Genesis 3:15

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 
What broke the game at the end?
Was the Cat able to tag all the “Rotten Rats?”
Were all the “Rotten Rats” turned into Cats? Why not?
Did the game work perfectly like it did at the beginning?
Why not? (the rules were broken)

2. Bible
How many rules did God give Adam and Eve? (one)
What was the one rule to Adam and Eve?
What did man and woman do?
What happened after they disobeyed?

3. Life
Repeat after me: “God who created everything, God the one true god, God who created me, help not break your rules, not to sin against you, not to do anything that displeases you. Show me my sins *pause*. Jesus 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)
Play the “Heaven and Hell game. Let all the children stand in a circle or in
a row. The leader will shout “Heaven” or “”Hell” loudly. The children must jump forward when they hear the word heaven, and jump back when they hear the word hell. Those who jump in the wrong direction are eliminated and the single remaining
child is the winner!  Give the child a chocolate!

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