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Treasure Island Memory Verse Quiz

Treasure Island Memory Verse Quiz

Name __________________________________       Date ____________      Score ______%

 

 

 

The Great Treasure Of Salvation      (10 BLANKS @ 10 POINTS EACH)

“For by _____ you have been _____ through _______, and that ______ of ______________; it is the _____ of ______, not of __________, lest _________ should _______.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Water Baptism     10 BLANKS @ 10 POINTS EACH)

____ therefore and make _____________ of ______   __________, _______________ them in the ________ of the _________ and of the ______ and of the ________   __________

Matthew 28:19  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of The Holy Spirit      10 BLANKS @ 10 POINTS EACH)

“And __ will ____ the ______, and __ will ____ you _______   ______, that __ may _____ with you ______”

John 14:16 NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Church   (5 BLANKS @ 20 POINTS EACH)

“And they __________ steadfastly in the apostles’ __________and _______________, in the breaking of __________, and in _________.”

Acts 2:42  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Holy Communion       (5 BLANKS @ 20 POINTS EACH)

“For as often as you ______ this __________ and __________ this ______, you _______________ the Lord’s death till He comes.”

1 Corinthians 11:26  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Integrity     (10 BLANKS @ 10 POINTS EACH)

“Better ____ the ______ who ____ in ____   __+______ Than _____   ___________ in his ______, though ____ be ______.”

Proverbs 28:6  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Healing     (10 BLANKS @ 10 POINTS EACH)

“Bless the ____, O my ____, And ______ not ____ His _______:
Who _______ all your _________, Who _____ all your ________”

Psalm 103:2-3  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Prayer     (5 BLANKS @ 20 POINTS EACH)

“The ____ is far from the _____, But He _____ the ______ of the _________.”

Proverbs 15:29  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Evangelism     (5 BLANKS @ 20 POINTS EACH)

“But you be ________________ in all things, ____________ afflictions, do the ________ of an evangelist, ______________ your ________________.”

2 Timothy 4:5  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Worship     (10 BLANKS @ 10 POINTS EACH)

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the ____   _______ will ____ the Father in ____ and ____; for the Father is ____ such to worship Him. God is ___, and those who worship Him _____ worship in ______ and ______.”

John 4:23-24  NKJV

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Treasure Island

The dictionary describes treasure as something of great value or worth, or something highly valued.  God has given us some special treasures that should be highly valued.

Some treasures are:

The Great Treasure Of Integrity

“Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.”

Proverbs 28:6  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Church

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

Acts 2:42  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Holy Communion

“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”

1 Corinthians 11:26  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Salvation

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Prayer

“The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.”

Proverbs 15:29  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Healing

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases”

Psalm 103:2-3  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Evangelism

“But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

2 Timothy 4:5  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Worship

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 4:23-24  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of Water Baptism

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”

Matthew 28:19  NKJV

The Great Treasure Of The Holy Spirit

“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever”

John 14:16 NKJV 

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The Great Treasure Of Worship

Treasure Island Fun Days

The Great Treasure of Worship

1. Open in prayer

2. Introduction – What Is Worship?

Worship is a great or excessive love, admiration, and respect felt for God. It can be described as ascribing “worth” to God. Worship is not a song or music, it is a lifestyle.

Worship is a spiritual act, while praise is a physical act. Anyone and everyone can praise God, however only the redeemed can worship God in spirit and in truth.

John 9:31  NKJV   “Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.”

3. Praise and Worship Songs

1. _____________________________

2. _____________________________

4. Memory Verse

John 4:23-24  NKJV    “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

5. Taking The First Step

Isaiah 6:5  NKJV    “So I said: Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips; And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts.’ ”

     The first step to worshiping God is salvation. You cannot truly worship God with sin in your life because worship is a lifestyle that reverences a holy God. It is not just singing a song with your mouth – it comes from within you. Worship involves every part of you.

We can follow the examples of the prodigal son, the sinful woman, and Esther to become a child of God.

Like them we must realize that we are in danger, know who can save us, and go directly to the one that can save us.

1. Realize You Are In Danger 

Every person born is in danger of separation from the King (God) because of sin, Every person has sinned, and every person has an enemy that would love to see them thrown in the lake of fire (away from God’s presence.) The first step to salvation is admitting that you have sinned. Once we take that first step, God is there like the prodigal son’s father with arms outstretched for you.

Romans 3:23  NKJV    “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

2. Know

We must know who can save us. Jesus is the only way we can be saved. It is only through His blood that our sins are washed away.

John 14:6  NKJV     “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

3. Go directly to the one that can save us

Today you are to go directly to God (in prayer) to receive salvation, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. There is no man, church or religion that has the power (or authority) to save you. You can’t send word by someone else that you want salvation. Salvation is a personal thing. You must go directly to the King (God) yourself.

Hebrews 10:19-20  NKJV    “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus”

6. Game – “Water Relay”

Need: 2 pitchers of water and 2 cups

John 4:23-24  NKJV     “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Divide the children into two teams and have them line up in two lines. Give each team a cup The first person on each team is to run to the pitcher of water, pour a cup of water, then say the memory verse. They will then pour the water back into the pitcher and run back to their team, with the empty cup.

The team that finishes first is the winner.

7. Why Are Corporate Worship Services Important?

God designed man to be a worshiper. Everyone worships someone or something. Worship means to ascribe worth unto someone or something. When we worship God we are giving great honor and reverence to Him. We are expressing our love and admiration to Him. In essence, we are giving back part of ourselves to Him (ministering to Him.)

During our corporate worship service times we consider (think about) how extremely precious God is and the love that He has for us. Even though participating as a group It is still a very special time between you and God. It is a very intimate time- not a time to be talking to other people, doing other things, fidgeting, complaining, or thinking about other things. It is a time to be talking to God and listening to Him.

You can expect to hear from God during worship. God is worthy of our worship- He is the only one worthy of our worship. He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! Since God gave everything He had for intimacy with us, should we not do the same. As we enter into worship, let’s clear our minds, cleanse our hearts and begin to worship God for who He is.

Corporate worship brings us into one accord, into the unity of the Spirit. As we worship the Lord with other Christians, we are brought into a unity, a oneness. Instead of concentrating on our differences, we look at Jesus and focus on Him. As we are caught up in the wonder of His Person, those differences fade away. It is as we look together to Jesus and worship Him that we are drawn closer to Him and closer to each other.

8. Game – Balloon Pop

Need: Balloons and small pieces of paper.

Write the following sentences on small pieces of paper – 1 sentence per paper. Roll up the paper and place in balloons – 1 paper per balloon. Blow up balloons. You will need 1 balloon for each child playing the game.

Write the following sentences on slips of paper – 1 sentence per paper:

Worship is a great or excessive love, admiration, and respect felt for God.

Worship can be described as ascribing “worth” to God.

Worship is not a song or music, it is a lifestyle.

Anyone and everyone can praise God, however only the redeemed can worship God in spirit and in truth.

God designed man to be a worshiper.

Everyone worships someone or something.

During our corporate worship service times we consider (think about) how extremely precious God is and the love that He has for us.

You can expect to hear from God during worship.

God is the only one worthy of our worship.

Corporate worship brings us into one accord, into the unity of the Spirit.

As we worship the Lord with other Christians, we are brought into a unity, a oneness.

It is as we look together to Jesus and worship Him that we are drawn closer to Him and closer to each other.

The first step to worshiping God is salvation.

You cannot truly worship God with sin in your life because worship is a lifestyle that reverences a holy God.

Worship involves every part of you.

We can follow the examples of the prodigal son, the sinful woman, and Esther to become a child of God.

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”    John 4:23-24  NKJV

Place the balloons on the floor a short distance from the children. Divide the children into two teams and line them up facing the balloons. At the signal the first person on each team will run to the balloons and pop one balloon. They will pick up the paper with the sentence from the popped balloon and run back to their team with it. The next person in line will do the same. The team that retrieves a paper for each person on their team is the winner.

Have all the children read what is written on their paper out loud.

9. Worship In Spirit And In Truth

When the woman at the well asked Jesus where the true place to worship was, Jesus responded by telling her that true worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.

John 4:23-24  NKJV    “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

     The dictionary describes spirit as the life force of person or the vital force that characterizes a human being as being alive. It also describes it as enthusiasm and full of energy. Truth is described as honesty, sincerity and loyalty.If you want to be a true worshipper your entire life must reflect your love, reverence and respect for God. You must be honest (unpretentious / truthful) and sincere about your love for God. Your life (words, thoughts, actions) must show what you believe about God.  If you say that you worship God, but your actions don’t line up with your words, you are a hypocrite and you are not a true worshipper.

A hypocrite is somebody who pretends to have admirable principles, beliefs, or feelings but behaves otherwise. Jesus places hypocrites in the same category as the scribes and Pharisees. According to Jesus hypocrites will go to hell.

Matthew 23:13-33  NKJV    “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves. “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it.’ Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold? And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to perform it.’ Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift? Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all things on it. He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it. And he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits on it. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’ “Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt. Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?”

10. Game – Praise Game (Match-Up)

Need: 2 sets of the praise cards

Divide the children into two teams and line them up in two lines. Give each team a set of praise cards. At the signal the first child will take out a praise card and run to the front with it  They will read the card then tape it to the correct space on their answer sheet. They will ten run back to their team

11. “I Will Raise Up The Tabernacle Of David”

Acts 3:19-21  NKJV     “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.”

     Revival is a bringing or coming back to life or consciousness; restoration to vigor or health; a bringing or coming back to style, use, activity, etc; an awakening or increase of interest in religion. God desires for there to be a revival of worship to Him, and there will be a great revival of worship to Him before He returns. His glory (the manifest presence of God) will be experienced in a greater measure by the  body of Christ (the church) than ever before. The true body of Christ will have a season of refreshing (renewed, restored, made pleasing) before the return of the Lord.

Acts 15:16-17  NKJV     “ ‘After this I will return And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, And I will set it up; So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says the Lord who does all these things.’ ”

     It is the desire of God that His glory fill the earth.  In the last days when the glory of God is manifest upon His people (the body of Christ) there will be an abundance of provision (material, physical and spiritual) and harvest (souls). However, we have a part to play in seeing that God’s desire is fulfilled. Sin cannot enter into the presence of God.
No matter how much someone may say that they want to experience (and stay in) the glory of the Lord, they will not with sin in their life. Man cannot come into God’s presence without going by Jesus. There is a difference between stumbling upon the glory of God and the glory of God staying upon you, just as there is a difference between a visitation of the glory of God and a habitation of the glory of God.

What would have happened to Moses if he had not obeyed God when he ‘came upon’ where the manifest presence of the Lord was? God expected something out of Moses in order for him to draw closer to Him. He expected Moses to regard Him and the ground that he stood upon as holy. It was set apart by the divine presence of God for His purpose. Moses was told to remove his sandals possibly as an acknowledgement of God holiness and authority (Exodus 3:1-6 ). We too, when we come into the presence of God must acknowledge His holiness and authority and submit to Him.

12. Game – Review Tic-Tac – Toe

Need: poster board , 16 index cards and tape.

Draw a large tic-tac-toe board on the poster board. On 8 index cards write a “O” and on 8 index cards write an “X”. Divide the class into two teams. Place the tic-tac-toe board a short distance from the teams. Give one team the “O” cards and the other team the “X” cards. Ask the teams questions, one at a time. If they answer the question correctly the may place one of their cards on the board. The first team that gets three of their cards in a row is the winner.

1.Worship is a great or excessive love, _____________________, and respect felt for God.

Admiration

2. Worship can be described as ascribing “worth” to _________.

God

3. Worship is not a song or music, it is a __________________.

Lifestyle

4. Anyone and everyone can praise God, however only the _______________ can worship God in spirit and in truth.

Redeemed

5. According to John 9:31, if a person is a worshiper of God and does God’s  will, what will happen?

God hears him.

6. What is t he first step to worshiping God is _______________.

Salvation

7. You cannot truly worship God with _______ in your life because worship is a lifestyle that reverences a holy God.

Sin

8. Worship comes from ______________ you –  it involves every part of you.

Within

9. God designed man to be a ________________.

Worshiper

10. Everyone worships ___________________ or something.

Someone

11. During our corporate worship service times we think about how ______________  ___________________ God is and the love that He has for us.

extremely precious

12. Even though participating as a group, it is still a very  ________________ time between you and God.

Special

13. You can expect to ___________ from God during worship.

hear

14. As we enter into corporate worship we should clear our minds, cleanse our hearts and begin to worship God for ___________He is.

who

15. What does corporate worship do?

It brings us into one accord, into the unity of the Spirit.

16. During corporate worship, instead of concentrating on our differences, we look at Jesus and ______________ on Him.

Focus

17. Jesus said that true worshipers must worship in ____________  and in truth.

Spirit

18. The dictionary describes spirit as what?

The life force of person or the vital force that characterizes a human being as being alive. It also describes it as enthusiasm and full of energy.

19. Truth is described as what?

honesty, sincerity and loyalty

20. If you want to be a true worshipper your _____________  ___________  must reflect your love, reverence and respect for God.

entire life

21. Our life (words, thoughts, actions) must ___________ what we believe about God.

Show

22. If you say that you worship God, but your actions don’t line up with your words, you are a ___________________ and you are not a true worshipper.

Hypocrite

23. According to Jesus hypocrites will go where?

to hell

24.  What is revival?

Revival is a bringing or coming back to life or consciousness; restoration to vigor or health; a bringing or coming back to style, use, activity, etc; an awakening or increase of interest in religion.

25.  God desires for there to be a ______________  _____  _____________ to Him, and there will be a great revival of worship to Him before He returns.

revival of worship

26. The true body of Christ will have a season of ________________  before the return of the Lord.

Refreshing

27. Sin ___________ enter into the presence of God.

Cannot

28. Man cannot come into God’s presence without going by ___________.

13. Worship Song

14. Challenge and Altar – Examine Our Lives

When a person removes the sin from within they will be able to worship God in spirit and in truth. Then they will see the glory of the Lord, the manifest presence of God, in their midst. The world around them will see the glory of the Lord in them and they too will seek the Lord. As Christians we must evaluate our lives (our actions, our words our deeds, our attitudes, our thoughts…) and allow the Lord to search us to see if there is anything evil or wicked in us.

Psalm 24  NKJV    “The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. For He has founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the waters. Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessings from the Lord, And righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face. Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.”

Does your entire life  reflect your love, reverence and respect for God?

Are you honest, truthful, and sincere about your love for God?

Do your words, thoughts, actions show what you believe about God?

  Remember…

If you say that you love God but your actions don’t show it, you are not a true worshiper of God.

Jesus has a very strong WARNING about hypocrites.

15. Refreshments or a light meal

16. Crafts

17. Dismissal

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The Great Treasure Of Evangelism

Treasure Island Fun Days

The Great Treasure of Evangelism

1. Open in prayer

2. Introduction – The Ministry of Reconciliation

2 Corinthians 5:18 NKJV    “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation…”

      At salvation we become a new creature. Our relationship with God changes. We become reconciled to God and we have the privilege of telling others that they can receive the same reconciliation. As a Christian, the ministry of reconciliation has been entrusted to us. We are to tell all people that God wants to restore them to a right relationship with Himself.

2 Corinthians 5:20  NKJV    “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we  implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”

3. Praise and Worship Songs

1. __________________________________

2. __________________________________

4. Memory Verse

“But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”    2 Timothy 4:5  NKJV

5. Evangelism

Evangelism is sharing the message of Christ with those who do not know Christ as Savior, especially through activities. There are many people have never heard about God and how much He loves them. They don’t know that God gave His Son, Jesus for us. And they don’t know Jesus died on a cross for their sins. How will they ever know unless someone tells them?

God does not want anyone to be lost so He has commanded us to tell them the good news. Each of us have the responsibility to go and make disciples. Each one of us has been instructed to evangelize – It is our mission.

We are to work with God in evangelizing. We have our part and God has His part. We are to listen to the Holy Spirit for direction, be willing to be used by God in whatever manner He desires, be ready at all times to present the gospel to those that we come in contact with, and be a good example with our life. We should witness out of obedience and because of the need to spread the gospel. We should not worry about acceptance or rejection, because God  draws the person to Him by the power of the Holy Spirit, not us.

The lost around us are our personal harvest field. We must tell our friends and neighbors and others nearby about Jesus. Wherever we go and whatever we do we must present the gospel by living it out and by sharing it with others. We must remind people God is loving, compassionate, forgiving, and will never give up on us even when we’ve given up on ourselves.

6. Game – “Our Part” Memory Game

We are to work with God in evangelizing. We have our part and God has His part. We are to listen to the Holy Spirit for direction, be willing to be used by God in whatever manner He desires, be ready at all times to present the gospel to those that we come in contact with, and be a good example with our life.

Need: Nine sheets of paper or index cards

On two cards write:: We are to listen to the Holy Spirit for direction.

On two cards write:: Be willing to be used by God in whatever manner He desires.

On two cards write:: Be ready at all times to present the gospel to those that we come in contact with.

On two cards write:: Be a good example with our life.

On one card write:: “But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”   2 Timothy 4:5  NKJV

Shuffle up the cards and place them on the memory board. Divide the children into two teams. The teams will take turns turning over two cards. If the cards match they will remove them and earn a point for their team. If they do not match they will turn them back over. The team with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

Correct matches:

We are to listen to the Holy Spirit for direction.

Be willing to be used by God in whatever manner He desires.

Be ready at all times to present the gospel to those that we come in contact with.

Be a good example with our life.

7. Evangelizing with the Salvation Hearts

Yellow – In the beginning God made the world beautiful and perfect. God and man shared a special  friendship (fellowship / intimacy).

Black – Sin entered into the world that God had created. Sin separated man from God.

Red – Jesus made a way for man to have a relationship with God again. The blood that He shed on the cross washes away our sin.

White – When we ask for forgiveness we are made clean – our sins are forgiven and forgotten.

Blue – After we are saved we should want to follow Jesus’ example in water baptism.

Green – As a Christian we must continue to grow in Christ.

Purple – One day King Jesus will return to take the true Christians home to heaven.

Yellow – In the end everything in the world will be beautiful and perfect again. There will be no more sin!

8. Evangelizing with the Wordless Book

Yellow: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Everything that He created was wonderful.

Genesis 1:31  NKJV   “Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

Black: Everything was beautiful and wonderful, until sin entered into it. The Bible tells us that all have sinned. All means everyone of us.

Romans 3:23  NKJV   “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

Red: God loved us so much that He gave His only Son for us – Jesus shed His blood to wash away our sins.

I Corinthians 15:3  NKJV   “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures”

White: When we accept God’s gift of salvation, through Jesus, our sins are washed away.

Isaiah 1:18  NKJV   “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.”

Green: When you receive Jesus as your Savior you become a child of God. You are like a newborn baby in God’s family, and He wants you to learn more about Him and grow in your relationship with Him.

John 1:12  NKJV   “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name”

9. Game –  Heart Match-Up

Need: Bowls or containers., construction paper hearts: 2 yellow, 1 black, 1 red, 1 white, 1 blue, 1 green, and 1 purple.  (Make a set for each team)

Write the following on slips of paper – one sentence per paper. (Make a set for each team):

In the beginning God made the world beautiful and perfect.

Sin entered into the world that God had created.

Jesus made a way for man to have a relationship with God again.

When we ask for forgiveness we are made clean.

Follow Jesus’ example in water baptism.

Continue to grow in Christ.

Jesus will return to take the true Christians home to heaven.

The world will be beautiful and perfect again.

Divide the class into two teams. Place the slips of paper in a bowl (one bowl for each team). Place the construction paper hearts in a bowl (one bowl for each team) Line the teams up in a row. At the signal the first person on each team will run to their bowls and get a heart and a slip of paper. They will run back to their team and the next person in line will repeat the process. When a team has all their hearts and papers they are to match them up. The first team to correctly match the heart with the sentence is the winner.

Correct Matches:

Yellow – In the beginning God made the world beautiful and perfect.

Black – Sin entered into the world that God had created.

Red – Jesus made a way for man to have a relationship with God again.

White – When we ask for forgiveness we are made clean.

Blue – Follow Jesus’ example in water baptism.

Green – Continue to grow in Christ.

Purple – Jesus will return to take the true Christians home to heaven.

Yellow – The world will be beautiful and perfect again.

10. Fishers Of Men

Matthew 4:18-22  NKJV   “And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and  John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.”

Luke 5:1-11  NKJV   “So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets. Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat. When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!” For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.” So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.”

     Jesus’ followers (the disciples) were called to be fishers of men. We too, have been called to be fishers of men. God desires that His house be full, and we are the ones that are called to fill it.

11. Evangelizing with the Romans Road to Salvation

Step 1

Romans 3:23  NKJV   “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

Step 2

Romans 5:12  NKJV   “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned”

Step 3

Romans 6:23  NKJV   “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”

Step 4

Romans 5:8  NKJV   “But God demonstrated His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Step 5

Romans 10:9,10  NKJV   “…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

12. Game  – “Fishers Of Men”

Jesus’ followers (the disciples) were called to be fishers of men. We too, have been called to be fishers of men.

Need : 2 short fishing poles with a magnet at the end of the string instead of a hook and construction paper fish with a paper clip attached to each one.

A sign that reads: “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Divide the class into two teams. Line the children up and give the first person on each team a fishing pole. At the signal the first person on each team is to run to the pond and catch a fish. They are to say “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Then run back to their team with their fish. The next person in line will repeat the process. The team that finishes first is the winner.

Jesus and His disciples visited a city in Samaria. Jesus was a Jew and usually Jews and Samaritans did not like each other. Many Jews would travel far out of their way to avoid going through Samaria. But Jesus loved the Samaritans, so He took His disciples to visit them. Just outside the city, Jesus sat down to rest near a well while His disciples went into the town to get something to eat.

While resting, Jesus met a woman who needed “living water.” This woman, a Samaritan woman, came to the well and Jesus asked her to give Him a drink. The woman was surprised that Jesus had spoken to her. The customs of the area prohibited public conversations between men and women who were strangers. The woman asked Him why He asked her, a Samaritan to give Him a drink. Jesus responded to her question by telling her that if she knew who He was she would have asked Him for a drink. Jesus continued to talk to the woman about living water.

After a period of time the woman asked Jesus to give her the water that He was talking about. At this point Jesus began to tell her about her life. Jesus challenged the woman to consider her own sinful condition by telling her to bring her husband to Him. Before the woman could believe in Jesus as the One who could give her living water she had to recognize that she was a sinner. Thinking that Jesus was just a prophet she began to discuss worship to God with Him.

As Jesus talked to her about God the woman realized who Jesus really was and she believed Him. She ran back to the city and began to tell everyone about Jesus. She asked them to come with her and she would show them the “man who knew everything I did.” Because the woman told people about Jesus, many of the people of the city went out to meet Jesus for themselves. When the people had listened to Jesus, they also believed Jesus as the Messiah, the Savior of the world.

14. The Great Commission

Jesus gave His followers a commandment that we call the Great Commission. It instructs believers to make disciples (followers of Christ) throughout the entire world.

Matthew 28:19-20  NKJV    “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Mark 16:15  NKJV   “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Luke 24:46-48  NKJV   “Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things.”

Acts 1:6-8  NKJV   “Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, ans in all Judea and Samaeia, and to the end of the earth.”

     All believers are commanded to do the work of an evangelist.  Each one is to share the message of salvation with those who do not know Jesus.

14. Game – Pass The World

Need –  A ball shaped like the world and music

“But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”   2 Timothy 4:5  NKJV

Have all the children stand in a circle. Give one of the children the ball. Turn on some music and have the children pass the ball around the circle. Stop the music. Whoever has the ball when the music stops must say the memory verse. If they cannot they are out of the game. The game continues until only one person is left or until allotted time runs out.

15. Worship Song

16. Challenge and Altar

Have you accepted the gift of salvation?

Are you sharing the Good News with those you come in contact with?

Does your life reflect what you say you believe about Jesus?

Are you a good example to others?

ABC’s Of Salvation

A – Admit that we have sinned.

“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”      Romans 3:23

B – Believe in Jesus.

“Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved”      Acts 16:31

C – Confess our sins to God.

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins”      1 John 1:9

17. Refreshments or a light meal

18. Crafts

19. Dismissal

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The Great Treasure Of Healing

Treasure Island Fun Days

The Great Treasure of Healing

1. Open in prayer

2. Introduction – Definition of Heal

Heal means…

to cure somebody or something from ailment

to restore a person, body part, or injury to health

to be repaired naturally

to be repaired and restored naturally

to put something right

to repair or rectify something that causes discord and animosity

to recover spiritually or emotionally

to get rid of a wrong, evil, or painful affliction

3. Praise and Worship Songs

1. ________________________________________________

2.________________________________________________

4. Memory Verse

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases”     Psalm 103:2-3  NKJV

5. Healing Is A Benefit

Psalm 103:2 instructs us not to forget all the benefits that God gives. One meaning of benefit is to give somebody help or receive help. Two benefits mentioned in verse two of Psalm 103 are forgiveness and healing.

Adam and Eve’s sin allowed death and sickness into the world.  Sickness can also come from other things such as our bodies aging, viruses, germs, diseases, abuse to our body, lack of proper care, and sometimes sin. Both sickness and death will be in this world until God makes a new heaven and earth.

Revelation 22:1-3  NKJV     “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.”

    However, until then, God not only provided for us to be forgiven, He also provided for our healing.

Isaiah 53:5  NKJV     “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”

6. Ask God For Healing

The Bible gives us clear instructions of what to do when we are sick. The very first thing that we should do is to pray and ask for forgiveness of any unconfused sin that might be in our life. Then we should ask God to heal our body.

James 5:13-15  NKJV     “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”

     According to James 5, we should ask the body of Christ to pray for us when we are sick. We can also ask family members and friends to pray with and for us. After we pray for healing we must expect to be healed. When we pray for healing we must have faith that God will heal, and believe that Jesus has authority over the illness.

Acts 14:8-10  NKJV    “And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked.”

     It is important that we praise God and thank Him for the healing – even before we receive it. An important thing to remember is that God heals in many different ways. A few of the ways are through doctors and medications, through miracles, through a process of time, and through death. We must trust God no matter what way He chooses to heal, even though we might not understand. God has a plan for every person born and He wants the very best for each person.

7. Game – Jig-Saw Memory Verse Relay

Need: 2 poster boards (of different colors), a small baskey, and a marker

Write the memory verse on each poster board, then cut the poster boards into ten pieces each. Keep each one separate. Divide the group into two teams. Line up the two teams in lines. Place the puzzles in two small baskets a short distance from the teams. At a signal the first person on each team must go to the puzzle pieces and put their puzzle together. Once the puzzle is together they must read it out loud, then put the puzzle back in the basket and run back to their team. The next person will do the same. The team that finishes first is the winner.

8. Jesus Healed

Throughout Jesus’ ministry He healed many people from various types of ailments. He restored people physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Jesus has power and authority over all illness and disease.

Matthew 4:23-24  NKJV    “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.”

9. Examples of Healing From The Bible

1. Simon’s Mother-In-Law

Mark 1:31  NKJV    “So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them.”

      One day after Jesus left the synagogue He went to Simon’s house. As soon as Jesus arrived at the house they told Him about Peter’s mother-in-law who was sick with a fever. The people at Simon’s house had faith in Jesus and they believed that He could heal Simon’s mother-in-law. Jesus went to the woman and took her by the hand, Immediately the fever was gone and her strength returned to her. The woman got up and served Jesus and His followers.

2. Healings In Capernaum

Luke 4:41  NKJV    “…and He laid His hands on every one of them and He healed them.”

      Late one evening when Jesus was in Capernaum the people came to see Him. They brought to Jesus everyone that was sick. Jesus laid His hands on everyone of them and healed them. Jesus took the time to personally lay hands on each one of them and to pray for each one of them. The Bible tells us that each one (every one) of them were healed. The people that had brought the sick people to Jesus had faith in Him and His ability to heal the sick.

3. Man With A Paralyzed Hand

Luke 6:10  NKJV    “And when He had looked around at them, He said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.”

      Once when Jesus went to the synagogue He saw a man with a withered hand there. The Pharisees watched Jesus very closely while He was in the synagogue. They were hoping to catch Jesus doing something that they thought was wrong or against the law. Jesus knew what the Pharisees were thinking so He asked the man with the withered hand to stand up in front of everyone. Then Jesus asked the Pharisees if it was lawful to do good on the Sabbath. The Pharisees would not answer. Then Jesus told the man to stretch out his withered hand. As he did, his hand was restored, he was made well. When the people and the Pharisees saw what happened (the healing of the man’s withered hand) they became very angry. They thought that Jesus had violated the Law of Moses, however He had not.

4. Miraculous Healings

Mark 6:56  NKJV    “Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. As many as touched Him were made well.”

      Jesus had a healing ministry which was widespread. Everywhere that Jesus went the people would carry sick people to a spot that they thought Jesus would walk by. They believed that Jesus had power to heal the sick. The people begged Jesus to allow the sick people to touch the hem, the tassel, of His garment. The Bible tells us that everyone of them that touched it was made well.

5. Man By The Pool

John 5:9  NKJV   “And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked…”

      As Jesus walked by the Sheep Gate on His way into Jerusalem He saw a man laying on one of the porches by the pool of Bathesda. This man had had an infirmity for thirty-eight years. The pool of Bathesda was a double pool that was surrounded by five porches. During this time many sick people lay beside the pool and waited for the water to move.  At certain times an angel would come down and stir up the water in the pool. Whoever stepped in the water first after it was stirred up would be healed.  Jesus asked the man if he wanted to be made well. The man did want to be made well but he did not have anyone to put him into the pool when the water was stirred up. Jesus told the man to take up his bead and walk. Immediately the man was healed and he took up his bed and walked.

6. Deaf-Mute Man

Mark 7:35  NKJV    “Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.”

      As Jesus was traveling through the Sea of Galilee the people brought a man who was a deaf-mute. They begged Jesus to lay His hands on the man and heal him. Jesus took the deaf-mute aside, away from the crowd. Then He put His finger in the man’s ear and He put spit on His finger and touched the man’s tongue. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and then said to the man, “Be opened.” Immediately the man’s ears were open and his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.

10. Game – Shawl Relay

Matthew 9:20  NKJV    “And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.” But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.”

Need: Two shawls and two signs with the memory verse.

Divide the children into two teams. Give the first person on each team a shawl. At a signal the first person on each team must put on the shawl. Then they are to run to the sign and say the memory verse. Then run back to their team and tag the next person in line, and so on. The first team to finish is the winner.

11. Keep On Asking – P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens)

Mark 7:24-30  NKJV    “From there He arose and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered a house and wanted no one to know it, but He could not be hidden. For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter. But Jesus said to her, ‘Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she answered and said to Him, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.’ Then He said to her, ‘For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.’ And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.”

      One day a woman came to Jesus and asked and asked and Him to cast a demon out of her daughter. Jesus was in the middle of teaching (feeding) His disciples (His children). He told the woman that it was not right to stop in the middle of feeding your children and give their (your children‘s) food to dogs. The woman was not offended by what Jesus said to her – She understood what He meant. The woman replied to Jesus that even during the meal the little dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the children’s plates onto the floor. Jesus rewarded the woman’s faith and persistence by healing her daughter. Jesus told the woman to go home and that the demon had left her daughter. The woman returned to her house to find her daughter just like Jesus had said – the demon was gone!  It is a very good possibility that if the mother had not kept on asking Jesus to heal her daughter, that He wouldn’t have.

12. Power And Authority Given

Jesus gave authority to His disciples and us to go out and spread the word of God through preaching and healing. Authority means the right or power to enforce, somebody with official power, and legitimate power.

Matthew 10:7-8  NKJV    “And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”

Luke 9:1-2  NKJV    “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.”

     Jesus said that if we would believe in Him we would do even greater works that He did.

John 14:12-14  NKJV    ““Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

13. Game – Tic-Tac-Toe Review

Need: poster board , 16 index cards  and tape

Draw a large tic-tac-toe board on the poster board. On 8 index cards write a “O” and on 8 index cards write an “X”.

Divide the class into two teams. Place the tic-tac-toe board a short distance from the teams. Give one team the “O” cards and the other team the “X” cards. Ask the teams questions, one at a time. If they answer the question correctly the may place one of their cards on the board. The first team that gets three of their cards in a row is the winner.

1. What is the definition of heal?

to cure somebody or something from ailment

to restore a person, body part, or injury to health

to be repaired naturally

to be repaired and restored naturally

to put something right

to repair or rectify something that causes discord and animosity

to recover spiritually or emotionally

to get rid of a wrong, evil, or painful affliction

2. What are the two benefits mentioned in verse two of Psalm 103?

forgiveness and healing.

3. What allowed death and sickness into the world?

Sin

4. List some ways our bodies can become sick.

our bodies aging, viruses, germs, diseases, abuse to our body, lack of proper care, and sometimes sin

5. When will there be no sickness and death in this world?

When God makes a new heaven and earth.

6. Jesus restored people physically, _________________, and ___________________. Jesus has power and authority over all illness and disease.

emotionally             spiritually

7. Jesus gave authority to His disciples and us to go out and spread the word of God through _________________ and healing.

preaching

8. What does authority mean?

the right or power to enforce, somebody with official power, and legitimate power.

9. Jesus said that if we would believe in Him we would do even greater ____________that He did.

works

10. What does P.U.S.H. stand for?

Pray Until Something Happens

11. Jesus took the time to personally lay hands on each one of them and to pray for each one of them. The Bible tells us that each one (every one) of them were __________.

Healed

12. Jesus took Simon’s mother-in-law  by the hand and Immediately the __________ was gone and her strength returned to her.

fever

13. When the people and the Pharisees saw that Jesus healed a man‘s withered hand they became __________  _____________.

very angry

14. How long had the  man by the pool of Bathesda had an infirmity?

38 years

15. As Jesus was traveling through the Sea of Galilee how did Jesus heal the deaf-mute?

He put His finger in the man’s ear and He put spit on His finger and touched the man’s tongue. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and then said to the man, “Be opened.”

14. Worship Song

15.Challenge and Altar –Healing Bring Glory To God

Everything that Jesus did, including healing, was to bring glory and honor to God, and to make Him known. The same is true today. When a person is healed it is a witness (testimony) to God’s great love and power.

Acts 9:32-35  NKJV    “Now it came to pass, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda. There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately. So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.”

16. Refreshments or a light meal

17. Crafts

18. Dismissal

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The Great Treasure Of Holy Communion

Treasure Island Fun Days

The Great Treasure of Holy Communion

 1. Open in prayer

2. Introduction

Communion is a way for Christians to remember Jesus’ death, resurrection and future return by eating a small piece of bread and drinking a small amount of juice. It is an act of sharing or fellowshipping. However, communion is much more than just a piece of bread and a sip of juice. During communion we enter into a close spiritual relationship with God. It is a very, very intimate time between you and God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Communion is an act of sharing, a having in common, an exchange of thoughts and feelings, an intimate talk, fellowship, a close spiritual relationship.

3. Praise and Worship Songs –

1.) __________________________________

2.) __________________________________

4. Memory Verse

“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:26 NKJV 5.

The Lord’s Supper Communion is also known as the Lord’s Supper. It reminds us that Jesus allowed His body to be broken for us and His blood to be given to pay for our sins. Communion helps us to remember that Jesus will return, and we make a promise to be ready for our bridegroom, Jesus. Through communion we can receive healing and restoration for our bodies, souls and spirits.

I Corinthians 11:23-26 NKJV     “For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”

Jesus instituted communion (the Lord’s Supper), as we know it today, after His final Passover meal was eaten. Jesus had celebrated many Passover meals before in His life and had even celebrated several with His disciples before this time.

Luke 22:15 NKJV “Then He said to them, ‘With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer’ ”

Jesus’ final Passover was special and He had awaited it for a long time. It was at His final Passover that He instituted the new covenant. After the meal was eaten, Jesus broke the bread and gave it to them, saying ‘This is My body which is given for you.’ Then He picked up the third cup of wine (the cup of redemption) and said to them, ‘This is the new covenant in My blood which is shed for you.’

Luke 22:17-20 NKJV    “Then He took the cup, and gave thanks and said, ‘Take this and divide it among yourselves, for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.’ And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me’ Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you’ ”

6. Game – “Jig-Saw” Relay Race

Need: 2 poster boards (of different colors), marker, and 2 small baskets

Write the memory verse on each poster board, then cut the poster boards into ten pieces each. Keep each one separate. Divide the group into two teams. Line up the two teams in lines. Place the puzzles in two small baskets a short distance from the teams. At a signal the first person on each team must go to the puzzle pieces and put their puzzle together. Once the puzzle is together they must read it out loud, then put the puzzle back in the basket and run back to their team. The next person will do the same. The team that finishes first is the winner.

7. Benefits Through Communion

Today we receive the same benefits through communion that the Hebrews received through the Passover lamb. When we receive the communion elements (bread and juice) we remember Jesus. The Hebrews ate the body of the lamb and applied the blood of the lamb to their dwelling place. In communion we use two elements: bread and juice. Each one is significant and has it’s own meaning and benefits. Also when the two are brought together, it is very significant and powerful.

8. Body Of Christ

The bread represents the body of Jesus Christ. Through taking the bread in communion there is restoration, healing, favor, revelation, strength.

1 Corinthians 11:29-30 NKJV    “For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.”

Many sleep spiritually and physically (death / sickness) because they do not discern the Lord’s body.

Psalm 105:37 NKJV     “He brought them out with silver and gold, And there was none feeble among His tribes.”

When the Hebrews left Egypt there was not one feeble, sick, lame or weak person among them. This was because of what they had done the night before. They had received “communion” the night before. They had eaten the Passover lamb and applied it’s blood to their house.

Isaiah 53:5 NKJV “   But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”

By His stripes we were healed. We can be made whole. We can be made sound. We can be made well. Our health can be restored. Our diseases can be cured.

9. Game – Leaving Egypt Relay

Psalm 105:37 NKJV    “He brought them out with silver and gold, And there was none feeble among His tribes.”

When the Hebrews left Egypt there was not one feeble, sick, lame or weak person among them. This was because of what they had done the night before. They had received “communion” the night before. They had eaten the Passover lamb and applied it’s blood to their house.

Need: 2 Bible costumes, 2 cans, 2 pieces of artificial greenery, and 2 pieces of bread

Divide the group into two teams and line them up in two lines. Place a Bible costume, a can, a piece of bread, and a piece of artificial greenery a short distance from each team. At the signal the first person from each team will run to where their items are. They will put on the costume then act like they are applying the blood to the door post of a house by using the artificial greenery and the can. Then they will pinch a small piece off the bread and eat it. After they have eaten the bread they will take off the costume and run back to their team. The next person on their team will repeat the process. The team that finishes first is the winner.

10. The Blood Of Chridt

The juice represents the blood of Jesus Christ. It’s His blood that cleanses us, that gives us life, that took our place, that redeems us, that washes us whiter than snow. Through the blood of Jesus we can receive protection, salvation (spiritual restoration) and life. We also make a commitment during this time.

11. Protection Through Jesus’ Blood

Prior to the Israelites leaving Egypt the Lord passed over the homes that had the blood of the lamb applied to the door posts. In the homes where the blood was applied the people were protected from death.

Exodus 12:13 NKJV    “Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”

Each time we take the juice in communion it is a reminder (sign, memorial or symbol) that we have protection through the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ).

12. Cleansing Through Jesus’ Blood

It’s Jesus blood     “ ‘Come now, and let us reason together,’ Says the Lord, ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.’ ”

When we receive the gift of salvation we are delivered from sin and from the punishment for sin. Once we truly repent those sins (transgressions) are remembered no more.

Psalm 103:12 NKJV     “As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

13. Game – Communion Match-Up

Need : 9 index cards

Write the following on the cards (one word or phrase per card):     1) The Lord’s Supper     2) The Lord’s Supper    3) Love Feast    4) Love Feast     5) Communion    6) Communion     7) “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:26 NKJV     8) Bread represents the body of Jesus.     9) Juice represents the blood of Jesus.

Shuffle up the cards and place them on the memory board. Divide the children into two teams. The teams will take turns turning over two cards. If the cards match they will remove them and earn a point for their team. If they do not match they will turn them back over. The team with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

Correct matches:

The Lord’s Supper / The Lord’s Supper

Love Feast / Love Feast

Communion / Communion

Bread represents the body of Jesus. / Juice represents the blood of Jesus.

14. Life Through Jesus’ Blood

It’s Jesus blood that gives us life. Without the blood of Christ we would be ‘dead’ in our sins. The life of the flesh is in the blood.

Leviticus 17:11 NKJV     “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the alter to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.”

It was the blood of Jesus that took our place. He willingly took the punishment (penalty) that was rightfully ours.

Hebrews 9:12-14 NKJV     “Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanses your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

God loved us so much that He gave His one and only Son to take our place. To save us from the penalty of sin.

John 3:16-17 NKJV     “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

15. Redemption Through Jesus’ Blood

Redeem means to buy something back or to buy a slaves freedom. Jesus’ blood redeemed us from sin. When we were in sin we were a slave to Satan, but Jesus bought us back.

I Corinthians 6:20 NKJV     “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s”

Ephesians 1:7 NKJV     “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”

Everyone has sinned and because of that sin we were separated from the manifest presence of the Lord (the glory of the Lord.) Jesus Christ was a very precious sacrifice. Because of Him we no longer have to be separated from the glory of the Lord.

Hebrews 9:24-26 NKJV    “For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but in heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another- He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.”

16. Game – Review Tic-Tac-Toe

Need: poster board , 18 index cards , and tape Draw a large tic-tac-toe board on the poster board. On 8 index cards write a “O” and on 8 index cards write an “X”. Divide the class into two teams. Place the tic-tac-toe board a short distance from the teams. Give one team the “O” cards and the other team the “X” cards. Ask the teams questions, one at a time. If they answer the question correctly the may place one of their cards on the board. The first team that gets three of their cards in a row is the winner.

Questions and Answers

1. Communion is a way for Christians to remember Jesus’ death, resurrection and ______________ return. future

2. During communion we enter into a close spiritual __________________________ with God. relationship

3. Communion is also known as the Lord’s ________________. Supper

4. Through communion we can receive healing and restoration for our _______________, souls and spirits. bodies

5. Today we receive the same benefits through communion that the Hebrews received through the __________________ _______________. Passover lamb

6. In communion we use two elements: __________ and juice. bread

7. The bread represents the ___________ of Jesus Christ. body

8. When the Hebrews left Egypt there was not one feeble, _________, lame or weak person among them. sick

9. By Jesus’ ______________ we are healed. stripes

10. The juice represents the _______________ of Jesus Christ. blood

11. Jesus’ blood cleanses us, gives us ___________, took our place, _______________ us, and washes us. life redeems

12. Prior to the Israelites leaving Egypt the Lord ______________ _________the homes that had the blood of the lamb applied to the door posts. passed over

13. Each time we take the juice in communion it is a reminder that we have _____________________ through the blood of the Lamb. protection

14. When we receive the gift of salvation we are delivered from sin and from the _______________________ for sin. punishment

15. Without the blood of Christ we would be ___________in our sins. ‘dead’

16. Jesus _________________ took the punishment that was rightfully ours. willingly

17. Redeem means to __________ something back or to buy a slaves freedom. buy

18. When we were in sin, we were a ______________ to Satan, but Jesus bought us back. Slave

17. Worship Song

18. Challenge and Altar – Our Commitment

Throughout the Bible when a commitment (promise or vow) was made it was sealed by drinking wine. When a Jewish man found a woman that he wanted for his bride he would go to her father and make an offer. The man would tell the father what he would give in exchange for allowing his daughter to marry him (dowry). After the father agreed to accept the offer, he poured a glass of wine and then called his daughter into the room. The father would then tell his daughter that an offer had been made for her hand in marriage, and he would tell her the offer. If the daughter accepted (agreed to) the offer she would pick up the glass and take a drink of the wine. By drinking the wine she was making a commitment to prepare to be the man’s bride. She had a responsibility to be ready when the man (groom) returned to get her. Each time we drink the juice in communion we are committing to prepare ourselves to be the bride of Christ. We must take very serious our responsibilities and commitments.

19. Refreshments or a light meal

20. Crafts

21. Dismissal

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The Great Treasure Of Prayer

Treasure Island Fun Days

The Great Treasure of Prayer

1. Open in prayer

2. Introduction – Prayer Is Communication With God

Prayer is communicating with God. There are many types of prayer and many different ways to pray. One way is not any better than another – the important thing is that you communicate with God. Communication is the exchange of information between people, a spoken or written message, and the communicating of information. Communication is essential in every part of our lives. Without it we would not achieve much. Relationships between people who do not communicate with each other fall apart. The same is true with our relationship with God. We must talk and listen to God. It is impossible to have a personal and intimate relationship with God unless you have regular communication with Him.

God can speak to you…

1. Through His Word, the Bible

2. Through parents and other Christians

3.  Through the Holy Spirit speaking to our heart

4. Through His creation

5. Through situations and circumstances

3. Praise and Worship Songs

(1.) ____________________________________________

(2.) ____________________________________________

4. Memory Verse

Proverbs 15:29  NKJV    “The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.”

5. Types of Prayer

The dictionary defines prayer as a spoken or unspoken address to God. It may express praise, thanksgiving, confession, or a request for something such as help or somebody’s well-being.

1. Praise – Praising God for who He is. Praise is an expression of admiration, worship and thanks to God.

2. Thanksgiving- Thanking God for what He has done and for what He is going to do. It is also a public acknowledgment of God’s goodness.

3. Confession – Confessing (telling) God your sins, faults or failures. Confession mean admission of wrongdoing, an open acknowledgment of feelings, an admission of having done something wrong, admission of guilt, and a declaration of sins to God.

4. Requests – Asking God for something. A request is an appeal made to someone who has the power to grant it.

6. Game – Talk To God Relay

We can talk to God about anything.

Need: Two signs that read: “We can talk to God about ANYTHING!”, two rolls of tape, slips of paper with the following phrases written on them – one phrase per paper:

* What we’re doing or going to do

* What we like

* things that make us happy or sad

* Things that we need help with

* How we feel about Him

* What we like about Him

* How great He is

* How good He is to us.

You will need one slip of paper for each child playing – make extras if needed.

Divide the children into two teams and line them up in two rows. Place the two sign a short distance from the children. Give each child one of the slips of paper Give the first person on each team a roll of tape.

At the signal the first person on each team must run to their sign and tape the slip of paper on it. They will then run back to their team (with the piece) and the next person in line will repeat the process. The team that finishes first is the winner.

Allow someone from the winning team to read all the slips of paper on their sign.

7. Right Standing With God

God hears the prayers of the righteous. The Bible tells us that God see the righteous and that He hears their prayers. Righteous can be described as “right standing” with God. When we are in right standing with God we know that God will hear and answer our prayers.

1 Peter 3:12  NKJV     “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil”

Proverbs 15:8  NKJV     “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.”

     Since God hears the prayers of the righteous the most important prayer  that a person can ever pray is a prayer of repentance.

Psalm 139:23-24  NKJV     “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;  And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.”

Psalm 66:18  NKJV   “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.”

Proverbs 15:29  NKJV   “The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.”

     The Bible tells us that if we sin, or have injustice, unforgiveness or immorality in our lives that God will not hear us. Sin separates a person from God – fellowship with God is cut off. If you purposely allow sin in your life God will not hear your prayers. Also, if we do not forgive others, God will not forgive us of our sins.

Mark 11:26  NKJV     ““And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

Matthew 18:21-35 NKJV    “Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”  Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’  So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.” And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done. Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

8. Game – Grab The Soap

Each of us needs to pray and ask God to give us the strength to resist temptation. We will all be tempted to sin but God has provided a way out for us. We must submit to God, cleanse our hands, purify our hearts, and resist the enemy.

James 4:7-8  NKJV   “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

     Divide the children into two teams. Line the two teams up on opposite sides of the room. Number each child- each team needs to have identical numbers.

Place a bar of soap on the floor between the two teams. When you call out a number the two children that have that number must both run to the bar of soap and try to get it.

The goal is to get the bar of soap and  get back to their spot in line before they can be “tagged”. If they succeed their team get 1 point. After calling out all the numbers, the team that has the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

9. Intercession

God desires for us to be concerned about others. It is important for us to pray for them, both the saved and the unsaved. When we pray for others it is called intercession.

Ezekiel 22:30  NKJV    “So I  sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I  should not destroy it; but I  found no one.”

     The definition of intercession is the action of pleading on somebody’s behalf, the action of attempting to settle a dispute, and a prayer to God on behalf of somebody or something. Intercession is also referred to as standing in the gap. In Ezekiel 22 God wanted Ezekiel to stand in the gap for the people in Jerusalem. Before He sent judgment to Jerusalem, He looked for someone to appeal their case.

Like Ezekiel, we are to  stand in the gap for others. God is a loving God but He must judge sin. We are to stand in the gap for both the saved and the lost.

1 Colossians 1:9,10  NKJV     “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the  Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God”

10. Game – Types Of Prayer Memory Board Game

Need: 9 index cards

Write the following on the cards (one word or phrase per card):

Praise

Praise

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Confession

Confession

Requests

Requests

Types of Prayer

Shuffle up the cards and place them on the memory board. Divide the children into two teams. The teams will take turns turning over two cards. If the cards match they will remove them and earn a point for their team. If they do not match they will turn them back over. The team with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

Correct matches:

Praise

Thanksgiving

Confession

Requests

11. The Lord’s Prayer

When praying for the unsaved we should pray that God will be merciful and that they will come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Jesus’ disciples knew that prayer was important and powerful but they didn’t know how to pray. They asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. In response to their request Jesus gave them an example of how to pray. We call that prayer the “Lord’s Prayer”.

The Lord’s Prayer is an example for us. We should:

1. Address God. (Examples: Dear Father, Our Father, Heavenly Father, Abba Father, Father, Lord, Dear Lord)

2. Praise God for who He is and thank Him for what He has already done. (Examples: Thank-you for this day, Thank-you for Your love, Thank-you for Your mercy)

3. Pray for others – present their needs to God. (Examples: heal Your people, save my family, provide for the hungry, thy kingdom come)

4.  Pray for yourself. (Examples: Give me strength to do what is right, Help me to obey You, Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, Forgive me of my sin, Cause me to listen to my parents and teachers, Help me to overcome temptation)

5. Words of praise to God. (Examples: I praise and worship You, Bless Your name, I praise You, I exalt Your name)

6. End in Jesus’ name. When we end a prayer in Jesus’ name it means “in the authority of Jesus“.

Matthew 6:9-13  NKJV

“In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

And do not lead us into temptation,

But deliver us from the evil one.

For  Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

     According to the Lord’s Prayer we should communicate with God about these things:

1. Praise / Worship

Give God the praise and worship that are due Him.

2. Forgiveness – Ask God to forgive you of your sins and you must  forgive others. Sin keeps us from coming into fellowship with God. We must ask Him to cleanse us and to forgive us so that we can have a relationship with Him. But, we must be willing to forgive others ! It is very important to forgive others.

3. God’s will to be done / Submission

We must relinquish our dreams, desires, wants and will for God‘s. We must yield everything to God.

4.  Needs  – Present the needs of others to God, also present your needs to God.

5. Strength to over come evil – Pray that we will overcome temptation / pray for strength to do what is right.

12. Praying People From The Bible

The Bible gives us many examples of people who prayed for many different things. We can talk to God anytime, anywhere, and about anything. Talking with God, intercession and worship all have there place in a Christian’s prayer life and it is very hard to separate each one. They all go hand in hand.

1 Thessalonians 5:17  NKJV   “pray without ceasing”

Romans 12:12  NKJV   “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer”

* King Hezekiah prayed for healing.

2 Kings 20:1-6  NKJV    “In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.’”  Then he turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the Lord, saying, “Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord.  And I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for the sake of My servant David.”’

* Hannah prayed for a son.

1 Samuel 1:8-20  NKJV   “Then Elkanah her husband said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? And why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?” So Hannah arose after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the tabernacle of the Lord. And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish. Then she made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.” And it happened, as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli watched her mouth. Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she was drunk. So Eli said to her, “How long will you be drunk? Put your wine away from you!” But Hannah answered and said, “No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine norintoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord. Do not consider your maidservant a wicked woman, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have spoken until now.” Then Eli answered and said, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him.” And she said, “Let your maidservant find favor in your sight.” So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.  Then they rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her. So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have askedfor him from the Lord.”

* Jonah prayed for deliverance.

Jonah 2  NKJV    “Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. And he said: “I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, And He answered me. “Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, And You heard my voice. For You cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the floods surrounded me; All Your billows and Your waves passed over me. Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight; Yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.’ The waters surrounded me, even to my soul; The deep closed around me; Weeds were wrapped around my head. I went down to the moorings of the mountains; The earth with its bars closed behind me forever; Yet You have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord, my God. “When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord; And my prayer went up to You, Into Your holy temple. “Those who regard worthless idols Forsake their own Mercy. But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.” So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.”

* Elijah prayed for rain.

1 Kings 18:41-45  NKJV “Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’” Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.”

* Moses prayed for his brother and sister.

Numbers 12:1-15  NKJV
“Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman. So they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us also?” And the Lord heard it. (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.) Suddenly the Lord said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, “Come out, you three, to the tabernacle of meeting!” So the three came out. Then the Lord came down in the pillar of cloud and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam. And they both went forward. Then He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream. Not so with My servant Moses; He is faithful in all My house. I speak with him face to face, Even plainly, and not in dark sayings; And he sees the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant Moses?” So the anger of the Lord was aroused against them, and He departed. And when the cloud departed from above the tabernacle, suddenly Miriam became leprous, as white as snow. Then Aaron turned toward Miriam, and there she was, a leper. So Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord! Please do not lay this sin on us, in which we have done foolishly and in which we have sinned. Please do not let her be as one dead, whose flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother’s womb!” So Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “Please heal her, O God, I pray!” Then the Lord said to Moses, “If her father had but spit in her face, would she not be shamed seven days? Let her be shut out of the camp seven days, and afterward she may be received again.” So Miriam was shut out of the camp seven days, and the people did not journey till Miriam was brought in again.”

* David prayed about his problems.

Psalm 26  NKJV   “Vindicate me, O Lord, For I have walked in my integrity. I have also trusted in the Lord; I shall not slip. Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart. For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth. I have not sat with idolatrous mortals, Nor will I go in with hypocrites. I have hated the assembly of evildoers, And will not sit with the wicked. I will wash my hands in innocence; So I will go about Your altar, O Lord, That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all Your wondrous works. Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house, And the place where Your glory dwells. Do not gather my soul with sinners, Nor my life with bloodthirsty men, In whose hands is a sinister scheme, And whose right hand is full of bribes. But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; Redeem me and be merciful to me. My foot stands in an even place; In the congregations I will bless the Lord.”

* Job prayed for his friends.

Job 42:7-13  NKJV  “And so it was, after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.
Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job shall pray for you. For I will accept him, lest I deal with you according to your folly; because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.” So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord commanded them; for the Lord had accepted Job. And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the Lord had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold. Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters.”

* Solomon prayed for wisdom

1 Kings 3:6-13  NKJV   “And Solomon said: “You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?” The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. Then God said to him: “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you. And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days.”

13. Game – People Who Prayed

The Bible gives us many examples of people who prayed for their needs and the needs of others.

Need:

16 small pieces of paper with the following written on them (one word or phrase per paper):

King Hezekiah

healing

Hannah

a son

Jonah

deliverance

Elijah

rain

Moses

his brother and sister

David

his problems

Job

his friends

Solomon

Wisdom

Make two sets of different colors of paper.

Divide the children into two teams. Tell the teams which color is theirs. Mix up all the cards and place on a table a short distance from the teams.

At the signal the first person on each team must run and get one of their cards, then run back to their team with it. The next person in line will repeat the process.

The children must match the person with the prayer request. The team that correctly matches all the people with their prayer need (request) is the winner.

Correct matches:

King Hezekiah  prayed for healing.

Hannah prayed for a son.

Jonah prayed for deliverance.

Elijah prayed for rain.

Moses prayed for his brother and sister.

David prayed for his problems.

Job prayed for his friends.

Solomon prayed wisdom.

14. Worship Song

14. Life Application and Challenge – God’s Part and Our Part

God knows what we need before we ask, and He wants to meet our needs. However, He wants us to take an active part in His plans. When we pray to God we are not talking to a stranger or to someone that does not care about us. We are talking to our Father who knows everything there is to know about us. He knows every detail about our lives and He desires to spend time with us.

Our part in God’s plan is to pray. We must leave the results up to God. He will always answer our prayers in one of three ways: yes, no, or wait. No is an answer that we do not like to hear, however when God tells us no He has a reason for it.

15. Refreshments or a light meal

15. Crafts 

16. Dismissal

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The Great Treasure Of Integrity

Treasure Island Fun Days

The Great Treasure of Integrity

1. Open in prayer

2. Introduction

Everyone is known by their character. Character means distinctive qualities or reputation. The Bible tells us that even a child is known by his deeds.

Proverbs 20:11 NKJV   “Even a child is known by his deeds, Whether what he does is pure and right.”

Colossians 3:17  NKJV     “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

     Our deeds (the things we do and say) will reflect if we have integrity or not. Integrity is possession of firm principles, the quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles or professional standards, and the state of being complete or undivided.

The Bible gives us many examples of people with integrity. Job and Daniel are two great examples of men with integrity.

Job1:1-3  NKJV     “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. And seven sons and three daughters were born to him. Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.”

3. Praise and Worship Songs

1.) _________________________________________

2.) _________________________________________

4. Memory Verse

Proverbs 28:6  NKJV   “Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.”

5. Whatever Happens

Situations and circumstances do not negatively effect a person of integrity. Even when faced with difficulties a person of integrity remains true to God’s Word.

Philippians 1:27  NKJV     “Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel”

     Our actions speak louder than our words. When our actions reflect Christ it brings glory to God.

Job 1:13-19  NKJV     “Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house; and a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, when the Sabeans raided them and took them away—indeed they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands, raided the camels and took them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, and suddenly a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

     Job maintained his character after loosing everything. Although he had lost everything and was hurting, he did not compromise his integrity. Even when his wife spoke in a negative manner to him he remained true to God.

Job 2:9-10  NKJV   “Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips”

6. Game – Integrity Is Better Than Riches

Possessing integrity is better than possessing riches.

Proverbs 28:6  NKJV   “Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.”

Need: white balloons and yellow balloons, four baskets or boxes – label two of them integrity and the other two riches, and two large trash bags.

Blow up balloons and put an equal number of both colors in each bag.

Divide the children into two teams and line them up in two rows. The first person in the line will be given a bag of balloons . At the signal the first person on each team will pass a balloon to the person behind them. White balloons must be passed over the heads and Yellow balloons must be passed between the legs. The child on the end must put the balloons in the correct baskets. The first team to divide all the balloons correctly will be the winner.

White balloons go in the baskets (boxes) marked integrity, and the yellow balloons go in the baskets (boxes) marked riches.

7. Influencing Others And Bringing Glory To God

People of integrity influence others and they receive blessings from God. When we walk in integrity we won’t stumble or fall. however if we don’t the evil in our lives will be made known.

Proverbs 10:9  NKJV   “He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will become known.”

     Daniel guarded himself against compromise in the small things and did what was right in every situation that came his way.

Daniel 1:8-9  NKJV “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs”

     Daniel determined to live a life of integrity that glorified God. By refusing to compromise he influenced those around him. When a decree was issued that forbid him to pray to God, Daniel refused to compromise. He defied the order and continued to pray to God in his usual manner.

Daniel 6:10  NKJV   “Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.”

     Daniel was thrown in the lion’s den because of his defying the king’s order, however, God protected Daniel while he was in there.

Daniel 6:16-22 NKJV   “So the king gave the command, and they brought Daniel and cast him into the den of lions. But the king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Your God, whom you serve continually, He will deliver you.” Then a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signets of his lords, that the purpose concerning Daniel might not be changed. Now the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; and no musicians were brought before him. Also his sleep went from him. Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.”

     Daniel’s integrity influenced others and brought glory to God.

Daniel 6:25-28  NKJV   “Then King Darius wrote: To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you. I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel. For He is the living God, And steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, And His dominion shall endure to the end. He delivers and rescues, And He works signs and wonders In heaven and on earth, Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.”

8. Game – Walk In Integrity

God sees everything that we do. Nothing is hidden from Him. Some people deliberately do things that they shouldn’t because they think that no one sees them. The Bible tells us that our sins will find us out, or be made known.

Proverbs 10:9  NKJV   “He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will become known.”

Need: 2 signs with the word “SIN” written on them, and music

Have all the children stand in a circle. Give two of the children the signs. Turn on some music and have the children pass the signs around the circle. Stop the music. Whoever has the signs when the music stops is out of the game. The game continues until only one person is left or until allotted time runs out.

9. Behind Closed Doors

Who are you when no one is looking? How you behave and act when you are alone tells a lot about your character. Some people may act a certain way when they are around others and then act in a different way when they think that no one sees them. A person of integrity will remain the same.

Colossians 1:10  NKJV    “that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God”

     Our lives should reflect what God has done for us.

The Bible tells us that Noah was different from the other people that were alive during his time here on the earth. It describes Noah as a righteous that walked with God.

10. Game –  Golden Bricks Memory Verse Relay

Need: Two rolls of tape, and yellow or golden color rectangle shapes (of equal size) with the memory verse written on them (one word per each rectangle),  two poster boards with the sentence, “Integrity is better than gold.” written on the top of each one. You will need to make two sets of golden bricks.

Divide the class into two teams and have them line up in two lines. Put the two poster boards a short and equal distance from the teams. At the signal the first child on each team will run to the poster board and tape on the first word of the memory verse (starting at the upper left hand corner). The will then run back to their team. The next person in line will run to the poster board and add the second word of the memory verse. This cycle will continue until one team correctly has the memory verse in its correct order.

11. Principles, Morals, And Standards

Our principles, morals and standards must be based on God’s Word. If our desire is to live a life that reflects what God has done for us and glorifies God we must know what His Word says.

2 Timothy 3:16  NKJV   “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”

     God’s Word will help us make decisions that reflect integrity. Our lives must conform to God’s Word.

Proverbs 10:9  NKJV   “He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will become known.”

     Compromising our principles, morals and standards is the first stage of compromising our integrity. We are expected to do the right thing in every situation. Maintaining our integrity in the small things makes it easier to maintain our integrity in the bigger things.

Psalm 25:21  NKJV   “Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.”

12. Game – Men of Integrity Memory Board Game

The Bible gives us many examples of people with integrity. Three examples of these are Job, Daniel, and Noah.

Need: Nine yellow sheets of paper or yellow index cards

Write the following on the paper or cards:

1) Noah

2) was a righteous man that walked with God.

3) Daniel

4) guarded himself against compromise

5) Integrity is better than riches!

6) Job

7) maintained his character after loosing everything.

8) “Better is the poor who walks in his integrity …

9) …Than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.” Proverbs 28:6  NKJV

Shuffle up the cards and place them on the memory board. Divide the children into two teams. The teams will take turns turning over two cards. If the cards match they will remove them and earn a point for their team. If they do not match they will turn them back over. The team with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

Correct matches:

Job maintained his character after loosing everything.

Daniel guarded himself against compromise.

Noah was a righteous man that walked with God.

“Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.” Proverbs 28:6  NKJV

13. Worship Song

14. Challenge and Altar

Everyone is known by their character. Our deeds (the things we do and say) will reflect if we have integrity or not.

Who are you when no one is looking?

Does your life reflect what God has done for you?

Have you found yourself compromising your morals or beliefs?

15. Refreshments or a light meal

16. Crafts

17. Dismissal

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The Great Treasure Of The Church

Treasure Island Fun Days

The Great Treasure of the Church

1. Open in prayer

2. Introduction – The Church

The dictionary describes the word church as a religious building, a building for public worship, all the followers of a religion collectively, or a religious service. According to the definition church can be people, a place or an event.

Jesus loved the church so much that He gave Himself for it. He was willing to suffer and die for it.

3. Praise and Worship Songs

1. ________________________________

2. ________________________________

4. Memory Verse

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”   Acts 2:42  NKJV

5. People/ Place / Event

* People

When the Bible makes a reference about the church it is talking about the true believers of Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:24  NKJV   “I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church”

     Regardless of nationality, skin color, religious affiliation, or financial status everyone who accepts Jesus as their Savior become a member of the church, or the body of Christ. When we receive Jesus as our Savior we become a child of God and part of His big family.

John 1:12-13  NKJV   “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

* Place

The places where people can meet to worship God are endless. There is no one right place. The first believers met in each other’s homes. They did not have a specific building where they would come together to worship God. What the building looks like does not matter to God. Believers today meet in buildings anywhere from large cathedrals to small country churches. They sometimes meet in homes or outdoor settings. In buildings constructed from wood, brick, metal, or straw.

1 Corinthians 16:19  NKJV   “The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.”

Philemon 1:2  NKJV   “to the beloved Apphia, Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house”

Romans 16:5  NKJV   “Likewise greet the church that is in their house.”

Acts 20:20  NKJV   “how I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house”

     God loves people and they matter to Him therefore, He is more concerned about the people who meet more than what the building looks like that they meet in.

* Event

We assemble with other believers for several reasons. A few are to worship God, to encourage others, to learn about God, and to gain spiritual strength. However, the most important reason for meeting with other believers is the Bible instructs us to.

Hebrews 10:24-25  NKJV   “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

     When joining with others in a church setting some important parts of the service are the worship time, the sermon, and the altar time. During the worship time we can join others as we praise God for who He is. The sermon portion of the service helps us learn more about God and His wonderful promises for our lives. The altar time is an opportunity for us to pray for others and ourselves. It also gives us an opportunity to examine our own lives.

Ephesians 5:25-27  NKJV “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”

6. Game – “People – Place -Event” Memory Game

Church can be people, a place or an event.

Need: Nine sheets of paper or index cards

Write the following on the paper or cards:

1. People

2.  True believers of Jesus Christ
3. Place

4. Where people can meet to worship God.
5. Event

6. Assembling with other believers.
7. “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”   Acts 2:42  NKJV

8. “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”  Acts 2:42  NKJV

9. Church

Shuffle up the cards and place them on the memory board. Divide the children into two teams. The teams will take turns turning over two cards. If the cards match they will remove them and earn a point for their team. If they do not match they will turn them back over. The team with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

Correct matches:

* People – True believers of Jesus Christ.

* Place – Where people can meet to worship God.

* Event. – Assembling with other believers.

* “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”     Acts 2:42  NKJV

7. The Church’s Mission

Mark 16:15  NKJV    “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Matthew 28:19-20  NKJV   “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

     Just before Jesus went back to heaven, He gave His followers their mission. They we are to go everywhere in the world and tell people the Good News. The Church’s mission is to make followers of Jesus and teach these followers to obey everything Jesus taught. As a Christian, we must keep our eyes focused on the Church’s mission. The church’s mission is our mission.

The early church was a people of obedience to the Word of God, people who believed in the Word of God, people of respect, people of unity, and a people of prayer, generosity and worship.

Acts 2:42-47  NKJV   “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”

8. Game  – “Go Into The World”

Need: 1 ball designed like a globe or world and music

Have all the children stand in a circle. Give one of the children the ball. Turn on some music and have the children pass the ball around the circle. Stop the music. Whoever has the ball when the music stops is out of the game.. The game continues until only one person is left or until allotted time runs out.

9. The Body Of Christ

The church is described as a body in the Bible. Just as our physical body has different parts, so does the church. All the parts are important to the body.

1 Corinthians 12:12-27  NKJV   “For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.”

     For the Church to be healthy, all Christians must work together. Each person has to do their part. The Church needs a mixture of people with different abilities, talents, and gifts to be at its best. When part of our natural body is hurt or missing, our body cannot function as it should. Anytime a part of the body of Christ is hurt or missing it cannot function properly.

10. Game – Pin Up The Churches

Need:

2 clotheslines made out of pieces of yarn and 14 clothes pins

Paper church cut-outs

Write the following words on the church cut-outs (one word per church.)

Arms

Hands

Legs

Feet

Mouth

Eyes

Ears

Make two sets – one set out of blue paper and another set out of yellow paper. Using tape  or thumb tacks, attach the clotheslines to the wall.

Divide the class into two teams and have them line up in two lines. Place all the paper churches and clothes pins on the floor a short distance from both teams. Place 2 clotheslines on the wall. Tell each team their color and which clothes line is theirs. At the signal  the first person on each team will run to the paper churches and find one of theirs. They are to hang the paper church on their clothesline, then run back to their team. The next person in line will run to the front and hang up a second church. The game continues until one team has all their church hanging up. The team that finishes first is the winner.

11. Worship Song

12.Challenge and Altar – Jesus Is Coming Back For His Church

One day Jesus will return to take His Church, the Bride of Christ, to heaven. Only those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior are part of His Church.

Revelation 19:6-9  NKJV   “And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”

     When the church, or the bride of Christ, is taken to heaven there will be a great feast with Jesus, and He will be both the host and the guest of honor. It is very important that each of us examine our own lives on a regular basis. We don’t want anything in our lives that could jeopardize us being part of the church that Jesus returns for. If we judge ourselves God won’t have to.

1 Peter 4:17  NKJV   “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?

     Everyone has sinned, is separated from God by their sin, and faces eternal punishment. However, those who are sorry for their sin and receive Jesus as their Savior will be forgiven of their sins.

13. Refreshments or a light meal

14. Crafts

15. Dismissal

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