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Halloween Alternative Fall Festival Outreach
Don't miss the opportunity to tell children about Jesus!
The month of October, and specifically Halloween, is a great time for outreach to the children in your community who don't normally attend church. And since the time with the children we regularly teach is limited, don't miss this opportunity to tell them about Jesus either! Make every minute count!
(Begin by showing pictures of scarecrows.)
Ask, "Why do people use scarecrows"? (Receive answers.)
Ask, "What are some things that scare you or cause you to be afraid?" (Receive answers.)
In God's Word, the Bible, there are hundreds of verses about being fearful or afraid. God knows that scary things happen in our lives. Yet, he has promised to be with us, to protect us, and to never leave us. Listen to these promises from God's Word, "The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid" (Psalm 118:6); "You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble" (Psalm 32:7); "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Joshua 1:5); and "For in the day of trouble [God] will keep me safe . . . " (Psalm 27:5). It is a great idea to memorize these verses, to be reminded of God's love and care over your life.
Life can be scary, but when we trust in Jesus, he promises to never leave us alone! To remember these promises we will play some fun Scarecrow games.
Teams compete to build a scarecrow body by stuffing straw into "scarecrow-type clothes," (floppy hat, long-sleeved shirt and overalls). Bible Connection: 1 Corinthians 12:27, "Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." Download a
to coordinate with this game.
Divide children into teams. Give each team a set of "scarecrow-type
clothes" (floppy hat, oversized long-sleeved shirt, overalls). Teams divide, with half the team on one side of the playing field and the other half on the other side. At the go,
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The Fall of Life, a Faithful Race
Bible Lesson and Game
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" 2 Timothy 4:7
Fall is a season of wonderful cinnamon and spice smells, dark, rich colors, pumpkin carving, cooler weather, and crackling fires. It is also the time of year when leaves fall off trees, and things begin to die. And as the cold winter months descend, the days grow shorter, and as winter wears on, we often grow weary of the cold. Even so, in these dark days, we can look forward to the hope of new birth come Springtime.
When the Apostle Paul wrote, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith," he knew he was nearing the end---the "Fall" of his life. But he didn't face it with fear. Despite how difficult life had become, because of his faith in Jesus, he was satisfied that God had sustained him, God had "run" alongside him. Paul was able to face death, because of the hope of resurrection---the hope of new birth. Because he trusted Jesus, he knew his future was secure; when he died, he would live with God for eternity!
All of us will face the "Fall" season of life. Some will face it when they're young, and others when they're old. But will
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Bible Stack-O! Bible Card Game
Play your cards right and you'll learn the books of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation! A fun game for home, church and after-school clubs!
There are three ways to play for younger and older kids. Includes an option to play with an entire classroom too. The 66 Bible cards include a content summary, "Bible trivia" of each book. For ages 8 and Up,
for 2-4 Players. Fun for adults too!
A fun and exciting way to learn God's Word! With multiple ways to play! The 39 Old Testament cards are numbered on a black background and the 27 New Testament cards are numbered on a white background. Each card has a written summary of the Bible book.
The Ten Commandments in the Positive
The Ten Commandments teach us right from wrong. They also present a positive outcome for those who obey them. For example, "Don't lie," instructs us to be truthful. "Don't covet," teaches us to count our blessings and be content with what we've been given.
With this positive outcome in mind, when we teach the commandments, it is important to lead children to understand the beneficial reasons to obey them.
"The most important commandment answered Jesus is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these" Mark 12:29-31.
Commandments #1-4: Teach us how to show love towards God:
#1 - Worship the one true God. (Have no other gods.)
#2 - Pray only to God. (Don't worship idols.)
#3 - Respect God. (Don't misuse God's name.)
#4 - Get your rest. (Remember the Sabbath Day. Keep it holy.)
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