(Hold up the drill)
"What does this do" "What if I remove the
battery?" (wonít work) "Why, it still looks like a
drill?" (It wonít work unless itís plugged in. It is
"strong" when plugged in, but powerless with out)
"What if the
batteryís dead? How can we get it going again? (recharge it)
"How can you get recharged, to have all the power you need to
overcome sin, resist temptation and live pleasing to God?"
(Filling of the Spirit, prayer, Bible, obey God & parents)
budge" (Rope: Tug-of-war)
Select kids to
participate; when finished ask: "Why did the one team win?"
(they were stronger) "When other kids want you to do something
that is wrong, what will determine whether they will Ďtug youĎ
their way or whether youíll be able to stand strong?" (like the
anchor man on the tug rope)
So, what should you do
when sin is tugging on you? (determine in advance, that with Godís
help you "wonít budge" from your principles)
(Ratchet & socket)
(Context: work hard for
the Lord; be light) "Ever try to move a stuck bolt?" What
happened? When itís stuck, what can you try to get it moving?"
(get a good grip, put your foot on something and put your back into
it... or just ask Dad!) "It takes that kind of effort to see
other people come to Jesus. If youíre going to be a
"light" in this dark world, youíre going to have to work
hard and put a lot of effort into it. What are some of the things you
can do?" (invite friends to church, bring them with you on a
family activity, speak up and not be shy about your faith)
"because what you
do for God, counts." (calculator)
(start punching in
numbers, while talking) "Just like when you've worked hard and
saved up your money for something special,
someday youíll be able to buy it... there... $75,000, now I can go
get that Dodge Viper Iíve been saving for... and if youíll
Ďstand strong, donít budge and work hard,í youíll see that it
will make a difference in the lives of others and in your life."
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