January 20, 2015 -- Issue #3



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Bible Game: Bonk

Players stand in a circle. At the go teacher tosses a ball to a player who must then say the first word of the Bible memory verse, then pass the object clockwise to the next player, who must say the next word, and so on until the verse is stated. However, if a player doesn’t know a word, he or she must say, “Bonk,” at which time the object reverses order and play proceeds until a player doesn’t know the next word, whereupon the object reverses direction again. Continue until verse is stated.


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Promises of the BiblePromises, Promises

Class Time Discussion: What does it mean to make a promise? (A promise is a vow or pledge of something one will do, or not do, something specified in the near or distant future.) 

Throughout the Scriptures God has made hundreds of promises. For example, the Bible says, “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.” (Isaiah 40:30), and "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13). These are conditional promises, because they are dependent on the receiver’s actions: Those who hope in God will have their strength renewed; and those who seek God with all their heart will find him. 

On the other hand, some of God’s promises do not depend on the receiver’s actions or responses. “God is love.” (1 John 4:16) is a fact, but it is also a promise that God will treat the righteous and the unrighteous with fairness. “I will never leave you or forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) is a fact, but it is also a promise concerning God’s faithfulness to his children, and it does not depend on their response. 

Have you ever promised to do something for someone and then didn't do it? How do you suppose that made him or her feel? What do you suppose is the difference between promises that people make and those promises that God has made to his children?

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The Great Promises of the Bible.



Guess Who?

This book tells of a young man who refused to bow down to other gods. He was thrown into a lion's den, and his friends into a fiery furnace because of their faith. He became a very important man in Babylon. God gave him a special ability to interpret dreams.

In this book, he replaced Moses as the leader of Israel. He leads Israel's army to defeat the Canaanites. And teaches that God's blessings are for those who obey God.

This book tells of the prophet who was faithful to God. He was known as the "weeping prophet." He was hated by the people of Judah. He warned the people to turn to God or they would be punished.

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