1) Question 1 on Pink or Orange cards: What would you give up or give away to someone without hesitation. If they say anything, seek deeper, making sure they know they will never get it back. This is not a morality play, but a real question. Like, would you give your cat or x-box away?
2) Question 2 on the Yellow or Green cards: What would you NOT or Never give away. Same thing, if they give crazy answers or difficult to believe answers, keep asking questions.
b) Once you have enough cards (Keep them and add to them each week - you can even even make up some answers so you have enough, before you start classes this cycle) put one child in the middle of the room in a chair, pick a card at random, and have the other children ask 20 Questions, trying to guess what is on the card. DO NOT TELL them about the color code (if used) ever, and do not even concern yourself with it, until the game is over. If they do not guess what is on the card, in 20 questions, the person is middle wins and selects the next student to sit in the chair. If they do guess it, the person who guesses it is the winner, and sits in the chair. Keep the card that was used, and pick on at random or what appears to be random, and give it to the new player.
Repeat until you have run out of time or it is time to start regular class.
Order of Class:
(1-3 are always the same, and totally optional)
John 18: 1-11 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples.So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” 5 They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am he.”Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. So he asked them again, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. So, if you seek me, let these men go.” This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken: “Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one.” Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant and cut off his right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.) So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?”
4c) Debrief the Game: Ask them if they know what a temper tantrum is? Duh. Of course they do, but if you ask them, it is like asking their permission to teach them, so they are involved more. Then:
b) Why did Jesus do what they knew he would? (He accepted God the Father's will)
c) What does "drink the cup that the Father has given me," mean?
Now Play the Game again, and read the Unit Verse - taking more time on the part in red, this weeks section.
Matthew 20:17-19 (NIV) Now as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and said to them,"We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!"
Ask them what happened to Jesus after he let himself be arrested?
a. Introduction to God Rock's Lesson Planning System - Click Here.
5. Unit 2, Week 1 - Fasting and Looking Gloomy - Click Here.