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.
Last lesson we taught that the Priests and Teachers doubted or feared him and in this unit, it is chosen who doubt him.
Order of Class:
(1-3 are always the same, and totally optional)
Luke 24:33-37 (NIV) They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.
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 they NOT recognize Jesus?
c) Where did Jesus come from, and how did he get into the room?
d) Why did he say, "Peace be with you?" (Because he knew they were afraid and doubted.)
e) Why were they startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost? (Because they doubted.)
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 why Jesus pulled the 12 aside and told them what was going to happen. (Because he knew they would doubt.)
Also, ask them why there were only 11 after Jesus was resurrected?
a. Introduction to God Rock's Lesson Planning System - Click Here.
5. Unit 2, Week 1 - Fasting and Looking Gloomy - Click Here.