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To Teach the children that all Gangs have leaders, we must know that we are following the right one.
Genesis 12 / 20 - 22
God had given him a promise of blessing him by being the father of the nations. Although Abram was quite old - he knew that with God anything was possible and if he was to have offspring and be the father of the nations, it would be so. He promptly packed up everything and began the long trip. This step showed great faith and how much he was willing to do to follow his leader. It is interesting that even with this faith and obvious devotion to his leader, there were times when he didn’t follow his leader and did his own thing. Invariably it got him into trouble. It took Abram two occasions to learn his lesson, but it shows that we need to make sure that we are always listening and following our leader (God). When Abram lied about his wife, because of fear, he learned first hand the value of following and trusting that the leader knows best. It shows how human Abram was. There was a lot of time between the first and second time that Abram lied about his wife, but he still didn’t learn that God would look after it. God in his grace spared him each time. When God asks him to take his son, which was a part of the original promise and sacrifice, He knew by then that God was the leader, in control and would do the right thing. God was asking Abram to follow. He asks us the same too. The first two times he didn’t do what he was asked for fear of his own life. The third time it was the life of his son - big decision! He had learned that God was faithful and so he obeyed, even when he didn’t understand.
FOR TEACHING TIME: Leader to do the Chant with the Kids each week - Dressed in Army Gear, Leader to host Teaching Time game, Curtain to divide stage/space into two parts, 2 Tables/ table cloth, Music for “thinking time”, 8 Precious stones, Vegetables, lollies and chips, 2 leaders dressed as guards holding spears, Larger precious stones, lots of little stones, sign saying “Promised Land”, Cards with memory verse written on them, Bluetac, Prizes for Memory Work
FOR BOOT CAMP: Cable Ties/Carabineers/ rope, Maze, Boxes, Bibles, Pen/textas, Bible verses, Tape
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