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10th week of our Journey - “Back Track”
This week’s destination: REVIEW THE GOSPEL PLAN - BACKTRACK

MATERIALS:
Games:
Peanut
Teaching: Photocopy Music Song Sheets and lyrics. Photocopy Sword Play Tracks. Torch. Print Journey of Life Visual aid. Print Wiggly fingers from Session 4 and The Bridge Track. Photocopy The Jesus Cross front and back, glue. The ‘On the right track’ banner and Passport from Session 3. Visual aids from Session 6 Big paper iphone , paper money or real $2.00bill. Black cloth, Jesus outfit, red cloth. FOOD STORE sign, shawl and stick, scarves, caps, white gloves, food. Identity dog-tag. LIFE SAVIOR’ ring, DROWNING MAN sign, sailors cap, sheet for sail, stick mast, paper hammer and saw, blue cloth for waves, captains cap and scarf. Food colouring, paint or dye - green, yellow and blue, 3 clear glasses.

‘Mystery Clue’ Witnessing tool:
• The Jesus Cross – God’s Son

AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON:
Welcome Teacher/Trainers, Trainers and students.
Give the children the peanuts and the ‘Gospel Peanut in a Nutshell’ cut into strips, give each child a strip along and a roasted peanut, carefully open the shell and remove the nut, roll the strip up so it can fit into the nutshell. Practice unrolling it and saying the ‘Gospel Peanut in a Nutshell’ as they share their faith

1. GUESSING GAMES: (10 minutes) Hide and Peanut:
Conceal a peanut in one hand and get the children guess which hand you have hidden the peanut. Call out all that think the left hand or those that think its in the right hand, eliminate the incorrect side. Start again until there is only one child left who gets the peanut.

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes) Fishy Fishy:
Divide children into two teams and have them line up opposite sides of the room. Have each team tightly hold hands.
Each team calls out Fishy fishy Ready … Get Set send ________ (children choose a name of a child from the opposite team) to break the net!
The child that is named runs to the other team and tries to break through their joined hands. If the child breaks through then they take an opponent back to their side. If they can’t break through they must join the other team.

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
Heaven is a free gift (I ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more.) (Use music video, lyrics and visual aids to review)

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Turn your eyes upon Jesus (See music song sheet in Visual Aid Manual)

Prayer: Heavenly Father, as we pause and look back over the last few weeks we ask Holy Spirit you will bring all that we have been taught back to our remembrance. Give us the courage to share our faith with all that you place in our path because once our lives were in a mess now we have a message. Thank you Jesus. Amen

5. TEACHING:
a) “Back Track”

This entire session is one big “Back Track”
The last couple of lessons have been about sharing our Testimony.

b) Sword Play (Wave the Power Sword (Give out the Sword Play Tracks one for each child)
Ready…Swords up… 1 Peter 2:2… CHARGE!
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; (Revelation 12:11a)

c) Teaching the Lesson (15 minutes)
Remember when we started this series we went to the FunTastic Fun Fair where you will be introduced to the Scriptures that we have being going over and over each week.

Has anyone got their Treasure Map have you been able to share your Faith in Jesus.

You learnt God’s Word was powerful, true and a light to their path. (Demonstrate with a torch)

Who can remember The Journey of Life verse: Proverbs 3:5 and 6 (Use Visual aid)

Over the weeks we have learnt a lot about fishing.

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” (Mark 1:17)

THE GOSPEL PLAN: (Use Wiggly fingers from Session 4)

Whenever you start sharing the Gospel Plan you should begin with Heaven

HEAVEN is a free gift It is not something you work for or deserve

The Bible says “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23 KJV)

Optional: The Bridge (See Visual Aid Manual for demo and Bridge Track)

The Bible also says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

So what stops us from getting this gift? SIN

We all sin, and we cannot save ourselves.

The Bible says … “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

Jesus said ... “Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).

THERE MUST BE A DIFFERENT WAY – GOD’S WAY

God is LOVING
But God is also JUST (fair) and must punish sin.

The Bible says, “God is love” (1 John 4:8b);

But the Bible also says, “(He) will by no means clear the guilty” (Exodus 34:7b)

Do you see the problem?
God solved this problem by sending His son Jesus

Our ring finger reminds us that God so loved us He sent His Son - Jesus

The Bible says, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16 KJV).

The little fingers reminds us we only need a small amount of Faith as small as a small seed to grow into a mighty big tree. Saving Faith is not just knowing about God in your head.... Saving Faith is not temporary , Saving Faith is trusting in Jesus ALONE for our eternal life.

Jesus said “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.” (Rev 3:20)

The Bible says,

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved …” (Acts 16:31)

Optional: The Jesus Cross – God’s Son (See Visual Aid Manual, stick front and back together)

HOW DO WE GET THIS GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE? - BY FAITH!

NOW IT’S TIME TO GROW AND GO!

Bring out the ‘On the right track’ banner and get the children recite the order to share the Gospel.

Who has their Passport to Heaven? (Get a volunteer come out and demonstrate the Passport)

Remember we learnt about Diamonds? Think for a moment about diamonds. They are one of the most precious items in creation. They are rare, beautiful and highly prized. They are nothing compared to how God values YOU.

Diamond 1 HEAVEN: Birthday Gift - (Big paper iphone or real iphone and big paper money or real $2.00bill. Print Romans 6:23- Visual Aid ‘The Bridge demo in Visual Aid Manual or downloaded from 2Tim22.com)

Diamond 2 MAN: Bondage of Sin – (Black cloth, Jesus outfit, red cloth)
Rom 3:23 verse in Visual Aid Manual or downloaded from 2Tim22.com)

Diamond 3 GOD: The Vigilante/The Boss (FOOD STORE sign, shawl and stick, scarves, white gloves, tinned food)

Diamond 4 JESUS: My Life Story– (A large book not the Bible. Photocopy Sword Play track one for each child).

Alternative: The Dying Man – (Caps for solders, Identity dog-tag)

Diamond 5 FAITH: Life Savior– (‘LIFE SAVIOR’ ring, DROWNING MAN sign, sailors cap, sheet for sail, stick mast, paper hammer and saw, blue cloth for waves, white cloth for wind, captains cap and scarf)

Diamond 6 GROWTH – Grow and Go –(Food colouring, paint or dye - green, yellow and blue, 3 clear glasses )

Optional: Sing the ABC of Salvation (Use music video and lyrics found in Visual Aid Manual)

Who has their ‘Mystery Clue’ Witnessing Tools?
• Romans 6:23 bridge? (Get a child to come up and demonstrate how it works, print one off prior to the session)
• Lak-A-Word Booklet (Get a younger child to come up and demonstrate how it works)
• One door dollar bill (Get an older child to come up and demonstrate how it works)
• Heart testimony (For younger children)
• Blank piece of paper 8”X11 (For older children)
• Multi colored bead key ring (Get a boy come up and demonstrate how it works)

You are now ready for your “Fishing Trips” – ‘On-the-Journey Training’ (OJT)

6. APPLICATION/ENCOUNTERING GOD: Refer to our Encountering God Handbook for ideas for this important section of the session. Experience the Holy Spirit Learning Centers creating an atmosphere.

CLOSING PRAYER: Heavenly Father we send these little fishermen out into the world covered in the blood of Jesus, filled and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be fishers of men, in Jesus name. Amen.

TAKE HOME PAGE:
• The Jesus Cross

NEXT WEEK: Now you KNOW it’s time to GROW and GO. Next week we will learn in details the five means for Spiritual Growth. This is a brand new series.

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