This week’s destination: DEEP SEA DIAMOND MINING!
• The children will be introduced to 6 stories we will call
them the 6 Diamonds this will enable them to share the Gospel to
their friends using stories orally helping you to remember the order
of The Gospel Plan – HEAVEN, SIN/MAN, GOD, JESUS, FAITH, leading
up to a commitment and establishing GROWTH.
Games: Print 6 large diamonds. Four chairs and Jesus outfit
for Game 2.
Teaching: Print Music song sheets and lyrics from
Visual Aid. Photocopy Sword Play Tracks (one for each child, boys
and girls) plus signs and visual aids. Photocopy medium diamonds
for the children to take home and small diamonds for the children
to stick on their ‘Treasure Map’.
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
' Mystery Clue’: One of 6 ‘Diamond
cards’ to take home, polish the story and share with a friend.
AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON:
Welcome Teacher/Trainers, Trainers and students. Give the children
the Visual Aids to colour prior to class.
1. OPENING GAME: (10 minutes)
Treasure Hunt. Cuts out 6 Diamond Cards for each student found in
the Visual Aid Manual. The Teacher/Trainer hides the Diamond Cards
before the class begins. The children are told to try and find the
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Jesus said Follow Me: Divide the group into two teams. Place four
chairs in front of the first team and four in front of the second
team. Play like ‘Simon says’ but instead it’s
Jesus says “Get in the boat” Jesus says “Hop on
left foot” “Hop on right foot” Any child that
obeys that is disqualified.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
Jesus went a walking a walking by the sea (Use MP3, music sheet
lyrics found in Visual Aid Manual)
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Lord you are more precious than diamonds.(See music sheet)
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, help us to be obedient
to your every command to follow you Jesus.
a) “Back Track”
• Optional Bible Verse: (Journey of Life verse with hand
movements or Military Cadence march)
• ON THE RIGHT TRACK – (Get the children to hold
the banner with Tractor and Trailers)
• Did you use your wiggly fingers to share the Good news with
your friends this week? (Get volunteers up)
• Did you use your Passport to Heaven? (Get a child to
come up and demonstrate)
b) Sword Play (Wave the Power Sword)
Ready…Swords up… Revelations 1:16 … CHARGE! (Wave
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged
sword, (Hebrews 4:12a)
(Give out the Sword Play Tracks one for each child)
c) Teaching the Lesson (15 minutes)
This week’s Fishing Bait: – Diamonds
What are diamonds? Diamonds are extremely precious jewels, and
we will need them along our Journey. This week you found 6 different
types of Diamonds, let look at them. We found a diamond with a gift
box, one with an tea bag, what does that mean… it’s
a mystery. One diamond has two gloves, look one has a big book….
and this one has a life ring, lastly there is one with glasses!
What could these clues mean? Let’s find out.
(The children will stick the small Diamond Cards onto their
‘Treasure Map’ as each story is told.)
Diamond 1: Birthday Gift
(Teacher/Trainers will act out the story using a big paper iphone
and paper money or $2.00 bill)
It’s my birthday let’s suppose my best friend worked
very hard for a whole year and purchased me a very expensive gift,
like an Iphone. My friend offers me this gift without any conditions.
I am overjoyed and excited to receive this wonderful gift. BUT then
I reach into my pocket for some money ($2.00) to pay for it, or
I offer to work for it. What an insult that would be! If I pay for
it or work for it, it’s not a FREE gift anymore.
God offers Heaven—eternal life—to you and me as a FREE
gift that is not worked for or deserved and no amount of good works
could equal the price that Jesus Christ paid for this gift. What
an insult, but so many of us treat God like that, we think we can
come to church sometimes, do a few good deeds and get to heaven.
Ready…Swords up… Romans 6:23 … CHARGE!
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is
eternal life.” (Romans 6:23)
What keeps us from getting
Diamond 2: Bondage of SIN
SIN - What is SIN? Sin is anything we think, say, do or do not do
that displeases God. Sin blinds us from the truth, (Get a volunteer
to come up, explain before the session what we are going to do.
Tie the black cloth over his eyes.) Sin stops us from hearing
God. (Tie the black cloth around his ears.) Sin binds us.
(Tie the black cloth around his hands and lead him around) Sin
trips us up (Tie the black cloth around his feet and he stumbles
and falls ) and sin eventually will kill us. (Cover the
boy on the floor with the black cloth) ‘The wages of
sin is death’. (Jesus appears wearing a white wrap and
blue sash and crown, carrying a red sheet, He places it over the
‘body’ laying dead on the floor and instantly he/she
leaps up praise God and hugging Jesus)
Ready…Swords up… Romans 3:23 … CHARGE!
For all have sinned – and come short – of the Glory
of God. - (Romans 3:23)
Split group into 4 groups to learn verse, each group shouting out
their part of the verse use Visual Aid to help teach the verse
There must be a different
way… God’s way
Diamond 3: The Vigilante / The Boss
(The Vigilante story can be told while the Trainers act in the
drama. This story is an illustration of God’s love and justice
both being satisfied and the transfer of the punishment from man
to Jesus. Vigilante’s hat, capes, white gloves, walking stick,
Lieutenants cap, sword, FOOD STORE sign, food eg fruit)
Once upon a time there was a Vigilante, he lived on top of a mountain
with his army and their families. The Vigilante and his army were
always on the run as they fought against an evil dictator. In their
camp on the top of the mountain, they had everything they needed
to fight the evil dictator that had taken over their island. They
had their weapons, their ammunition, their food and water.
One day, the Lieutenant came before the Vigilante and stated that
someone had been stealing the food. The Vigilante became very angry
because the army could not fight against the evil dictator without
food. He gave the order to the Lieutenant “Go tell all
the army and their family that anyone caught stealing food will
be punished severely in public to make an example of them.”
The Lieutenant returns a few days later and brings the person that
has been caught stealing the food. The Vigilante orders the person
to be unmasked and just then realizes it was his own mother that
has been stealing the food. He is shocked and asks his mother if
she is guilty of this and she said ‘Yes I was so hungry.’
The Vigilante loves his mother and does not want to punish her because
he knows the punishment may kill his mother BUT at the same time
he is a just man and he knows that if he does not punish his mother
his men will lose respect for him and will not fight for him.
What will the Vigilante do? What the Vigilante did next surprised
everyone in the camp. He removed his coat, his hat and his white
gloves. He wraps his arms around his mother and instructs the Lieutenant
to punish him instead of his mother.
Boys and girls we are the mother in this story. We are guilty and
deserve to be punished. We have all sinned and fallen short of God’s
glory. The Vigilante firstly represents God in the story. God loves
us and does not want to punish us but He is just and must punish
sin. The Vigilante secondly represents Jesus who takes the punishment
that we deserved, on the cross He died for us, to pay the penalty
of our sin. He then rose from the dead and is in Heaven now offering
us the FREE gift of eternal life in Heaven with God. This story
reminds us that one hand God loves us and does not want to punish
us BUT on the other hand He is also just and does not leave the
Optional: Bajan Boss skit
Ready…Swords up… 1 John 4:8b … CHARGE!
“God is love …” (1 John 4:8b)
Ready…Swords up… Exodus 34:7b … CHARGE!
“Yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished.”
(Exodus 34:7b) (God is just)
Do you see the problem?
God solved the problem by
sending His Son Jesus.
Diamond 4: My Life Story
(Trainer holds out the Big Book not the Bible and says)
Let’s suppose this book is a record of my life, first page
is a birth certificate the last page is my death certificate and
all the pages in between contain a record of my life all the good
things I have done and all the bad things I have done. There are
some things in this book I am not very proud about.
(Trainer holds out his left hand and says)
Let’s suppose this represents me and laying right on top
of me is the record book of my life and its heavy!
(Trainer places the Big Book on his left hand and pretends that
it is very heavy)
It contains all the good things I have done but it also contains
a record of all the BAD things I have done.
(Trainer holds up his right hand high up in the air directly
above the Big Book and says)
Let’s suppose this represents God. God is Holy, loving and
just and His eyes are too pure and holy to even gaze on sin. (Habakkuk
1:13) So when God looks at me He can’t see me because
of the sin in my life. The sin
separates me from God.
The Bible says ‘In the beginning was the Word and the Word
was with God and the was God and the Word became flesh and dwelt
among us’ (John 1:1,14)
(Trainer now brings his right hand down to the same level to
his left hand and the Big Book and says)
Jesus is God, He came from Heaven to earth, He lived a perfect
life, the Bible says “We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him
(Jesus) (Trainer transfers the Book, which contains all his
sins, from his left hand to the right hand that represents Jesus
saying) the iniquity (sins) of us all.” (Isaiah
53:6) Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for my
(Trainer now lowers his right hand with the Big Book to the
ground allowing the book to drop) He was buried
(Trainer now raises his right hand back up to Heaven high above
his left hand and says)
He rose from the dead and He is in Heaven now offering us the free
gift of eternal life. Is there anything now that separates me from
(Teacher now moves his right hand down and interlocks his left
hand and says)
NO, my sin is gone as far as the east is from the west and now
I can be in the right relationship with God.
Alternative: The Dying Man
During World War 1 (Or any other war that the children may be
familiar with) a soldier became terribly wounded, and he knew
he has only moments to live. (Have a young boy, dressed in camouflage
with make believe gun lying down as though he is in the trenches
– with a red cloth over his shoulders to demonstrate blood
from the wounds)
He had a friend with him. (Introduce another young boy, dressed
in camouflage with make believe gun) This young lad had a bad
start to a bad life. (Hold him on the shoulder as you talk about
He'd made wrong decisions that took him down the wrong way, mixing
with wrong people, getting involved in drugs, he became a robber
and he'd already served time in prison. In fact, he was wanted,
back home, by the police again.
The wounded man, the dying man, pulls the wanted man close to his
face. He took his dog tag, his ID chain, and presses it in the hand
of his buddy. "Listen, buddy, you've led a bad life,"
he said. "Everywhere you are wanted by the police. But
there are no convictions against me. My name is clear, so, here,
take my dog tag, take my wallet, take my papers, my identity, my
good name, my life and quickly, hand me your papers that I may carry
all your crimes away with me in death."
That is the same offer that Jesus makes to us through His saving
death on the cross - and his life-changing resurrection. Jesus,
the Lamb of God, still offers to take your sins to the cross with
him. And because of the resurrection, you can take his good name
... Christ ...you can be called a Christians, a Follower of the
Way, the Truth and the Life.
Ready…Swords up… Isaiah 53:6… CHARGE!
“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has
turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Jesus the iniquity
(sins) of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)
(Give out the Sword Play Tracks one for each child boys and
How do we get this relationship
with God and the gift of eternal life?
Diamond 5: The Life Savior
(Cloths to represent sea ( blue) and wind ( white) Life Savor,
Sign Drowning man)
Once upon a time there was a little boy and the little boy lived
on an island and he loved to run and play all around his island,
but the little boy grew tired of running and he decided what he
really needed was a sail boat so he could sail all around his beautiful
The boy didn’t have any money to buy a boat so he decided
he would build his own boat. So he got some wood and some sail cloth
and started to work on his boat and pretty soon it began to take
One day, he lowered his boat into the water and set sail around
the island. But just then a big storm came blew up with a big wind
(wave white sheet) and large waves came crashing over the
boy’s boat. (Wave blue sheet)
He was struck by lightning and very soon the boat began to sink
and break apart. The little boy was in big trouble his boat was
sinking lower and lower into the ocean. He was holding on to the
boat that he had build with all of his might. The storm subsided
but he was about to go under.
Just then off in the distance, he heard a sound. The sound of a
fog horn (ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhooooooo)
And there was a ship coming straight at him and soon he could read
the name of the ship it was called ‘The Way the Truth and
the Life’ The captain of the boat yelled to the boy “Ahoye
little boy do you need some help?’
The little boy said “No, no I don’t need any help
I built my own boat and I’m hanging onto it, I don’t
want to let go of my boat” The captain throws him a life
ring and yelled to the little boy “I really think you
need some help take hold of this life ring.” The little
boy does not want to let go of the boat that he has build but he
is about to slip under the water and drown.
The little boy has to decide, he reaches out and takes hold of the
‘Life Savior’ and the captain of ‘The Way the
Truth and the Life’ pulls him to safety. The little boy represents
you and me. We have all built our own boats trying to work our way
to Heaven. But our boats get holes in them and fall apart this represents
the sin in our lives which tears apart our good works. The captain
represents God and He throws us the life ring which is our ‘Life
Savior’ JESUS without the Life Savior we will perish;
Ready…Swords up… Acts 16:31… CHARGE!
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved
…” (Acts 16:31)
Diamond 6: GROW AND GO!
(Have the three clear glasses filled with green water, yellow
water and blue water on a table in front of you - use food colouring
Are you sensitive to others, patient and kind, have you learnt to
master your mouth, are you a peace maker instead of a trouble maker?
These are the characteristics of a mature Christian person. None
of this stuff comes naturally, it’s very hard in fact we can’t
do it on our own. That’s why I am so thankful for the Bible,
that informs and corrects me, that I can pray to God and worship
Him. I am thankful that I have Christian friends to help and guide
me as I grow and go sharing my faith with others.
These glasses of coloured water will illustrate what it means to
grow and mature. The green glass (lifting it up) is growth
and that is what we need to be doing, growing, but in reality we
are not always mature, sometimes we are blue, (lifting blue
glass up) maybe our relationship with our parents is not what
it should be, maybe we are rude and disobedient to our teachers.
We are blue things are not going as we had hoped. We are blue. Have
you ever felt blue? Sometimes we feel green (lifting green glass
up) sometimes we feel blue (lifting blue glass up)
When you are feeling blue what you need is a little light (lifting
yellow glass up) from God’s Word, the Bible tells us
His Word is a light unto our path. We need Jesus, He is the Light
of the World. So if you are a little blue you need to get filled
up with His Word filled up with Jesus (Pour some of the yellow
into the blue glass which turns green)
If you do that you will green right up again (Lift up both
green glasses) and start growing and maturing ready to GO into
all the world
Ready…Swords up…Ephesians 4:15 … CHARGE!
We will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him
who is the head, that is, Christ. (Ephesians 4:15)
(Give out the Sword Play Tracks one for each child)
DOES THIS MAKE SENSE TO YOU?
‘Mystery Clue’ Witnessing Tool: One of 6 ‘Diamond
cards’ to take home, polish and share with a friend.
6. APPLICATION/ENCOUNTERING GOD: Spend time asking
God to show you who to ‘go after’.
Ask God to give the children opportunities to share their faith,
giving them boldness and courage
TAKE HOME PAGE:
• Optional: Take Home Quiz’ books are
available for the children at the end of this session.
NEXT WEEK: We are going to polish these Diamonds,
learn how to perform the skits so we can start to plan a “Fishing
Trips” using the ‘Mystery Clue’ Witnessing Tools.
Bring your Treasure Chest back next week with all your ‘bait’.