Week 6: Sword of the Spirit

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1 Memry Verse: N Memry Verse Lessns fr the week: Mnday: N Lessn Back t Schl Night Tuesday: Swrd f the Spirit Wednesday: Temptatin f Jesus Matthew Thursday: N Lessn Reward Field Trip Week 6: Swrd f the Spirit Tuesday and Wednesday Schedule 10am Big Assembly (led by interns) 10:30-11:45 Reading Class (taught by reading teachers) 11:45-12:30 Lunch 12:30-12:45 Large Grup Bible Lessn (led by yuth grups!) 12:45-1:00 Small Grup Review Time (led by interns) 1:00-2:00 - Rtatins (led by yuth grups!): Red, Purple, and Green Rtatin Schedule (K, 1 st, and 2 nd grade) 1:00-1:20 1:20-1:40 1:40-2:00 Craft 1 Red Green Purple Game 1 Purple Red Green Memry Verse 1 Green Purple Red Orange, Blue, and Yellw Rtatin Schedule (3 rd, 4 th, and 5 th grade) 1:00-1:20 1:20-1:40 1:40-2:00 Craft 2 Orange Yellw Blue Game 2 Blue Orange Yellw Memry Verse 2 Yellw Blue Orange 2:00 Ticket Time

2 Mnday, July 25th Back t Schl Night! This is a night wherein tw area churches take all f ur children back-t-schl shpping. It is a great blessing, and a day the kids lk frward t all summer. In the past, we have had a regular day f VBS starting at 10am, then watched a mvie in the afternn, and then gne shpping. It has been an exhausting day fr ur children, interns, and staff. S we are trying smething new this year! We will pick up the children arund 2pm n ur nrmal rutes, have an activity r field trip in the afternn, and then g schl-supply shpping at 6pm. S there will be n regular VBS n this day. As the summer appraches we will give yu mre infrmatin abut what t expect this day.

3 Tuesday, July 26th Majr Pint: The swrd f the spirit is the wrd f Gd it is the nly ffensive weapn Gd has given us. Gd's Wrd is a SWORD and that when we read it we ften CUT thrugh ur hearts and that is what makes us CHANGE and live the way GOD wants us t live. Large Grup Bible Lessn (15 minutes): Spend 15 minutes teaching the children abut the faith. Yu can d a skit, act, shw a vide, etc. Yu nly have t tell the stry nce, s g all-ut here and be creative! Belw are sme ideas t get yu started: Skit idea frm The ck cmes ut t tell the king abut the wnderful ckies he is ging t prepare. He then brings ut a dictinary he is ging t use t learn t make them. The king infrms him that a dictinary will nt help him. He then ges ut and cmes ut with a phne bk; then an encyclpedia and a stry bk. Each f these the king rejects as being useless t help yu make ckies. All bks have a functin and t ck yu need a ck bk. The ck then brings ut his ck bk. He reads the recipe nce and then tsses it aside t g ff and bake the ckies. The king stps him and asks him if he is frgetting his ck bk. He infrms the king that he read it nce and that is enugh and ges ff t bake the ckies. He cmes back in the rm with a plate f really grss lking ckies. The king samples the ckies and starts t chke and cugh and carry n abut hw awful the ckies are. (Allw a child t sample the terrible ckies.) The king asks if he is sure he fllwed the recipe. He stutters abut and says that he thught he did, but, well, maybe he frgt smething. They get the ck bk ut and review what was put in the ckies nly t discver he frgt the sugar. The king can explain that we have ck bks t guide us while we ck. Lking at a recipe nce isn't usually enugh t knw the recipe. We need t memrize the recipe befre we try t make it withut lking. That can remind the king f hw the Bible is ur guide. We need t memrize it and hide it in ur hearts. Sme peple think it is enugh just t read the bible nce. We may nt always have a bible handy s it helps if we memrize Gd's wrd. We can use Gd's wrd t defeat Satan when he attacks us. The king calls fr the curt jester t cme and tell a stry abut using Gd's wrd as a weapn against Satan. Rtatins: Craft (20 minutes): Yu can d the same craft in bth craft rm 1 and craft rm 2 r have a different, mre ag- apprpriate craft in each rm. Belw are sme ideas: Swrd f the spirit magnets Use craft sticks and buttns t make this craft. See further directins here: Print this template ( n card stck. Then have the children cut ut and decrate their swrd.

4 Game (20 minutes): Yu can d the same game in bth game 1 and game 2 r have a different, mre age-apprpriate game in each rm. Belw are sme ideas: Split the children int 2 teams and give each child a pl ndle t be their swrd. Spread ut ballns all ver the rm. When yu say g, the children use their ndle (they can t tuch the balln with their hands r feet nly the pl ndle) t try t get the ballns n the ther team s side. Whever ends up with the mst ballns n their side wins. This game has many variatins. The purpse is fr children t see that we use Gd s Wrd t cut thrugh the lies and see the Truth. T play, yu will need a stick f sme srt (r a few, depending n hw many kids yu have.) The stick culd be a bat, a stick, a pl ndle, r rlled-up newspaper. The stick represents the swrd, the Bible. Kids will swing at bjects that have lies written n them. When they knck ver the bject, the truth will be revealed. Fr example: set up a number f cereal bxes with lies written n them. (Fr example, Gd wn t frgive yu fr that, yu wn t really get in truble fr stealing, etc.) Inside the bx, have a card with a Biblical truth that refutes that lie. Yu culd als write lies n ballns and have the truth inside. Kids pp the ballns t find the truths. Or yu culd make piñatas ut f paper lunch bags. Use yur imaginatin and the supplies yu have n hand fr this game. T make this harder, have sme truths mixed in with the lies, and the kids have t decide which is which. They knck dwn nly the bxes with lies. Memry Verse/Snack (20 minutes): In rder fr the children t g n the Reward Field Trip n Thursday, they must be able t recite the 6 memry verses at nce t a Directr r Children s Minister. Spend this time practicing all 6 verses with the children. Break up int small grups and have the children practice with their big buddies. Yu may need a quiet game r activity fr the children wh have already recited all 6 verses. It is better t be hnest and pr than dishnest and rich Prverbs 16:8 CEV Blessed are thse wh hunger and thirst fr righteusness, fr they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 Hw beautiful are the feet f thse wh bring gd news! Rmans 10:15 Nw faith is being sure f what we hpe fr and certain f what we d nt see Hebrews 11:1 Fr Gd s lved the wrld that he gave his ne and nly Sn, that whever believes in him shall nt perish but have eternal life Jhn 3:16 Stand firm then, with the belt f truth buckled arund yur waist, with the breastplate f righteusness in place, and with yur feet fitted with the readiness that cmes frm the gspel f peace. In additin t all this, take up the shield f faith, with which yu can extinguish all the flaming arrws f the evil ne. Take the helmet f salvatin and the swrd f the Spirit, which is the wrd f Gd. Ephesians 6: Snack: Pretzel Rd with a lifesaver gummy n the end t lk like a swrd

5 Wednesday, July 27th Majr Pint: Jesus was able t fight ff temptatin frm the devil because He used the swrd f the Spirit (the Bible). He was tempted but He did nt sin. Large Grup Bible Lessn (15 minutes): Start with a narratr carrying in a large beautifully wrapped bx. Inside the bx, place smething wrthless like a brick, rck, piece f wd, r nthing at all. Tell the children that the cntents f the package are really special and valuable, and have the children try t guess the cntents. Open the package and reveal the wrthless cntents. Explain t the children that tday they are ging t learn that this is what Satan des. He ffers us smething that lks really beautiful. He even lies abut the cntents, but nce the paper is taken ff, what he has ffered is revealed t be cmpletely wrthless. He is a liar thrugh and thrugh. Next, have yur teens reenact the scenes f Matthew 4:1-4. Help the children understand that Jesus was tempted, but he did nt sin. He used the swrd f the Spirit t resist temptatin. We can use scripture we have learned this summer t resist the devil in ur wn lives. Rtatins: Craft (20 minutes): Yu can d the same craft in bth craft rm 1 and craft rm 2 r have a different, mre age apprpriate craft in each rm. Belw are sme ideas: Use the template in the link belw. Have the students drizzle sme glue n the bear. Then use yur cttn ball t evenly spread a thin cat f glue all ver the bear nly. Nw pur 1/4 cup r s f sand ver the glue. Then lift up paper ver a bin t shake ff the extra sand t save fr anther child. ( Template: Have the children cut ut a red heart (yu may want t pre-cut fr the yunger grups) then glue a Bible with pages in the middle f the heart (see picture). The children can write the memry verses they have learned this year in the Bible and write Psalm 19:11 n the utside. ( Game (20 minutes): Yu can d the same game in bth game 1 and game 2 r have a different, mre age-apprpriate game in each rm. Belw are sme ideas:

6 Use tape t draw 5 lines n the flr, each abut 1 ft apart. Play a few jumping games. Fr example: While keeping their feet tgether have each child try t jump ver the lines withut tuching them, next see hw far each child can jump, then let the children try t hp ver the lines n ne ft. Say: The last way that Satan tempted Jesus was by telling Him t jump ff f a building and let the angels catch Him t prve that He is Gd s sn. Jesus culd have dne it, but He didn t because he knew that it is wrng t tempt Gd. We jumped fr fun, but Jesus had t make a big decisin and He chse nt t sin. Play Make Me Laugh. One persn is chsen t sit dwn and try nt t laugh. Everyne else des silly things t try t get the persn t laugh. N ne can tuch the persn. If the persn starts laughing, let smene else try. When yu are ready t end the game, ask the students if it was difficult nt t laugh when they really wanted t. Remind students that it is difficult t resist temptatin, but with Gd s help, we can d it. Memry Verse/Snack (20 minutes): In rder fr the children t g n the Reward Field Trip n Thursday, they must be able t recite the 6 memry verses at nce t a Directr r Children s Minister. Spend this time practicing all 6 verses with the children. Break up int small grups and have the children practice with their big buddies. Yu may need a quiet game r activity fr the children wh have already recited all 6 verses. It is better t be hnest and pr than dishnest and rich Prverbs 16:8 CEV Blessed are thse wh hunger and thirst fr righteusness, fr they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 Hw beautiful are the feet f thse wh bring gd news! Rmans 10:15 Nw faith is being sure f what we hpe fr and certain f what we d nt see Hebrews 11:1 Fr Gd s lved the wrld that he gave his ne and nly Sn, that whever believes in him shall nt perish but have eternal life Jhn 3:16 Stand firm then, with the belt f truth buckled arund yur waist, with the breastplate f righteusness in place, and with yur feet fitted with the readiness that cmes frm the gspel f peace. In additin t all this, take up the shield f faith, with which yu can extinguish all the flaming arrws f the evil ne. Take the helmet f salvatin and the swrd f the Spirit, which is the wrd f Gd. Ephesians 6: Snack: Dnuts (The devil tld Jesus t make bread ut f rcks)

7 Reward All Day Field Trip N VBS Thursday, July 28th

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