Today Episode’s is based off Matthew 26:31–35, 56–74; Mark 14:27–31, 53–72; Luke 22:24–34, 54–62; John 18:15–18, 25–27; 21:1–19
“Jesus knows my weaknesses.”
Memorize this together as a family this week!
“Jesus understands every weakness of ours, because He was tempted in every way that we are. But He did not sin!”
Hebrews 4:15 (CEV).
ACTIVITY: STRENGTH GAME
How to play.
Bible or the Superbook Bible App
Disposable Cups – 10 cups
3 sheets of paper – You can use rolled-up socks as an optional if your cups are large
Masking tape – to mark a ‘throw line’ (adjust necessary so that children can succeed)
Build a pyramid of ten cups on the table (Four on the bottom, three on the next row, two on the next and one at the top) – to show children what to build
When Jesus was arrested, Peter became so afraid for his own safety that he denied knowing Jesus. But that is not the end for Peter, same goes to us! Jesus will restore all of us. Throughout the testing process, God use it to help us grow better and stronger than before. This is what our game is about today; to grow and become better than before!
To start this game, give children ten cups and three sheets of paper for them to crumple into balls or give them the three rolled-up socks. After that, show children the pyramid you built out of cups. Tell them that they need to build the pyramid using the ten cups.
Tape a mark on the floor and ask children to put an upside-down cup on the floor 8 feet from the mark. But you can adjust the distance as you desired. Children must stay behind the mark when throwing. This game has ten rounds. Children need to add another cup for each round until ten cups are in play for the tenth rounds.
For each round, children will get three throws to try to knock down the cup/s. Once all the cups in that round are knocked down, children will quickly put the original cups back in place and add additional cups in the structure.
This represents on how we grow and become mature and better than before after we are knocked down or fail in life. Continue this fashion until a pyramid of ten cups is built. Congratulate children as they finished the tenth rounds!
That was a fun game, isn’t it? Each time the structured was knocked down, it was built back up or restored and became stronger than before. Jesus will always forgive and restore us just like Peter. God wants us to grow from our failures so that we are better than before. Let us shout our SuperTruth today!
- What example we can follow from Peter when we are in trouble? (Call Jesus, pray and ask for help, keep eyes on Jesus)
- Have you ever been denied by your best friends? How did you response to that situation? (Read 1 Peter 3:8-9)
- It is easy to say something without thinking when we get excited or angry. What we should do actually before we say or do something we shouldn’t? What does God want us to do? (Read James 1:19b) Trust in God, He will help us.