“Zero, 100, Or Bonus” - A Bible Memory Actvity for Kids (Luke 2:14) April 26 2018, 0 Comments
A Bible memory verse activity is a great way to teach God's amazing Word and here's a Bible game based on Luke 2:14.
Luke 2:14 says this: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
As a Christian, I have been taught that my main purpose in life is to glorify God. What exactly does this mean? Well, I am no scholar, but I did hear a great sermon on this topic once and though glorifying God can be a deep theological point, I walked away with an elementary explanation that has helped me ever since.
To give God glory means to reflect all that He is in my life. In other words, when people look at my life, I should desire that they see more of God’s character in me than my own sinful character. In fact, the word GLORY spelled backwards gives a great acrostic for its meaning – You Reflecting Our Lord God. Kind of neat, huh?
I think this is a concept our kids can grasp. And here is a fun Bible memory verse activity to help them learn Luke 2:14 and more about giving glory to God. I call it “Zero, 100 or
Here’s what you do:
For this game you will need to prepare 3 cards. One will say “Zero”, one will say “100” and one will say “Bonus”. Place these 3 cards in a bag or bucket from which the children will pick. You will also need to make up 12 point cards – 3 of 200 points, 3 of 300 points, 3 of 400 points and 3 of 500 points. Place these point cards on a pocket chart or on table face down. Finally, you will need the Bible review questions found below.
How to play:
Divide your class into 2 teams. After introducing Luke 2:14 to your class and reciting it several times, explain that several will have the chance to say the Bible verse correctly and thus earn points for their team. Have a child come forward. He must answer a Bible review question on glory correctly. If he does, he then gets to reach in the bag that has the 3 cards. If he picks the “Zero” card, he earns no points and the play goes to the next team. If he picks the “100” card, he earns 100 points for his team. If he picks the “Bonus” card, he gets to pick one of the point cards and earns that number of points for his team. He also can earn another “Bonus” point card if he says Luke 2:14 correctly. If he does not say it correctly, the second “Bonus” point card will go to the other team.
Before playing this game, you might want to introduce the lesson in the following way:
When you look in the mirror, whom do you see? (Wait for responses.) Of course, you see yourself. But when you look in the mirror, do you ever see God there? (Wait for responses.) OK. So, you’ve never seen God staring back at you in the mirror, but did you know that you could at least see the reflection of His character. In other words, God is kind and loving. Are you ever kind and loving? (Wait for responses.) Sure. Many of you have been kind and loving to me! When you are showing God’s character in your life, you are reflecting who He is to those around you. You are giving glory to God. To give God glory means to reflect all that He is in my life. In other words, when people look at my life, I should desire that they see more of God’s character in me than my own sinful character.
In fact, the word GLORY spelled backwards gives a great acrostic for its meaning – You Reflecting Our Lord God. Kind of neat, huh? Who wants to read Luke 2:14? (Wait for response.) The angels sang this verse to the shepherds in the fields when Jesus was born. It was their desire and it is God’s desire that we reflect Him in all we do. Let’s play a game to help us learn more about ways we can glorify God. It’s called “Zero, 100 or Bonus.”
Bible Review Questions for How to Glorify God:
1. 1 Corinthians 10:31says this: "Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do [it] all to the glory of God."
True or False: We can glorify God by doing simple every day things, such as eating and drinking as long as we are doing them for God.
2. 1 Peter 2:12 says this: “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”
True or False: People really won’t ever look at my life and see how I live it for God.
3. Again: 1 Peter 2:12 says this: “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”
True or False: People might actually end up coming to know God and glorifying Him because of the way they see me live my life.
4. 1 Peter 2:17 says this: "Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.”
True or False: Three ways that I can glorify God in my life are loving my church family, fearing God and honoring those in authority like the President.
5. John 13:35 says this: “By this all men shall know that you are my disciples if you have love one for another."
True or False: The best way to glorify or reflect God in my life is by hating everyone.
6. 1 Corinthians 6:19,20 says this: "Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's."
True or False: As Christians, we need to glorify God in our body and spirit which belong to God.
7. According to 1 Corinthians 6:19,20, our bodies are “the temple of the Holy Spirit.” Therefore, we need to be very careful what we put inside our bodies. We should stay away from anything harmful like drugs in order to glorify God the best we can.
True or False: I can glorify God by eating, drinking and taking bad things.
8. Ephesians 5:8-9 says this: "For you once were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light and find out what pleases the Lord.
True of False: As a Christian, I can reflect God’s light of goodness in my life and glorify Him in the process.
9. Romans 15:5-7 says this: "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”
True or False: As Christians, we can glorify or reflect God by accepting each other just like Jesus has accepted us.
10. John 15:8 says this: "This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples." Bearing fruit in our lives for God means that we are doing what pleases God such as loving our friends and family and being kind, caring and giving.
True or False: To glorify God we must plant lots and lots of strawberries.
11. Psalm 29:2. "Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." The writer of this Psalm knew it was important to admire God’s beauty and His name. This is another way to glorify God.
True or False: We can glorify God by appreciating how wonderful and beautiful God is.
12. Deut. 6:5, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul." The best way to glorify God and reflect Him to others is by loving Him.
True or False: Loving God with only our liver is the best way to glorify Him.
“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.”
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