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Complete the Command Bible Game: Learning 5 Ways to Obey God

Complete the Command Bible Game: Learning 5 Ways to Obey God is a Bible game that will teach 5 commands found in the Bible that you and your kids are called to obey.

Complete the Command Bible Game: Learning 5 Ways to Obey God is a fun game to start the New Year off in the right direction with your kids.

Teaching our children to obey God is one of the most fundamental points of Christianity. Obedience to God is not an option, but a necessity. One of the best stories from the Bible about obedience is when Jesus taught in the temple of God. (Luke 2: 41-52) Even at a young age, Jesus is an example to your children of how they must put God’s commands first above all others.

Recently, I was asked to create a video sermon for a church who wanted to introduce the story of when Jesus taught in the temple of God.  The main point that I wanted the children to learn was that Jesus obeyed God the Father even at a young age. During the sermon I share John 6:38, where Jesus says: “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.”

Jesus is our perfect example of how we always need to obey God first, even if it means going against our families or those in authority.

Here is the video sermon that I created. Please show it to your children to help them learn about the great story of when Jesus taught in the temple of God:

Click HERE to learn how you can purchase this sermon as a downloadable video for you to use as you please.

In addition to sharing this video, I want to provide you with 2 activities to help your kids grow in their desires to obey God. One is for preschoolers and one is for elementary kids.

Teaching Preschoolers to Obey God: The Trust and Obey Game

Here is a fun game about teaching preschoolers to obey God. I call it the “Trust and Obey” game.

Teaching preschoolers to obey God should begin at a very young age. As a parent or caretaker you are already instilling in your little ones the need to obey your directions. Teaching them to also obey God is a natural progression in their spiritual development.

To learn how to play this game, please CLICK HERE to be taken to the article on my site.

Complete the Command Bible Game: Learning 5 Ways to Obey God

This fun game can be played with your elementary kids to teach them 5 Bible verses that give commands from God which must be obeyed.

Here are the following 5 verses that will be taught:

  1. Luke 10:27: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength…”
  2. Luke 10:27: “…Love your neighbor as yourself.”
  3. Galatians 6:2: “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
  4. Matthew 16:24: “Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
  5. Ephesians 6:1: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right”

How to Prepare to Play the Game:

Each verse above comes with its own poster that you will need to print off.

Each verse also has a poster that contains 2 explanations of the verse. Glue this poster to the back of its complementary Bible verse poster. Now, cut the 2 posters that have been glued together down the middle line. Each poster now has 2 parts. Do this for each poster and you will end up with 10 cards.

If you would like, you might want to place each half poster inside an envelope. If you do this, you might like to use the envelope label I have provided below. you will print 5 of these posters which will produce 10 labels.

If you don’t put the half posters in their own envelopes, then just shuffle all the cards with the Bible verse posters facing down.

Next, bring out 2 decks of playing cards – one for each team member.

How to Play the Game:

This game can be played between 2 teams. As few as 2 people can play.

To introduce this game to your children, I suggest sharing the video sermon above that teaches the story of when Jesus taught in the temple of God. Talk to your children about what it means to obey. Ask them about the different kinds of people they should obey, such as parents, teachers and police officers.

Talk to them about what it means to obey God. Ask them if they believe they should obey God above all others.

After talking to them about obeying God, bring out the 10 cards along with a deck of cards for each child who is going to go against the other team’s player. Shuffle the cards. Have each child turn over the top card and set it to the side. The rest of the deck of cards will set to the other side of the top card. Then on the word “Go!” have the children start flipping through the deck of cards one by one to find the matching card. (A matching card will be the same color and same number. Therefore, an acceptable match would be an 8 of clubs and an 8 of spades.)

The first person who makes a match gets to pick one of the 10 “Complete the Command” cards. Fan the cards out in your hands from which they will pick. Have the child read the card and set the half poster on a table or pocket chart for all to see.

Keep playing in this fashion until a team completes 3 Bible verse posters. This team will be the winner!

Printable Cards for Complete the Command Bible Game: Learning 5 Ways to Obey God

Bible Verse One Front

Bible Verse One Back

Bible Verse Two Front

Bible Verse Two Back

Bible Verse Three Front

Bible Verse Three Back

Bible Verse Four Front

Bible Verse Four Back

Bible Verse Five Front

Bible Verse Five Back

Envelope Label

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