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Materials
A bag full of ‘ordinary’ things, chosen because they have nothing significant or special about them; AND Bible verses related to salvation inside a brown envelope at the bottom of the bag.

Activity
Tell the children you have brought along some things to show to them. Pick up your bag and bring out the items one by one, with a commentary going something like this:

“Here I have a mug. Well, it’s rather ordinary. There’s nothing much I can say about it. What’s next?”
“Here is an exercise book. It’s empty. Nothing special about it at all. Next comes a roll of sticky tape. Now why is that in the bag?”
And so on until the bag is empty except for the envelope.

Debrief
When only the envelope is left in the bag. Take it out and see what is in it. The Bible does say some amazing things! Read out the verses in the envelope. Make sure you end with the following verse: 1 Corinthians 1:26-28

Application
God deliberately chose ‘ordinary’ people-people who have nothing special or significant about them at all. Does anyone present feel they are rather ordinary? Perhaps they never win at games, or shine in class. Perhaps they never come top or first. These are exactly the sort of people God wants to be his own! He deliberately chose each person present. We don’t have to be rich, important or superstars to be special in God’s eyes. He loves and wants ordinary people like you and me!

Biblical Examples
Ruth – a foreigner
Jacob – Fought with God
David – Shepherd Boy
Disciples – Fisherman, tax collectors, etc.

 


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