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Description
This activity can be used as an icebreaker or discussion starter on living the Christian life.  In the Bible, Paul frequently illustrated the Christian lifestyle as being similar to running in a race.  It’s ties in nicely to an Olympics theme as well a general sports related theme.

Materials
None

Activity
Give youth / kids different sports below to pantomime. Let the rest of the group guess the sports.

Baseball Basketball Bobsledding
Bowling Boxing Canoeing
Chess Cross-country Skiing Darts
Diving Downhill Skiing
Football Figure Skating Golf
Gymnastics Horseshoes Ice Hockey
Kayaking Luge Ping-pong
Rapelling River Rafting Rock Climbing
Horseshoes Rugby Ski Jump
Slalom Soccer Speedskating
Swimming Tennis Track & Field
Volleyball Waterpolo Wrestling
Others?

 

Discussion
Ask each youth what sport best describes his/her spiritual life and why.

Application
Paul compared his life to that of a race. He leaves everything behind and presses toward the goal, the finish line. (Phil 3:12 – 16 )


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