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This youth activity uses a relay race with Candy Bars in various colored wrappers to present the Gospel. You can find lots of mini candy bars around the Halloween season. Similar to the wordless bracelet, the colors yellow, black, red, white and Green are used to explain the gospel message.

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When a person meets Christ a change occurs. Their identity, their actions, and even their thoughts will change over time. Some changes may be immediate such as they are now called "Christians," and "children of God" etc. Other changes may take a lifetime. A classic youth game, known as "Buzz", is used along with famous Bible Characters to illustrate some of the changes that occur when someone puts their faith in Christ or God.

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Using the game of “Earth!” “Water!” “Air!” or “Fire!” youth will discuss how our actions affect our testimony for Christ. The game will stimulate discussion regarding some of the issues regarding Christian freedom, God's forgiveness, and our our actions, words and attitudes affect our testimony as Christians.

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All of us have been afraid to witness (or to share our testimony) at one time or another. But a testimony, or witnessing is simply sharing about something that has happened to you. Use this high energy youth group game to clarify some of the misconceptions youth have about sharing their faith as well as learn the importance one’s lifestyle

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The woman at the well is probably the most incisive of the New Testament narratives of Jesus' dealing with the spiritually lost. It is found only in the fourth chapter of John's gospel. From it we can learn many things about personal evangelism in general that can also be applied to our evangelism to youth.

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The fishermen had let their lines down into the water when Dan noticed a school of dolphins had come alongside and were swimming in the boat’s wake.  He immediately shouted for the lines to be drawn in.  The fisherman hurriedly reeled in thier lines but it was too late–one of the dolphins had been snared.  He dove deep, trying to

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My friend I stand in judgement now
And feel that you’re to blame somehow.
On earth I walked with you day by day,
And never did you point the way.

You knew the Lord in truth and glory,
But never did you tell the story.
My knowledge then was very dim;
You could have led me safe to Him.

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Description
In this active game, youth are asked to evaluate how a person’s testimony is affected by the things we do, our character, and even our background or characteristics. Youth Ministers can use this as an introduction to living a life that points others to God, sharing our testimonies, or to discuss the life of Paul, his testimony, and the

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A young teenage youth spent many hours building a little sailboat, crafting it down to the finest detail. He then took it to a nearby river to sail it. When he put it in the water, however, it moved away from him very quickly. Though he chased it along the bank, he couldn’t keep up with it. The strong wind

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Have you ever done face-painting as part of an outreach to children?

Here’s a recipe we used for face-paint:

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cold cream.
  • A few drops of food color

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With the current economic situation there are many families in need. Why not provide a Christmas shoebox and donate it to someone in need and to tell people about Jesus. Local shelters and relief agencies might have suggestions as well. Your local church may also have a family you can adopt to help as well.

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Central Teaching Truth
Sometimes when it seems like life is knocking us down, God is there to pick us up. Though we are all fallen, God takes our place and renews us unto life.

Bible Text
2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 5:8, Isaiah 53:5-12

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Materials

  • 2 clear glasses
  • 1 blindfold
  • salt, pepper, lemon juice, hot sauce, diced onions, food coloring, coke, prune juice, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, milk, soy sauce, BBQ sauce and anything else you can find to make he most disgusting concoction you can think of. Also have some sweet additions

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Even if you don’t want to be involved with Halloween, you’ll want to grab at least one of those plastic or paper Halloween skeletons for this object lesson / game.

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Tradition says the Halloween “Jack-o-Lantern” gets it’s name from an old Irish story about a drunkard called “Stingy Jack.”

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October 31st is a very special day, not because of Halloween, but because of another important event that literally CHANGED the world!

On October 31st, almost five hundred years ago, in the year 1517, Martin Luther nailed a letter to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany.

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The History of the Christmas Tree
According to tradition, the Christmas Tree originated in Riga, Latvia. The Christmas legend says that a monk named Boniface used its triangular shape to to explain the trinity – that God was Father, Son and Holy Spirit. From that point on, the Germans call the tree “God’s Tree.” By the 16th century they Western

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This one makes a net
This one stands and wishes,
Would you care to make a guess,
Which one gets the fishes?

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THE ETERNAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, the largest, oldest, and most reliable fire and life insurance company, offers a policy which is strictly equitable; it operates all over the world (John 3:16), and its management has never changed. It insures a man for more than he is worth.

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You can find a great flash presentation of the gospel here
www.thekristo.com

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Now is not time.
Don’t brag about what will happen tomorrow. You don’t really know what will happen then. (Prov 27:1)

I tried to be a Christian before, but then I failed.
God is strong and can help you not to fall. He can bring you before His glory without any wrong and give you great joy. He is the

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H. A. Ironside once told the following:

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Why

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Check out his incredible video. The singer is Nicole Nordeman.
Why

Thanks to Charissa Ee at The Orange Chalk for pointing me to this.


MORE IDEAS? See “Creative Object Lessons”

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The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to the serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units, code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect

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Materials
a piece of paper and scissors

Description
(drama/object lesson, visual – Use caution when discussing Hell with young kids)

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God does not condemn us to Hell; God wishes all humans to be saved. He will love us to all eternity, but there will exist the possibility that we do not accept the love and do not respond to it. And the refusal to accept love, the refusal to respond to it, that precisely is the meaning of Hell. Hell

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During the second month of nursing school, a professor gave his students a pop quiz. One conscientious student breezed through the questions, until he read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”

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Salt adds flavor, creates thirst, In the days before modern medicine, salt was often used to disinfect a wound. When it’s applied to the wound, it stings. People won’t always appreciate your witness, because it will sting the wounds of their sin.

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dynamite.jpgA game warden heard about a local fisherman that was illegally using dynamite to fish at the local lake. So the next day he decided to investigate and mayby catch the fisherman in the act. At about 6 a.m. he arrived at pier dressed as a fisherman himself and noticed a gentleman climbing into a small boat with a tackle

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Materials
1. Cardboard box or a sheet hung across a barrier to hide the other side.
2. A pole with a string and bent piece of wire shaped into a hook.
3. A variety of items with loops or hooks attached.

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stormy_sea.jpgOnce, there was a storm in Holland, and a boat capsized in the wind and rain and fog. A Rescue Team went out and worked to exhaustion recovering all but one survivor. They came back and the team was exhausted. “Who will go?” someone shouted. Then 16 yr-old Hans said “I will go!” His mother begged him not to go:

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At Christmas time there was a man who looked so out of place,
As people rushed about him at a hurried sort of pace.
He stared at all the Christmas lights, the tinsel everywhere,
The shopping center, Santa Claus, with children gathered near.
The mall was packed with shoppers, who were going to and fro,
Some with smiles and some

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Materials
Fishing Lures (no hooks for safety’s sake.), Fishing pole or net, other fishing gear, tackle box, etc.

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Materials
Many different kinds, sizes and shapes of keys: old-fashioned keys, keys on funny key rings, car keys, a huge honorary key (as “a key to the city”), hotel keys (both the traditional kind and the plastic card kind with the electronic code), etc. Have a one lock which can be opened by one of the keys.

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Materials
Some delicious fruit

Activity
Pull out a piece of fruit, such as an apple, and begin eating it while you’re in the midst of your discussion. Continue your discussion as you normally would. Stop occassionally and tell the others how delicious the fruit you’re eating is! Then continue again with your discussion. After stopping and telling the others about

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Materials
Make a jello egg by making a small hole in each end of an egg using a needed or penknife. The hole can be about 1/2 cm in diameter. You can then blow through the other hole and empty the contents of the egg. Use some water to rinse the inside of the egg until the water exits clear.

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Materials
In the middle of your meeting room, lay out as many of the following items as you can find to be used as props: a packet of seeds, a flower, a pencil eraser, a pencil, a blank sheet of paper, several balloons, a fork, sandals or tennis shoes, a telephone, a newspaper, several pieces of wood bubbles, a dust

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Materials
Various objects from the store with the price tags on them.

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Materials
Several items from the list below. (This activity may also be done by drawing a simple picture of each object or showing a photo.)

Safety Belt – If you knew that you were going to be in a terrible car accident, you would be sure to wear your seat belt and make sure you were safe!

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Activity
Ask the kids if the following people need to be saved?
First, only say the first half… then after a dramatic pause, and perhaps some “no’s” from the audience, add the second half! (Works great drawing it on a whiteboard too!)

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Activity
Scatter about the room objects that represent various countries and geographic localities. Have youth try to find as many of the objects as possible and identify the countries they might represent.

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candy.jpgMaterials
A piece of candy or reward for each participant.

Directions
Promise a prize to those that win this game!

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