October 21, 2007

Tower of Babel

What We Talked About:
During the time after the flood, everyone spoke the same language. In the city of Babel, the people began thinking to themselves, "You know, our city is a pretty great city, and we're a pretty great bunch of people. We should let everyone else know how great we are." So they got together and decided to build a great, big tower that would stretch to the heavens. When people would see the tower, they would think, "Man, the people of Babel sure must be great."

God saw that the people of Babel were so focused on how great they were that they completely forgot about how great and awesome He was. So, in order to stop their work on the tower, God made it so all the people began speaking different languages. When this happened, all the workers on tower could no longer understand each other. It was so frustrating that they just gave up on building the tower, and scattered throughout the area.

What's the Big Deal?
1. Make God look great, not ourselves.

What We Did
1. Built our own tower out of play bricks. As we placed each brick on the tower, we hi-fived each other and said, 'We're awesome!" to show how the people of Babel liked to brag about themselves.
2. We divided ourselves into three language groups: the Ubba people, the Oodle people, and the Eeka people to hear how it must have sounded the day when God changed their language.
3. After we were done with everything, we played the tower building game, Jenga.

Our Memory Verse
1 Corinthians 10:31 - “So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

Try to stop the people of Babel from building the tower with a new game over at the Faith Kids games page.

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