October 20, 2008

The Ten Commandments - Godś rules are good!

The Ten Commandments (Exodus 19:1-20:21)

The Big Idea
"Godś rules are good!" Sometimes we think rules just keep us from having fun and doing what we want. But God has given us rules because they are good for us and allow everyone to live better together. His rules help us please Him.

Bible Verse
Psalm 139:9b - "For your laws are good."  

     For each of the commandments, I printed a picture that I thought represented the idea of it. (Example: A picture of a mouth for ¨Do not give false testimony.¨) I then had the children guess which commandment the picture was referring to.
     During small groups, we played ¨Swat the Commandment.¨ I placed cards with a commandment written on them. I then read a scenario that applied to one of the commandments, and they used fly swatters to swat the commandment they thought applied.

Materials We Used
Lesson plan
Verse activity
Small Group guide
Commandment pictures

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