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Game: Bible Smuggle

Form a circle with kids holding their hands behind their backs. Choose someone to be "It." Have It stand in the center of the circle. Hand a small Bible to one person in the circle. Have that person pass the Bible to someone else behind his or her back. Encourage kids to try to confuse the person in the middle so he or she doesn't know where the Bible is. Kids could pretend to pass the Bible back and forth.

After three minutes, have It guess who's holding the Bible. If caught, that person becomes It. If not, have It guess again. Play this game until children tire of it.

Then *say: In some countries, it's against the law to have a Bible. So Christians smuggle the Bible into these countries. Many people risk their lives so people can have a Bible.

*Ask: How did you feel when the Bible came to your hands? If it was against the law in our country to have a Bible, what would you do? What risks would you take to get the Bible to people who have no Bible? Why is the Bible important to our growth as Christians?

Joanne Wilson
Northumberland, Pennsylvania

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