Use this game to illustrate how Jesus wants us to take care of
each other. Form teams of four. Choose one person from each team to
be the hurt man who was robbed and beaten on his way to Jericho.
Have the hurt people lie on the floor at the end of the room
opposite their teams. Give each team a supply of 10 to 15 adhesive
bandages and a cup of water.
On "go," teams race with their supplies to their hurt team
members. The goal is to put 10 bandages on the hurt neighbor, give
him or her a drink of water, and carry the person back to the
Once every team has accomplished this, read aloud Luke 10:25-37.
Ask, "How did you feel when you were helping the hurt person? If
you were the hurt person, how did you feel while you were being
helped? How would you feel if you were hurt like the man in the
parable and no one stopped to help you? What do you think Jesus
meant when he said, 'Love your neighbor as yourself'? What can you
do to help others in need?"
Mary G. Yates