Special Section: Operation Faith Challenge

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Code Name: Judgment Call

Directive: Honor God with your thoughts and
actions.

Armor: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; 13

Basic Training: Tell kids that at times we all do
and say things we later regret. Form groups of four, and give each
group a situation to act out — first in a negative way, then in a
positive way.

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Use these situations:

  • A friend shoplifts when you’re at the mall
    together.
  • You hear friends talk poorly about someone.
  • Your friends make fun of you because you don’t use bad
    language.
  • You’re at a friend’s house and the family watches a movie your
    parents won’t allow you to watch.
  • Your friends vandalize a neighbor’s house while you’re walking
    home from school with them.
  • Your parents tell you to do something, but you don’t want
    to.


Read the Scripture. After the two versions of each situation, ask
kids how faith, hope, or love could’ve made a difference in that
situation. Then ask which response — positive or negative — is
easier to have in real life.

Covert Ops Challenge: In their “Operation: Faith
Challenge” journals, have kids list 10 synonyms for each quality:
faith, hope, and love. Then challenge kids to journal during the
week about how they lived out these qualities in situations they
faced.

Mission Accomplished: When kids return, have them
use markers to create a banner for each quality: faith, hope, and
love. On the banners, have kids write examples of how they
demonstrated each quality this last week. Have kids draw a thick
red line under those examples and then work with a partner to
brainstorm and write new ideas to show these qualities to others
over the summer and in the coming school year.

     

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