To help the children stand up for what is right.
Play a game where someone has to be bold to point out that you are doing something wrong. eg. a game where you have to double a number each time. If you can’t do it you are out. But sneakily, but so you can be seen, have the numbers written down.
ie 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256. 512, 1024…
Hopefully one of the children will challenge you for having them written down. Congratulate them for doing this, which is the point of the game. Standing up for what is right.
Read Jeremiah 38 v1-13 then act it out with fluffy toys representing:
– Jeremiah the prophet,
– Zedekiah the King
– Ebed-Melek, an African man called a Cushite.
– Officials and guards if you have enough.
Then get some rags and a bucket and rescue Jeremiah from the muddy pit using the rags.
– Did Jeremiah do right to warn the people?
– Was Ebed-Melek very brave as well?
– Was the king wrong?
Why did God let Jeremiah suffer?
Then look at Jeremiah 39v15-18.
Even though it is very hard to stand up for what is right, even though you might have problems because of it, God will bless those who do what is right. It is the right thing to stand up for the truth, even if it makes you unpopular.
Make 2 figures out of pipe-cleaners and with some rags, make a collage to illustrate Jeremiah being resued.
Write on the verse: Jeremiah 39v 18 I will save you …. because you trust in me, declares the Lord.’”