Scripture: Luke 15:1-32
- Students will learn God wants everyone to become a Christian.
- Students will learn God will go to great efforts to try and convince a sinner to become a Christian.
- Students will learn we should also go to great lengths to convince people to become Christians.
- Students will learn how to make pairs of antonyms.
Guiding Question: How can students learn antonyms?
Materials: Index card sets of antonyms for each partner pair
Procedure: Review the Parables of Loss. Explain that although people do look for important lost things, Jesus also meant something else by this parable. Jesus thinks of people who don’t know about Him and how to become a Christian as lost. They haven’t found their way to God yet. In fact, early Christians were often called “The Way”. Part of what Jesus wants Christians to do is to tell everyone they know about Him. He wants us to encourage people to read their Bibles and come to church. He wants us to tell them what God does for us. He wants us to help them learn how to become a Christian.
Introduce the activity. Have the students play a memory game where the two cards they flip and pair must be antonyms of each other.
Additional Questions: How can students visually represent antonyms?
Supplemental Activity: Have students get into partners and give them an antonym pair. The pair must act out the antonym given and the class guesses what they are acting out.