Hey friends! I am so excited to start this new study with you, where we’ll talk all about God’s Game Plan! But first, let’s start by praying.
“Father God, thank You for this opportunity to talk with You and to learn more about You. Help us to listen and hear what You have to tell us today.”
Okay! Since this is our first week together, I want us to get to know each other better! First, find a partner, and each of you will answer the first question. Then find new partners for the second and third questions. Ready, set, find a partner!
- What is your favorite part of being on this team?
- What’s your best sports highlight so far?
- Where do you see yourself in ten years?
What do you think would happen if we didn’t have practice all next week and the coach showed up for our game but didn’t say or do anything? (Let the kids answer.) Yeah, nobody would know what to do or even whom we were playing. It wouldn’t work out very well. The reason we have practice and the reason I am your coach is to create a game plan for how we can do our best. You show up to practice and work hard because you care about our team. At practice, you trust me to prepare you for the game. When we learn a new skill, you trust me to teach you and practice so we can add it to our game plan.
What if I told you that just like we have a game plan for how to play, God has a Game Plan for our lives? His Plan is much bigger and better than mine or yours ever could be because He loves you more than anybody else ever could. Just like I teach you new things, correct you, and cheer you on, so does God. We each have a reason for being here, and God’s Game Plan is His way of preparing us for that purpose.
Isn’t it exciting to know that God has a plan for us? Do you want to know what’s inside God’s Game Plan? Here is a sneak peek:
- He made you on purpose and for a purpose.
- You can ALWAYS trust God and His Word.
- God loves you and sent Jesus to save you.
- We are called to love God and love others.
God’s Plan is made up of three truths and an action. Just like we must practice before we play a game, we must believe these truths before we can take action in God’s Plan. The cool thing about His plan is that if we truly believe the first three, then the last one becomes easy to do. I’m excited to learn more about these, aren’t you? Repeat them after me!
“God, as we learn more about Your Game Plan, I pray that we’ll understand how much You love us and that You have a plan for us. Teach us to always trust Your Word. Amen.”