Contributed on Jan 4, 2015
Christ warned about the mindset of Monopoly, but all board games have some way to measure success: determining how you win or lose. How do measure success in how we live for Christ? How do we know whether we've actually stored up treasures in heaven?
Lead-in with the following video: http://discoverychurch.com/messages/actually-win-losing/ (first 24 seconds) How many of you have ever played Monopoly? (ask for a show of hands). Me too. I hate the game. I never win. However, Monopoly is one of the THE most popular games in the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 11, 2015
It's one game board, but two games. Checkers and Chess are not only played differently, but they illustrate for me the difference between how the world deals with conflict and how God would have us do so. Do you know the difference?
OPEN: (We showed a picture of a checker board on the overhead) What is this game? That’s right, it’s a checkers game. How many of you have ever played checkers? (almost everyone held up their hands) You know, I did not realize it until I began my research for this morning’s ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2015
In the game of "Clue" the person who died was "Mr. Boddy." In the Scripture, the person who died was us - we died in our sins. But what killed us, and whose fault was it that we should be counted dead?
OPEN: During WWII Nazi Germany believed they could bomb Britain into submission, so over the years they sent 1000s of bombs down upon London and other parts of England and 1000s of English people died. One of Britain’s forms of defense was to build bomb shelters. Essentially these were ...read more
Contributed on Jan 25, 2015
The Bible never teaches us to say "I'm sorry". Why not? What is so wrong with saying that simply phrase when you've hurt someone?
OPEN: (We put a picture of a “Sorry” game board on the screen) How many of you recognize this game board? And how many of you have ever played it? Amazon.com says the game of Sorry is the #5 best-selling board game on their site. ...read more