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The Ultimate Treasure Appendixes

Appendix 1

LSCRC – Love, Sin, Cross, Receive, Community

“Lost sinners can receive Christ”

L – God loves you and has a wonderful purpose for your life. (John 3:16) He created man to have fellowship with Him and enjoy Him forever. God desires for you to know Him and to be His friend (John 17:3).

S – Sin has separated you from God. Sin is disobedience to God. Everyone has sinned. (Romans 3:23) The punishment for this sin is separation from God and eternal suffering in hell (Galatians 6:7, 8). Apart from God doing something to help man, there is nothing man can do to get out of this mess.

C – Because God loves you He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross in your place to bear the punishment for your sin so you could be free (John 3:16). Because He has borne your punishment you don’t have to. The penalty has been paid so you can be free (1 Peter 2:24)!

R – You must receive God’s gift of salvation and forgiveness of sin, and be born again. You must surrender to Jesus as Lord. How do you receive?

1. Believe the Word of God (Roman 10:9-10)

2. Turn from your own way (Acts 3:19)

3. Give your life to Jesus (1 Peter 2:25). Make Him your Lord.

C – When you give your life to Jesus, God will place you in a community of other people who know Him. Together we can know Him in a much greater way. We can help one another, serve one another and grow together (John 17:23, 26; Acts 2:42-47).

Make The Invitation:

Þ  Would you like to do this now?

Þ  Would you like to give your life to Jesus and receive salvation?

Pause: don’t rush.  Wait!  Stay quiet!  Silently pray for them.

When they respond make sure it’s real, but don’t make it hard.

Here’s a prayer you could use:

“Lord Jesus I give my life to you. I believe you died for me on the cross and rose again on the third day. I believe you are God. I turn from my own way and I give you my life now. I ask you to be the Lord of my life. Thank you for dying for me. Thank you for forgiving me of all my sin.  Thank you for making me born again. Thank you for saving me. I am now your child. I am now saved. I am now a Christian. And I will serve you, Lord Jesus, all the days of my life.  Amen

Verse List

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Galatians 6:7, 8 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

Romans 10:9, 10 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

1 Peter 2:25 For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your soul.

John 17:23, 26 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

26I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

Acts 2:42-47 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Appendix 2

Memory Games*

Memory Hopscotch –

Using sidewalk chalk, mark enough squares to include all words in the memory verse you are using. Include enough squares for the book, chapter and verse.

Play by having each person jump by one or two feet as they memorize each word. Do this by reading the entire verse, then closing your eyes to recite. Jump only as many squares as you have memorized words. First person to recite whole verse is the winner.

Anagram –

Using each word from the verse in order, scramble each one and let the child unscramble. To make it more challenging, scramble not only each word, but the order of them within the verse so that the child has to put the unscrambled words in order.

Puzzle –

Use cardstock or light cardboard and write the verse in bold, block letters. Then cut them each into puzzle pieces and mix up. The child must then put the pieces together to learn the verse.

Balloon Memory– using a separate balloon for each word and the address, write words on a piece of paper and put inside the balloon. Child must pop and find word then assemble verse.

Catch Memory – One Sunday morning one of the teachers used a baseball and threw to different students whenever he asked a question rather then calling on them. This could easily be adapted to memorizing scripture. Just take turns having dad or mom throw a ball to a child who catches it, recites one word or the entire verse before they throw it back to dad or mom or even a brother or sister who recites one word or the whole verse.

*These games are not original. They have been used in Children’s’ Ministry by “The Ultimate Treasure” author. Setting the verse you are memorizing to music is another great way to “hide it in your heart”!