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Race for Riches
Teacher Guide ~ Day B3
USE things and LOVE people -- not use people and love things.

Focus:

God holds us responsible for how we use the talents and abilities He gave us.

The distribution of wealth from trade and expansion is displayed in a short simulation.

Students will research England after Henry VIII and the struggle for the throne.

Memory Verse: 
Deuteronomy 28:12

Hymns:  #15 My Maker and My King and #21 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Activities:

Directions for What Happened to the Gold Simulation.  Need M & M's.

Henry VIII's Children -- KEY Students research the Elizabethan Age and life after Henry VIII using Weblinks and reference materials.  They create at least one scrapbook page.

Shakespeare's sayings (verb study)

Class Explorations and Discussions:  Talents - How we use them

NEEDED:  A two pound bag of M & M's for the "What Happened to the Gold" simulation after Bible class.  Also needed, spoons to transfer M & M's (rather than fingers) plus paper cups or baggies to put M & M's in. 

Read:  Matthew 25:14-30.

  • The One-talent man would not cooperate with the master.   The One-talent man would not surrender himself to God and do things His way.
  • Why not?  (discuss possibilities--lazy, shy, rebellious, etc.)

Self-surrender is the substance of the teachings of Christ.  Often it is presented in language that seems authoritative, because there is no other way to save man than to cut away those things which, if entertained, will demoralize the whole being. Desire of Ages p. 523

Groups:  Which is more important--How many talents a person has OR what a person does with his talents?  Give five reasons for your choice.

  • Share and discuss.

Summarize

PRAYER

 

    Remember:  Exploring New Ideas invention projects.  Due for Project B.