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Hi Friends!

I'm trying to create a theocratic game on the subject of following Jesus' model. 

Could anyone of you help me to find a good picture representing Jesus welcoming the people in the paradise (more or less the feeling of Mat. 25:34 ) ?

The picture should be good enough to be enlarged on A4 format (one page)

Thanks a lot for your help!

 

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On 11/15/2018 at 7:45 PM, Gregexplore said:

kids in your congregation to draw pictures..

not enough kids... not enough time... but I may open the oportunity to the kids of the congregations of the people comming on this forum... as soon as I have decided the themes to draw 😉

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Okay, let's go !

My aim is +/- to create a theocratic alternative to the advent calendars...

The main theme is that by following Jesus, we will inherit the Kingdom.

I finally simplified the concept (which could evolve later in case of interest and ... spare time !)

We first need 2 big pictures, final size should be about A3 size (420 mm x 297 mm, in landscape position) :

The first picture has to illustrate Jesus telling us « Follow me » and the second one will illustrate his invitation to « Inherit the Kingdom ». Both pictures will be cut in 30 rectangles, like simple puzzles.

 

On the back of every rectangle of the first picture we'll print the number of its position, a biblical reference of an event of Jesus' life and an objective to work on.

Then on the back of every rectangle of the second main picture, there will be a number (independent of its position). These numbers will be linked to a list of simple gifts that every member of the family can promise to give to the others (big hug, sing a song, home made cocktail, etc...)

 

Mix all the 30 pieces of the « Inherit the Kingdom » picture and place them randomly in a A3 shape (with their numbers hidden).

 

Cover them with the 30 pieces of the « Follow me » picture (in their correct place of course)

 

Then every 'player' will remove one 'double layer' cards, read the verse and start exercising the objective. When the objective is reached (or reasonnably worked on), he must explain to the other players what he did and how he did it and then he can ask for the gift associated with the number written on the back of the « Inherit the Kingdom » card he got. He will then put the « Follow me » card back in place and take the next available 'double layer' cards. Everyone will keep the « Inherit the Kingdom » cards until the end of the game.

If one of the players has difficulty to reach the objective, the other players should propose practical help and pray with him to ask for Jehovah's blessing on his work, so we do not play against each other but shoulder to shoulder.

 

When all the objectives will be reached, then all can place the cards they have in order to form the final « Inherit the Kingdom » picture... and start the game again ! Untill they all hear Jesus' invitation : ‘Come, you who have been blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world !

 

Of course, my idea has no copyrights ! Anyone is free to use it or modify it and I propose that anyone posting a drawing or painting will agree to let it be used by anyone else.

 

Now here are the first 12 of the 30 events of Jesus' life that I have chosen :

 

1 (Luke 1:37, 38)

Obey to an 'impossible' request of God

2 (Luke 1:76)

Expand my prophetic activity

3 (Luke 2:15, 16)

Deepen my understanding of a recent 'revelation' of Jehovah

4 (Matthew 2:13)

Is my GO-bag ready ? How long does it take for me to be ready to go ? Present it and explain my choices

5 (Luke 2:41)

Prepare a little presentation of next assembly

6 (Luke 2:46)

Do a special research on a subject that seems difficult to explain. Discuss you findings with an unusual elder.

7 (Mark 6:3)

Broaden my professionnal or familial abilities

8 (Matthew 3:4)

Simplify my life for one spiritual advantage

9 (Psalm 40:7,8) or (Mark 1:11)

Do 1 step towards my next spiritual stage or congratulate someone for his reaching an important spiritual stage

10 (Matthew 4:7)

Memorize a text that helped me to move away from a trap of Satan

11 (Psalm 69:9a)

Give a special help for Kingdom Hall cleaning

12 (John 4:9)

Generate a warm discussion with someone I'm not used to. Try to make it evolve towards a spiritual matter

 

 

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...and here are the last of the 30 events:

 

13 (Luke 10:2) or (Luke 10:11)

Go out in service with a publisher that I'm not used to or leave an uninterested person with a spiritual point starting with « Nevertheless, know this, that ... »

14 (Luke 6:13)

List and learn the names and responsibilities of the elders and ministerial assistants of my congregation

15 (Matthew 7:24)

Practice one of the teachings that we received recently

16 (Matthew 6:9-13)

Meditate on one of the point of this prayer and offer deaper prayers on this subject

17(Matthew 9:24)

Make a research on mockery that I received or could receive one day and on the best way to react

18 (John 6:9)

Bring some food and a spiritual thought to someone who could not attend a recent meeting

19 (Matthew 14:30, 31)

Determine what 'Windstorm' may frighten me and how I can strengthen my vision of Jesus to avoid being distracted by such a 'windstorm' coming on me

20 (Luke 10:38, 39)

Invite the next possible speaker comming from another congregation, and prepare something simple that allows everybody to enjoy his company

21 (John 11:23)

Compose a condolences message for a JW and for a family who annonced a death in the news paper

22 (Luke 17:16)

Do a special, unusual thanksgiving to someone

23 (John 13:14)

Clean and make shine one pair of shoes for every member of the family

24 (John 13:34, 35)

Do something to show my love for a JW that I'm not feeling very near

25 (Luke 22:32, 33)

Talk of my theocratic activities of the weekend to somebody who doesn't know that I'm a JW

26 (Luke 22:43)

Do a supplication to Jehovah in favor of some one and bring him some encouragement

27 (Matthew 20:28)

'Sacrify' some hours of my life for my neighbor

28 (Luke 24:2, 3)

Visit a cemetry and spend some time there reading and meditating on the acconts of the resurrection. Try to witness to somebody

29 (John 21:12 + 17)

Prepare a meal with fish for my family

30 (Matthew 28:19, 20)

For one month, expand my monthly average of service

 

Now I would be happy to have your comments on adding or removing some events or objectives, and also on better English formulation of the objectives.

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