Today’s Episode is based on Daniel 3 in the Bible
“Jesus is always with me.”
Memorize this together as a family this week!
“Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:20 (NLT)
Activity: Hot, Hot, Hot!
- Tennis ball
- Whiteboard and Marker
- Music player – mobile device or MP3 Player
- “Salvation Poem” song or another upbeat Christian songs
Write the names of the three Hebrew men on the board: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Cue up the song(s) you will use during the game. Make sure you understand how to use the controls to start and stop the music.
Let’s find out who knows the answer to the two bonus questions from our video. How many times hotter did the king tells his servants to make the furnace? (Seven times) How many instruments were played before the people worshiped the statue? (Six)
Great job! Today, our game is similar to an old game called ‘Hot Potato’. The name of our game is Hot, Hot, Hot! Before we play, let’s look at the board and practice saying the names of the three Hebrew men.
Come, let’s start the game!
The game is played like Hot Potato, with each child catching and tossing the hot coal – ball. Hold a ball up and then juggle it, as if it is hot. The ball represents a hot coal from the fiery furnace.
I will start the music and you will play until the music stops. The person who is holding the coal, or who tossed it last if no one is holding it, is out of the game. You don’t want to hold onto it very long, but before you can toss it to someone else you must say the name of one of the three Hebrew men. Does everyone understand how to play? Parents can play along with their children.
Be careful! The coals are seven times hotter than normal!
Start the music and stop it after about 10-15 seconds. Continue starting and stopping the music at longer and shorter intervals. Play until there is one person left. Play additional round as time permits so children who were eliminated early get another chance to play.
- We may not be told to bow down to a statue, but we can be tempted to worship other “idols” in the world today. Have you ever thought that having fun or getting something new is more important than obeying God? (Read Matthew 6:33)
- What happens when we have the power of God’s Holy Spirit? (Read Hebrews 4:12)
- The same God who saved those men from the fire also raised Jesus from the dead after He died on the cross. When we accept Him as our Savior, what kind of power can we have in our lives? (Read Romans 8:11)