Summer Olympics - 4 Week Series

$ 39.00

This 4-week series uses the "sports" and "training" metaphors of the New Testament to help students grow in the faith. Use this series in alignment with the Tokyo Summer games this year.

Each week students play a fun "summer olympic game" that sets up the message. 

Throughout his Letters, the Apostle Paul uses athletic imagery to describe the Christian’s walk with Christ. He does this to encourage us to be disciplined in our faith, to persevere during hard times, to work together with fellow believers, and to keep our eyes on the prize. This series uses the sports metaphors of the New Testament to help students grow in their faith.

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Lesson 1: Self-Discipline

Like an athlete training for the big game or race, a Christian must be disciplined in their walk of faith. This lesson will show students what this training consists of.

Bible: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 

Lesson 2: Teamwork

An athlete, even one in a solo sport, needs the support of others to be successful. In the same way, Christians cannot go it alone; we need each other for help and support.

Bible: 1 Corinthians 12:12-32

Lesson 3: Perseverance

Being an athlete means doing the hard work even when it’s not fun. In the same way, being a Christian often means staying disciplined and working hard, even when it’s not fun or convenient.

Bible: Philippians 3:10-14; 4:13

Lesson 4: Focus

If an athlete wants to win, they must keep their eye on the prize. In the same way, a Christian must maintain a singular focus on the prize (a closer relationship with Christ).

Bible: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

What’s Included?

  • Series artwork for promotional purposes (cover slide and blank text slide)
  • Lessons come in both Word & PDF format. Edit as needed and easily share with volunteers.
  • Fun opening games & interactive activities
  • Creative, relevant teachings
  • Engaging small group discussion questions