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Weekly SNAC 9 December 2018: Christmas Scripture Assemblies

This week the halls at Bexley North and Carlton Public Schools were packed for our annual Christmas Scripture Assemblies. This year, Big Red had come prepared with a game show that he made up all on his own called Game of Reds (you may notice some similarities to Channel 10’s new game show Game of Games). The point of the quiz was to test everyone’s knowledge of the Bible’s true Christmas story.This week the halls at Bexley North and Carlton Public Schools were packed for our annual Christmas Scripture Assemblies. This year, Big Red had come prepared with a game show that he made up all on his own called Game of Reds (you may notice some similarities to Channel 10’s new game show Game of Games). The point of the quiz was to test everyone’s knowledge of the Bible’s true Christmas story.

It was Kids vs. Red in 3 crazy games. Our scripture teachers participated in each game on behalf of kids and Red who were responsible for answering the questions. Dizzy Dash was our first game where two contestants were spun around on the dizzy chair until they were very dizzy. Then they had to run (without falling over) to be the first to grab a ball and answer a question. Then we moved on to Aw Snap where contestants were linked together by a giant elastic band. Working against each other’s pull they had to grab a Big Red Chocolate bar with their teeth and drop it into a bucket before answering a question. Our final game was Tuba Toothpaste. Red and the kids answered a question. If they got it right their contestant had to pull a stick out of a box. If it was green tipped they were safe. If it was red tipped then the tuba sprayed them. Poor Brendan and Jason got covered in toothpaste slime because Red was giving the wrong answer to questions on purpose! Our scripture teachers span, leapt, slid, stretched, slipped and pulled!

Our quiz let us take a closer look at the Bible’s Christmas story. We saw an angel deliver 3 messages. The first message was to Mary. She was going to have a baby who would be God’s King and rule over God’s people forever. The second message was to Joseph. He should name his baby Jesus because he was the Saviour come to save people from sin.  The third message was to the shepherds. They were to go and meet the baby who was Christ the Lord. Jesus humbled himself and came to earth. He was born as a baby, grew up and died on a cross in our place. Then God made him the Lord over everything, the number 1. Christmas is all about Jesus the King and the Saviour and the Lord. Kids and teachers alike had an absolute blast! 

The Christmas Assemblies are always fantastic opportunities to teach kids what the Bible says about the real meaning of Christmas. It’s a joy to partner with our SRE teachers who go into our local schools every week and faithfully teach kids from the Bible! Please pray that God would use all the scripture lessons taught this year to bring glory to him. And please pray that children would look forward to celebrating Jesus this Christmas, the King and the Saviour and the Lord of Lords!

Sarah Munns