But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. I Peter 3:15
The Basic Bible Truth
The free gift of salvation given to us by God is of great value. We are commanded by Him to be ready to share our story with others, to spend the necessary time with them to explain what is now different in our lives and convince them that they need God in their lives as well. It is the greatest gift that we can give others—to share the Good News.
The Game Of KLEW (Based Upon The Original Classic Board Game “Clue”)
My version of the game is a team competition that does away with the actual board, rolling dice, and moving game pieces. The premise of the game is that someone became a Christian. The solution to be found is specifically, who was saved, where did it happen, and what brought them to the Lord. A “solution” is picked at the beginning from the possible choices and placed in a brown envelope in the middle of the room. The teams are dealt the remaining shuffled cards and given a scorecard to keep track of their progress. Then, going around the room, one at a time, each team makes a guess and records results, following the rules of the original game. The winner is the group that finds the correct solution. Every time I have played this with 4 teams, we find a solution in about 30-45 minutes.
Following is the scorecard showing the characters, places, and situations that I use.
You can image search the internet for pictures to go with each person or place, and print them to the size that suits your use. I typically have a smaller size, say a 3 x 5 card for the teams to actually handle during the game. A larger, 8½ x 11, version is ready so that each time a guess at the solution is made, the appropriate pictures can be placed up on a board for all to see well.
One of the most sobering thoughts found in the Bible, is a quote from Jesus. In the fourth chapter of John, we find Jesus talking to His disciples. He has just spent time with the Samaritan woman at the well, which became a turning point in her life. She went back to her hometown folks and told them what she had seen and heard, and because of her testimony, many of her acquaintances became believers as well. Jesus pulled His disciples aside and told them I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
That truth is the same today as it was then. When we get below the tough exterior, people not only need the Lord, they want Him and are often actively engaged in looking for something to fill the void in their lives. They just don’t always realize what it is that they need. We all have a God-shaped void in our lives. The Bible says that we are born with a sin nature—spiritually dead, and that part of us, needs to be made alive. Without it, we are empty and incomplete.
And I find no age limits in the Bible as to who can witness and who cannot. We have the story of a little slave girl telling the Gentile man named Naaman about God. And we have the story of an 80 year old man named Daniel, informing Belshazzar that God is in control of this world. We are not responsible for their acceptance or rejection of the truth, we are only asked to tell our own personal story to the world.