Posted on May 13 , 2017

Dear friends,

It was so awesome being the Bible Teacher at a 6-week Church Basketball Outreach. Parents from all over the city send their kids to learn how to play basketball, and since the Basketball program is run by a Church, it’s understood that the kids will get a 15-minute Bible lesson each time.

This is an outstanding opportunity to reach unchurched kids and their families every week!

Every Saturday I had 15 minutes to share with three different age groups. First the youngest kids. The next hour the Intermediate boys, and then the next hour the Intermediate girls.

Between the 3 age groups, more than 150 kids and adults heard a Bible Message every weekend! Praise God!!!

How do you keep the attention of a gaggle of kids who are bursting with excitement and want to run and play Basketball rather than sit and listen? Well, God has made us very visually oriented. We retain information better when we hear it AND SEE IT. That’s why I love love love Gospel Magic Tricks!

Gospel Magic Tricks, or “Object Lessons,” can be an outstanding way to grab kids attentions (and the attention of the adults too!) and have them REMEMBER what was learned!

The topics were selected to build up to the gospel message. Here is what was taught each week:

  1. 2 Things That Make God Different From Us.
  2. We need God’s directions, and can’t make it to God by doing what “seems right” in our own eyes.
  3. Sin can look fun, but it hurts us. Sin is a trap.
  4. What is Eternal Life?
  5. Is the blood of Christ applied to you?
  6. The Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Please feel free to watch one or all of the videos below. The sound quality is not superb in some of these, so you might have to increase your volume.

Part 1: Who Is God?



Part 2: We Need the Bible!



Part 3: Sin is a Trap!



Part 4: What is Eternal Life?



Part 5: Why is the Blood of Christ Necessary?



Part 6: The Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Here are some photos from the six weeks. Please feel free to click on them to enlarge them.

We love you and thank Jesus for you!

Thank you so much for your prayers, financial support, and notes of encouragement, without which we would not be able to reach the Lost for Jesus Christ!

Please contact us anytime and let us know how we can pray for you!

And please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be blessed by it!

For Christ and His gospel,

Mark, Shelby, Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella

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