A lot of things in this world can make us afraid. We think about losing a family member or getting a serious illness, and lo and behold, we get scared. But Jesus promises to be bigger than any situation we find ourselves in. We don’t have to be afraid no matter what, and to prove that, let’s play a scripture game where we don’t know what’s coming next.

“X” Marks the Spot
Two black X’s, 6 inches by 6 inches, made out of cardboard for tossing, two scripture verses from the Answer Key, index cards.

On index cards write one word of the first scripture verse you’re going to use. Repeat for the second scripture verse, only this time, use a different colored index card or paper. Spread the words of both scriptures around on the floor so that they’re not in any order, but the colors are well mixed. Give each team a Sunday School table, where they may put the words they capture by tossing their X and it landing on their color.

The team to put the words of the scripture verse in order first wins.

Students should form two teams and stand six feet back from the words of the scripture scrambled on the floor. Say both scripture verses four or five times, having students repeat it until they can say it without too many pauses. Don’t forget to include the scripture verse itself!

Give each team one X. Students should take turns tossing the X at the words. When their X touches a word of their color, they may put the word on the table. If they toss their X and it touches a word of the other team’s color, they must give that word to the other team.

Students from each team must try to order the words of the scripture based on their memory of it. If they become confused, agree to repeat both scriptures as many times as needed. They should order the words, leaving blanks where needed until they have captured all of their words and put them in order.

At the end of the game, have each team repeat their scripture verse from memory.

Round #1:
12 I sleep and wake up refreshed because you, O LORD; protect me. Psalm 3:5

12 The Lord is on my side”¦ What can man do to me? Psalm 118:6

Round #2:
22 You, LORD, are the light that keeps me safe. I am not afraid of anyone. You protect me; I have no fears. Isaiah 41:10

22 The Lord says, “If you love me and truly know who I am, I will rescue you and will
keep you safe. Psalm 99: 14

Round #3:
25 In times of trouble, you will protect me. You will hide me in your tent and keep me safe on top of a mighty rock. Psalm 27:5

25 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
for you are with me. Psalm 23: 4

What do you think of the game? Like it? Love it? Would never try it in a million years? Give me some feedback and let me know by leaving a comment in the box below!