Sword Drill: Giving Thanks

May 9, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Sword Drills

Matthew 15:36. Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people.

Psalm 7:17. I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

Nehemiah 12:27. At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres.

Isaiah 12:4. In that day you will say: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.

Romans 14:6. He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.

Daniel 6:10. Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

Colossians 3:17. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

FINAL ROUND: 1Chronicles 16:8. Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.

Sword Drills as a Ministry Tool

May 8, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Ministry Helps, Sword Drills

Sword drills are a fun and instructive tool for Christian Education and an attractive focal point for certain venues of Christian fellowship.

Why use sword drills?

Sword drills teach reverence for God’s word.

Sword drills encourage learning the order and placement of the books of the Bible.

Sword drills make Bible learning fun through healthy, controlled competition.

Sword drills provide an introduction to a lesson or topic.

Sword drills can make a nice break from class discussion, lecture or other activities.

Sword drills can be used to encourage participants to think about the meanings and applications of the passages used.

Sword drills are easy to adapt to many types of venues, such as: Sunday School classes, Bible study groups, youth meetings, smaller services (such as the old-fashioned evening service) and social events or informal fellowships.

Note: The verses listed in each sword drill are from the New International Version.  If you prefer another version of the Bible, please feel free to take the templates I provide and use the version of your choice.

Michael Bogart