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Shared Owners (Acts 4) | Games


Shared Owners (Acts 4) - Games


Interruptions during worship are something we may be far too familiar with. In this passage from Acts 4 The church shares all they have so nobody is in need and we see the example of Barnabas giving. These games play on the ideas gifts, sharing, and working together.




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In One Hand – How many coins can you hold in one hand. Stack as many coins in one hand as possible and walk ten steps. Eventually you won’t be able to hold any more. How many people could have shared this load?
Link: God calls us to share not horde.

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Shared Owners (Acts 4) | Character Images


Shared Owners (Acts 4)

Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to ‘Shared Owners (Acts 4)’ – also referred to as ‘Barnabas’, ‘the early church’, or ‘first church of Jesus believers’.
Each hero set contains a high quality graphic of the character, a take home bible card and a colouring page.

The images are displayed small here, click on the image you wish to have, then save the image that loads.
(These images are not copyright free, they are for personal/classroom use only.)




ps. If you want images for some apostles try this post to get images of the first 4!

Shared Owners (Acts 4) | Craft 2


This passage can be a little idealised and often the verses get pulled into economic and social theory arguments – but whatever we think of them we know that the first Christ followers really did try wholeheartedly the ‘shared owner’ model. This paper craft is the key verse in this taken very literally, the apostles feet becomes the resting place for gifts. Shared Owners (Acts 4) | Craft 2

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Shared Owners (Acts 4) | Craft 1


It can be hard to know how to serve and imitate the call to be shared owners in God’s kingdom. This is especially true for children who often have everything through their parents. This craft gives them an answer to draw upon. as you flip the various sections you find suggestions for ways to serve God’s community. Shared Owners (Acts 4) | Craft 1

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Shared Owners (Acts 4) | Story

Shared Owners (Acts 4) | Story

Today’s bible hero is Barnabas because he shows us the gift of GIVING.

Essential Teachers notes:
We’ve over-spilled the lectionary this week to bring you an introduction to a face that is very familiar in the acts narrative -that of Barnabas. While his name is not really Barnabas as all, it’s Joseph, it seems this new moniker of Barnabas is something the Apostles bestowed upon him, suggesting a close familiarity in the budgoning group. He is described as a Levite from Cyprus, so no rough fisherman, and was probably highly respected y means of birth. That his fields sale is enough to to mentioned in scripture shows it was almost certainly significant.

Tell this story or a similar one of your choice from a favourite bible translation or story book. This version is supplied for inspiration, feel free to omit or embellish to give it your personal voice.

Main passage: Mark 1
Additional Passages: none specific.

If you want the teachers page then please click on the image for the pdf.

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