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on May 1, 2017

Saul was a mean and sinful man, throwing Christians into prison and even killing them. He hated God’s people (see Acts 9:1–22).

Saul was evil.

But then God changed him and forgave him of his sins. Saul repented of his sin and stopped being mean to Christians. He believed that Jesus was his Savior. He became a child of God, a Christian, himself. After that, he told everyone he could about God. He wanted everyone to become a child of God because he realized how loving and wonderful God is.

God changed, or transformed, Saul into a better person. His name even changed because God sent him to a group of people who understood the name Paul better than the name Saul. And God chose to have Paul write down some of the books of the Bible as God breathed the words to Paul.

Paul was transformed.

God isn’t going to change your name like Paul’s did, but He does promise to change each of His children. You become a child of God if you repent of your sins and believe in Jesus. Paul was involved in murder and hurting other people. Those were sins before God. We may not have murdered anyone, but each one of us has sinned before God. We have disobeyed God’s commands—everyone has. The punishment for sin is death and eternal separation from God’s goodness forever. We need to repent of our sins and believe that Jesus was the one who paid the penalty for sin on our behalf by dying on the Cross and rising from the dead. When we do that, we can become a child of God. He then promises to transform us over time so we become more like His Son Jesus.

We’ve talked about how God changed Paul’s life. We could never tell all the ways God has used His Word to change people throughout time. But we’re going to play a game to touch on just a few of the ways the Bible has impacted our planet.

The game is called Freeze, Freeze, Frozen! We’ll divide into teams of 4-5 each. I’ll give you a question. If your team writes the correct answer on your board, you get to draw Freeze, Freeze, Frozen! cards. Each Freeze, Freeze, Frozen! card has a point total on it, the word Freeze!, or the word Frozen! (see cards below). You may draw cards as long as you want, gaining points as you go, but if you draw a Freeze! card, you lose all the points from that turn. If you draw a Frozen! card, you lose all the points you have so far. You will record your points on your board. Any questions? Let’s divide into teams and pass out supplies, then we’ll begin.

Freeze, Freeze, Frozen! Questions

There are 13 questions that follow. Do some or all, depending on how much time you have, in whatever order you want.

  1. This was a bad practice in America until around the time of the Civil War. Teachings from the Bible helped to get rid of it. A) Slavery; B) Bubble gum blowing; C) Dog fighting
  2. This is a type of building that has a collection of something. When you go into it, you need to be quiet so you won’t disturb people who are reading and studying. It wouldn’t be what it is without the Bible’s influence. A) Hospital; B) Laundromat; C) Library
  3. This is something done at Christmas time that children love. This custom was inspired by a Bible account. A) Watching the Grinch Who Stole Christmas; B) Sending Christmas cards; C) Giving gifts
  4. This was an explorer who wanted to spread the Word of God to other places, so he traveled and discovered new lands. A) Dora the Explorer; B) Leif Erickson; C) Chris Courageous
  5. They were brothers who lived in Ohio. They decided to invent an airplane after studying God’s brilliant design in birds. A) The Brothers Kalamazoo; B) The Wright brothers; C) The Blues Brothers
  6. This is used every day, all over the world. People sometimes hang it on the wall to see what day it is. It is based on the numbers 7, 28, 30, and 31. A) Calendar; B) Poster; C) Hanger
  7. He was famous for his artwork and inventions. He painted many famous scenes from the Bible, including the Last Supper. A) Claude Monet; B) Hanna-Barbera; C) Leonardo da Vinci
  8. He was one of the most famous scientists of all time. He believed the Bible and used it as a guide in understanding how God’s world works. By carefully observing falling objects, he was able to describe the force of gravity as one of God’s laws of nature. A) Robert Boyle; B) Sir Isaac Newton; C) Charles Darwin
  9. This was a church denomination that was started because of the Bible. Its founders, the Booths, were strong Christians who believed in sharing the message of the Bible while helping the poor, homeless, and hungry. They wanted to share the hope of salvation. A) The Red Cross; B) The Salvation Army; C) The Tree Huggers of the World Club
  10. He was a devout reader of the Bible, and God gave him the talent to write brilliant Christian music. He believed music’s purpose was to glorify God. He was known all over the world as one of the greatest composers of all time. A) Johann Sebastian Bach; B) Elvis Presley; C) Michelangelo
  11. He invented the telegraph, which was an important discovery to aid communication. The first words sent by telegraph were, “What hath God wrought?” A) Charles Babbage; B) Samuel Graph; C) Samuel Morse
  12. He was a missionary in South America among a fierce tribe called the Aucas. Sharing the message of the Bible with them was so important to him that he risked his life and was killed by them. A movie, called the End of the Spear, was made about his life. A) Hudson Taylor; B) Jim Elliot; C) Mary Jones
  13. This is a common expression people say to show something is pure white. It comes right from the Bible. A) White out; B) As white as snow; C) Snow white

After hearing all of that, wouldn’t you agree that the Bible has had an incredible impact on the earth? Tally the Freeze, Freeze, Frozen points (see answers below and use the Freeze, Freeze, Frozen game cards) and announce the winner. God has used His Word in a mighty way to shed light and love and goodness, and to fight darkness and evil and sin. Can you imagine what the planet would be like if we didn’t have the Bible?

Incredible Impact

Answer Key

  1. A) Slavery. Christians who read the Bible understood that God made people special, in His image. We’re not to make another human being a slave. God doesn’t want people to be treated like animals but instead with love and kindness. Many Christians from centuries past fought to end the practice of slavery, all because of the principles they learned from the Bible. William Wilberforce was a man who worked in the United Kingdom to bring about the end of slavery. He understood passages in the Bible teach that we are all equal before God and that it is wrong to enslave another human being. (Read Galatians 5:1 and Acts 17:26.)
  2. C) Library. Libraries are filled with books. Countless books have been influenced by the Bible. It’s said that the Bible could be completely rewritten just by using quotes from the Bible that are in books within a library. Shakespeare’s works alone contain about 800 quotes from the Bible. More books are written about the Bible or with biblical themes or messages than any other book.
  3. C) Giving gifts. The custom of giving gifts was inspired by the Bible account of the wise men giving gifts to young Jesus. Many other Christmas customs were also inspired by the Bible. Because the account of Jesus’ birth is faithfully recorded, we are able to know about the Creator who came to save us from our sins.
  4. B) Leif Erickson. Around 1000 AD, Leif became a Christian. He traveled with the idea of spreading God’s Word. Many other famous explorers also wanted to spread God’s Word, such as Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, and Marco Polo. The Bible impacted all these men, who went on to impact the world by discovering new places.
  5. B) The Wright brothers. The Wright brothers were inspired by God’s Word and by God’s world as they studied birds.
  6. A) Calendar. In Genesis 1, God established the first week by creating for six days and resting for one. That was the first seven-day week, upon which our calendar system is based.

    The months of the year were named later but are based on the cycle of the moon, which God created in the beginning to rule over the night. The year is based on the time it takes for the earth to revolve around the sun, a pattern which God set in motion when He created the sun, moon, and stars to be for signs, seasons, days, and years.
  7. C) Leonardo da Vinci. As with many painters, Leonardo da Vinci painted many Bible scenes. Others inspired by the Bible were Michelangelo, Raphael, and Rembrandt.
  8. B) Sir Isaac Newton. Some consider Sir Isaac Newton to be the most important scientist ever. He is famous not only for his work with gravity but also with calculus, astronomy, and physics. (Read Jeremiah 33:25.) From this, we understand that God created natural laws by which the universe operates (laws of gravity, chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy, etc.). Over time, by studying God’s orderly world, scientists have discovered and named these laws.
  9. B) The Salvation Army. Many churches such as the Salvation Army were begun by those who believed the Bible. Christians wanted to share God’s message of hope, love, and caring with others. Thus organizations such as the Red Cross, Operation Christmas Child, and thousands of others came about. (Read Proverbs 14:31; Isaiah 1:17; 1 John 3:17.)
  10. A) Bach. Bach spent his life as a church organist, devoted to the Lord and studying the Bible. He often initialed the end of his works with the phrase “To God alone, the glory.” Many other composers were impacted by the Bible as well, including Handel, who wrote the Hallelujah Chorus, and Mendelssohn, who had great respect for the Bible and considered it the inspiration for his work.
  11. C) Samuel Morse. Samuel Morse invented not only the telegraph but also Morse Code. He is one of literally hundreds of scientists who valued the Bible, including famous men such as Galileo, Pasteur, and George Washington Carver. In fact, most major branches of science were started by Christians who were impacted by the Bible.
  12. B) Jim Elliot. The message of the Bible has impacted people so much that some are willing to give their lives for its message of salvation. The good news in this story is that Jim Elliot’s wife and others eventually went back to the Aucas. Because the Bible calls us to forgive just as God has forgiven us, Jim’s wife forgave them. The Aucas were willing to listen to her message, and half the tribe became Christians. Because of Jim’s story, countless other people have become missionaries, living all over the world and sharing the Bible and its message about Jesus with others.
  13. B) As white as snow. (Read Isaiah 1:18.) Many other phrases, expressions, and names also come from the Bible, such as holiday (holy day) and Chris (from Christian).
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