Description: This activity illustrates how Scriptureprovides a foundation for our concern for those who are poor and vulnerable.
Preparation: Before your
presentation, make a single copy of each of the 15 large-print statements
below. You may want to use thicker card-stock.
up the pile of the 15 statements so that they are not in order.
Identify a space of wall
that would fit all 15 statements side-by-side on the wall, with a little space
between each one. You may need to temporarily take down posters or picture
Tear off 15 pieces from
a masking tape roll. For each piece, tape the ends together to make a small
loop of tape, sticky-side out. Stick the 15 loops on the wall so that
participants will be able to grab one quickly to adhere the statements to the
Instructions: Pass out the
statements, one to each participant. If there are more than 15 participants,
hand out one statement to every two or three people and announce that those who
were not given a statement should find someone who was given a statement and
work as a team with him or her.
Announce to participants
that we will be making a timeline that illustrates our scriptural concern for
the poor and vulnerable. People with the statements (and their small team, if
applicable), have exactly three minutes to arrange their statements on the wall
in the correct order—based on the order of the books in the Bible. When they
are certain of the order, they should use the loops of tape to adhere the
statements to the wall.
Allow several minutes
for the participants to complete the activity. Then have everyone stand in
front of the timeline they have created while, as a group, you go through each
of the biblical events, one by one. Use the answer key on the last page to
check the order of the statements.As
you go through the statements as a group, talk about how each one illustrates
the scriptural concern for those who are poor and vulnerable.
Get the printer-friendly Statements and Answer Key.