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Don’t Get Twisted

The Game Twister
Three to four volunteers to play the game as you talk

1 Corinthians 15:33 says, "Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character. This verse reminds me of a game many of you probably have played. It’s a popular party game called Twister. (Show the Twister Game box) The box says that this is a game that ties you up in knots. That’s a lot like hanging around people who are not living for God. You can get caught up in what they are doing and feel like you’re tied up in knots.

(Take the game out of the box and set it up while explaining the objective of the game. Have three to four children begin playing as you continue). In this game each player must position their hands and feet from one colored circle to another as the spinner tells them. Before long the people playing will get all twisted up with one another and eventually the players will collapse. That’s exactly what happens to us when we are hanging out with the wrong people.

Exodus 23:2 tells us not to follow the crowd in doing wrong. It’s easy to get tangled up in doing wrong if you’re hanging out with the wrong kind of friends. It’s one thing if you have friends that are not Christians and you are influencing them and sharing Jesus with them, but it’s another thing if your friends begin influencing you to do things that God doesn’t want you to do. If you have friends that are trying to influence you to do things that are wrong, then you need to end those friendships. Don’t be a people pleaser, be a God pleaser or you will find yourself all twisted up.

Listen to what the Bible says in Psalm 1:1, "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers." The Bible says that you will be blessed if you don’t do the wrong that someone might ask you to do, or do the things that are wrong that those who are not living for God are doing.

Boys and girls don’t get tangled up with the wrong people! 1Corinthians 5:11 warns us not to hang out with anyone who calls himself a friend or a Christian but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a liar, a drunkard or a thief. With such a person do not even sit with them at lunch.

When we hang out with the wrong crowd we will get all twisted up and eventually collapse into the ways of those we are hanging out with.

by Pastor Paul Anglemyer

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