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You Have One Lifeline Left

Text (Psalm 27:7) Hear my voice when I call, O Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. (New International Version)

Thought starters
Do you remember the TV show "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" (Show picture) They have a new one on TV now called "Who wants to be a Super Millionaire?" Have you seen that one yet? I know they have the Millionaire version on television in the afternoon. Do you watch it?

In the game show they have questions that one has to answer. They start out easy, and then get very hard. You are allowed some help during the game aren’t you? They are called Lifelines can you name them?

They are asking the audience, 50/50, and phone a friend. In the new version they added two more lifelines. They are the three wise people, and two chances.

In life we have questions or problems we are trying to find the right answer to. It makes sense some times to ask our friends to see what most of them think is right. Will they always be right?

Sometimes it’s easy to eliminate two of the bad choices. Does that mean we will make the right choice?

We often phone our best friend to get their advice to see what they would do. Is that always right?

Sometime even if we get two choices can we still be wrong?

Are your parents always right? (They will answer no, trust me) So going to wise people might not be the answer either? It may be important but you left one lifeline out.

Well you have one lifeline left, what is it? (They will make a few guesses) You should pray.

World Day of Prayer was this past Friday and we are reminded that praying should be our first lifeline. Before we ask our friends, before we eliminate what we think are the wrong choices, before we phone our friend, before we take two guesses, and before we as our wise parents and grandparents.

In life praying is your most important lifeline. So let’s pray! (Regis says, "So let’s play!)

Hymn "In Full Assurance of Thy Grace"¾ unknown/Paraphrase of Psalm 69

Prayer-Dear God, Help us to pray to you as our first lifeline for all the questions we have. Amen

Prop-A photo or some other prop of the ABC Television show, "Who wants to be a Millionaire." I used a copy of the computer game. If you can’t get your hands on one of those you can go online at abc.com and find something to print to show the children.

by William Bode

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