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Posted by Colby Kinser on

Yes, the picture is that of a dragon. It's biblical.

Over the last couple of years, the Middle school Sunday school class read through Genesis and made their own pictorial scroll of the entire book. You likely saw their work displayed throughout the church in the Spring.

By drawing what they read, they had to comprehend what they read. It was a great tool to get the students into what the passages mean.

So, now we're going from the first book of the Bible to the last - Revelation. The student consensus was this book, so we're going for it. But, every time I've taught this book or I've seen others teach the book, I always end up a little disappointed. Therefore, we're going to try something different.

Instead of a pictorial scroll (been there, done that), we're going to create a board game based off of the old classic Monopoly. We're calling it Revopoly.

I defined the major sections of the book and created board game locations (like "Park Place" and so on in Monopoly). The students first had to assemble the board in the right order, which makes them see the big picture of Revelation. They will keep assembling the board each week so that they will burn the book's structure into their minds.

Then, as we read each section, the students are responsible for coming up with the rules for the game for each board location. But ... the rules have to relate to the passage in a real way. Which means they will have to understand each passage.

As the game starts coming together, we'll play it with as many rules as have been created so far. I'm sure we'll adjust the rules as we go. At the end, we'll have a full-on game.

It's an experiment, but I'm excited to see what we end up with. We may well have to challenge the adults to a game of Revopoly! But first, let me go to the patent office on behalf of all the inventors involved ...

(image: https://www.wikihow.com/Draw-a-Dragon-Head)

Tags: bible, revelation, school, study, sunday, youth

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