Once an Eagle’s egg had fallen out of it’s nest and the egg rolled up next to a turkey’s nest on the ground. When the Momma Turkey saw what she thought was one of her eggs she rolled that eagle egg into her nest with the rest of her turkey eggs.
When all the eggs hatched the “one little bird” (the eagle) looked different than all the other birds. Momma Turkey treated all her little birds the same teaching them to dig in the dirt for worms to eat. One day the ” one little bird” looked up in the sky and saw a beautiful Eagle soaring through the air. All the birds and even Momma Turkey surround the “one little bird” and said “Do not even think about it! You are a Turkey??”
Was that “one little bird” a Turkey? Might that “one little bird” have felt like a Turkey? Why?
The Father Eagle in the sky swooped down and rescued the “one little bird” and began to train it all about being an Eagle and soaring!
The “one little bird” does not have to “try” to be an Eagle, it is already an Eagle! It simple needs to reckon it so and soar!
Important: The Father Eagle trained the little eagle using a 3 Step Process
Experience: Father Eagle trained the little bird by playing flying games letting the little bird experience flying, not just hearing about flying (that would be so silly to talk about flying, yet never actually flying)
Discovery: while flying the little bird personally discovered about wind currents
Connection: the little bird grew and grew and invested the rest of its life
* searching for lost eagles, and
* teaching little eagles to soar!
Story: Turkey & Eagle / True Identity in Christ & 3 Step GameLife Training
Christians often fail to step into the calling God has for their life because they think they are a “Turkey” rather than an “Eagle” God’s word states clearly we are new creations in Christ and Christ has exchanged his life for our life. (Galatians 2:20, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
Christian leaders often do not take great steps of faith because they have forgotten they are “Eagles” and forgotten that God will catch them when they take great steps of faith as God is calling them to soar and God is waiting for leaders to take great steps of faith. (Isaiah 40:31)
Christian you are an “Eagle” never live your life like a “Turkey” (Galatians 5)
You not have to “try” to be a Christian, you already are a Christian! Christian simply reckon it so and soar!
Important: This story explains our GameLife 3 Step Training Process. GameLife 1-2-3 teaches “One Main Truth” from the Bible in 3 child friendly learning styles:
1. Experience God’s Truth
2. Discover God’s Truth
3. Connect God’s Truth to Life
1 Game Experience
Children experience God’s truth. Experiential Games allow children to experience God’s truth (children are not just hearing about life (that would be so silly to talk about life, yet never actually experiencing life)
2 Bible Discoveries
Children personally discover God’s truth from the Bible. First the Gospel, and then the Bible passage for today’s lesson.
3 Life Connections
Children connect the God’s truth to life. Children practice what applying this truth to their life would look like, children pray asking for Jesus to live this truth through their live, and children celebrate in worship and praise.
The Bible says it best:
I have been crucified with Christ.
It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.
And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 (emphasis added)
Do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:2 (emphasis added)
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 (emphasis added)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin,
so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 (emphasis added)
GameLife 1-2-3 inspires, equips, resources, challenges,
and trains parents and diligent children’s leaders.
This strategy will help fulfill the Great Commission ““All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18b-20.
In child-friendly terms, we call this “Training Champions for Eternity!”