“The Bible is a book of made up stories, written by men, yet claims to be the “one true” book. Why should I rely on it?”
“If God’s in charge, what’s His role in natural disasters?”
“I believe in God, just not a personal one. I don’t think he/she cares about my problems.”
“There’s a lot of sound teaching in other religions, like Buddhism. What makes Christianity any better, different or the ‘only way’?”
“When I’m older, I may give Christianity a shot.”
Sample "Well Done" Card landings get rewarded.
You are careful not to discuss this person’s doubts in a public arena. You honor their willingness to share and respect their privacy as you would your own. Earn 1 reward.
You readily admit your own weaknesses, which helps your seeker feel they can be honest too. (Just don’t dwell on your sordid past—too scary.) Earn 1 reward.
You assure this seeker that doubting is normal until there’s adequate evidence for believing. Let them know you admire their persistent search for truth, even though nobody will ever have all the answers. Earn 1 reward.
You’re punctual, showing respect for your seeker’s time. If they are late, you say, “no problem”. Nice restraint. If too late, you set up another time to talk. Earn 2 rewards for being on time!
Your listener has heard enough for now, but you just keep talking, insensitive to the “enough” signals. Practice silence until your next turn. Forfeit 2 rewards.
So, upon reflection, who was our seeker most impressed with…you or Jesus Christ? Next time, be sure that it’s Him they are focused on. Forfeit 1 reward.
You spoke unkindly or made fun of others, their church, leaders, religion or beliefs. Not cool. This immediately turns people off. Careful to show others respect. Forfeit 2 rewards.
You hesitate to share because this person is rich, famous, older, good looking, more educated or influential than you. Focus: the issue is who Christ is, not who they or you are. You’re sent by the Master of all! Forfeit 2 rewards.
Sample "Entrusted" landings are fill-in-the-blanks.
Matthew 5:16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your _____which is in heaven." (Father) Earn 1 gem.
Luke 15:4 "What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost _____ of them, does not leave the ninety- nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?" [one] Earn 1 gem.
Matthew 5:46 "In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to _______. [me] Earn 1 gem.
Proverbs 24:11 "Deliver those who are being taken away to death, and those who are staggering to slaughter, oh hold them _____."[back] Earn 2 gems."
Sample "Open Season" landings are just for fun.
Landee and any chosen opponent share any mentionable nickname they've ever been called (as Stud Muffin, Peaches, Racer). Earn 2 gems each.
You get to have one superpower of any kind. What would that be and why? Earn 2 gems.
Landee and any chosen opponent are to complain about any one thing, then turn it into a positive. (For example, “It’s too hot” to “Sweating helps me lose weight.”) Earn 1 gem each.
Landee and any chosen opponent are now suddenly famous. Share what for. (For example, an invention, a rescue, a movement, a fad, etc.) Earn 2 gems each.
You'll get the idea as you play it!!!
Equipped? comes with a booklet, Share with Others, which can be copied in whole or part, then shared with interested seekers. It covers the same material as the game but without scriptures.