Adventist Adventurer Awards/Pearly Gates
This award is intended to make children aware of and look forward to the Second Coming and Heaven.
Find and read a promise of Jesus' Second Coming in the Bible.
John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11
Act out a parable from the Bible about Jesus' Second Coming.
There are quite a few parables of Jesus. The following are specifically talking about Jesus' second coming and the judgment.
- The Ten Virgins, Matt, 25:1-13
- The Net, Matt. 13:47,48
- The Wicked Tenants, Matt. 21:33; Mark 12:1-10; Luke 20:9-16
- The Great Banquet, Luke 14:16-24; Matt. 22:1-14
- The Lost Coin, Luke 15:8-10
- The Narrow Door, Matt. 7:13,14; Luke 13:22-30
- The Weeds, Matt. 24-30
- The Lost Sheep, Luke 15:3-7
- The Sower, Matt. 13:3-23
Name a Bible book and chapter that describes Last Day events.
There are several places in scripture that describe last day events. Matthew 24 is the most popular.
Make a list of the signs of Jesus' Second Coming, found in Matt. 24:3-14.
False Christs (v.5), wars and fall of kingdoms (v.6-7), famine & earthquakes (v.7), persecution (9), turning away (v.10), false prophets (v.11), increased wickedness and love growing cold (v.12), gospel to all the world (v.14).
Describe Jesus' ascension of Heaven and tell how it is like or unlike the way He will return.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18, Acts 1:1-8
Find and read in the Bible a description of the Holy City or New Earth.
Isaiah 65:17-25; Rev. 21, 22.
Complete and memorize John 14:2,3 using one of the following activities:
Provide heavy paper, markers, scissors.
Fill in the blanks:
"In my Father's _______ are many _______; if it were not so I would have _____ ____. I go to _______ __ ______ for you. And if I go and _________________, I will _____ _____, and receive you unto ______; that where ______, there _____ may be also."
Put each word on an index card (one word/card), and have the children put the cards in order).
Help make a rebus of the memory verse; say the verse, with help from the rebus.
Hide pieces of the puzzle and make a game for the Parable of Lost Coins with them.
Close your eyes and imagine meeting Jesus at the Pearly Gate, then either draw a picture of what you imagined or create what the Pearly Gate would look like.
Have available paper, markers/crayons, popsicle sticks, glitter, construction paper, pearls, foil, etc.
"In My Father's House."
"I'm Going to Heaven."