Patience - Reaching for Higher Ground! (Be happy with God, others and self) by Gramma Cherbear
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Greet new members and introduce them to
the class and the Critters.
Open the class with a prayer.
- "A mans wisdom makes him patient. He
will be honored if he forgives someone who sins against him."
- Teach the children not to be unhappy with
others or themselves when things do not go their way. Help them
to choose not to get angry about things that cannot be helped.
We also need to have patients with God.
- (Speak with the children)
- When you play a game you do not understand
or you are not big enough to play, it can make you upset with
yourself and others. It is important to know the rules and purpose
of the game. You need to watch and make sure it is fair and everyone
knows how to play. Are you patient when someone else is unhappy?
God wants you to choose not to get angry or upset with yourself
and others when things are not going your way. You should also
watch out for the feelings of others.
- (Teach the children)
- We are not all the same. God has given everyone
talents. Our talents could be different from even out very best
friends. Jesus knew we would need to have patience with ourselves
and each other. The Fruit of the Spirit called 'patience' is
a gift we learn to use with practice. We can choose not to get
upset because God gave us this wonderful gift of Holy Spirit.
- (Let the Critters help teach the lesson)
- Patience - Reaching for Higher Ground!
- It is a fun time for all at Liam Leapfrog's
birthday party. Or is it? Emmi Squirrel has a problem. Balloons
are perfect for the game of 'keep away.' They float slowly and
everyone loves to hit them and watch them as they pop high into
the air. Emmi tried but could not reach them. Her arms are too
short and she can't jump high like Liam. The Critters need to
learn about God's gift of patience. Then the party could be fun
- Repeat today's Bible verse.
- We don't always understand why God says 'no'
to our prayers. We also might not want to wait on God to do something.
He wants us to trust Him and use the gift of 'patience' with
Him too! We need to trust that we will grow. He will give us
talents and help us to use them. He wants us to use the gift
of 'patience' as we love Jesus, others and yes, even ourselves,
with His special love.
Worship God with music.
Use crafts, games, puzzles, hidden pictures,
word search, mazes, and books to further emphasize the current
Pass out the coloring pages.
Explain the daily devotions! Encourage the Kids to show these to their parents
and get help as they continue to learn how God takes care of
them through the week.
- Daily Trail Blazer Devotions for kids and pre teens
- Weekday devotions to go with this week's lesson!