Look Before You Leap!
(Do not steal)
by Gramma Cherbear
Greet new members and introduce them to
the class and the Critters.
Open the class with a prayer.
- God does not like dishonesty of any kind.
He wants us to trust Him to take care of our needs. He never
wants us to take anything that does not belong to us. Teach the
children not to take anything they are not sure has been given
to them or they have not paid for.
- (God Commands)
- Have you been tempted to take something that
does not belong to you? What if you took something by accident?
Is it stealing? God wants you to seek to do what is right. As
soon as He shows you what you did was wrong, you need to do whatever
it takes to correct it. Always test your heart and make sure
you are honest with others and yourself. God says not to take
anything that belongs to someone else.
We are very sad when someone does not respect
our things. Thinking about how we would feel if someone stole
from us will help us to be honest with others. We can show others
the love of Jesus that is in our hearts. They will see that we
are loving them the way God wants us to love. Loving God means
that we will "look before we leap." When we see something
we want, we will make sure it is ours to take! We will make sure
we are doing the right thing! No excuses!
- (Blessed Are You!)
- God knows the desires of our hearts. We should
do good because of our love for God. God does not want us to
be afraid of Him. He wants us to love Him too much to go against
what He says is right. He will fill our hearts with more of His
goodness when we love Him and seek to do what is right!
- (Let the Critters help teach the lesson)
- Look Before You Leap!
- Joshua Jackrabbit has a problem. He thought
he found a patch of wild carrots. He had so much fun gathering
them. Now he sees that they belong to someone else. Because he
dug them from the garden, they will spoil if they are not eaten
soon. Joshua would never want to steal the carrots. He will find
the owner and tell what He has done. God will replace his sadness
with joy because Joshua Jackrabbit really wants to do what is
- Repeat today's Bible verses.
- God can help us say "NO" to drugs,
to impure thoughts or actions, and to being disloyal. God will
correct wrong feelings if we ask Him. When we agree with God,
His wonderful peace and joy will return to our hearts. God's
"Badge of Honor" is also a "Badge of Courage."
He will give us the courage to choose to do what is good in His
Worship God with music.
Use crafts, games, puzzles, hidden pictures,
word search, mazes, and books to further emphasize the current
weeks' teachings. We are using the Bible Shapes Activity Book
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
- Weekday devotions to go with this week's lesson!
- 1. God, the Giver
- 2. Working to Share
- 3. Master Thief
- 4. Stealing From God?
- 5. Giving Cheerfully