Entries in adversity (3)

Friday
Aug112017

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Adversity Does Not Overcome Me!—Part 2

Note: You can find part 1 of this lesson plan here.

Here is a 15- to 20-minute lesson plan that highlights the following lesson objective: “Understand that difficulties, trials, and obstacles are a part of life, and through learning to work through them, one can gain valuable understanding through these experiences; study and memorize Bible verses upon which this principle is based.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Overcoming Obstacles-2a)

ReadGod Gives Victory.”

Talk about how God can help to give us victory when we call on Him. There is nothing that He cannot help us to overcome!

Recall a time in your life, or help your child recall a time in their life, when God helped to give victory when something seemed impossible to overcome or to get through.

Watch The Inspirational Story of 9-Year-Old Ezra Frech.

Bring to your child’s attention that, again, not all obstacles are physical in nature, but that two boys in the videos shared some very good tips on how to overcome an obstacle or adversity, whatever it may be. Help your child to recall some of these tips: Focus on the positive, count your blessings, overcome the obstacle; don’t let it overcome you, see the good that has come out of your adversity.

End with reading these articles and claiming the verses: “A Thought for the Day: Defeating Dragons” and “I Will Help You.”

Additional material:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Overcoming Obstacles-2a

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 The Family International

Friday
Jun232017

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Adversity Does Not Overcome Me!—Part 1

Here is a 30-minute lesson plan that highlights the following lesson objective: “Understand that difficulties, trials, and obstacles are a part of life, and through learning to work through them, one can gain valuable understanding through these experiences; study and memorize Bible verses upon which this principle is based.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Overcoming Obstacles-2a)

Ask your child what they think an obstacle, adversity, or difficulty may be. Discuss some of the types of obstacles or adversities someone may face in their life—it could be a physical disability, difficulty remembering facts and figures at school, or it could be that they are from a poor country or background where they are often told it can’t get better for them. The conclusion of this short discussion should be that we all face obstacles or adversity, no matter what it is—life is full of them. So what do we do?

Watch Overcoming Obstacles” (YouTube video by Steven Claunch).

Discuss how not everyone has to overcome a physical disability, but as Steven Claunch brought out, there are other obstacles that we each face in our lives that are unique to us. The goal when faced with a big or small obstacle is to not allow the obstacle to overcome us, but for us to overcome the obstacle. Often an obstacle can overcome us when we become negative and focus on what we don’t have, instead of what we do have.

Read Overpowering Negative Thoughts.”

Read Growing Stronger, No. 2: Hidden Fortune.”

Discuss how this story shows that we often find out new things about ourselves—new gifts and blessings—when we hit an obstacle. In the story, Moira discovered that she had a talent for poetry when she thought she would only ever love to dance. Ask your child to think of something they may have discovered about themselves at a time when they were sick or unable to participate in something they had wanted to do. Encourage them to think of a good thing that came out of an adversity they faced.

Study these verses “Crazily Cool Cards Set: Overcoming Difficulties” and “Crazily Cool Cards Set: Overcomers.” Your child might want to choose one or more cards to print and color.

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Overcoming Obstacles-2a

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 The Family International

Friday
Mar092012

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Rise Above Obstacles

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan on getting over obstacles. It highlights the following lesson objective: “Learn that through God’s help one can overcome obstacles and difficulties, and find peace and triumph despite setbacks.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Overcoming Obstacles-2b)

Listen to “Audio: Here.

Recall times in your lives (both you and your child can take part in this) that were difficult, but how you were able to overcome through Jesus’ presence and power and through your personal connection with Jesus.

Read What’s Your Focus? If you’d like to, take a few moments to hear from Jesus on the question listed on page 3 of this article. (Dear Jesus, is there any situation or circumstance in my life where I can focus on Your light more, instead of being negative or fearful?”)

ReadJoy Equals Strength.”

Read Miracle Fuel.” After reading, highlight the power God’s Word has in helping us to rise above difficulties in our lives.

Tell your child of a time when something happened that caused you to feel discouraged or disappointed, and what you did, or what someone else said to you, that helped you find peace and not give up or lose hope.

Print out, cut and color “Crazily Cool Card Set: Want Some Power?” Have the child choose one verse from this set to memorize today.

Read or listen to “A Prayer for Me.”

Read Facing the Lion.”

Ask your child if there are things that are difficult for him at present, and brainstorm ways that he can overcome those obstacles.

Claiming one of the verses from the “Crazily Cool Card Set: Want Some Power?” pray for faith in getting victories over obstacles you are currently facing.

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Overcoming Obstacles-2

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2012 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Rise Above Obstacles (Spanish)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Rise Above Obstacles (Portuguese)