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Friday
Apr132012

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Chapter Study: Hebrews 11

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 40-minute lesson plan on Hebrews chapter 11 (can be divided into three parts), which highlights the following lesson objectives: “Learn of the importance faith plays in one’s spiritual life: that one is saved by faith (grace), that one must live one’s faith, that faith gives spiritual strength and power, and that without it one cannot please God; study and memorize Bible verses upon which these principles are based. Read faith-building accounts from history of those who put their faith in God and were blessed by God for their actions.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Faith-2bf)

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Part One

Listen to “Audio: Hebrews 11.”

Read “Adventures in Hebrews 11, Part 1.”

ReadDo You Believe?” See how many things you and your child can come up with that you’ve never seen, but that you know are real.

Talk about some present (child-appropriate) situations in your life that require faith, and how God gives you the strength to face such things when you need it. Ask your child what things in his life require faith. For each situation discussed, find an encouraging Bible story or promise that will boost your faith for the difficult circumstance.

Print out, color and cut “Crazily Cool Card Set: Faith—Stand on It!” Have your child choose one verse from this set to memorize today.

 

Part Two

Read Adventures in Hebrews 11, Part 2.”

ReadTrail of Faith.” Talk about how the people mentioned in Adventures in Hebrews 11, Part 2,” probably had worries and concerns regarding doing what God was asking them to do; they weren’t perfect. Faith is choosing to put your trust in God rather than focusing on your fears or reservations.

Tell your child of a time (or times) in your life when God did something for you as a result of your faith in His promises, or because of a prayer you prayed.

Look up Hebrews 11:11–12 for the story of Sarah and the promised boy, Isaac.

Using Crazily Cool Card Set: Faith—Stand on It!” Have your child choose another verse from this set to memorize.

Additional material:

  • Read or listen: Leap of Faith (trusting God for life changes, and facing new things; some advertisements toward the beginning and end of audio)
  • Read: Journey to Faith (story of Abraham)

 

Part Three

Read Adventures in Hebrews 11, Part 3.”

Tell your child of something in your life that you have yet to see God answer, but how you are deciding to believe and trust Him regardless. Talk about the Word you are reading to boost your faith, or the promises you are standing on at present.

From page 5 of Adventures in Hebrews 11, Part 3,” look up the stories of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, or Samuel in a Bible or children’s picture Bible. Discuss what aspect of these men’s lives required faith.

Using Crazily Cool Card Set: Faith—Stand on It!” Have your child choose another verse from this set to memorize.

Do Bible Quiz: Hebrews 11 Heroes.” Send in your answers by April 24th, 2012, for a chance to see your name in lights.

Look up Hebrews 11:39–40. The Messiah—Jesus Christ and the new covenant He ushered in—was the promise that those mentioned in the last two verses of Hebrews 11 were waiting for. They did not live to see Jesus’ physical appearance on earth, but they had faith that God would fulfill that promise.

Additional reading:

  • Live by Faith (on salvation through faith, and how good works alone will not save us)

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: Faith-2b; Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Faith-2f

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

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Chapter Study: Hebrews 11 (Spanish)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Chapter Study: Hebrews 11 (Portuguese)