Entries in faith (13)

Monday
Jul162018

0-5 Lesson Plan: Faith for Miracles 

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on how faith in God’s power makes miracles possible.

Read Faith for Miracles.”

Discuss what it must have been like for the people who witnessed some of the miracles talked about in the article “Faith for Miracles.” Ask the children what they think they would have done if they had seen or experienced one of these miracles.

Read “Grow Your Faith.”

Memorize the Bible verse, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17 NKJV).

ReadBright Pebbles: Faith Makes Miracles Possible” and have the children do the “action” at the end of the article.

Listen to My Little Thoughts on God: God of Miracles.”

Additional material:

The following animated Bible stories cover a few of Jesus’ miracles:

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

Compiled by MWS staff.
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Wednesday
Dec202017

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Faith-Filled Characters of Christmas

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 30 to 45 minutes. It relates to the lesson objective, “Learn of some of the lives of the great men and women of the Bible” (Christian Life and Faith: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-1a).

Read “Faith-Filled Models from the New Testament: Mary and Joseph.”

Discuss the following steps of faith it took for Mary and Joseph to be willing to be the earthly parents for Jesus.

  • Mary had to believe that what the angel told her was true, and be willing to bear God’s Son, Jesus.
  • Mary had to trust God that He would help her endure people looking down on her for being pregnant before getting married.
  • It took great faith for Joseph to accept what Mary and the angel told him about the baby Jesus. He had to believe that Jesus was God’s Son, and that he had been chosen to be Jesus’ earthly father.
  • It was a great responsibility to raise God’s Son, and they probably wondered if they could do a good job of it, but they accepted that God would do the work through them.

ReadLet’s Learn the New Testament: When Jesus Was Born.” This covers the stories of faith concerning Mary and Joseph, Zacharias and Elizabeth, the shepherds, and the wise men.

ReadA Man Named Jesus: Simeon and Anna.”

Ask the children: Besides Mary and Joseph, who are others from the Christmas story that needed faith to believe the “impossible”?

  • Zacharias and Elizabeth: They believed God could give them a baby, even in their old age. And then they believed that God had a purpose in wanting them to name the baby John, instead of naming the baby after Zacharias as was the custom.
  • The shepherds that the angels sang to and who then visited baby Jesus: They believed what the angels told them. Even though baby Jesus was in a manger, with ordinary people as His parents, and animals around Him, they worshipped Him as God’s Son.
  • The wise men: It took faith to travel to where they believed they’d find the new king that they had understood from the stars had recently been born. It also took faith to obey the warning in God’s dream to not return to tell King Herod where they had found Jesus.
  • Simeon and Anna: When they saw baby Jesus at the temple, God revealed to them that He was the Messiah.

Review the verses in “Crazily Cool Card Set: Faith—Stand on It.” Read each verse, one at a time, and talk about ways each one applies to the faithfulness of the people involved in the Christmas story. The following are examples of how these verses apply, but you and your children can probably think of other ways they apply to the faith found in these important characters of the Christmas story.

  • Romans 10:17. These men and women were familiar with the prophecies in the Old Testament about the coming Messiah.
  • Proverbs 3:5–6. Mary and Joseph, and also Zacharias and Elizabeth, showed great trust that God would guide them in the raising of the important boys given to them.
  • Hebrews 11:1. Simeon had believed he would see the Messiah before he died.
  • Hebrews 11:6. The wise men diligently sought after the king that the stars foretold had been born.

Color “Coloring Page: Come See Jesus” and rejoice that you too have faith in Jesus as God’s Son!

Additional resources:

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: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-1a

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Faith-Filled Characters of Christmas (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Faith-Filled Characters of Christmas (Spanish)

Monday
Jan022017

0–5 Lesson Plan: I Will Trust

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on trusting God when faced with fear.

ReadWhen the Lights Go out

WatchWhen I Am Afraid.”

Read “Just Me and Jesus: You’re Never Alone.”

Talk about some of the things that you would like Jesus to help you to not worry about.

ReadBright Pebbles: Our Awesome Protector.”

Draw a picture of Jesus watching over you, and then draw a circle around you and Jesus. This is the place where Jesus is keeping you safe from the things that may make you fearful.

Read Bright Pebbles: Always by Our Side.”

Memorize this verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart” (Proverbs 3:5).

Color Coloring Page: When the Lights Go Out.”

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

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

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: I Will Trust (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: I Will Trust (Portuguese)

Friday
Sep252015

Level 2 Lesson Plan: If You Can Believe …

Here is a 15-minute lesson plan on building our lives on the power of belief and faith that highlights the following lesson objective: “Understand that faith isn’t based on feelings; it’s a manifestation of confidence in God’s promises and His ability to answer, even when circumstances seem to contradict His promises; learn that God honors faith with answers, love, and care.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Faith-2h)

Sing or learn If Thou Canst Believe.”

Look up and read Matthew 8:5–10

Discuss what it was about the centurion’s faith that impressed Jesus. 

Look up Matthew 9:27–30. Talk about how before performing the healing miracle, Jesus asked those who needed healing if they believed He could heal them. Why did He ask this first?

Look up Matthew 14:22–31. Discuss what caused Peter to sink.

Look up Matthew 13:54–58. Discuss why Jesus was unable to do miracles when He was visiting the place where the rest of His family lived.

ReadNothing Is Impossible for God.”

Memorize or review these two Bible verses.

  • “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth” (Mark 9:23).
  • “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37).

Talk about various answers to prayers your family has experienced personally, or miracles that you’ve seen happen. Thank Jesus for those things.

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: Faith-2h

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright 2015 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: If You Can Believe … (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: If You Can Believe … (Spanish)

Wednesday
May212014

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Conquer with Faith

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan that highlights the lesson objectives: “Learn what faith is, i.e.: faith is a belief in the unseen, and a substantial and real commodity in the spirit, etc.; read and memorize Bible verses that build on the concept of faith,” and “learn of God’s condition for miracles, and in what circumstances God likes to perform miracles.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Faith-1a, Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Miracles-1b)

Listen toA Strong Tower.”

Pray one of the prayers found in “Pray a Way: Courage.”

ReadNothing Is Impossible for God.” While reading it, here are some points to highlight:

  • Pages 2–3: Ask the children to reflect on how frightening it must have been for the children of Israel to be faced with the Red Sea and the Egyptian army closing in behind them. At this point, Moses told them, “Stand still and watch the Lord rescue you” (Exodus 14:13 NLT). Discuss how this took great faith because they couldn’t see any solution to their difficulty.
  • Page 4: Talk about recent Word studies you and the children have had together, or verses they have memorized, and how these have strengthened your faith.
  • Page 5: Talk about how Jesus forgives us if we sometimes don’t have enough faith. Peter started to sink because he stopped trusting. But later, after Jesus had returned to His heavenly home, Peter showed great faith for miracles as recorded in the book of Acts, such as the story in Acts 3 when Peter and John prayed for the lame man to be healed.
  • Pages 6–7: Read the full account of this story in Joshua 3:7–17.
  • Page 8: If you have an age-appropriate story about a challenge you faced in your life, tell the children about it, relating how the three faith-building steps played out. (1. Keep your faith strong. 2. Keep your eyes on Jesus. 3. Put your faith into action.)

Color the coloring page: Exodus 14:14

ReadDoomed, but Saved by a Princess,” about a mother’s step of faith that saved her baby boy.

Memorize one of the scriptures quoted in “Pray a Way: Courage.”

  • “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear” (Hebrews 13:6 ESV).
  • “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3 NLT).

Additional resources:

S&S links: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Faith-1a, Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Miracles-1b

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Conquer with Faith (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Conquer with Faith (Spanish)

Wednesday
Mar192014

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Put on God’s Armor

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objectives:

Listen toEphesians 6:10–18” and follow along in a King James Bible, or read this passage in another version. 

Prepare and assemble The Armor of God Paper Dolls.” (Note: By doing this activity at the beginning of the class, it allows for the children to put each piece on a figure that relates to the point in the class. If preferred, this activity can be done later.)

ReadThe Armor of God,” pausing after pages 2, 3, and 4 to study the following points more closely.

Listen to the song “The Whole Armor of God.”

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: God’s Word-1b; Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Faith-1a; Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Salvation-1a; (Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Prayer-1g

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

 

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Put on God's Armor (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Put on God's Armor (Spanish)


Tuesday
Sep032013

0–5 Lesson Plan: Courage over Difficult Things

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 15-minute 0–5 lesson plan on how to have courage when faced with difficult or challenging situations.

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ReadBright Pebbles: Power! Power! Power!

Talk about anything that your child may be facing that is difficult to do, or challenging to face. The next article discusses how God can give comfort, power, and instruction for the difficulties and challenges in our lives.

ReadWith God’s Help.”

Pray together for Jesus’ guidance regarding whatever difficulty you had talked about earlier.

Read Carina and the Christmas Play.” Highlight how sometimes there are practical steps we can take so that we can be courageous in facing challenges. Can your child think of one or two ways that Carina was able to be courageous in facing her fears? See if you can come up with a few practical steps that will help your child with her challenges.

Claim Psalm 37:5 (NIV), “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this.”

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

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Courage over Difficult Things (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Courage over Difficult Things (Spanish)

Saturday
Mar302013

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Hero of the Month: Elijah

Note to parent or teacher: This lesson plan on Elijah highlights the following lesson objectives: “Learn of more of the lives of the great men and women of the Bible; learn of importunity in prayer, and how there are times when God expects one to persevere in prayer before He brings the answer.” (Christian Life and Faith: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-2a; Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Prayer-2d)

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ReadHero of the Month: Elijah.”

Listen to “An Audio Bible Adventure: Make Me a Cake” (runtime: 6:13). The widow of Zarephath had been gathering wood so she could cook one last cake of bread for herself and her son before their food ran out. But when God's prophet told her to bake him a cake first, God was testing her to see if she'd be willing to put Him first. Discuss how even if you don't have much to give, God will bless a giving heart, no matter how small the gift. Look up the story of the widow’s mite in Mark 12:41–44.

Listen to “An Audio Bible Adventure: Fire from Heaven” (runtime: 10:34). It probably wasn’t easy for Elijah to confront King Ahab and the prophets of Baal on Mount Caramel for a showdown, but Elijah expected God to do a miracle. Where do you think Elijah’s courage and conviction came from? (Through prayer and spending time with God.)

Read of some of the other miracles that Elijah performed:

  • Ÿ   The ceasing of rain for three and a half years (1 Kings 17:1)
  • Ÿ   The food brought by ravens (1 Kings 17:4)
  • Ÿ   The miracle of the barrel of meal and cruse of oil (1 Kings 17:14)
  • Ÿ   The resurrection of the widow's son (1 Kings 17:22)
  • Ÿ   The calling of fire from heaven on the altar (1 Kings 18:38)
  • Ÿ   The causing of rain after the drought (1 Kings 18:45)
  • Ÿ   The parting of the Jordan (2 Kings 2:8)
  • Ÿ   The prophecy that Elisha should have a double portion of his spirit (2 Kings 2:10)

DoHero of the Month Coloring Page: Elijah.”

DoHero of the Month Quiz: Elijah.

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: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-2a; Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Prayer-2d

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Hero of the Month: Elijah (Spanish)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Hero of the Month: Elijah (Portuguese)

Saturday
Oct272012

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Hero of the Month: Moses

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a lesson plan on Moses, which highlights the following lesson objective: “Learn of more of the lives of the great men and women of the Bible.” (Christian Life and Faith: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-2a)

Part 1: Moses’ early life
Using a whiteboard, blackboard, or piece of paper
, have your children help you draw a rough timeline of Moses’ early life based on what they know. Then continue to fill out and refine this timeline as you read the following articles.

Read May Hero of the Month: Moses.”

Read Adventures in Hebrews, Part 3,” pages 2–4: a brief version of the early part of Moses’ story, as relayed in Hebrews 11.

Watch
the music video “Baby in a Basket,” or read “The Beautiful Baby Who Was Found in a River” for the early part of Moses’ life.

Ask your children if they think that God had a plan for Moses’ life from before he was born. If they answer “yes,” then ask what makes them think so. Discuss God’s miraculous protection in saving Moses from the Nile, and His great foresight and planning in having Moses grow up as the son of pharaoh’s daughter, and how that might have prepared him for the role God would have him play later on in life.

ReadWhy Moses Lived in the Wilderness.

ReadThe Voice from the Burning Bush.

Ask your children why they think God used a burning bush to talk with Moses. Discuss how God wants to communicate with us all the time, but often we are too busy to listen, and so He sometimes uses miracles or He allows things to happen that help us be still and listen to His voice. If you have a personal account that illustrates this point, tell your children of it.

Additional material:

  • Read of Moses’ early life from The Picture Bible or another illustrated Bible book.
  • Watch select portions of The Prince of Egypt (1998)
  • Other lesson plans on Moses’ early life



Part 2: Moses, Israel’s deliverer
Listen
to “An Audio Bible Adventure: The Plagues of Egypt.”
Listen to “An Audio Bible Adventure: Walking Through the Sea.

Discuss the following thought-provoking point in the above audio: “What if instead of raising his rod over the sea in obedience to God’s command, he had chosen to turn back, because of his own people’s foolish desires of the moment, and also in fear of the oncoming enemy forces? It would have been a completely different story with tragic consequences.”

ColorHero of the Month Coloring Page: Moses.” (Children can color this coloring page as they listen to one of the above stories.)

ReadChariots in the Red Sea,” a news article on recent discoveries that provide evidence regarding the Bible story found in Exodus 12 to 15.

Listen to “An Audio Bible Adventure: Winning a Battle with Lifted Hands.

Ask your children why they suppose God told Moses to “Write this story on a scroll for a remembrance and make sure Joshua hears it” (Exodus 17:14, paraphrased). [Answer: So that Joshua would be humble and remember that it was God who gave the victory.]

Take the “Hero of the Month Quiz: Moses.”

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: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-2a

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

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Hero of the Month: Moses (Spanish)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Hero of the Month: Moses (Portuguese)

Friday
Sep142012

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Hero of the Month: Abraham

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 30-minute lesson plan on Abraham, which highlights the following lesson objective: “Learn of more of the lives of the great men and women of the Bible.” (Christian Life and Faith: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-2a)

Discuss what your children know of Abraham’s life.

Watch the music video “Abraham.”

Read November Hero of the Month: Abraham.”

Read this article, for a brief background on Abraham’s life.

Read the story of how Abraham allowed Lot to choose grazing land in Genesis 13, or in the following retold from “Lot’s Choice.”

Discuss how Abraham allowed Lot to choose the choicest piece of land for himself. It would have been easy for Abraham to claim the best land for his own family, which was his right as the top elder of the entire clan, and the one who had initiated the journey from their former home, and the one who had invited Lot to join him. But Abraham preferred his nephew, and God rewarded his generosity.

Read Adventures in Hebrews, Part 2,” pages 5–6: Abraham following God to a land of promise; God’s covenant with Abraham concerning his descendants.

Read of the great sacrifice God asked of Abraham in Genesis 22:1–18, or the first page of “Adventures in Hebrews, Part 3” for a short recap.

Reflect with the children on the above story, thinking about it from Abraham’s point of view. Describe how Abraham had waited for many years for God to fulfill His promise of having many descendants, and after he finally had a son, God asked Abraham to give the son back to Him. What compelled Abraham to obey?

Discuss why Abraham is called “the father of faith.”

Look up 2 Chronicles 20:7, Isaiah 41:8, and James 2:23. Each of these verses describes Abraham as a “friend of God.” Brainstorm components that good friendships are made of (e.g., trust, loyalty, openness, spending time together, etc.). Discuss how this was what Abraham’s relationship with God was like, and what our relationship with God can be like as well. Also look up John 15:14.

Color Hero of the Month Coloring Page: Abraham.”

Take the “Hero of the Month Quiz: Abraham.”

Additional material:

  • Read Abraham’s story from The Picture Bible or another illustrated Bible book.
  • Watch Abraham (1993)

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: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-2a

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

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Hero of the Month: Abraham (Spanish)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Hero of the Month: Abraham (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Apr252012

Level 1 Lesson Plan: With Jesus by Your Side

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan that highlights the lesson objectives: “Learn of God's power to protect and comfort when you're feeling fearful; recognize that God is stronger than one’s fears; read and memorize scripture upon which these principles are based.” (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Courage-1a)

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Read The Protective Tower.”

Talk about ways you and your child have experienced God’s protection.

Read Follow Jesus Today.” Talk with your child about how Jesus is leading him/her along a good path, and that Jesus is in front of him/her and will help your child overcome any difficulties that might be faced.

Listen toA Strong Tower.”

Read the bottom half of page 4 of “Focus on the Light,” to encourage your child about how God has assigned a guardian angel to help watch over and care for each person.

Read A Strategy Like None Other.”

Listen toVictory Praise Chant.”

Talk about how the use of praise can help your child gain courage and overcome fear.

Read Psalm 23”and talk with your child about the application of the verses. The following are some things you might want to bring out. If your child is worried or fearful about something in his/her life, there are many good promises in this psalm that can help strengthen one’s faith.

                Verse 1: When the psalm says “I shall not want,” this refers to how God is good to us and will provide whatever we need.

                Verse 2: King David, who wrote the psalm, had been a shepherd of sheep when he was younger. Shepherds appreciate green pastures for feeding their sheep, and still waters for their sheep to drink from. So the psalm uses these symbols to explain God’s faithful and loving care of us, His sheep.

                Verse 3: “Restore” here means to give someone renewed strength. When we read the Bible, God’s Word gives us the strength of faith in God’s love and care, which makes us happy. The second half of the verse tells us how God always leads us to do good and righteous things.

                Verse 4: Even when we lose a loved one, God comforts us with the knowledge that we will meet again in His heavenly kingdom.

                Verse 5: God takes good care of us at all times, even if we’re around some person who doesn’t like us. “Anointing with oil” was a symbol of God’s power in Bible days. This verse tells us how God anoints us with His power and strength to face every challenge in our lives. God also fills our lives with abundant love; He pours so much love into our lives that it can spill over from us on to others.

                Verse 6: God sends good things our way all throughout our lives, and He shows us His loving mercy. We have the wonderful encouragement of knowing that because we have Jesus in our lives, we will live with Him forever and always be able to experience His goodness and mercy.

Listen to Audio: Psalm 23.” To help the children memorize this chapter, you could possibly have this play in the background during other activities throughout the day.

ReadA World with No Courage.”

ReadBright Pebbles: Power, Power, Power!” Remember to do the “action” on the last page.

Pray a prayer of thanksgiving for ways you and your child see God’s various gifts mentioned in the articles above at work in your lives, such as His protection, strength, goodness, love, care, mercy, and power. End the prayer by asking for God’s help in specific ways that your child needs strengthened.

Additional reading:

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: Character Building: Virtues: Courage-1a

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: With Jesus by Your Side (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: With Jesus by Your Side (Portuguese)

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)