Entries in wisdom (2)

Wednesday
Feb282018

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Gaining Wisdom from Difficulties

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in a 30- to 45-minute class. It relates to the lesson objectives on wisdom:

• Learn that the root of all wisdom comes from God, the fear of Him, and God’s Word; read and memorize Scripture upon which these principles are based. (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Wisdom 1a)
• Understand that wisdom is a gift of the Spirit, and godly wisdom is a manifestation of God’s Spirit within us. (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Wisdom 1b)
• Learn that there is a difference between man’s understanding and God’s wisdom. (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Wisdom 1c)

Enjoy singing and dancing along with “Sing, O Heavens.”

Start with “Discover Jewels through Difficulties.” If either of the two examples can be recently applied to your child, study further as suggested in the text.

Read Standing on God’s Word: Caring for Pets.” Ask your child what jewels the children might have gained through this incident, such as:

• The children were reminded about the importance of being diligent in the details of caring for pets. Neglecting little things can sometimes have big negative consequences. For example, the little neglect of checking on Hammy’s water caused him to be sick from dehydration.
• This could be applied to other areas in the children’s lives. Perhaps they feel impatient with the expectation of being diligent with the small things they are asked to do around the house. Talk about the repercussions of not being diligent, such as when the water in the bathroom is left running, or when they do not flush the toilet, etc.
• Bible verse jewels that can be applied can be found in “Crazily Cool Card Set: Faithfulness.”

Read Standing on God’s Word: Don’t Argue, Have Fun” and “Standing on God’s Word: Forgiving Others.” Nick’s experiences help him to discover jewels that help him get along better with others. Discuss with your child the jewels Nick can gain from these experiences, such as:

• Being considerate of what the other person wants to do.
• How the joy that comes from getting along well together can be a greater joy than can be gained by always trying to get to do what you want.
• How friendships are hindered when we don’t forgive, but can grow when we do forgive.
• Read the Bible verses found within these two articles, and talk with the children about how they can apply these jewels in their lives.

ReadStanding on God’s Word: Be Appreciative and Thankful.”

Ask your child what jewels can be found in this experience. Some examples are:

• Showing consideration of the feelings of those who do things for us by appreciating what they do.
• Often when something is difficult for us, Jesus does things to help us, similar to how the mother added raisins to the rice pudding, which made it more enjoyable. Read the Bible verse about how God makes a “way of escape” or makes things easier for us in what we might consider a difficult situation. Can you and your child think of times something was done to make a situation easier for the child?

Wrap up this study by talking with your child about difficulties that they have encountered in the past week or month, discussing the final point in the article “Discover Jewels through Difficulties”: “There are many jewels to find, even in difficulties. What jewels in God’s Word have you discovered this week?”

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: Values and Virtues: Wisdom 1a–c 

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Gaining Wisdom from Difficulties (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Gaining Wisdom from Difficulties (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Apr062011

“How should I interact with God?” Supplement (Biblical and Christian Foundation: God-1b)

To build a habit of showing respect to God, have your family look for ways to show respect for God during the day, and then at dinner for the next week share stories of what each of you did.

Memorize James 4:8 together.

If your children enjoy drawing, have them draw a picture of a way or ways to show God respect, or a picture to go along with one of the scriptures in the article.

S&S: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God-1

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de «¿Cómo me relaciono con Dios?» (Dios-1b)
DOC: Suplemento de “Como Devemos Interagir com Deus?” (Deus-1b)