A complete Sunday School Lesson to teach your kids how to persevere under trials and difficulties. Students will learn what it means to persevere and will examine scriptures that encourage them to seek God and to do God's will even when times are hard.
This is the perfect lesson for kids returning to church after the Coronavirus pandemic!
About the Lesson
Students will read several verses regarding perseverance as a group. Together they will answer review questions about the scriptures.
Next, the students will hear about a famous athlete named Derek Redmond, who persevered to finish a race despite tough circumstances.
Kids will then practice their own racing skills working in teams to complete a relay race.
Finally, the kids will create a ribbon with the verse from Hebrews 12:1. Verse is from NIV.
- Copy of ribbon memory verse activity for each student
- Dictionary to look up meanings of words, optional
- Orange cones or something similar
- Group Game: Relay Race
- The winner of the relay race is actually the one who struggles the most and perseveres to finish.
- 10 Ways to Be Imitators of Christ
- After doing a fun activity where the Sunday School students imitate the teacher doing different actions, the kids will come up with ways that they can imitate Christ. Examples are being kind to others, helping those in need, praying, listening to God, etc.
- Got Perseverance Worksheet?
- 3 different scenarios are listed. Students will have to decide how they will handle these difficult situations and persevere under hardship.
This is a great study to teach kids an important Christian Character Traits: Perseverance. Our children are faced with many trials everyday from bullying on social media to persecution of their faith in the classrooms. Teach them to rely on God in these difficult situations. He will help us finish the race!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
This study uses two different versions of the Bible, NIV and ESV. Different versions can offer different insights and comprehension.
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