This week, we’ll be continuing our study of the Catechism for boys and girls. As mentioned before, we made a few revisions to make the language a little more child-friendly. This will be our last week with the Questions and Answers before we dive into filling the candy bags for the block party and starting to practice for the annual Christmas play. Hard to believe!
This week, we’ll cover these two questions:
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Since the lesson centers on obedience, a rousing game of Simon Says is a great way to introduce the lesson (suggested in the Kids Quest curriculum). An introduction to a covenant might also be in order. Our lesson book explains,
When God made the covenant of life, He set up a relationship with Adam and Eve. He was their God, and they were his people. He told them what to do, and they trusted and obeyed him. He loved them and took care of them, and they loved Him. God guarantees he will keep his covenant relationship with his people. God has promised to be with us wherever we go. God always keeps his promises.
God created Adam and Eve and put them in a perfect place. Adam could have lived forever in peace if he upheld his end of the covenant, but as we know, he did not. Which brings us to the Questions and Answers for today:
Obedience Themed Activities
- Obedience Lesson from Ministry to Children
- Huge lesson on obedience from Kids of Integrity
- Play the Minefield game. Emphasize that kids may hear other voices (in life and in the game), but they should always listen to the voice of their partner (representing the voice of God).
Faithfulness Themed Activity
Bring in an item from your house that is broken or not working properly. Explain that even though this item came with a “guarantee”, it still doesn’t work correctly. Unlike things that we buy, God’s guarantee stands firm. God is faithful to all his promises. If you have an older group, grab a Bible concordance or dictionary and look up the word faithful. Read a few verses concerning God’s faithfulness as a group. Discuss people in your life that have been faithful. Ask kids if they have someone in their life who has been especially faithful as well.
Bad Choices Themed Activities
Salvation Themed Activities
- Salvation Cups Object lesson from Children’s Ministry Vault
- Salvation Object lessons from Ministry to Children
- Egg Salvation Object lesson
- Kids and Salvation: The age of accountability