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" . . . be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain" 1 CO 15:58.
"Bee Kind" - 1 Thessalonians 5:15
"Bee Obedient" - Ephesians 6:1
"Bee" Content - 1 Timothy 6:6
"Bee" Thankful - 1 Thessalonians 5:18
"Bee" Wise - Proverbs 23:23
"Bee" Trusting - Psalm 9:10
"Bee" Loyal - Numbers 30:2
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What is a promise? Have you ever made a promise to someone? Has someone ever promised something to you? Have any of these promises come
true? Have any been broken? (Discuss)
A promise is when someone says he or she will do something for you, or to you, in the near or distant future. A promise is a vow or an agreement spoken to a person or group of people which could be good news or bad news for those receiving it. A true promise is not an idle word or a threat which may or may not occur. Human promises sometimes do not occur, despite the good intentions of the one who made it. For example, I could promise you that I would take you to the movies this weekend, but if my car broke down or I got sick, I wouldn’t be able to drive. My promise would be broken, even though I didn’t intend to break it. On the other hand, when God makes a promise, he never breaks it. God has made hundreds of promises to his people, and unless we read God’s Word, we will never know about and be able to receive the good promises that God has given to us.
In our Bible lessons for children, The Great Promises of the
Bible, children learn about the major covenants or agreements that God has made to save his people. Many of these
promises are good for those who receive them, while other times they are promises of punishment. Regardless, when God makes a promise, it will happen,
because God never lies. He never breaks his promises!
Learn more about the Great Promises of the Bible.
After God, in his great mercy, sent Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden, they obeyed God’s command to be fruitful and multiply by having many sons and daughters. One of those
sons was named Seth. Seth also had many sons and daughters, and those sons and daughters had sons and daughters too. Eventually one of Adam’s great, great, greeeat grandsons was born, and he was named Noah.
Actors: Narrator 1, Narrator 2, Noah, Mrs. Noah.
Props: Signs to identify actors (optional).
Direction: If possible, give your actors a few minutes before class to practice. Encourage them to "ham it up" when reading their lines. You might consider videotaping your skit and watch it during the lesson review.
Narrator 1: Many generations had come and gone since the time of Adam and Eve. And the LORD looked down on the earth and saw how wicked the people had become.
Narrator 2: Every thought was evil all the time.
Narrator 1: All the time?
Narrator 2: Yes, they were wicked, all the time.
Narrator 1: So the LORD said, “I will wipe these wicked people from the face of the earth--and all the creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air--for I am sorry I made them.”
Narrator 2: But there was a righteous man named Noah who pleased God.
Narrator 1: What does righteous mean?
Narrator 2: Doing what’s right. Noah obeyed God.
Narrator 1: So God told Noah to build an ark.
Noah: Ok, I’ll take it from here. God told me to build an ark.
Narrator 1: What’s an ark?
Noah: A really, really, reeeally big boat.
Mrs. Noah: When I heard that God wanted my husband to build a really, really, reeeally big boat, I couldn’t understand why, because we didn’t even live near a lake or ocean!
Noah: That’s true, but God told me to build it.
Mrs. Noah: And when God tells you to do something, you better do it.
Narrator 2: That is correct, madam!
The rest of this skit, as well as the Bible lessons, games, and crafts are available when you purchase our Bible curriculum, The Great Promises of the Bible.
Read Luke 24
After Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared to his disciples. But rather than being happy to see him, even though he told them he would rise from the dead (Mark 9:31), he startled and frightened them; they thought they saw a spirit, that is until he began to talk and explain to them everything that had to be fulfilled in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms. Luke tells us that Jesus "opened their minds to understand" (vs. 45). He then told them to stay and wait to receive what the Father had promised—power from on high—he then blessed them and was carried up to Heaven!
Now, rather than being fearful, the disciples obeyed the Lord and waited joyfully. What was their secret? I think verses 52-53 explain a truth for us . . . keep reading.
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