Note to parent or teacher: This 20- to 30-minute lesson plan highlights the following lesson objective: “Study the fruit of the Spirit: Faith.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2j)
Discuss the following: “David and Jonathan were faithful to their friendship and protected one another’s families (1 Samuel 18:1–4; 1 Samuel 19:1–7; 1 Samuel 20; 2 Samuel 9). Ruth was faithful to her widowed mother-in-law and took care of her (Ruth 1). Job was faithful to God even in times of extreme hardship. He said, “Though he (God) slay me, yet will I trust in him” (Job 13:15 KJV), and in the end, God gave him many times over what he had lost. Joseph was a faithful steward and an honest man even though his master was unfair to him (Genesis 39). Can you think of other examples of loyalty and faithfulness?” (Excerpt from “Power-Up Devotional #10: Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness,” page 6.)
Talk about what faithfulness looks like and different situations where it might be needed. For a springboard you could use the Scriptures on page 5 of “Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness.”
Talk about God’s blessings for faithfulness and relate a time in your life, or a story you know of where you were blessed for your faithfulness. Ask if the children can think of any such stories of their own.
Read the verses in “Crazily Cool Card Set: Faithfulness.” Print out your children’s favorite verse from this set, for them to place somewhere they like and commit that verse to memory.
See “Bible Space Trek: The Parable of the Talents” for an activity that goes with this parable of Matthew 25:14–29.
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Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
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