July 26, 2020

Parents, this lesson is simple to use. Just follow the instructions and have a great time with your kids at home worshipping God and learning from His Word together!

 

Lesson: When Goodness Grows

Bible Passage: Daniel 6

 

First watch this lesson video:

 

Discussion & Activities

Now it’s time to talk about the lesson together.

Let your interactions with your child help you determine what parts of this section to use. Use this as a time to talk, learn, pray and worship together.

These activities can also extend into the week.

 

1. Talk about the lesson

Our Bible story today was from Daniel chapter 6.

  • – What difficult choice did Daniel have to make?
  • – How do you think the Holy Spirit helps us when we have a choice between something good and bad?

On this sheet called Difficult Choices there are scenarios that require tough decisions. Pick a couple of scenarios to talk about now, and save the rest to discuss during the week. Take turns sharing how you would feel in that situation and talk about the best ways to handle it.

 

2. Do a Craft

You’ll need: A cardboard box, slips of paper (a few for each family member), markers or crayons, pens or pencils.

Grab a cardboard box and write the memory verse on it.

“A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart.” Luke 6:45

Work together to decorate the box so it looks like a treasure chest.

On strips of paper, have everyone write down at least three ways that God has been good to you and your family. Read them as you put them in the box.

Then do the same thing but write down three ways you can be good to others.

Keep your goodness treasure box in a place you can see it during the week. Pull out those strips of paper from time to time as a reminder of God’s goodness and how you can share God’s goodness with others.

 

3. Pray together

Use the P.R.A.Y. method from the Build-a-Prayer workshop.

P   –   (PRAISE)

  • Take turns praising God for His goodness. Thank Him for the good things He has done for you.

R   –   (REPENT)

  • Take turns telling God areas in your lives where you need to be more like Him.

A   –   (ASK)

  • Take turns praying for each other for the things that were just confessed – that the Holy Spirit would grow the fruit of goodness in you.

Y   –   (YIELD)

  • Ask God to lead you as a family in bringing God’s goodness to others this week – even if it’s difficult.

 

4. Sing together

When we let the fruit of the Spirit grow and shine in our lives, others will see and want God in their lives. Jesus said in Matthew 5:16 “Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” (Remember, it’s not for our praise, but for God’s praise. We can’t have any goodness with out Him!) This song is about letting your light shine for Jesus! (Parents, you may have sung this as a kid in Sunday school or Kids’ Church!)

 

Here’s a song to help you learn the Fruit of the Spirit:

 

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