Prepare

Designate a time and place to sit together and watch the curriculum
Gather with some snacks and a drink and enjoy God together!

1. Praise Party

Worship to the music with your mouth and body.  Think about something you are thankful for this week or tell Jesus how much you love Him and are thankful for Him in your life.  Think about that during worship and speak it out to God. Have fun and enjoy Jesus together!

3. Lets Talk

Say the Point and Verse out loud together:

Don’t just try. Train!

1 Timothy 4:8 NLT  “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”

1. What’s the difference between physical training and training for godliness? Physical training makes your body stronger, but training for godliness makes your spirit stronger.

KONNECT:

1. What are some ways to get closer to God each day? Read
the Bible, pray, thank God for what He’s done, sing to God,
dance for God, think about God, obey God, etc.
2. What does it mean to train?
Practicing over and over, every day, even if you don’t feel like it so you get better.
3. If you love God a lot, why do you still need to train for godliness?
Even though your spirit loves God, you have to teach your body and mind to obey Him.
4. The Bible verse says training for godliness gives you benefits. What are the benefits?
God’s blessing, love, peace, joy, strength, courage, home in Heaven, wisdom, etc.

 Action-step question:

1. What is one thing you’re going to do this week to train for godliness? Answers will vary.
2. If you don’t feel like training for godliness, what can you do to help you keep training, anyway?
Pray for God’s strength, ask a friend to help you keep going, remind yourself of the benefits, etc.

4. Pray

Ask the children to share things they’d like to pray about. Write your prayer request so you can continue to pray for your family during the week. Pray together, give them a chance to lead the prayer if they want to. Not sure what to pray?

Pray this: God, Thank You for making our spirits strong when we train for godliness. Please encourage us every day to keep training for You. In Jesus’ name, amen!

 

5. Play

se1.Training Activity: You’ll Need – Sheet of paper, Markers  To DO: Living for God takes more than just TRYING. It takes TRAINING, every day, just like anything else! Let’s see how trying and training are different. STEPS:1.TRY to write your name one time with the hand you usually DON’T write with. 2. Then write your name one time on paper using the hand you usually don’t write with. 3. Show others and talk about the difference and how it felt. Say: Just trying didn’t make ANYONE better. Now let’s TRAIN. This time, write your name over and over again. 5. Write your name over and over again using the hand you don’t usually write with. 4. Choose your best version of your name. Say: You guys got a lot better! It’s like our Bible verse teaches.
We physically trained our hand to write. That’s good! But training for godliness is even better.
Ask: How can we train for godliness every day? Pray, read the Bible, sing to God, memorize the Bible verse and do Challenge Cards every week, etc. 5. If time write or draw different ways they can train for godliness.

2. Family Challenge ‘Train your Spirit’:  See details attached.

3. Lego Challenge: Create a Lego medalt to remind you to not just try. Train!

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