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see also - Faith, Hope and Love, God's way!

Self Control - "this way and that way"

Teachers may add their own creative skills and special touches. You can use snacks, play games, select music and/or use a study of the people in the Bible chosen by God to teach this lesson. At Calvary Kids Church, we will be having our church drama team present a skit with some of the lessons. Each week is different. Be creative and capture their attention. Remember they will be getting to know the Critters, their personalities, and be able to relate to them as time goes on.

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Self Control - "this way and that way" (be steady for God) by Gramma Cherbear

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Greet new members and introduce them to the class and the Critters.

Open the class with a prayer.

Read the Bible Verse for the day!
The Bible Says:
"He wants all of you to learn to control your own bodies. You must live in a way that is holy.
You must live with honor." 1 Thessalonians 4: 4
Teach the Children that God expects us to control our feelings. He knows this will be hard for us sometimes and something we have to learn. When the Holy Spirit lives in us because we know Jesus, He will help us with self control.
(Speak with the children)
God is a Holy God. Perfect in every way. Jesus is God's perfect Son. God tells you in His Word, He wants you to grow up to be like Jesus. God gives you a choice about what you will do and how you will do it. It is not always easy to choose to do what is right. Sometimes you make a choice that is wrong. Wrong choices can hurt you and others, and God.
(Teach the children)
We all choose to do wrong things. The Bible says, "Everyone has sinned. No one measures up to God's glory." Romans. 3:23 This is why we need Jesus to be our Savior.Those who know Jesus can call on Him to help them live by the fruits of His Holy Spirit. One of these fruits helps us control our actions to do what is right in the eyes of God. This gift is called "self control."
(Let the Critters help teach the lesson)
Self Control - "this way and that way"
The mountains in the Kid Cave Forest are great for skiing. Emmi Squirrel says they must glide "this way and that way," to keep from going too fast. Controlling how fast they go, will keep them safe. It takes a lot of practice. The Critters have learned to control their skis. This ride down the mountain will be fun and free from bad falls.
Repeat today's Bible verse.
When Jesus lives in our hearts, He causes us to want to do what is best for us and others. Every time we practice doing what is right, we are learning how to use our gift. Then we will not fall away from God. The Holy Spirit will help us to do what is right. When we hear Him and obey what He says, we are using our gift of "self control."

Worship God with music.


Use crafts, games, puzzles, hidden pictures, word search, mazes, and books to further emphasize the current weeks' teachings.

Pass out the coloring pages.

Explain the daily devotions! Encourage the Kids to show these to their parents and get help as they continue to learn how God takes care of them through the week.


Daily Trail Blazer Devotions
Weekday devotions to go with this week's lesson!
1. Live With Honor
2. Wisdom in Control
3. Uncontrolled Nature
4. Belong to Christ
5. Spiritual Death
We are so glad you came to Kids Church today! Announce next weeks lesson.
What does it mean to be faithful? If God is faithful to us, should we be faithful to Him? Come back and I will explain!
Pass out the Daily Devotions to the children as they are dismissed.

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