Opening Prayer :Start with a prayer to God asking Him to open up our eyes, ears ,hearts and guide our minds to understand the importance of living our lives in loving obedience unto Him.
Memory Verse For Today: Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Colossians 3:20
Bible Passage Study : Read the passage of Ephesians below twice to your group of children - and then talk about it afterwards . Also -Request the children to be ready for an outloud fill in the answer Bible quiz on this passage.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
Fill In The Blank Quiz
1. Children, ________________ your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2. Honour thy _______________ and ________________; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of _____________, doing the will of _________________ from the _______________;
Discussion: Have the children take turns as to what is asked of them by their parents to do . Maybe some have chores helping with cleaning or caring for a brother or sister . Talk about what responsibilities they have and have a prayertime that the tasks are done with love and obedience unto God straight from their heart.
Trust and Obey
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
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Read Aloud Poem
He is with me while I walk.
I pray to my Lord; yes, we talk.
Throughout the moments of each day,
He writes on my heart and shows me the way.
In His hand, He cares for me.
From my sins, He made me free.
Shaping me new with different sight,
And placed on His path lit with His light.
Jesus Christ is all I need.
Daily, from His Book I read.
Each page holds my Savior’s face,
that speaks of His mercy, love and grace.
Lord of Glory is my guide
In His love, I’ll always abide.
In His spirit, I gather with others
Giving praise with my sisters and brothers.
Julie Pisacane © 2009
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 1 Peter 1 :22
Close with Prayer .