Opening prayer: Join together in prayer asking God to reveal to us
the importance of patience in our daily walk with Him . We pray that
His Word will apply this blessed lesson to our heart ,that we remain
patient in all things and trusting always in God.
Today's Memory Verse:
James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience
Suggested Bible Reading :
13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear,
receive the word with joy; and these have no root,
which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when
they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares
and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest
and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Discussion Questions and Drawing Activity :
1. How important is it for us to trust in The Word of God ?
2. A fruit tree starts off as a little seed , but if planted in a good ground
and after time and care ...what is the end result of that little seed ?
3.Can you draw 4 pictures showing the growth
of a tree -starting from a seed?
*** Teachers - Divide one piece of paper into 4 equal sections.
Have the children first draw nothing but the
tiny seed in the 1st picture . Talk to them
about how the seed turns into a seedling having taken
root in the good ground which should
be their 2nd picture . Have them draw in the roots .
The 3rd picture can show a big tree
with lots of brances and the 4th can show the tree with
fruit on the branches.
4. Can you understand the comparison Jesus was making in this parable
about the importance of being on good ground as opposed to trying
to grow something on a rock ?
5. Do rocks have roots ?
6. What kind of heart does someone have that is on the good ground ?
( Read vs. 15 again )
7. Is an honest and good heart supposed to be only for a
brief moment or for all of our lives ?
8. Fill in the blanks for Verse 15:
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest
and good _______, having heard the word,
keep it, and bring forth fruit with
9. Fill in the blanks for your Memory Verse :
James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your _______ worketh __________.
10. Is the fruit of patience pleasing to God ? ____________
Start This Day
S plendid sunrise is in your view
waking the earth with pinks and blue...
Start this day with serenity.
T raveling birds present their gift of song
echoing in your heart for all the daylong...
Start this day with joy and thanks.
A ware that you are still growing
all around God's grace is flowing...
Start this day with ambition.
R ising with new hope and sight
walking in faith with God's true light...
Start this day with reverence.
T ime is granted for a new day to embrace.
Accept this gift with a smile on your face...
Start this day with patience and trust.
Julie Pisacane ©
Close With Prayer.