"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'" Matthew 19:14
This last week, September 13, was our Children's Ministry Kick-off. We had a wonderful time with Teacher Tina and Miss Rhonda teaching us about the importance of the Bible in our lives. We learned that if we follow God's instructions, we can do things we didn't know were possible!
2 Timothy 3:16 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness." (NIV)
2 Timothy 3:14-17
The Bible is our instruction book for life.
IT’S KNOT A PROBLEM!
You’ll need a length of rope or clothesline. It should be at least a foot long.
With your family, read 2 Timothy 3:16 out loud once or twice then try to see who can say it from memory.
Without God’s Word, it’s impossible to know how to live a life that pleases God.
It’s like this:
Hold one end of a rope in each hand, and tie a knot without letting go of the ends.
Seems impossible, right?
But there’s a solution!
Lay the rope out straight on a table.
Fold your arms across your chest so your hands go through the opposite elbow—one above, and one below. Lean over and pick up the ends of the rope with your arms still folded.
Unfold your arms by pulling them apart.
There’s the knot you were trying to tie!
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:
• How is that like facing problems in our lives that seem impossible to solve?
• How can we encourage each other to rely on God to help us with our problems?
Set the knotted rope you made in a place where you’ll all see it this week. Every time you look at the rope, remember that God can solve all of your “impossible” problems!
Pick any problem that comes up during the week. Sit down together, and determine what the Bible says to do to solve it. The concordance in the back of your Bible is a great place to look for specific Scriptures to help you out!
When you try to live your life without God’s guidance, it seems impossible
to make good decisions, just like it seems impossible to tie that knot. But the Bible
teaches us to do what’s right.
Permission to reproduce this handout from LIVE for Children’s Ministry granted for local church use.
Copyright © Group Publishing, Inc., 1515 Cascade Ave., Loveland, CO 80538. group.com.