In this 4 week module the children will learn that a great life doesn't just happen, it needs to be BUILT; and the
way to do that is follow God's Blueprint, the Bible. God's ways are the BEST ways - and by obeying God's ways,
we will have a strong, long happy life! In this module they will learn four Memory Verses plus a fun version of
the Ten Commandments.
GOAL: Kids learn that they are like "houses" that need to be built strong. They will learn the importance
of obedience and following instructions along with the "Ten Command-Meants" (because God meant it!).
One of the best lessons that we can teach kids is self-control, and the best way I have found to teach that...is
to tell kids they are the BOSS! :) Kids aren't the boss of their parents, or teachers or caregivers...but they ARE the boss of themSELVES - their thoughts, feelings, words and actions. This is how important the Bible says self-
control is: "Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city." (Pro 16:32 NIV)
GOAL: Kids get some great tools to help them control their THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, WORDS and ACTIONS.
FRUIT of the SPIRIT
The Fruit of the Spirit is exactly that - the Fruit of the SPIRIT!! They are God qualities! This series focuses on
kids LOVING Jesus and learning about His goodness, patience etc - so they will WANT to stay close to Him - and
as a result, the Fruit will grow in their lives! And the opposite is also true. When we find ourselves WITHOUT
love, patience, kindness, self-control...that likely means we AREN'T close to Him...but we can easily change
GOAL: The kids will LOVE Jesus and WANT to stay close to Him - and as a result, the Fruit will grow in
their lives. (Fruit doesn't "strive" to grow!)