• Facebook
  • Twitter

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6 KJV

  • Sunday School Lessons

    Find Sunday School Lessons - Teach kids of all ages with these easy to follow bible stories and lessons.

  • Sunday School Coloring Pages

    Find Sunday School Coloring Pages - Print these FREE coloring pages to use with your lessons or as time fillers.

  • Sunday School Games

    Find Sunday School Games - Teach kids about the bible and help them learn their bible verses with these easy to follow bible games.

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Sunday School Lesson
    Date: August 11
    Length: 1 hour
    Audience: Adults
    Lesson: Matthew 21:12-17
    Opening Prayer
    Introduction                                                                                                                       15 Minutes

    Have the students read the short story below. After reading, have them answer the question at the end of the story.

    It’s Friday!! It’s payday and I’m on cloud 9. It’s going to be a great day. Traffic is light; there are no slow people out driving.  Wait, what was that sound? Oh no, I think I popped a tire. I don’t have time for this. I’m going to be late. What’s that sound? Who’s calling me? Oh no; it’s the boss. Why is he calling me?
    Hello.  Hey boss. No, I’m on the way. No, the file is on my desk. It’s  not? Wait, it’s in the car. I took it home to make some final corrections. I’m sorry; I’m on the way.
    Well thank God; I’m here, and only an hour late. What else could go wrong? Spoke too soon; here comes “head down Helen.” She is always looking for someone to pick her up. Well, today is not my day. In fact, I’m going to take the stairs.

    Did I do something  wrong?

    (Allow for open discussion for about 5 minutes)
    Answer: I should never allow my anger to interfere with a chance to witness for Christ.
    Answer: I should not allow anger to define or consume me.
    Ask the class to comment on a time when they made someone angry.
    How soon did they apologize?
    How fast did they want you to forgive them?

    The title of this Sunday School lesson is: Dealing With Your Emotions.

    The lesson will be divided into 2 parts:
    (At the end of each section, allow time for questions.)

    Is there ever a right time to be angry? (12-13)                                                                    15 Minutes

    Jesus was upset for a number of reasons:

    ·         Poor people were being forced to buy defiled animals

    ·         Those guilty of the crime were the spiritual and well off

    ·         The crime took place in the temple

    Jesus was angry; but never allowed His anger to take control. Too often, we allow the anger to be more important than the reason we got angry. For us, we cannot and should not let this happen to us.

    Prolonged anger can interfere with your ministry (14-17)                                              15 Minutes

    No sooner than He was done cleansing the temple; Jesus was faced with society’s most vulnerable people; the disabled and the children. He could have very easily informed both that He had no time right now.  He could have told the lame to quit feeling sorry for themselves. He could have told the children that this was adult business, and He has no time right now. Instead, He stopped and made time for both.
    If we are not careful, the spiritually vulnerable will be at our door right after a heated discussion with your spouse or after you’ve found out that you were not chosen for a promotion. What will you do?

    Scriptures that will help you deal with your anger:

    ·         Ephesians 4:26-27

    ·         Matthew 18:21-22

    Summary                                                                                                                                             15 Minutes

    • Anger should never see the sunset.
    • When angry; be on the lookout for an opportunity to minister to someone.
    • Jesus did not allow His anger to conflict with your salvation.

    Closing prayer

    Author: Stephen Thomas

    Image courtesy of epSos.de


    Post a Comment