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    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Since the release of Colton Dixon's Christian song More of You, it is becoming more and more apparent that we spend our lives centered around our lives here on earth and not our spiritual lives. The bible plainly tells us we are not to do this.

    I've added a video below so that you can hear the song, More of You. You may wish to show it to your class to reinforce the fact that everyone is guilty of putting other things in their life before God.


    Below is the Sunday school lesson geared for your teens, but can easily be used for younger grades.

    What You'll Need:

    • dry erase board
    • dry erase markers
    • paper
    • pencils
    You'll also need to make sure all of the teens bring their bible with them (some kids just don't think about it for some reason). Text them, tweet them, or even use Instagram to let them know they are going to need it. Using these social media devices is a great way to keep in touch with your kids during the week. Not only can you let them know you are thinking about them, but they can get in contact with you and you can also share a verse or a bible challenge with them.

    In this Sunday school lesson, you'll need to focus on today's world and what kids think about on a daily basis.

    As class begins and you have taken prayer requests and prayed, go to the white board. Ask kids what is the most important thing on their mind during the day. Of course, some kids will think you want them to say God and say it. That's great, but ask, "Is He really the thing you think about most during the day?"

    Let kids give answers and write them on the board.

    Some of our answers included: Minecraft (video games), music stars, selfies, school, sports and even homework.

    After you've complied your list, have the kids turn in their bibles to Colossians 3:1-2.

    Colossians 3:1-2 KJV
    If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
    Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

    Ask the kids what they think this verse means. Get them into a discussion about it. Discussions help open up their mind to God's Word and allows the kids to relate to each other by hearing what they think. Discussions also open up opportunities for teachers to answer questions that often may not have been asked otherwise.

    Now, give each child a piece of paper and a pencil.

    Have them write down ways they can put more of God into their lives and less of themselves.

    Some of our answers included: prayer, reading the bible, attending church more, and the usual answers kids might give.

    After they are finished writing and before you discuss what they wrote, get them thinking outside the box.

    Have them open their bibles to Galatians 5:25-26.

    Galatians 5:25-26 KJV

    25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
    26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

    Just like above, start a discussion about what they just read. We went through each part of the verse one at a time to allow time for deeper thought. Many kids do the things listed above without even knowing they are a sin and that the bible says not to do them. These every day sins keep us from walking closer with God and therefore causes it to be more of us and less of Him.

    Our goal is to reinforce more of Him and less of us.

    Once the discussion is over, have kids write anymore ways they feel they can have less of them and more of Him. Let them know that no one will look at their papers. These papers will serve as a reminder for them throughout their week to put more of God into their lives.

    Have them hang their papers in their room, carry them inside one of their books at school, or anywhere they will see it often as a reminder.

    Before finishing your lesson, think about showing the video below so kids can see that everyone struggles with this and it is something that we need to strive for each day.

    Image courtesy of Paul M. Walsh. Click image to follow the link.


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