06 May Kids – May 6
Patience and Self-Control
Proverbs 16:32, Psalm 37:7a, Psalm 40:1, Psalm 86:15, Psalm 130:5 James 1:4, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, 1 Peter 5:8, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
1. Gather as a family and watch these videos:
If you have kids of all ages encourage them to join in too and do this as a whole family.
2. Read the Scripture listed above.
Allow your child to read aloud if they are able. Take turns reading parts of it. Whatever works for your family. And even if they struggle to be still, push through and do it anyway. You never know what they are picking up.
3. Discussion Questions. Talk with each other and answer together. Feel free to skip questions if you think they are over your child’s head.
- What is patience? (Waiting without grumbling, persevering through hard things, suffering with endurance.)
- What is self-control? (Choosing to do the right thing, even when it’s hard.)
- Why do you think it is hard for us to be patient? (We want what we want, when we want it. We don’t like to wait.)
are some people in the Bible who are good examples of patience?
- Abraham and Sarah (weren’t patient and tried to do it their own way, then God still honored His promise)
- Joseph (was sold as a slave, went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit, eventually became important leader)
- God with Israel
- Ultimately God is the best example of patience and self-control (and all the fruits of the Spirit!) because they are His characteristics that He gives to us as Christians. Talk about how it is impossible for us to have perfect patience/self-control without God’s help!
- Thank God for being patient with us when we sin.
- Ask God to help you grow in patience and self-control.
5. Worship. Listen, sing along, and dance to the songs below: