March 21, 2021
Bake Off: It’s Worth the Wait
LIFE APPLICATION | Patience—Waiting until later for what you want now
MEMORY VERSE | Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14, NIrV
Grove Kids | Sunday Notes
Can’t Hardly Wait
BASIC TRUTH | I need to make the wise choice.
For week three, we go to Genesis 25:24-34, where we find one of the best examples of what happens when you’re not patient—the story of Esau. After a hunting trip, Esau was exhausted and hungry! And wouldn’t you know, his brother Jacob had a pot of stew cooking on the fire. Jacob takes advantage of this situation and offers a bowl in exchange for Esau’s inheritance. Turns out, Esau couldn’t resist. He lost something extremely valuable all because he was impatient.
Bottom Line: If you don’t wait, it could cost you. Through the story of Esau, we pray that kids will discover why it’s important to have patience and wait. We will face moments when we want to rush and take the first choice that comes our way, but that might not be God’s best for us. We pray kids will discover that when they wait, they can experience something even better than they can imagine.
Message to Parents
Have you ever heard your kids say, “that was satisfying”? The whole thing was confusing to me…what was satisfying, who was satisfied and why? I thought it was an odd way to describe something so we did some research. It’s a slang word that could be used to describe a positive reaction to something that happened in their life…but it could also be used with ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) a growing trend on YouTube. Check out this article to learn more about it…
Now for your Kids...
Grab your Bible, some patience and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids! Here’s your theme…When you think you can’t wait, remember what’s true!
Read Proverbs 16:32 with your kids.
Say to them, “According to our verse today, what’s better? To choose patience or to lose your temper? Instead of fighting or insisting your way is right, it’s better to take a deep breath. It’s better to calm down before you blow up. Becoming frustrated and impatient won’t solve the problem. So, instead of blowing up, what if we tried these steps instead?”
Calm It Down Steps
1. Stop. Great time to incorporate a green light-red light game.
2. Count to 10. Try to beat your counting record (from 10 to 15…).
3. Try again. Solve the problem with different solutions.
Finish up by saying, “When you’re not patient, it could cost you. You could end up hurting others by saying something unkind that you don’t mean. You could even end of up hurting yourself. So the next time you’re about to lose control because you think you can’t wait, stop, count to ten, and then try again.”
In your prayers remind them to ask God to help you so you can protect yourself and others.
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