Job (Gr 4-6) (Free Sunday School Lessons for Children)

Date Class Scripture Theme
Nov 1/09 Gr 4-6 Job Jesus is with us when we have good days and bad days. He is with us, no matter what comes our way.

Prepared by: Teresa Klassen

  • Kids start off in youth center for some fun music! (10:00 – 10:20)

Introducing the big idea (3 Minutes – keep it moving so kids stay tuned in)

* this idea from http://nadadventist.org/cm/SS/helps/k0626_99.txt

A JAR FULL OF TROUBLES

Materials needed:

  • Jar
  • Lots of small objects (Anything around ½ inch to an inch in size)

“Let’s pretend that each one of these things is some kind of trouble! What are problems that you face in your life at home or at school…”

Give them some ideas like…

  • Not understanding school work…failing
  • Dealing with a teacher who doesn’t seem to like you
  • When friends turn their back on you
  • When you are fighting with your parents…

Every time you think of something troublesome, painful or sad or some kind of problem have the kids put an object in the jar – how many troubles can you fit into one jar??

When you have as many objects in the jar as possible, hold it up for all the children to see.

“As much as we would like our life to always be great…this jar really tells the truth doesn’t it? Our lives are not always great. We often face problems and sometimes more than one problem at a time. Wouldn’t it be nice if our problems would just go away? Wouldn’t it be nice if we could hide them or ignore them? The thing is, we can’t. Every one of us faces problems. Every one of us has bad days.  Today we are going to talk about a man who had more than a jarful of troubles – but he teaches us a really important lesson about how God is always with us, even when we have (hold up the jar) life full of troubles.”

Job “Stick-Man” DVD – (2 minutes)

* Suggested YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WisOPTRoM5U

Conclusion: Job had a lot of trouble in his life, but one thing he never stopped doing is believing in God and trusting God. God was with him on good days, and God was with him on bad days. Job didn’t know where everything was going to go in his life, but the one sure thing he knew was that there was a God and this God heard his prayers and would be with him, even on the worst of days.. Job knew this and kept trusting God.

What does the Bible Say? – (8 minutes)

Break the kids up into 3 groups and give them each a verse to look up and talk about. Encourage them to really think about this and what these Bible verses mean for them…

Group 1 – Philippians 4:6

Do not be ________________ about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

  • As a group, discuss this verse and decide what it means (by the way, the dictionary says supplication means: 1 : to make a humble appeal; especially : to pray to God
    2 : to ask earnestly and humbly)
  • When the teacher asks, explain what this verse is asking you as young people to do. Give a practical example from your life on how this verse would work.

Group 2 – Luke 12:6-8

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. __________  ________; you are of more value than many sparrows.

  • As a group, discuss this verse and decide what it means. Why is this verse talking about Sparrows? What does that have to do with you?
  • What is God trying to tell us when he says that all of the hairs on our head is numbered and known by Him?
  • When the teacher asks, explain what this verse is asking you as young people to do. Give a practical example from your life on how this verse would work.

Group 3 – Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for ___ _____ ______ ______; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

  • As a group, discuss this verse and decide what it means. (By the way, the dictionary defines the word dismayed as: 1 : to cause to lose courage or to feel concern)
  • What is God trying to tell us in this verse. What does He want us to know about what He wants to do for us.
  • When the teacher asks, explain what this verse is asking you as young people to do. Give a practical example from your life on how this verse would work.

Conclusion: Job had a lot of trouble in his life, but one thing he never stopped doing is believing in God and trusting God. God was with him on good days, and God was with him on bad days. God is with us on good days and bad days.

Giving Our Troubles to Jesus – (2 minutes)

Take the jar of troubles and remind them of what the Jar is.

“Instead of being worried about all of our troubles…the Bible says that we can bring our troubles to Jesus. It’s like this…”

In front of the picture of Jesus is an empty jar…take a trouble or two and put it in the jar in front of Jesus. As you talk, add all of the troubles from the one jar, into the Jar in front of Jesus

“Jesus says that we can bring all of our troubles to him. We can tell him what is wrong and pray that he will help us, and He promises he will. It doesn’t mean our troubles will be gone just like that…but Jesus promises to walk with us and help us through them. He will give us strength and peace and he will show us the way. Jesus says, just keep believing in me and loving me and I will help you with everything else.”

Memory Verse

This is week two of the memory verse, so go over this in small steps, repetitively. We will do this for 3 weeks.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27

Create actions for this verse

Bonus: Game if you have time

This is just for fun. It is based on the game “Taboo” – there are a stack of cards and each word has a bold word that kids need to describe, but they can’t use the bold word or any of the list words below the bold word or they are out. I am picking from any story we have done in the Fall so far.

For example

Job (student needs to get the others to say this word)

Sons

Sickness

Daughters

Problems

If you would like to use what we used, here is a PDF: Bible Taboo

Blessing

Teachers, I am asking that at the end of every lesson you have all the children sit quietly while you pray over them.  You do not have to use these words below…but they are from the bible and you could certainly add them to whatever you pray. Let us not miss the opportunity to impart a spiritual blessing on each child.

“I pray this blessing over each one of you.

Each of you is precious in God’s sight.

God sees you every minute of every day and he loves you.

I pray that you will come to know and love Jesus with all your heart for all your days.

May the Lord bless you and protect you.

May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.

May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.

Amen.”

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