SPIRITUAL GIFTS - WHAT'S MY GIFT?
Hey everyone! How has your week been? Have you started up any activities outside of school? What kind of activities are they? Hockey? Dance? Swimming? Piano?
This is the time of year that those activities start up so if you're in something, we hope that you're enjoying being back in them.
Before we jump into our lesson this week, lets sing a few songs together :)
SUNDAY SCHOOL WORSHIP
This past week in church Pastor Darren was talking about serving, and that's what the last song was about too.
This week we're talking about what the different types of special gifts or talents that God gives to each of us. Serving is one of them! Kinda cool that we're all learning about the same things eh?
Everyone loves getting gifts. And God’s special gifts to us are wonderful gifts. He gave them to each of us which means we have unique qualities that God can use to help us serve him and others better!
What’s something you’re good at?
Let’s watch this short video to learn about a kid named Max who God made good at science!
Talk-About Video 11: Max's Story from DIG IN on Vimeo.
How would you describe Max?
Max is definitely good at science. But what character qualities did you see in him?
Max is creative and curious. He likes to find solutions that help solve other people’s problems. The Holy Spirit gave each of us a special gift. That means there are parts of our characters and personalities that make us feel extra drawn to doing certain things and the Holy Spirit can guide us to use those gifts to serve God!
Today we’ve heard that that the Holy Spirit gives each of us special gifts.
The Holy Spirit is God with us, and because God is our friend, he gives us special gifts and talents that we can use to help others.
We don’t all have the same gifts and talents, and that’s okay! God’s special gifts can help all kinds of different people in all kinds of ways.
What are some gifts or talents that could help others? Maybe a person who has the gift of encouragement could cheer up someone who is sad or someone who has the gift of service might help a blind person cross the street.
The Bible tells about lots of gifts God’s given different people.
One time, God told Moses, “I gave a man named Bezalel (BEZ-ah-lel) special gifts so he can build things. I gave him these gifts so he can build a special house for me and all my friends.” Bezalel had special gifts to work with metal, stone, and wood. God also told Moses, “I gave someone else named Oholiab (oh-HO-lee-ab) special gifts to make things, too. He will help Bezalel build my special house.
Then God told Moses all the amazing things Bezalel and Oholiab would lead the other builders to make. He said they would build the place where all God’s friends would meet together, they would also make a special box called the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark of the Covenant would hold a book that shared some of God’s special words to his friends.
The builders would make a pure gold lamp stand, the special clothes for the leader, and many more things God asked them to make. God gave them the special gifts to make these things, and God’s spirit gives each of us special gifts, too.
Our friends who have a special heart to encourage others might say “You can do it!” when a friend isn’t sure he or she can. Or they might give a hug to someone who is sad. They might also compliment others by telling them what’s great about them.
Our friends who like to lead can lead their friends to do great things. People listen to them and do what they say.
These are all special gifts that God’s spirit gives us, but they’re not the only gifts.
What’s something you can do really well?
Maybe you like to help others or you like to teach your little brothers or sisters how to do things.
The Holy Spirit gives us special gifts so we can help others. God loves when we use the gifts he gives us to take care of his other friends.
It’s exciting to learn today that the Holy Spirit gave each of us a special gift. Our gifts from the Holy Spirit can be as different as we are. Let’s do something fun that’ll show us another way we’re different.
Supplies: Markers or crayons and a piece of paper per child.
Follow these directions:
1. Grab a piece of paper and something to draw with.
2. On your paper draw a big square.
3. Draw a smaller square inside the big square.
4. Draw one more small square inside the big square.
5. Draw a pointy triangle sitting on top of the big square.
Talk about it
You all had the same supplies to draw with and the same directions to follow to draw a house, but your pictures aren’t the same. Your brains all think differently, and you each understood the drawing directions in your own special way.
What things look different about your pictures?
What do you like about all the different pictures?
It’s great that our pictures are different and that we’re different! None of us are exactly the same, and neither are our gifts from the Holy Spirit.
CRAFT / Activity
Supplies : solid-color wrapping paper (two 6x6-inch squares per child), a pencil, a ruler, scissors, markers, tape, scrap paper, gift ribbon.
Click the image below to print off the instructions
Here is another activity for you also. Next time you are out at night, see if you can see these star constellations...
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