Scripture: Judges 6-8
- Students will learn when God asks us to do something He expects us to do it.
- Students will learn when God asks us to do something He will provide what we need to do it.
- Students will learn God may appear to give us less than what we think we need to complete the task in order to remind us that God is in control.
- Students will learn how God can work through mission trips.
Guiding Question: How can students learn the importance of serving God?
Materials: Missionary speaker
Procedure: Review the story of Gideon, focusing on how God limited the number of men who were to go to battle. This was so that there would be no question that their victory was from God and not by human effort. Explain that this was done in order for the people to see that God is and always is fully in control. When God wants something to be done, He will always provide what we need and who we need to successfully accomplish what he calls us to. Talk with students about stepping out in courage to volunteer to serve God. Sometimes He will use you that way and sometimes God wants you to do something else to serve Him. You won’t know until, like Gideons volunteers, you step out and volunteer. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to trust God in spite of your fears.
Introduce the activity. Have a missionary or someone who has gone on a mission trip share how they were nervous but volunteered to serve God in a specific way. Have the speaker talk about the good work that God did through the trip.
Additional Questions: How can students serve their community?
Supplemental Activity: Have the students plan for a way they can mission to those in their everyday life or with a certain population within the community.