Godly Advice

Scripture: Exodus 18

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God provides godly people to help give us godly advice.
  • Students will learn God expects us to follow godly advice.
  • Students will learn God wants us to divide the work He gives us amongst several people and to not try and do everything ourselves.
  • Students will learn how to ask for advice in various situations.

Guiding Question: Why does God want us to seek godly advice?

Materials: Props, paper, pencils

Procedure: Review the story of Jethro’s counsel to Moses focusing on how he gave clear instructions on how to follow through with the advice. Explain that there is a difference between regular advice and godly advice. God wants us to follow godly advice because it comes from His Word and will help us lead a godly lifestyle. God will put people in our life to give us that kind of advice and we need to be open to listening to them. Sometimes it can be hard to ask for help or advice but God does not want us to try and do everything ourselves. He wants us to ask for help when needed from the right people.

Introduce the activity. Tell the students they are going to practice asking for advice. Discuss scenarios when they may need advice from someone (problem at school, family issue, friendship issue, heavy workload, etc). Then have the students practice using the words and pretending to ask godly people for that type of advice. 

Additional Questions: How can students give godly advice?

Supplemental Activity: Have students create an advice column. Have the students come up with three questions or scenarios where they need advice and then right a godly response to the questions.

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