Scripture: James, I, 2 and 3 John, Jude
- Students will learn James (the brother of Jesus), John (the Apostle) and Jude (the brother of Jesus) wrote letters to encourage Christians to lead a godly life.
- Students will learn these letters contain advice God inspired the writers to give on living a Christian life.
- Students will learn God wants us to follow the advice contained in these books on how to live a Christian life.
- Students will learn how rain is made.
Guiding Question: How can students encourage other Christians using the letters of James, 1, 2, 3 John, and Jude as a guide?
Materials: Jar, hot water, plate, ice cubes
Procedure: Review the main ideas found in James, 1, 2, 3 John, and Jude. Explain how these letters were used to encourage Christians to lead a godly life no matter what. Tell the students some of the advice given to Christians in these letters and ask students how this advice/encouragement could be used in their own life. Explain God wants us to follow this advice and seek advice from the Word and through prayer.
Introduce the activity. Read James 5:17 verse about rain. Tell the students they are going to experiment and learn how rain is formed. First place very hot water in jar and cover the top of the jar with a plate. Then place ice cubes on the plate and it should rain inside jar.
Rain in real weather resource: https://scijinks.gov/rain/
Additional Questions: How can students understand how rain clouds lead to rain?
Supplemental Activity: Have students make a rain cloud in jar to imitate rain clouds that produce rain: https://www.giftofcuriosity.com/make-a-rain-cloud-in-a-jar/