Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-6:7
- Students will learn God sometimes asks us to do things that don’t make sense to us.
- Students will learn we need to trust God knows what is best for us even if we don’t understand what is happening.
- Students will learn even though we have free choice, God expects us to obey Him, even if we don’t like what He has told us to do.
- Students will participate in a service project to help those affected by leprosy.
Guiding Question: Why is it important to trust God’s plan?
Materials: Your choice of materials needed for church fundraiser
Procedure: Review the story of Naaman from the scriptures above. Tell the students that after Naaman washed, his skin was clear of leprosy. Explain that sometimes God may ask us to do things that don’t make sense to us, but He still asks us to obey him. God knows things we cannot know or understand which is why the Bible says some things about God are mysteries. We don’t always have to understand God to obey God but we need to believe God knows what is best for us and obey Him.
Introduce the service project. Contact missionaries who work with people who have been disabled by leprosy to see what they need to help the people they serve. India, China and other Asian and African countries are most likely to still have people disabled by leprosy. Often these people are extremely poor and would need items to help with physical disabilities, clothes and food. Put together a church fundraiser to provide for the needs that the missionaries have for serving these people.
Additional Questions: How can students support those affected by leprosy?
Supplemental Activity: Have students create encouraging notes and letters to send to missionaries and those affected by leprosy.