The Best Advice

Scripture: Proverbs 5,7,12-15,17,19-23,27-29,31

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn we need to behave in certain godly ways to have the best relationships with our friends and family.
  • Students will learn although Solomon did not make the best choices when it came to his friends and family (He had 700 wives and 300 concubines!), God gave him the wisdom to give important advice to others about friends and family.
  • Students will learn God’s advice is as practical and helpful today as it was several thousand years ago during the time of Solomon.
  • Students will practice proper handwriting, spelling, and punctuation by creating their own Proverbs.

Guiding Question: Why is godly advice important in making big decisions and following God?

Materials: Paper, pencil, drawing utensils

Procedure: Review various Proverbs from the scriptures above (can select some that you believe will be most applicable to the students you are working with). Remind students that the Proverbs serve as godly advice and encouragement. This advice was practical and used thousands of years ago and is still relatable today. Explain that if you are struggling, it is smart to look to the Bible for advice and turn to someone in your life who you look up to as a godly role model for advice and wisdom. These people will encourage you to live in a godly way so that you can have the best life and relationships possible.

Introduce the activity. Explain that the students are going to create their own “Proverbs” about friends and family. Have them focus on practicing spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. Remind students of types of punctuation/when to use it, how to sound out words, and where to use types of words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) Remind students their proverbs may or may not be accurate, while God’s always are.

Additional Questions: How can students provide godly encouragement to others?

Supplemental Activity: Have the students think of someone in their life that could use godly encouragement and advice. Let the students write a note of encouragement to the person that could also incorporate scripture that applies to that situation. Remind the students to focus on grammar, spelling, punctuation, handwriting, etc.

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