Common Emotions

Scripture: Matthew 18:1-4, Mark 9:33-35, Luke 9:46-48 and 17:7-10

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God does not want us to seek to be the most powerful in His Kingdom.
  • Students will learn it is our responsibility to obey and serve God.
  • Students will learn even if we serve God faithfully, we should be humble and grateful for our blessings – especially salvation.
  • Students will learn how to describe emotions in writing.

Guiding Question: What kind of serving attitude does God value?

Materials: Paper, pencils

Procedure: Review the story of the Apostles Argue from the scriptures above. Emphasize the God is not concerned about being powerful. He is concerned about us trying to do the right and best thing for His Kingdom. Tell students that people who have power do not always care to do the right thing but God asks us to obey and serve Him first. Remind the students that serving God is about putting Him and others above ourselves. When we serve, we should be humble and always focused on God. When we serve, we should be humble and always focused on God. When serving, we should have an attitude and emotions that express happiness, kindness, and love.

Introduce the activity. Pick an emotion and create a chart for adjectives, adverbs, and synonyms of that emotion. Then have the students pick and emotion and practice describing that emotion with adjectives, adverbs and synonyms. Allow students time to share at the end.

Additional Questions: How can students gain an understanding of calm down strategies?

Supplemental Activity: Have students come up with a list of calming techniques to help them calm down and gain better control of their emotions. Have the students draw a picture or write each technique on a card using proper writing rules. Put all cards on a binder ring for students to keep with them.

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