Scripture: Matthew 18:1-4, Mark 9:33-35, Luke 9:46-48 and 17:7-10
- 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 healthy ways to get rid of their anger and frustration.
Guiding Question: How can students learn to handle their feelings?
Materials: Poster paper, pencils, markers, internet access
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. Talk with the students about healthy ways to get rid of anger and frustration such as talking to an adult, writing, stress balls, crumpling/ripping a piece of paper. Discuss how those strategies are better than being mean to another person or making bad choices. Have the students work in groups together to research, add any of their own ideas, and create a presentation for the rest of class. After all groups are finished, decide which ideas belong on the master list.
Additional Questions: How can scripture help students handle their feelings?
Supplemental Activity: Have the students research and list Bible verses they can keep with them to refer back to when they are angry or frustrated.