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As Christians, we know that our value is in much different things than what the world tends to judge as important. Sometimes we want to brag or think that our faith is our own doing. But the Bible makes it clear that God lifts up those who are weak and brings low those who seem strong. This Sunday School lesson emphasizes that our identity, worth, and boasting are in Christ alone.
Lesson focus: The more we think we are special and try to brag about our own strength, the less of it we have. Our value comes from loving Jesus and choosing Him as our savior and wisdom.
Materials - Play-doh - Materials - Trophy - Template
Materials Needed: Play-doh, markers/decorative materials, trophy template; magazines or pictures with celebrities; verse labels.
Art - Activity - Students - Chunk - Play-doh
What makes you special? Start out with a creative art activity of sorts…have students take a chunk of Play-doh and mold it into something that they are talented in doing. If you prefer, you may choose to use a dry-erase board or paper to draw on…give children a couple minutes to create their “boasting” talent. Go around and have students explain what they made. Then, pull a slight shocker by smashing (or having students tear/break) the creations. Explain that we are going to talk about what really makes us great.
Life - Abilities - Care - Ourselves
We do this in life sometimes too. We try to brag about our abilities or imagine that on our own we can take care of ourselves, but it’s just not true!
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:
Wisdom - Wise
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God...
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