Unit: More Like Jesus

Session Titles: Jesus Was Tempted

Life Point: People are responsible for the choices that they make.

Life Verse: “As the One who is called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct.” 1 Peter 1:15

Weekly Bible Verses: “Even a young man is known by his actions – if his behavior is pure and upright.” Proverbs 20:11

Bible Passage: Matthew 4:1-11

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Object Lesson: Temptation
Dixie and I have done this in our class before and it seems to really make the students think about temptation. Bring in cookies, candy or any food item the students would be tempted to want to take. Set it on the table at the beginning of class and put a Do Not Touch sign by it. Stu-dents will ask about it and you just tell them they can’t touch it. You can even play with them a little bit and find a reason to leave the room (don’t leave the children alone though) and see if any of them touch the food item. Talk to them at the end of the lesson about if they were tempted or if it drove them crazy that they could not touch the item.

Craft: Hide the Word in the Your Heart
Cool craft focusing on how we can hide God’s Word in our hearts to fight temptation when it comes our way.
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Science Experiment: Temptation
A cool activity to do with kids to show them how sin effects our lives. The website below out-lines all the instructions as well as the biblical truth behind the science experiment. This does involve a lighter so please be careful if you do with your class.
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Craft: Follow in Jesus’s Footsteps (same as last week)
Easy craft to make and would make a great wall art for your classroom. Print off a footprint outline (you can search Google for one). Then have each kid decorate it and write one way they can do something Jesus did. Talk about how Jesus showed us examples of how to live a Godly life such as resisting temptation.
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