Elementary (1st – 3rd)
Sunday, October 18
Weekly Parent Guide
What you need:
Paper and writing utensil
What you do:
Pre-draw ten Tic-Tac-Toe boards on the sheet of paper. Challenge your kid to a Tic-Tac-Toe competition. Play ten games and whoever wins the most of those games will be declared the ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe champion!
Talk about the Bible story:
We all want to win when we play a game, right? When have you been tempted to cheat to win a game? (Allow for response and share your own example.)
Someone in our story today told a lie to get what he wanted. Who was it? (Gehazi)
Who showed integrity in the story? Give an example how they showed integrity. (Naaman—apologized when he was wrong; asked for forgiveness; offered thanks and gifts)
Who did not show integrity? (Gehazi)
Why does lying get us in trouble? (We lose trust with the people and break relationships. Lying hurts our reputations and how people will trust us in the future.)
Because God is trustworthy, He wants us to be trustworthy. He wants us to protect our relationships with each other by always choosing to be honest, no matter what the outcome might be.
“God, thank You for being our Friend forever. Thank You for loving us no matter what. Help us to be a friend like Jonathan. Help us to be loyal, honest, and good to the people You have put in our lives. We love You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.”