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Laziness

Not wanting to work or slow to complete a task (See also zealousness)

"If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks." Ecclesiastes 10:18


Activities

How Patient Am I?

Kids examine different chores to learn about the benefits of patience and perseverance.

Lazy or Wise Ways?

A challenging activity illustrating the consequences of laziness.

Crafts

Spit Out Jonah

Kids create a fun beach scene that includes a whale spiting out Jonah and a few other things.

Games

Stay Awake

A fast paced game that teaches children the importance of staying spiritually alert.

Throw Out Your Excuses

How do we show our lazy side? In this game, excuses for being lazy can have consequences.

Lessons

Don't Be Lazy

After completing this lesson, the children will have a better understanding of being zealous for the Lord.

Father's Day - Go And Do

In this lesson, the children will learn about the importance of honoring their word and following through in obedience even when they do not feel like it.

Take God at His Word (Jonah)

After completing this lesson, the children will understand why it is important to take God at His Word and do what He says, instead of coming up with excuses.

The Way of the Sluggard

In this lesson from Proverbs, the children learn that being lazy or neglecting responsibility has no rewards. They will discover how the Bible also exposes common excuses. The warnings are clear; no one escapes the consequences of laziness.

Object Talks

Get Unfrozen

A cool object lesson about how some Christians freeze up when it comes to witnessing.

Now Is the Time

Things this side of Heaven only last so long, including us.

Skits

Joe and Sons: A Modern Parable

Here’s a silly twist on the story of "The parable of the Two Sons" found in Matthew 21:28-30.

The Monkey and the Lion

A story about forgiving the shortcomings of others to see their true worth. (Skit for three persons)

Stories

Forgetful Pedro

(Storybook Available) A lazy but happy horse finds new joy when he remembers to look straight ahead.

The Lazy Soldier

Even the best soldiers, if not careful, can get caught up in the wrong things.

Unused Treasure

True treasures must be shared with others.