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Difficulties

Situations & conditions that are hard to deal with or require much effort to overcome (See also hardship, burdens, trials)

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28


Activities

Be Prepared for Opposition

Children enjoy a fun activity while learning how to prepare for opposition.

Choose to Persevere

In everyday life, children are faced with situations where they must choose to persevere.

Games

Over the Wall

Don't be the last one to get the Apostle Paul over the wall in a basket.

Lessons

A Living Hope

Through this lesson, children learn that God uses the trials and hardships in our lives to refine our faith and provide opportunities for us to be a witness to others.

Becoming Perseverant

After completing this lesson, the children will be challenged to persevere, no matter what activity they are doing, because they will become mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Jesus Protects Us

Through this lesson children will learn that Jesus not only understands our troubles, but also that He will help us get through the difficult times in our lives.

Jesus Understands Our Troubles

Through this lesson children will find that Jesus understands the troubles that we go through and that He will compassionately help us through difficult times.

Suffering for Being A Christian

Through this lesson, children will learn that if they suffer for being a Christian, they are not to be ashamed, but rather rejoice that they bear the name.

Object Talks

Deep Roots

To withstand the droughts and hardships of life, and let others see Jesus alive in us, we need to be deeply rooted in the Word of God.

True Strength

An object talk to show how God protects us in unseen ways, to help us overcome life's difficulties.

Why Struggle?

Without Jesus, even some of the simplest things in life become quite difficult.

Puzzles

Christian Suffering

(Word Search) Children search for words related to Christian suffering and victory through Jesus Christ.

Nehemiah Repairs the Walls

(Word Search) Children search for words found in the story of Nehemiah, who let neither opposition nor mockers stand in his way of rebuilding Jerusalem's walls for God.

Skits

Joe Can Do It!

Joe is reminded that perseverance has its reward. (A skit for two)