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Hardship

Burdens or difficulties that need faith in Jesus to overcome (See also difficulties, burdens, trials)

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


Activities

All We Need Is Jesus

The children will use this activity to practice rejoicing in all circumstances.

How Would You Handle It?

The children learn to use advice from Philippians to resolve disagreements and live for Christ.

Letter Of Encouragement

The children will write a letter to a friend or classmate encouraging them to live passionately and purposefully for Christ.

Nehemiah’s Profile

The children will review Nehemiah’s different character traits and attributes.

Verse Connection

Many verses in the Bible can help people with a particular problem or fear in their lives. Kids will decide which verse is best suited for six different situations.

Games

A Tough Path

The children will race through a challenging obstacle course and learn about persecution.

Shipwreck "Quickdraw"

Teams try to capture the most points by quickly drawing and guessing familiar words from the Bible story about Paul and the shipwreck, found in Acts 27.

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.

Joseph's Jealous Brothers

A lesson that teachs children that God works for the good of those who love Him.

Rejoice in the Lord

In this lesson, the children will discover that we are asked to rejoice in the Lord no matter what the circumstances are. They will learn that they can do all things through Jesus whom gives them strength.

Restoration Complete

In this lesson, the children learn that Nehemiah let neither opposition nor mockers stand in his way of repairing the walls around Jerusalem.

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.

To Live is Christ

In this lesson, the children will see how much Paul loved others and encouraged them to live joyfully for Christ in all circumstances.

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.

Sweetness of Jesus

It is much easier for a Christian to handle the pressures of this world when they have the sweetness of Jesus inside.

Transformed

God uses many things in life to equip us for His purposes

Weight of Sin

The weight of sin is a heavy burden indeed.

What's In Your Backpack?

Many things can be stored in backpacks. What do you store in yours, trash or treasure?

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.

God's Promise

(Word Fill-in) God promises to give those who love Him the "crown of life" if they do something important. Find out what it is!