Sabbath School meets at 10:30 am every first Sabbath of the month. We are currently studying the Fruits of the Spirit.
Whew! I don't know about you, but in our neck of the woods, it's been hot, hot HOT! The warmer weather reminds us that school will be letting out soon (if it hasn't already) and that Pentecost is near!
We talked about the weather today as part of our Fruits of the Spirit lesson on FAITHFULNESS. What does the weather have to do with Faith? Let's find out!
In our overview lesson earlier this year, we said that faithfulness was : Believing what God says and acting on it. To illustrate this, we did some pretending. We pretended we were the weather forecasters on a News program! We predicted sunny weather, cold weather, and rainy weather! Then, we picked out what we would need to prepare for each of the different types of weather.
What was the point of this? (besides getting to have some fun pretending) , if we believe what the weather report says, we will plan accordingly. It's the same way with God. If we Believe in Him , we believe what He says and we live our lives according to His Word, and unlike the weatherman, who is wrong sometimes, we can always believe our God, who never is!
Speaking of rain, we next talked about Noah, and the part of the "Hall of Faith" chapter, Hebrews 11, that talks about him.
Noah believed God when God told him it was going to rain, and he did what God told him to do.. he built an ark.
We also talked about the faith of Abraham and of Moses, and the ways they followed up their belief with their actions.
We also read James 2 as a reminder that we must also follow up our Faith with our actions, We must back up what we say we believe by doing what God says to do. We can tell the weatherman (God) we think it'll rain, but if we don't take our umbrella when we go out, it doesn't really mean anything.
We wrapped up our lesson by talking about the faithfulness of God. That Faith comes from God, because it is a part of His character. We know God is reliable, steadfast, and true, and we did our art project to remind us of His Faithfulness to us, and that He is the true source of our faithfulness too.
That's it for this month. we hope all of you have a wonderful Pentecost! If you have any questions or suggestions, or would like access to the full lesson plan, please feel free to contact me.
See you next time!