Your preteen class is about to embark on a great journey this week. We are going to dive deep into what the Bible teaches about laziness and discipline. What a great time to get a firm handle on what laziness really is and how to develop habits that can build discipline into their daily lives.
“If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us.” William Feather
“It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men. When you see 20 or 30 men line up for a distance race in some meet, don’t pity them, don’t feel sorry for them. Better envy them instead.”
One of the techniques we are going to use it to teach them how to look up the very definition of the words and to use the thesaurus to find other meanings of those words. We are then going to list those words out on the board and look each one up in scripture using a concordance. Our class will divide into two teams to add a level of excitement into the learning of the lesson. The objective will be for them to learn exactly what laziness means in each of our characters so that we can build a foundation of good habits to fight that.
Synonyms to be studied:
We will continue to add to this post and others as we grow in this great studies of proverbs. Encourage the kids as you see them throughout the week.