Patience Wk 1

Patience

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us—they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady.

Romans 5:3-4 (TLB)

This week we start our new series for the month regarding the importance of developing the Godly character quality of patience. (Waiting for God’s perfect timing.) Watch the video below to learn more.

 

Memory Verse:

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him…

PSLAM 37:7 NIV

Going Further

Hi Everyone! A couple of ideas for family activities after watching the video:

1) Read/Review: Genesis 12:1-6, 15:4-5, 17:17, 21:1-7

2) Family Time:

  • Discussion: Do you remember that just a short time ago, we had another lesson about Sarah, Abraham, and Isaac? Do you remember that we were learning about the fruit of joy that time? Now we’re learning about patience. Can you tell me how patience and joy go together? Now that you have heard this story twice, can you tell the story to your parents, brothers, sisters, friends? Can you think of a time when someone was really patient with you? Can you think of a time when you knew that you weren’t doing something God wanted you to, but He was really patient with you? How does that make you feel? Can you think of a time when you needed to demonstrate patience with someone else? Do you feel like you were patient with them? Remember that being patient includes waiting for God’s timing and not your own. Pray together and ask God to help you to be patient. Remember – when you pray for something like patience, God will sometimes give you situations where you get to practice being patient. So be ready! If you start to get upset, pray and ask God to help you to be patient in the situation.
  • Activity: Use the following acrostic or create your own. Make a poster and decorate it.
    • P ray continually
    • A ccept correction
    • T olerate with a smile
    •  I mitate Jesus
    • E nthusiastically listen
    • N ever roll your eyes
    • C ommit to joyfully waiting
    • E xpress gratefulness
  • Pray together as a family: Is there someone in your family who has not yet accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior?

Special Message

Click on the button to crack a secret code about patience!

Coloring Sheet

Download and print out this coloring sheet. As you color, think of how long Abraham and Sarah waited for their baby Isaac – a gift from God! God wants us to be patient and wait for His timing for things to happen.

Crossword Puzzle

Have fun solving this puzzle!


1. The Lord promised Abram offspring that would be as numorus as what? Gen. 15.5 CSB
2. What did the Lord credit Abram's belief as? Gen. 15.6 CSB
3. What did Abraham do when the Lord told him he would have a child at 100 years old? Gen. 17.17 CSB
4. What was the name of Abraham's and Sarah's child from the Lord? Gen. 21.3 CSB
5. Who made Sarah laugh after she had her child? Gen. 21.6 CSB

Word Search

Download and print out this fun word search. See if you can find key words about this week’s lesson on patience!

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