|Some times they are even standing on their heads when I am teaching.|
We first focused on verses 8 and 9 and the gift of salvation being something that we don't deserve, don't earn, and cannot boast about. We emphasized that our good works cannot save us.
In the last month we have focused on verse 10. We looked at the good works that God has prepared for us to do even before we were born. We've talked a lot about people in the Bible who were called by God to leave their home, often not by choice, to do good works that He had prepared for them.
We looked at the story of Moses and how God's plan was for him to grow up away from his home in a palace so he could learn the ways of the Egyptians and be prepared to lead the Israelites out of slavery. He did not make the choice, God did.
We looked at the story of Esther, an orphan, who left the home she knew with her cousin Mordecai to become the queen so that should could save her people from destruction. She was not orphaned by her own choice, did not even become the queen by her own choice. It was all part of God's plan for her life to do the good works He had prepared for her in advance.
|I often wonder what great plan God has for these girls who have all been chosen to live at New Day.|
|I think about these boys who have all, in some way, been taken away from their home to live at New Day. God has a special plan for each of them.|
We looked at the story of Samuel, and how he too was taken from his home to live in the temple. It was not his choice, but it was all part of God's plan prepared in advance for him. In the temple he learned to listen to God's voice.
We looked at the life of Jonah and the plan God had for him. But because he did not like God's plan, his life got all twisted up and we all know where that got him.
|The game of Twister helped us introduce the lesson on Jonah and what happens when we don't want to follow God's plan.|
I love discipling these kids because it keeps me on my toes. These lessons are a great reminder that God has a great plan for our lives that started before we were even born and continues on throughout our lives no matter how old we are.