Needed: A rope
Have children stand up and pretend that they're climbing a mountain with you, using just their hands and feet.
Then tell them that a big storm is coming up, with big winds and rain. Ask the congregation to make sound effects with you while you and the kids act out trying to hold onto the mountainside.
Ask the students, Can you think of anything that might help us hold on?
What about a rope? Would a rope be helpful?
Pull out your rope and have all of the students take hold of it.
The Bible is kind of like a rope. In life, we face problems and things go wrong and sometimes we're even tempted to do things that we know we shouldn't do. Those problems and temptations are kind of like storms in life. (Ask the congregation to make their wind and rain sound effects again.)
But if we hold on to what the Bible teaches us, just like we're holding on to this rope, then the things we learn in the Bible will help us stand strong against those problems and temptations.
(Read 2 Thessalonians 2:15.)
So, if we hold on to the teachings in the Bible, they will help us stand strong against any problems and against any temptations we face.
Let's pray about that.
Sample prayer: Father God, thank You for giving us the Bible. Please help us to learn what You want to teach us and to hold onto the Bible's teaching. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
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