Foundations for kids

March 15th, 2007

I am preparing another school lesson for my kids and I thought I would pass it on. Each lesson I prepare I try to pick a subject and pass on three things that will help them. This lesson is about setting a solid foundation to build a strong life on.

It is important when you are building something to build a strong foundation. Just think of the big building that Daddy works in. If that was just built on sand it would be all wobbly in the wind and might fall down. Instead the builders put lots of concrete and steal under it to make it all strong.

Our lives are like big buildings in a way. If we want to be strong and live a good life, we need to have a good solid foundation. One which will help us to stand up strong when the wind blows hard. Here are some things that will help us to build a strong foundation.

1. The Bible – As Christians we believe that the Bible is God’s words to us as humans. God intended the Bible to be a handbook for our life. He gave it to us so we could know all about Him and how we should live our lives. It tells us what to do in different situations and how to relate to each other. We need to read the Bible and study it so we can live the way God wants us to.

2. Prayer – Prayer is just talking to God. We need to remember He is our king so we should respect and honour Him, but He is also like a friend too. We don’t have to use big special words when we talk to God, just talk like you are talking to your best friend. Tell God what is going on in your life, ask Him to help you and help the people around you. Don’t forget to ask God if He has something to say to you. He might want you to do something for Him.

3. Church – Church is a great place to go to meet other people who also believe in God. You can make friends, learn more about God and you can serve God at church too. Sometimes we are not feeling to good and maybe things haven’t been working out good, we can find people at church who can help and support us. We can also help other people when things are not going good for them too.

Three questions to finish with:

  • What is your favourite Bible story and why do you like it?
  • What is something you prayed about in the last week and how did God help you?
  • What is your favourite thing about church?