David C Cook COVID-19 Response

God’s Perfect Power

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Materials Needed:

  • Soft foam balls or beanbags for juggling (6-8)

Have student volunteers attempt to juggle the 6 to 8 soft foam balls or beanbags upon entering your class. Clear a small space so students can juggle and others can watch. Encourage students to see if they are successful jugglers. Most students will be able to juggle a few times or a few balls or beanbags, but it will be difficult for most students to get the balance between tossing and adding more to the juggling process. Let students have fun with this as long as time and interest allow. Regroup. (If your class is meeting online, you can invite students to bring soft balls and beanbags to class and do demonstrations for their classmates over video. Or, you can do a demonstration for the class.)

You may say juggling is a strength of yours, not a weakness, but if that’s true, you are probably in the minority. Unless you have practiced juggling in the past, it is not something that comes easily for most people on the first try.

Sadie Robertson Huff is a Christian TV star, dancer, author, and podcaster. Because her family starred in the hit TV show Duck Dynasty from the time Sadie was a child, she developed some unique struggles as a result of the fame and spotlight.

Let’s watch and see how Sadie was able to walk through her struggles and turn them into strength and a way to help others.

Share this video with your students [3:55]:
Sadie Robertson Huff on body image, faith, and motherhood

  • What impressed you most about Sadie? (Answers will vary. Some students may notice that Sadie seems like a strong person, she’s allowed God to use even the hard things in her life, and she wants to be a voice of truth for others.)
  • How has God redeemed Sadie’s previous struggles with body image and an eating disorder as she moves forward in her life and ministry? (Sadie can set a positive example for her daughter, Honey, and remind her she’s fearfully and wonderfully made. Sadie can also speak truth as a positive role model to young women who read her books and listen to her podcast.)
  • How does Sadie motivate you to invite God to redeem struggles or weaknesses you may have? (Answers will vary.)

Today we’ll meet a fearful man named Gideon who was chosen to lead the Israelite troops. Let’s see how this weakness of fear becomes a strength for Gideon as we study his story.

Looking for Steps 2 & 3?

You can find Steps 2 and 3 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

Materials Needed:

  • Door hanger templates printed on cardstock (1 sheet per every 2 students; template found here)
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Washi tape; colored markers; glue

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