As you welcome students to class, invite them to share about any trust exercises they might have participated in.
- Do you find it easy to trust others, or are you slower to trust? Why? (Answers will vary.)
Learning to trust is an important part of relationships, especially when those relationships are with friends, family members, or teammates. Many of us fear that when we trust, things will go wrong.
Play this video for your students [0:30]:
“Trust building exercise gone totally wrong”
As silly as this example is, many of us fear that if we trust others, it will end poorly. We may fear rejection or betrayal from the people we trust.
- What are the risks of trusting other people? (Accept all reasonable answers.)
- What would make you feel secure about trusting other people? (Accept all reasonable answers.)
Following God sometimes means following a different way from those around you or trusting that God’s way is worth it even in hard times. Today we’ll look at a biblical example of following God and trusting Him with the consequences and reflect on how we can do the same.