David C Cook COVID-19 Response

The Right Risk

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Materials Needed:

  • Internet access

Welcome your students to class. As students are entering and getting settled, ask your students to share the bravest thing they’ve ever seen done in a movie (be sure to monitor the conversation to verify all sharing is appropriate).

If you’d like, continue the conversation by asking students the bravest thing they’ve ever seen in real life or the bravest thing they have done personally. When everyone is settled, share this video of people thanking first responders for their bravery and service [1:18]:
Thank You To Our First Responders

Every day, health care workers and emergency response workers take risks to care for sick and injured patients! They risk being exposed to serious illnesses and deadly viruses. They risk being harmed in fires. Many work long hours doing this hard, risky work. Rather than being ruled by fear, they have chosen to care for other people. That’s brave!

  • Do you think first responders are doing the right thing by taking risks to care for others? Why or why not? (Answers will vary. Yes, they’re saving lives—it’s the right thing to do. No, they could suffer harm—it’s too risky.) 
  • What makes a risk worth taking? (Answers will vary. If it doesn’t come up, highlight the fact that risks that help others are usually worth it.)

Not all risks are the same. Sometimes we do risky things just for our own enjoyment or to show off. That type of risk, though, isn’t the same as taking a risk to help someone else. 

Today’s Bible story features someone taking a huge risk in order to help others. Let’s see what happens.

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:

  • None

Spread the word

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