David C Cook COVID-19 Response

Whole Heart

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Materials Needed:

  • Internet access

Share the following video [1:07; stop at 0:59]:
Caught on Camera: Amazon driver tosses package into trash can

In this video, we learn about the Amazon delivery driver’s “half-hearted attempt,” meaning that he didn’t put his whole heart or effort into her work. He may have been at the end of his shift, tired, and ready to go home. We don’t know the reason why he acted this way, but we can see he didn’t finish the job well.

  • Most delivery drivers take their jobs seriously and complete the tasks they are given even in poor weather conditions.
  • Why do you think this driver threw the package in the dumpster? (Answers will vary; allow students to speculate.)
  • What might have motivated him to choose to do the job well instead, and to do it whole-heartedly? (Answers will vary.)
  • What task(s) have you done half-heartedly? (Answers will vary: homework, cleaning bedroom, practicing an instrument, etc. Be prepared to share your own half-hearted task completions.)
  • Why did you do the task(s) half-heartedly? (Some possible answers: in a hurry to play; did not like the task; felt tired; would rather do it my way; etc. Share your personal reasons for half-heartedness in your own life.)
  • What motivates you to put your whole heart into what you do? (Answers will vary; tasks that are fun or enjoyable; rewards for completing the tasks, etc.)

There are times when we’ll be tempted to slack off and do things our way, not do them at all, or only do them half-heartedly. If our heart isn’t grounded in love for the One we’re serving, we may do things grudgingly. Let’s see what Saul’s life can tell us about the importance of obeying God with our whole heart.

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:

  • Bibles
  • Pieces of paper (1 for each student)
  • Writing utensils (preferably markers or colored pencils)

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