David C Cook COVID-19 Response

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Materials Needed:

  • Internet access
  • Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted something so bad you could almost taste it? Tell us about it. (Answers will vary. Be prepared to share your own experience.)

In professional sports, teams and athletes are often driven by a desire to be the best. When they think they’re about to win a competition, their success feels so close they can almost taste it. However, in sporting competitions, a lot can change in a short amount of time. Let’s take a look.

Share this video with your students [5:16; stop at 2:06]:

  • In these clips, we saw athletes begin celebrating before the outcome was settled. Why? (They thought it was a sure thing; they didn’t anticipate the outcome could change with the time left; etc.)
  • How would you feel if you were these athletes after not getting the outcome you expected? (Answers will vary but may include embarrassment, anger, disappointment, etc.)

Today we’re going to learn about a man who was so close to gaining something, he felt sure it was a done deal. But somewhat like the athletes in the video clips, he found out something important: close isn’t enough. Today we’re going to talk about putting God first, and how “almost first” just doesn’t work.

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:

  • Paper
  • Pencils/pens
  • Optional: Internet access

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