Saturday, September 13, 2014

Frayed Knot

Frayed Knot Lesson

When studying Bible stories where people might be afraid such as when Jesus Calming the Storm, the Twelve Men who went to Spy on Canaan, Moses and the Israelites in Egypt, Elisha and the Blinded Syrians, and more, reading scriptures and discussing times when not to be afraid is more than appropriate.  

Print off the page in the picture for each child. Have the children draw a picture and, if possible, write a sentence about something they are not afraid to do because Jesus is with them.  Tell them to think about something they feel brave about. Let the children share with others what they have drawn.

Read some of the following scriptures and discuss why we should not be afraid.  
  • Deuteronomy 31:6
  • John 14:27
  • Romans 8:28
  • Psalm 27:1
  • Joshua 1:9
  • I John 4:18
  • I Peter 5:7
  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Isaiah 41:13

Cut a piece of thin rope about 6 inches long for each child.  Tie a knot close to each end of the small rope  (or have the children do this).  Fray the pieces on the ends that are sticking out.  Tell them that this is a "frayed knot". Tell them to put these tiny ropes in their pockets so that when they feel afraid, they can reach in their pocket and be reminded that if we have Jesus, we can be "afraid not".  We will not be afraid because we read of the promises God made in the above verses.  We will also be "afraid not" to share those verses with others who are afraid.

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