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Be Like Jesus Companion

Developing a Honest child

There are six things that the Lord hates, and one is lying (Proverbs 6:16). If children see parents who are honest in all their dealings—even if it is inconvenient—they will come to understand the importance of being honest.

Bible Verses:

Psalm 15:1-2 Lord, who may dwell in Your sanctuary?...He who speaks the truth from his heart.

Psalm 51:6 Surely You desire truth in the inner parts; You teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

Ephesians 4:25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

Honesty — Birth-3

Today we will use music, movement and touch introducing each slowly and peacefully so that the children are comfortable with each addition and change.

Bible Stories

Read Joshua 7. Share Achan's reason for lying and the consequences he suffered.
Read Acts 5:1-11. Share the reasons behind Annais and Sappira's lie. Discuss how God sees and knows everything.
Read Jeremiah 28. Share how prophet Hananiah spread good news although it was untrue. Discuss that even little lies are not acceptable.

Hiding from God — Pre-K

God loves us all the time, even when we do wrong.

Family Connections

There are six things that the Lord hates, and one is lying (Proverbs 6:16). If children see parents who are honest in all their dealings—even if it is inconvenient—they will come to understand the importance of being honest.

Scatter pepper on the surface of a bowl of water. Then dab a Q-tip with dishsoap and touch it to the water. Discuss how lying and sin separates us from truth and from God.

Read about the armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-18), then make a belt of truth. Discuss how  the Bible is truth and compare the Word of God to  the belt of truth.

Play a game as a family. You as the adult should cheat to win. Then discuss with your children how your cheating made them feel and discuss how cheating is also lying.

What DId Jesus Do?, Mary Manz Simon

My Big Lie, Bill Cosby

I Beleive in You, Marianne Richmond

Songs:  The B-I-B-L-E, Be Careful Little Eyes What You See, Into My Heart, Get On Board Little Children,  I Am a C-H-R-S-T-I-A-N, Honesty, Sara Groves,

Family Connections — Pre-K

Scatter pepper on the surface of a bowl of water. Then dab a Q-tip with dishsoap and touch it to the water. Discuss how lying and sin separates us from truth and from God.
Read about the armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-18), then make a belt of truth. Discuss how the Bible is truth and compare the Word of God to the belt of truth.
Play a game as a family. You as the adult should cheat to win. Then discuss with your children how your cheating made them feel and discuss how cheating is also lying.

BIG IDEA: HONESTY

Adventist History

David Hewitt always told the truth. But there was one truth he did not know. Saturday was God’s Sabbath, not Sunday. God wanted David to know about the Sabbath truth. So God sent Joseph Bates to David’s town to tell David this truth. David believed Joseph, and he started to keep the Sabbath as God commanded. Because everyone in town knew David was so honest, he always told the truth, they believed, too. God’s church grew because of David’s honesty.