Faith is the Evidence of Things Not Seen: Nov 6th-12th
If we want to bake some cookies, we don’t see the cookies at the beginning. We can look at a photo of them, but we can’t taste them or smell them. They aren’t real…yet!
Faith precedes the miracle.
We must exercise our faith and follow the recipe. Then, after a trial of our faith, we finally see the result! Our belief and our hope has now become the reality!
Today, we believe in Christ, and we have hope in Christ. As we exercise faith in Him we will gradually be blessed to see, and to know, and to feel!
LESSON BUNDLE DOWNLOADS:
➤ P R E P A R A T I O N
Prepare a small wrapped present for the children with a treat or a small toy inside. (It’s important that the present is wrapped, to illustrate the principle of faith.)
➤ L E S S O N
Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.
🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "I Know My Father Lives"
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Display the present in front of the children and discuss the following questions:
Have you ever opened a present before? (Yes!)
Do you think we should open this present? (Yes!)
But that’s a lot of work! Are you sure you want to open it? (Yes!)
Why are you all so willing to do so much work to open this present? (Because there is something inside!)
How do you know there is something inside? (They don’t know for sure, but they hope there is something inside! They believe it!)
Explain: Today we are learning about faith in Jesus Christ. Faith means that we are willing to do something because we believe it. You do the work to open a present because you believe there is something inside. You don’t know for sure, but you believe it! And you show your faith by opening the present!
(Allow the children to open the present now!)
🎥 V I D E O : "Faith is the Evidence of Things Not Seen"
Say: “We are going to watch a video about faith. Faith is like opening a present, but there are some other things that can also teach us about faith.” Invite children to see if they can remember three things from the video that are like faith.
Discuss the following questions after watching the video:
Why is baking cookies kind of like having faith? (Because we don’t see the cookies at first, but we still follow the recipe because we believe it!)
What is the most important kind of faith? (Faith in Jesus Christ!)
What does it mean to have faith in Jesus Christ? (It means we believe in Him and we trust Him. We will keep His commandments and live like He taught us.)
➤ S C R I P T U R E
Read the verses below and discuss the questions that follow.
This scripture teaches us how we can receive the things that we hope for. What does the scripture say we must do? (We must show faith!)
What does it mean to show faith? (It means doing something because we believe it, like when we open a present because we believe there is something inside!)
How did Noah show faith? (The Lord warned him it was going to rain and he started building the ark before he saw the rain.)
How can we show faith in Jesus Christ? (We can do the things He has commanded us to do, even if it’s hard or if we don’t understand why.)
➤ A C T I V I T Y P A G E S
Invite children to color the images. Remind them that coloring a picture is like showing faith! “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
➤ T E S T I M O N Y
Bear testimony of the truths found in the scriptures.
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