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JSobo
Oct 23rd 2008, 04:35 AM
I wasn't sure where I should post this..............

I help out with the Children's Ministry at church (5th graders), this week we are teaching Stephen getting stoned to death (Acts 7). Our lesson plan suggests getting some rocks about the size of a fist and having the kids write on them the name of "stones" that are sometimes thrown at Christians because of our faith in CHRIST. Then they keep the stones to remind them of Stephan's courage to stand for our LORD even though the situation was very difficult.

The partial list the curriculum has is:
misunderstandings
rejection
ridicule
dirty words

Would like to have a bigger list of "stones" for the kids to choose from but I am drawing a blank.

Please post any suggestions, I really appreciate your thoughts!!

In HIS Precious Name,
Jeff

Esperanza32
Oct 23rd 2008, 05:46 AM
For fifth-graders, I wonder if it'd be helpful to expand your current list by making it more specific:

teasing
being called a goody-two-shoes
being left out of the "in" group
losing friendships
peer pressure
etc

On a deeper level, stones the world (or Satan) might throw at us include:
doubt
fear
loneliness
accusations of being "narrow-minded" or "hypocritical"
emotional insecurity
etc

Those are some thoughts...:)