OBJECTIVE: To read and discuss what God says about self-control.
Feasting on the Word:
Matthew 26:57-67 and 27:19-31
What bad things did the Jews and Romans do to Jesus? List as many as
you can remember. (Reread the story if you need to.)
When the Jews slapped Jesus and hit him with their fists, did Jesus go into
a rage? When Jesus was flogged, did he curse at anyone? When the
soldiers dressed Jesus up like a king and made fun of him, did Jesus fight
them? When the soldiers spit on him, did he spit on them, too? Did Jesus
How do you think God feels about people who practice self-control? Read
Psalms 106:3. Blessed is he who does right…how often?
When someone makes you mad, what is the wrong thing to do? What is
the best thing to do? Read Romans 12:17-18
When you are tempted to do wrong, how can you have self-control? Find
out by reading Titus 2:11-12.
Do you like to be punished? The best way to avoid punishment is to do
what is right! Discipline yourself! Remember self-control means YOU be in
charge of YOU!
Have you seen the bracelets that say “WWJD?” It means “What Would
Jesus Do?” The story you read today reminds you that Jesus had excellent
self-control. This week, every time you are tempted to do something wrong,
or to get angry, remember to ask yourself that question. Then do what
Jesus would do if he were in that situation!
Family Project: Take time to work on your family project. (Refer to list.)