WHAT YOU NEED:
Paper and writing utensil
What You Do
Pre-draw ten Tic-Tac-Toe boards on the sheet of paper. Challenge your kid to a Tic-Tac-Toe competition. Play ten games and whoever wins the most of those games will be declared the ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe champion!
Talk about the Bible Story
We all want to win when we play a game, right? When have you been tempted to cheat to win a game?
(Allow for response and share your own example.)
Someone in our story today told a lie to get what he wanted. Who was it? (Gehazi)
Who showed integrity in the story? Give an example how they showed integrity. (Naaman—apologized when he was wrong; asked for forgiveness; offered thanks and gifts)
Who did not show integrity? (Gehazi)
Why does lying get us in trouble? (We lose trust with the people and break relationships. Lying hurts our reputations and how people will trust us in the future.)
Because God is trustworthy, He wants us to be trustworthy. He wants us to protect our relationships with each other by always choosing to be honest, no matter what the outcome might be. God.
Use this prayer as a guide, either after your discussion or right before bed tonight:
“God, we pray that our family would be one that’s known for its integrity all the time. Help us to remember that when we’re honest, we build trust and strengthen our relationships with each other. We pray that we are like Naaman—that when we’re wrong, we’re quick to apologize and ask for forgiveness. Thank You for loving us and forgiving us. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”