Sunday 2 May

The Story

Bible Story

Training to Win the Prize
1 Corinthians 9: 24-25
(supporting: Matthew 22:36-40)

Use this guide to help your family learn how
God can help us live with commitment.

First, watch this video
Then, follow up with the fun activities below!

ACTIVITY: Practicing Puzzle


Index cards and something to write with

What You Do

Before you begin, write down the following words on index cards (one card per word). Save a few blank cards.

– Whistling
– Being kind
– Flying a plane
– Braiding your hair
– Training a dog
– Brain surgery
– Learning the Bible
– Generosity
– Yodeling
– Running
– Loving God

Ask your child to think of a few things that are important to practice. Then, ask them to write down their ideas on an index card (one per card). Add those cards to the ones you’ve already prepared and shuffle them together.
Say, “If you want to get better at something, you have to practice. But sometimes, it’s hard to know what’s MOST important to practice. I want you to go through this list of things we can practice and put them in order of most to least important. There’s no right or wrong answer. Ready? Go!”
When your child is finished, ask them to explain their reasoning.

Talk about the Bible Story

What do you love/not love to practice?
What makes us feel like quitting something, even though we know it’s important to keep practicing and getting better?
How does practice help you?
Parent: share a situation where you committed to something and were glad you did.


Use this prayer as a guide, either after your discussion or right before bed tonight:

“God, please help us keep practicing what matters most, even when it’s hard. I can’t wait to see (insert your child’s name) grow in their relationship with You as they continue to practice hearing from You, praying to You, talking about You, and living for You. Help me do all these things every day as well. Thank You for sending us Your Son, Jesus, and for loving us so much. It’s in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.”


God Time Cards:
are devotionals kids can do that will reinforce the content in the weekly video presentations.