1 Peter 1:6-7
Materials You Need:
A large clear glass mug or jug.
A teaspoon, milk and sugar.
Grades 4 - 8 (10 to 14 years).
Trials strengthen our faith in God.
I am very thirsty today, so I have brought along some tea-bags
and my kettle so that we can make some tea ( Boil some
water and start making tea in the clear glass mug or jug
To make tea, we need to soak a tea-bag in boiling water
in order to make a good strong cup of tea.
This reminds us that we will go through many tests, trials and
hard times in our lives. God allows this to happen to us,
so that He can make us into good strong Christians.
There, the kettle has boiled, so I will fill this mug and add
a tea-bag. We'll wait a few minutes and then we can have
some tea! It takes time to make a good cup of tea,
doesn't it? In the same way we must take time to pray
and read our Bibles.
We need boiling water to make a good cup of tea. I don't
know about you, but I can't stand luke-warm tea. Jesus
said in Revelation 3:15-16 that as Christians, we should be
either hot or cold, but never luke-warm:
"I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot,
and because you are lukewarm - I will spit you out".
Well, I certainly don't want to be spat out, and so I am
determined to be a hot Christian! What about you?
We cannot be half-hearted Christians and serve God on Sunday,
and then forget all about Him during the rest of the week.
No, we must serve God faithfully every day and all the
Good, Strong Christians:
God uses hard trials and testings to make our faith stronger
and make us into better Christians. So don't give
up! Serve God faithfully every day of your life.
The Apostle Peter says in 1 Peter 1:6-7, that when we look back
on our lives:
"On that day you will glad, even if you have to go through
Your faith will be like gold that has been tested (made pure)
in a fire.
And these trials will show that your faith is worth much more
Yes, these trials are like being dipped into boiling water.
It's not nice to be tested, but if we keep trusting in God,
Jesus will bring safely us through every trial and temptation.
And the Apostle Paul tells us to fight the good fight of
life, because there's a crown of righteousness waiting for us
in Heaven one day.
Now, that's worth waiting for! So in the meantime serve
God with all your heart and do everything to please Him.
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