1 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
4 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
Ecclesiastes 3: 1;4
'Ecclesiastes 3: 1;4' Bible Verse
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS (10 minutes)
Download ‘Self Control' music,
video and lyrics.
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP (5
'‘Let us be self controlled'
worship music video and lyrics
‘Give me self control’
play and sing using key board and guitar music sheets and lyrical
a. “Back Track” Review
Download ‘Fruit of the Spirit'
review music video, using lyrical visual aids
Optional: Get a child to come
forward and read the Gentleness
Do you remember the story of David in the Desert. Who can recall
Did you remember to check the height of your Moringa? Lets look
at your pictures.
I have a prize for the tallest tree!
b. Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… 1 Peter 5: 8…
“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls
around looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter
Bible Verse Visual Aid
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Super Fruits Lesson #10 Visual Aids
Download ‘Kids Character Builders
self control' Teaching video
When we are full of the Holy Spirit, it is easier to use self-control.
Remember you will never be tempted beyond what God will help you
handle. (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Questions for discussion:
• Who does the Bible say is like a lion? (The devil)
• Could you win in a fight against a real lion? (No)
• Who could help you fight a lion and how? (The Holy Spirit
gives us self control)
• Why do you need to be alert? (Because the devil prowls
around looking for someone to devour.)
So how can you beat Satan when he is acting like a lion? (Ask
God to help you - pray)
“Dear God, I am having trouble controlling my tongue. I say
unkind things without thinking. Please help me to be full of Your
Holy Spirit so I think before I speak. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.”
Lions that stalk their prey need to use self-control. If lions
charged their prey before waiting for the right moment, they would
make a noise and the prey would have time to get away. Even though
they are close enough to attack and they may be very hungry, they
must use self-control and wait until exactly the right time to pounce
To be good hunters they need a combination of self-control and patience.
Jesus fights temptation (Read Luke 4:1-13)
Key concepts The Bible says Satan tempted Jesus for forty days.
During this time, Jesus did not eat. Satan tempted Jesus with food,
power and the opportunity to show off His power and to honour Himself
instead of God. When Satan tempted Jesus, Jesus used Bible verses
to tell Satan why He wasn’t going to do what he asked Him
to do. Jesus was full of the Holy Spirit, which means God helped
him be self-controlled. It is the same for you and I. If we try
to fight Satan and temptation on our own, it is difficult, and perhaps
impossible. If we ask God to fill us with His Holy Spirit to help
us fight Satan we can be strong and victorious like Jesus.
Questions for discussion
1. Have you ever been really hungry? (Share)
2. How badly did you want to eat? (Share)
3. Can you imagine how hungry Jesus must have been after not eating
for 40 days?
4. Jesus had all the power in the world and Satan tempted him to
show it off, but Jesus didn’t. How did Jesus resist temptation?
(He used the Word of God against Satan)
6. Discuss the ‘No self control’ posters.
When we do not use self-control, we end up “biting and devouring”
each other, and “provoking and envying” each other.
This is not God’s plan for our lives. He would rather see
us encouraging and building one another up. Give everyone a ‘Self
Control Badge’ to pin on their clothes.
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD
Encourage your children to bring their lion pictures and to clasp
their hands together tightly and pray. “Heavenly Father
you know that self-control doesn’t come easily to me. Please
forgive me for the times I have said and done things rashly. Please
remind me to consider self-control as “God-control”
– not trying to control myself with human effort, but rather
depending on You to fill me with the Holy Spirit so I can be self-controlled.
Holy Spirit make that supernatural change in me. Give me the fruit
of Your Spirit, especially self-control Amen”.
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
Book’ available for the children and
can be downloaded from this website.
‘Take Home Truth'
These should be photocopied prior to the Session
and available to take home.
Soursop contain an impressive list of essential nutrients, vitamins,
anti-oxidants and minerals. The fruit has calories equivalent
to that of mangoes. 100 g of fresh fruit pulp provide about
75 calories. It however, contain no saturated fats or cholesterol.
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