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Cookout: A Patience Proverb. Proverbs 14:29

April 7, 2024


K-3rd Grade



4th-5th Grade



Story Focus: We kick off the month with a patience proverb found in Proverbs 14:29: “Anyone who is patient has great understanding. But anyone who gets angry quickly shows how foolish they are.” When it comes to waiting, we have a choice. We can either lose our patience and get upset, or we can choose to keep our cool and think about what we can learn through our waiting. We can trust that God will help us wait well.


Bottom Line: Waiting can make you wise. There are lots of times in life when we have to wait. Kids have to wait in lines, for school to let out, or to take their turn on the playground. In some situations, it can be more difficult to wait than in others. We pray that kids will remember that the times when we have to wait can become opportunities for us to trust God and grow in wisdom.


Key Question: When is it hard to have patience? As we start our month talking about patience, we help preteens think about the times when it’s most difficult for them to wait. When we’re able to anticipate the moments when patience might be tricky, we can prepare and be ready to wait. We pray that kids will learn to trust God with the situations where they have to wait.


Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don't lose hope. Wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:14, NIRV


Patience: Waiting until later for what you want now.

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