The Lord's Prayer
A Model: Not Being Brought into Temptation, but Being Delivered from Evil
Summary of Citywide Children’s Meeting
Regarding the next few Lord’s Prayer Lessons
March 6, 2022
The Lord’s Prayer — A Model: Not Being Brought into Temptation, but Being Delivered from Evil (1 of 5)
Don’t focus too much on Satan, but rather focus on the practical examples given. This lesson helps the children to know that the evil one, Satan, is the one behind temptation with the goal to damage us on the outside (physical body) and on the inside (mind and conscience).
March 13, 2022
The Lord’s Prayer — A Model: Not Being Brought into Temptation, but Being Delivered from Evil (2 of 5)—Pride
This lesson spends a little more time on temptation, calling Satan “the tempter”. The lesson focuses on pride as one of Satan’s temptation and explains how Satan’s pride caused him to become God’s enemy. In defining pride, don’t forget to explain that this is different than being proud of your work, or your parents being proud of you when you behave well.
The last little non-Bible story shows that temptation is not about accomplishing something by being clever, working hard or problem-solving, but about boasting about your accomplishments.
Omit the story from Jeremiah.
Lesson for March 20
The Lord’s Prayer — A Model: Not Being Brought into Temptation, but Being Delivered from Evil (3 of 5)—Greed and Covetousness
Another one of Satan’s temptations that is inward. Omit the story of Naoth’s Vineyard. There is already plenty of content with the manna, Judas and the parable of the foolish rich man.
The stories are not the main topic. We are still on the Lord’s prayer. These stories help us to see that we all can fall into temptation, and help us realize why the Lord tells us to pray to not be led into temptation and to be delivered from the evil one.
Lesson for March 27
Lesson for April 2
THE LORD’S PRAYER—A Model: (8) Not Being Brought into Temptation, (Disobedience and Rebellion) (5 of 5)
This lesson similarly to the one above has four Bible stories to illustrate disobedience and rebellion. The same suggestion applies to either simply reference the stories as examples or choose one or two to tell in a storytelling way. One of the stories this week is a positive example – Abraham. That story combined with the application – Wherever God rules, there is order and beauty and protection – should help to end this series on a positive note.