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Good idea for Sunday school class regarding Valentines Day?

I’m teaching 7-8 graders and I want to get to them before they enter High School. Any good ideas on what to emphasize, scriptures, activities, etc.

Any other ideas are appreciated.

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9 Responses to “Good idea for Sunday school class regarding Valentines Day?”

  1. 5150 said:

    Focus on the cherub image. Although, I don’t believe you should go the commercial route. Present St. Valentine & what he was all about. Enrich their minds with truth.

  2. Eliza T said:

    well talk about saint valentine and make them make a really nice valentine for someone they love and another one for god. then the one for god you could put infront of the alter for a mass or something. the one for someone you love you could just give to that person.

  3. mtnglo said:

    Is the Bible relevant to your life today? Though written thousands of years ago, its wisdom and advice is amazingly up-to-date. Consider what it says about these modern issues:

    Dadlessness: Forty percent of American young people live in homes without their father. God says we can come to Him—He is a Father to the fatherless (Psalm 68:5) and He encourages the Church to be a supportive family to the fatherless and widows (James 1:27).

    Peer pressure: In a recent poll on the drug habits of British young people, 22 percent said they tried drugs because of peer pressure (www.teachernet.gov.uk). The Bible has advice about choosing friends carefully, the effects of controlled substances and not following the mistakes of others (Proverbs 4:14-15; 12:26; 14:7; 20:1; 23:20-21, 29-35; 27:12).

    Sex: The vast majority of teenagers who have had sex, 72 percent of girls and 55 percent of boys, admit regret over early sexual activity. The Bible teaches the blessings of saving sex for marriage and warns of the allure of illicit sex (Song of Solomon 2:7; Proverbs 4:23; 5:3-23; 6:24-35; Hebrews 13:4).

    Big decisions: Facing choices of college and career? How can you achieve success? Consider these verses: Proverbs 3:5-6; 15:22; 18:17; 21:5; 22:29.

    Stress: One third of U.S. teens say they feel stressed out on a daily basis, reports Reuters Health. What can you do when the worries and pressures are mounting? Check out Matthew 6:25-34, 11:28-30, Hebrews 13:5-6 and 1 Peter 5:6-7.

    These few verses are only a starting point. To find more on these and other subjects, do a search on the VerticalThought.org Web site. Also, the book of Proverbs is full of relevant advice. You can find a subject index for Proverbs at http://www.ucg.org/brp/pdf/brp0611.pdf.

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  4. soclove said:

    Well first off, I’d suggest teaching them that valentines day is not just about being “in love” but also loving everyone in general. Its about appreciating and loving family and friends as well. My parents always used to buy me valentines presents when I was younger because they loved me. And of course, you can tie in God’s love as well. You could tell them to use this valentines not only to appreciate and show the ones they care about love, but also show God love as well. His son died for our sins, which is the ultimate love and sacrifice. We always need to remember that.

    It’s of great importance because its one of the greatest commands and its who God is. These days kids don’t always feel love like they should but they can always count on God who loves them unconditionally. The message:
    All Ages: God is love.
    Make sure you repeat the message many times during the lesson.

  5. Kimberly Q said:

    I would have them divide into small groups and make a list on chart paper of what Valentines means to them. Have each group share their lists. Then you can add facts that they did not come up with and discuss ways in which we can celebrate the day. Make a list of ways to show others that we care and love them. Example, write a letter to your teacher thanking them for taking the time to be a teacher, plan and prepare meaningful lessons. Volunteer to take the trash out, or cut an older neighbors yard. Make a card for your mom.
    Be the first to say, Happy Valentine’s Day at school.

  6. ukiah said:

    cupcakes??

  7. julie b said:

    John 3:16 have them draw a picture of it and a paragraph explaining it.

  8. queenrakle said:

    Teach them what love is. I Corinthians chapter 13 is a good place to start.
    Many of the gospels say ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’

    John 15:12, 13 ” My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

    And of course, the verse that sums much of Christianity, John 3:16 For God so loved that world, that he gave his only begotten son…

    Start by asking then to make a list of things that they love in their life. Ask if they would be willing to give ALL those things up to give a stranger in Texas a better life. This is what Jesus did for us. He gave his life for people he had never met so that we may be saved.

  9. Elliot B. said:

    Talk about how the holiday wasn’t originally made for sex and hearts. I don’t remember the details but I think St. Valentine was preaching the love of God to prisoners in the early church. They’re old enough to be talked to about sex. Tell them about how sex is wrong before marriage and about how it is a sacred thing between a man and a woman. Don’t even go into the diseases and teen pregnancies, just tell them from the spiritual perspective. They’ll get the rest in school. I love how you want to reach out to them before high school. These are important years of their lives and they need the influence of someone who has been through all of this before. I hope it all goes well!




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