Adventist Adventurer Awards and Answers/Purity

Explain the word purity. edit

Have the children write the following sentences: Purity is avoiding things that take you away from God. Purity is spiritual and grows from inside out. It is not a costume but a way of living. Purity includes modesty. The music you listen to, the books you read, the videos you watch, and the clothes you wear should be pure/modest. When you live a life of purity, the rewards last forever.

Read Philippians 4:8-9 and make the following out of play dough/clay while giving examples of purity. edit

Philippians 4:8-9

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

An eye edit

You know that makes me think that there are other ways we can protect our eyes because sometimes what we see you can have bad effects on our minds and our hearts. Do any of your parents not let you see r-rated movies, or do they have special programs that block certain things on the internet? It may feel frustrating to you but your parents are trying to protect your eyes from things that will harm your mind.

So use wisdom, kind of like you would use these sunglasses to protect your eyes if you're not sure about a movie you want to watch or a book you want to read, think about Philippians 4:8 ask if it's lovely, right and admirable. Just like you wouldn't go outside on a sunny day without sunglasses, don't go outside without wisdom to protect your mind and heart. And that is the end of the story

An ear edit

You need to be careful about what you are listening too

A mouth edit

You need to be careful about what you says,

Name one woman in the Bible who chose to follow God no matter what happened to her. edit

Jesus' mother Mary remained pure, despite the ridicule she received from those around her. She trusted the words of God.

Name one man in the Bible who chose to follow God no matter what happened to him. edit

Daniel helped give an entire kingdom the opportunity to pray to the living God. He was smart and that helped him successfully work for the king, but it was his character and loyalty to God that saved his life.

Noah

Jesus

Write out three Bible verses that show how God’s strength can help you be pure. edit

Play the Character Cracker Stack game using the following poem.When you sow a thought, you reap a feeling.When you sow a feeling, you reap an action.When you sow an action, you reap a habit.When you sow a habit, you reap a character.When you sow a character, you reap a destiny. edit

Read Colossians 3:12-14. Illustrate the most important pieces of clothing: LOVE. (also see Galatians 5:22-23). edit

Colossians 3:12-14

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Read I Timothy 4:12, Job 17:9, and Daniel chapters 1-3. Make a poster to illustrate the fact that you are never too young to make a big difference. Explain that you will grow stronger and stronger as you choose purity. edit

I Timothy 4:12

12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

Job 17:9

Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger.

Read Mark 2:1-12. Make a poster to illustrate how four friends put their sick friend on a bed and lowered him on ropes from the roof so Jesus could heal him. Friends can help friends stay pure. edit

Mark 2:1-12.

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man edit

2 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. 2 They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, 7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? 9 Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? 10 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”