Bible Bowl continues the winter semester this Sunday, starting at 5:30 p.m., through February 26.
Bible Bowl is our scripture memory program for children from 4 years old through 4th grade. BB takes place twice per year in September-October and January-February, eight weeks each semester, and the program has run for more than 35 years.
Each week during the Bible Bowl season, parents and Bible Bowlers can access the quiz questions for the upcoming Sunday here.
You can also see a page full of BB pics here. And parents - check here for other important documents, such as ABC verses, point system, memory books, etc.
WEEK 4– January 29th, 2023
THEME: LOVE is Not Boastful or Proud – 1 Sam. 17:31-51
Kinder Box: “G” verse
Mystery Bag: Philippians 2:3-4
If we were to say that love is one of the words that describes God, we might say that our pride is opposite. Pride is what caused the fall of the most beautiful creature God ever created. This creature was second, only to God. His pride led to a fall, and we now know him as Satan. Being proud separates us from God. The fact of the matter is that everyone struggles with being proud or having pride in one area or another of their life. To say you have no pride at all is to say you never sin. The bottom line, is that most sin stems from pride. Let’s look at a definition of proud: “One who shows himself above his fellow men in honor preferring himself.” That is the exact opposite of love, which is honoring others above yourself. We honor others by being patient and kind, and not being jealous or envious. When we put our wants and desires above others, our goal changes from pleasing God to pleasing ourselves. When we are proud we break both of the laws of love - we are not loving God the most and we are not loving others. Pride separates us from God and often from the people around us. This is why God hates pride. God desires us to be humble, instead of proud. Being humble means we don’t get mad when corrected, and it means we’re willing to listen to instruction from others, and ready to repent when we sin. This week we are going to look at Goliath as an example of a proud person.
1. What is the opposite of humility? (pride) * *
2. Being proud thinks about what’s best for _____. (Me) * *
3. Being loving puts _____ above himself? (Others) * *
4. How does God feel about pride? (He hates it!!)
5. If we sin against a friend and aren’t willing to apologize, are we being ____. (proud)
* * K4-K5 questions