Read Psalm 62:1,5-7 (see end of highlight)
- “A Rock Higher than Ourselves” by Erik E. Sandstrom
Every memory of the Word is like a rock. As we refer to it and are tested, we turn our knowledge of doctrine to our lives. Doctrine is your own knowledge, privately tested and applied to your life.
- “The Difference Between Belief and Faith” by Morley D. Rich
Is our childhood belief a true faith? Where does true faith come from?
Projects and Activities for all ages
- Paint a Rock (ages 4 and up)
Find flat smooth rocks to paint. Wash them and let them dry in the sun. Set up an area for painting the rocks. (Protect the surface beneath with cardboard or newspaper.) Paint the rock with acrylic paint and let dry overnight. Use a fine tip paint pen or paint marker pen to write a quality that you would like to have: kind, loving, helpful, patient, etc. If the rock is large enough, you might be able to fit a short phrase. Optional: Use acrylic sealer to protect the rock when the lettering dries.
- Passing the Rock (ages 9-teens)
Take turns holding a beautiful rock and sharing one true idea from the Word. You might also give one example of ways to bring this truth into our lives. The church grows within you as you do what is true!
- Building Our Home, Stone by Stone (ages 4-9)
Use stickers or pieces of foil to illustrate the idea that whenever we do something good, it is like adding a beautiful stone to our heavenly home—our spiritual character.
- Lead Me to the Rock that Is Higher than I Reflection (teens and adults)
Look at ways we can find the Lord's truths - higher rocks - to guide our lives.
- Prayers to the Lord God, the Foundation of Our Lives (teens)
Four short prayers to help us look to the Lord.
- Let My Words Be Acceptable in Your Sight (teens and up)
Think about the kinds of words, thoughts, and actions that would be acceptable in the Lord’s sight. Write them down and place them near a beautiful rock.
- Rock of My Strength Poster
Illustrates a portion of Psalm 62 about the Lord as our “strength” and “refuge.”
- Living and Growing Spiritually Task by David Roth (for teens and adults)
Offers three suggestions for working on building our faith in the Lord day by day.
- Foundations for My Life Journal Idea (teens and adults)
Reflect on beliefs or attitudes that are like “foundations” for your life. These are the constants that help you weather the storms of life.
The Lord wants us to be happy, so He leaves us in freedom choose whether to look Him or not. Building on a strong, spiritual foundation is ideal. But He is always ready to help us strengthen the foundations of our lives if we stray and then turn back to Him.
In God is my salvation...the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
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