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Race for Riches
Teacher Guide ~ Day B4
USE things and LOVE people -- not use people and love things.

Focus:

Money and time are types of talents for which God holds us responsible.

Students will briefly research Shakespeare and the Spanish Armada.

Memory Verse: 
Deuteronomy 28:12

Hymns: #15 My Maker and My King and #21 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Activities:

Wow! Talents I Didn't Know About! --  KEYstudy guide for researching Ellen White quotes about talents. 

A Glimpse of Shakespeare   --  KEY 

The Spanish Armada  --   KEY ~

  • Provide an outline map of Europe or the world for students to trace the path of the Armada.
Class Explorations:  Money is a Talent

Intro: What do many four and five year old kids say they want to be when they grow up?

  • Play professional sports.
  • Singer or rock star.
  • Actor or actress (movie star)
  • How good are the chances that they will ever achieve these desires?  (not very good--there is room for only a few and they must be very, very skilled)

Groups:  Why do young children have a desire to be in these types of professions?  List as many reasons as possible.  (2 minutes)

  • Share and discuss.  (Popularity, fame, and money   are the main reasons.  Young children recognize that a few people in these professions seem to be idolized.)

Groups:  Is it wrong to be rich?  (Decide as a group if it is wrong or not and WHY.)

  • Share and discuss.
  • Read Luke 12:13 - 21.  Is it wrong to be rich?
  • Read Luke 18:18 - 30.  Is it wrong to be rich?

Summarize:  Money is a talent that God gives us.   It is to be used for God's glory!

PRAYER