I Can Be a Leader, 08/03/2016

Today’s lesson starts with a video that illustrates bad teamwork vs. good teamwork:

The next video is titled, “I Can Be a Leader!” and is found at https://leadershipforkids.com/watch/series/goodmans-global-games-kids/i-can-be-a-leader (sorry I don’t know how to embed this video). It’s based on the story of Othniel becoming Israel’s Judge:

“The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord; they forgot the Lord their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs. The anger of the Lord burned against Israel so that he sold them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram Naharaim,[a] to whom the Israelites were subject for eight years. But when they cried out to the Lord, he raised up for them a deliverer, Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, who saved them. 10 The Spirit of the Lord came on him, so that he became Israel’s judge[b] and went to war. The Lord gave Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him. 11 So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died.– Judges 3:7-11

The overriding point to the story is that  we can all be leaders by choosing to influence – not force – those around us to make good choices.  There is also a handy activity sheet that is included.

©Stacy De Smet

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