Children's Challenge28 September – 4 October 2015

The story so far

Paul wrote many letters to different churches, but he also wrote some to individuals. One person that he wrote to was Timothy. Paul was very close to Timothy and even said that Timothy was like a son to him. His first letter to Timothy contained instructions for him while Paul travelled around teaching and encouraging the church in many different areas. 

Everyone needs people they can look up to and who set a good example. For many of us it might be our mum or dad or an important family member. Others might be able to think of a teacher or church leader who has taught you and encourged you and helped you to make good decisions. Paul was a good example for Timothy, giving him lots of good advice and encouraging him in his work for Jesus.

What do I read

1 Timothy 4:6-12 

What do I think say or create

It is sometimes easy to think that because you are young, what you do and say doesn’t matter. But Paul encourages Timothy, even though he is young, to set a good example for others and to teach them about God. You are never too young to be friends with Jesus or to share what you know about him with others – just like Timothy did!

  • On a sheet of paper, write out verse 12 in large letters.
  • Cut the paper up into about eight pieces. Mix up the pieces and put them back together in order – try to do it from memory.
  • You might like to do this with someone else helping you, or play a game to see who can do it the fastest.