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God gets the Big Picture

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How many squares do you see? It takes a long time for my upper elementary kids to see the “big picture.” They always start by guessing one, then 16 or 17. But God sees all 31. It’s a fun way to introduce the idea that we need to attach ourselves to God and obey him, because he knows so much more than we do.

The tile is “Priority Poster” because the lesson, based on Haggai 1:1-15, talks about God’s priorities and our own. Because God sees the big picture and we don’t, it’s wise to make God’s priorities our own.

This poster is from my Old Testament Lesson 52. I will be releasing New Testament 1-5 in Fall of 2014, so this poster will come out about 2 years later! In the meantime, you can make your own version.

Teaching Tip: Start off by asking a kid in class, “How many circles are on the poster?” (Two.) Ask someone else, “How many stars are on the poster?” (Two.) Then ask “How many squares are on the poster?” They usually say one. Say, “No. How many squares are on this poster?” After that, everyone starts guessing.

And if you don’t see all 31, you’ll just have to wait until 2016!

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