Preschoolers are eager to learn about God. They listen carefully to Bible stories. They can also repeat what they have heard and learnt. Preschoolers can also learn short Bible verses from memory. One important Biblical belief is the concept of truth. Preschoolers know the difference between a lie and the truth. They can learn simple lessons from the Bible that emphasise always telling the truth.
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Abram Lies About Sarah
This story is found in Genesis 12:10-20. Abram goes to Egypt with his wife, Sarah. He is afraid that the Egyptians will see how beautiful Sarah is and kill Abram so that they can take Sarah. Abram decides to lie and say that Sarah is his sister, rather than his wife. The Egyptian pharaoh takes Sarah into his palace because of her beauty. When the pharaoh later learns of the true relationship between Sarah and Abram, he is horrified to think that he wanted Sarah to be his wife and rebukes Abram for the lie. Preschoolers can learn that like Abram's lies, our lies can get us into more trouble, rather than saving us.
Cain and Abel
The story of two brothers -- Cain and Abel -- is told in Genesis 4:1-12. Cain was jealous of his brother, Abel. He murdered his brother and lied to God about his brother Abel's death. God punishes Cain by making him wander the earth without a home. Explain to preschoolers that God always knows the truth about what we do, even if we tell a lie.
Armour of God
Ephesians 6:10-17 gives a list of armour that God uses to protect His people. One of the pieces of armour is a belt. Ephesians refers to it as the belt of truth. Preschool students can make their own "belts of truth" from construction paper and wear it on their waists as a reminder that they should tell the truth.
Teach a Verse
Preschoolers like the challenge of learning Bible verses from memory. Choose from one of the verses about truth and encourage students to learn the verses from memory. Among the Bible verses about truth are Colossians 3:9-10 and Proverbs 12:22. You can omit some words from the verses to keep them brief.
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