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Ninja Sunday School Lesson

Ninja Sunday School LessonCheck out our FREE Ninja Sunday School Lesson. This lesson is great for every Children's Ministry, Kids Church, and Sunday School!  Kids will make a plan to stop and keep themselves from being "quick" to make the wrong choice. Teach kids to be righteous, and do not rush into anger.  Ninjas are quick. They move quickly, and they strike quickly. Fools are quick to get angry and to mock others. Kids will learn that we should be quick to seek righteousness.  Righteous people are like ninjas because they never lose their focus on God. Just as a ninja lives by the ninja way at all times, staying sharp and focused on their mission, we stay focused on Jesus. We dont get distracted by the things of this world. We dont rush in to make foolish choices. We are slow to speak and quick to follow Jesus, no matter what. Take a look at our  Bible Ninja 4-Week Children's Ministry CurriculumAnd, if you like this lesson we have over 100 more free Sunday School Lessons for Kids!

Ninja Sunday School Lesson:

BOTTOM LINE:

Be righteous, and do not rush into anger.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will make a plan to stop and keep themselves from being “quick” to make the wrong choice.

KEY PASSAGE:

Proverbs 14:7-19, The Foolish Person

MEMORY VERSE:

“Having respect for the Lord leads to life. Then you will be content and free from trouble.” Proverbs 19:23 NIRV

SUMMARY:

Ninjas are quick. They move quickly, and they strike quickly. Fools are quick to get angry and to mock others. Kids will learn that we should be quick to seek righteousness.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Help us to be quick and chase the things that matter most to you.

In Jesusname,

Amen

 

MEMORY VERSE

“The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.” Proverbs 19:23 NIV

“Having respect for the Lord leads to life. Then you will be content and free from trouble.” Proverbs 19:23 NIRV

LARGE GROUP:

Have the kids read the verse together. Read it normally, then in a whisper, then really, really loud!

SMALL GROUP:

Ask the kids what they think the writer was trying to say when he wrote these words. Then ask them how this verse is connected to todayslesson.

 

SKIT

 

BEATING PEOPLE UP

ITEMS NEEDED:

Ninja costumes

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

2M

CHARACTERS:

Wise Master - A ninja warrior

Eugene - A wannabe ninja

Eugene is in the back of the audience as Wise Master enters and bows to the audience.

MASTER: Welcome, students. I am Wise Master. Welcome to your journey to becoming ninja warriors. The way of the ninja is not an easy one. It takes much practice and discipline. But it is a journey well worth the patience and time. When you become a ninja, you will be wise. And, you will get to use cool stuff like throwing stars and nunchucks. But first, before we can do anything, we must learn

EUGENE: Hey! Wise guy!

MASTER: Who disturbs the Master?

EUGENE: I did!

MASTER: And you are?

EUGENE: Im Eugene. I paid twenty bucks for this lesson and fifty for this cool ninja outfit. So why dont you hurry up and teach me how to do a roundhouse kick to the face?

MASTER: Eugene, you must learn patience.

EUGENE: Patience? How long is that gonna take?

MASTER: Ninjas are quick to move, and quick to strike, but slow to speak. A ninja moves quickly after wisdom not anger.

EUGENE: Yeah? Well a wise karate instructor better be quick about teaching me to do a roundhouse kick to the face, or this guys gonna be quick about demanding a refund.

MASTER: Eugene, if you want to be a ninja, you must be calm.

EUGENE: If you wanna good review on Yelp, you must teach me to roundhouse kick to the face.

MASTER: Eugene, step forward.

EUGENE: All right! Finally.

Eugene runs up to the stage.

MASTER: Eugene, do you think you can take Wise Master down?

EUGENE: Are you kidding? Ill knock your block off.

MASTER: Then go ahead. Knock my block off.

EUGENE: Really?

MASTER: Yes. Really.

EUGENE: Okay, shrimp! Time to teach you a lesson.

Eugene swings. Master ducks and stomps Eugenes foot.

EUGENE: Ow!!

MASTER: You see the foolishness of Eugene. He is quick to get angry, and now, his foot hurts.

EUGENE: And now youre face is gonna hurt!

MASTER: Eugene, you are chasing the wrong thing.

EUGENE:(mocking) You are chasing the wrong thing!

MASTER: You mock wisdom.

EUGENE: You mock wisdom.

MASTER: You should be quick to be wise.

EUGENE: Be quick to be

Wise Master grabs Eugenes nose and twists it.

EUGENE: Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow!

MASTER: Eugene, you can choose the path of the righteous or the path of the fool.

EUGENE: Okay! Okay! Ill be wise! Ill be wise!

The Master lets go of Eugene.

MASTER: Congratulations, Eugene, you have taken your first step on a new path.

EUGENE: Thats great, but Master? I cant smell.

MASTER: Your sense of smell will return in a few days. Give or take a month.

EUGENE: Teach me, Master. Teach me the ways of the ninja.

MASTER: Come, Eugene. We have much to discuss.

OBJECT LESSON

 

ITEMS NEEDED:

Carrots

Frozen cheese sticks

If you wanted a quick snack, which of these would you reach for? Both of these are quick. The cheese sticks need to be heated up in a microwave, but that only takes a few minutes. Not long at all.

It doesnt take much time at all to prep carrots either.  You wash them, you peel them, and you slice them. In the same amount of time as it takes to cook cheese sticks, you can have carrot sticks ready.

You can be quick to cheese sticks, or you can be quick to carrot sticks. I wonder which one a ninja would choose. Any guesses?

If you are wise, youll choose the carrot sticks. Theyre all natural, and they are much healthier than the fried, microwaved cheese sticks. Wisdom teaches us which is better.

We all have a choice to choose righteousness or foolishness. We can follow God, or we can reject him and mock those who do. God wants us to pursue righteousness so that we can grow closer to Jesus.

When its time to be quick, move toward righteousness. Ask God to show you the way, and make the wise choice.

LARGE GROUP GAME

 

MUSICAL SEAT NINJA WARRIOR

ITEMS NEEDED:

Chairs

INSTRUCTIONS:

Choose five players for this game. Set up four chairs in a circle, facing out. Play a game of musical chairs, using the song Kong Fu Fightingor something else that just screams, Ninja!See who can be the quickest to claim the final seat.  

VARIATION:

A game of hot potato can substitute for musical chairs.

WHATS THE POINT?

Be quick to pursue righteousness.

 

LARGE GROUP LESSON

BOTTOM LINE:

Be righteous, and do not rush into anger.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will make a plan to stop and keep themselves from being “quick” to get angry.

KEY PASSAGE:

Proverbs 14:7-19, The Foolish Person

INTRO:

What do you think of when you hear the word ninja? That probably depends on what kind of ninja you like best. In cartoons, movies, comic books, and TV shows ninjas have been everything from super heroes to kids. You might have even heard of a quartet of ninjas who were teenagers. And mutants. And turtles.

Some people like the traditional ninja, with his black outfit, black mask, and a sash loaded down with weapons. Ninjas carry everything from throwing stars to samurai swords. They move quietly through the night and carry out their missions without ever being noticed.

Ninjas are cool because they are so secretive and mysterious. They move with stealth. They can climb straight up walls, slip in and out of buildings without ever being noticed. They wear masks, they hide in the shadows, and they work in secret.

Theres another word that may come to mind when we think of ninjas: wisdom. Like all warriors from the Far East, ninjas are trained to be wise, to be patient, to consider all options and make the best choices. Ninjas may move quickly and strike quickly, but they dont always act quickly. They know all the options, they consider the consequences, and they make the wise choice so that they can fulfill their mission.

For the next four weeks we are going to look at the Bibles book of wisdom, Proverbs. And with a little help from the wise and dangerous ninjas, were going to learn how to make wise choices ourselves. Today were going to see that we have a choice to be wise or foolish. Were going to see that God has already shown us the right path to follow.

READ PROVERBS 14:7-19

MAIN POINT:

King Solomon is credited as the author of most of Proverbs. The wisest man who ever lived, Solomon knew that we all have a choice. We can choose foolishness, or righteousness. Solomon wanted to urge his listeners to choose righteousness.

Solomon reminds us that people who choose the foolish ways of the world do not realize they are fools. They laugh and mock people who choose Gods way. But verse 12 makes it clear: there is a path that seems right to a man but ends in death. If we follow our natural desire to be sinful, the road leads to death. If we choose righteousness, we will find new life.

Foolish thinkers are quick to choose the wrong way. They are quick to speak, quick to get angry, quick to make the wrong choice. God wants us to listen to Solomon. He wants us to choose righteousness!

DRIVE IT HOME:

Righteousness is a really big word, isnt it. Does anyone know what it means?

Righteousness is not just being right. Its being right with God. It means we are wise people. It means we make wise choices. It means we are honest, and never deceitful. It means we obey Gods Word and love him above all else.

Righteous people are like ninjas because they never lose their focus on God. Just as a ninja lives by the ninja way at all times, staying sharp and focused on their mission, we stay focused on Jesus. We dont get distracted by the things of this world. We dont rush in to make foolish choices. We are slow to speak and quick to follow Jesus, no matter what.

Solomon reminds us that as righteous people, we can expect others to mock us. They may make fun of us for obeying God and not going with the crowd. Thats a sure sign we have made the right choice, and it should strengthen our decision to follow righteousness.

Verse 15 reminds us that wise people give thought to their choices while simple people believe anything. Dont believe just anything, and never just follow the crowd. Trust God. Trust the Bible. Bury this book of wisdom in your heart, and let it be your guide.

Dont be quick to anger, or hot-temperedness, or to foolishness. Ask God to make you wise like a ninja. Ask him to help you become righteous!

CLOSE WITH A SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Help us to be quick and chase the things that matter most to you.

In Jesusname,

Amen

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION (K-2ND)

ICEBREAKER:

What do you think of when you hear the word ninja?

MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY:

Proverbs 19:23

Have a second round of musical chairs, or play a game of hot potato to get everyone moving quickly.

SMALL GROUP GAME/ACTIVITY:

Give each kid a chance to demonstrate their ninja skills by doing a spinning ninja kick in the air!

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Read Proverbs 14:7-19

What does the author say about wise people?

What does he say about foolish people?

What does it mean to be righteous?

Why is it so easy to get angry and lose your temper?

What is one thing we can do to keep ourselves from making a rash decision in anger and choose righteousness?

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Show us how we can be righteous and wise.

In Jesusname,

Amen

 

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION (3RD-5TH)

ICEBREAKER:

What do you think of when you hear the word ninja?

MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY:

Proverbs 19:23

Have a second round of musical chairs, or play a game of hot potato to get everyone moving quickly.

SMALL GROUP GAME/ACTIVITY:

Give each kid a chance to demonstrate their ninja skills by doing a spinning ninja kick in the air!

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Read Proverbs 14:7-19

What does Solomon say about foolish people?

Why do foolish people mock wisdom?

What does it mean to be righteous?

Why is it so important to choose Gods way?

What is one thing we can do to keep ourselves from making a rash decision in anger and choose righteousness?

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Show us how we can be righteous and wise.

In Jesusname,

Amen

 

For your convenience, you can also download the entire PDF version of this Ninja Children's Ministry Lesson (just click the link). 

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