Applying Your Puppet Plays, Part 4

The last post talked about the first time to introduce your application teaching. This one emphasizes the second time.

The second time you present the application will be in a similar manner, but this time, answer two different questions from your study.

Give the audience a brief summary statement of the play or program item then link into your teaching. For this teaching choose two different questions and present their answers to the group and share a verse that reinforces the teaching. Give them the application activity statement and link into the next part of your program.

Example:
Summary:
Joe knew he should forgive Susie, but it was hard. He almost didn’t until he remembered all the times God had forgiven him for even bigger things. With that in mind, God helped him to forgive her.
Link: Forgiving Susie was a problem for Joe. That’s one type of problem.

Application Teaching: There are many other types of problems and maybe you are facing one today. Did you see how Joe solved his problem? He thought of all the times God had forgiven him. In other words, he focused on God and not his problem. When you face a problem, you need to do the same thing; focus your attention on God. The quicker you do it the better.  (How often.) Until you start focusing on God, you’ll try to solve the problem yourself and will find you don’t have the power to handle it yourself. When you focus on God, he reminds you that with his help, you can handle it. The Bible says in Philippians 4:13 that you can do all things through Jesus who gives you the strength. The key is to stop focusing on your problem and start focusing on God. (Why.) To help you remember to focus on God, from now on when you face a difficult problem, I want to challenge you to think about five things you know to be true about God and then ask for his help to handle the problem. (Application activity statement.)

Link: You may think that this only applies to big problems. Can it apply to small ones as well? Our puppet Bill has a small problem

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