God can help us overcome any challenge.
Kids will identify and ask God to help them through a challenge they are currently facing.
Romans 8:31-39 More Than Winners
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Ro- mans 8:37 (NIV)
Championship teams rarely win their titles with ease. They endure hardships, setbacks, injuries, and more. As Christians, we will face challenges and oppositions to our faith, but we can rest assured that the victory is already won.
A keyboard with some sheet music
Ask for a kid who does not know how to play the piano to come up. Have him sit at the keyboard. Ask him to do his best to read the music and play it. After the first attempt, see if there’s a kid or parent who has played for years, and is willing to take the challenge.
It takes hard work to master the piano. It takes hours of drills and practice to learn the keys, learn how to read the sheet music, and put it all together.
The same amount of training and hard work goes into winning a football championship. True champions practice hard every day. They endure all sorts of trials and hardships and pain. They lift weights, run drills, study film, and prepare every second they can for the big game.
Sometimes we go through struggles in life, and not by choice. Those hard times and struggles can still lead us to victory. Whatever happens to us, as Christians, we are never alone. God is with us, and God will use those hard times the same as football players use their hard work. All the pain, all the suffering, all the hardship makes us stronger, and when we overcome the odds, it makes the victory that much sweeter.
Whatever hard times you are facing, now or in the future, God is bigger. Let God help you. Let him be your strength. He will give you victory.