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What are the qualities of a good friend? Let's find the answer together, as we examine different Bible characters and their examples of friendship.

Sunday School Resources

Projects and Activities
Puzzles, Mazes, Coloring etc.
Listen to Bible Stories (online)
Bible Stories and
     Discussion Questions

Other Informative Articles


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Projects and Activities
God as our Best Friend - The article, Our #1 Relationship, and a great swap                                               shop activity, Who is God?, are a wonderful                                               starting points for teaching children and teens
                                              that God is our best friend.
True Friendship - (For Teens) The article True Friendship examines how to                                 improve our  friendships with others. Have students talk                                 about the discussion questions to make the concepts                                 relevant to their own lives.
   Practical Tips on Friendship - (For Teens) A review of the Practical Tips in                                                       the True Friendship article. Many discussion                                                       questions, topics and ideas are listed.
Match the Friends from the Bible
Puzzles, Mazes, Coloring, etc.
Helping Others - Follow the trail of letters to find out who is our neighbor
The Good Samaritan Crossword - Read the story of the Good Samaritan                                                                and complete the puzzle
True Love - Draw lines to match the hearts that are the same, and then
                     read what the hearts say about love
A Loyal Friend - Tell how Ruth cared for Naomi. Use the listed words in your                              story, and then fill in the puzzle.
Friends Forever - Decode the puzzle to find out what Jonathan said to his                                 good friend David when Saul wanted to kill David
Jonathan’s Secret Code - Use morse code to decipher Jonathan's                                                message that would keep his friend David safe
John, the Disciple Jesus Loved - Answer the questions about John the                                                             beloved disciple and then find the
                                                            answers in the hidden words.
Coloring Page - Paul and his friend Silas
How Are Your Attitudes? - Read about how our attitudes affect our                                                friendships and then find your way through the                                                maze
Online Crossword Puzzle - Loving Friends
Bible Stories and Discussion Questions (read online and lookup in your Bible)
  Ruth and Naomi  
Read Ruth
     •  Ruth and Naomi (preschool children)
     •  Ruth (younger children)
     •  The Woman Who Forsook Idols to Serve God (older children / teens)
     •  Discussion Questions
  David and Jonathan  
Read I Samuel 19 and 20
     •  Best Friends (younger children)
     •  The Little Boy Looking for the Arrows (older children / teens)
     •  Discussion Questions
  The Good Samaritan  
Read Luke 10: 30-37
     •  Good Samaritan (younger children)
     •  The Good Man (younger children)
     •  The Good Shepherd and the Good Samaritan (older children / teens)
     •  Discussion Questions
  The Twelve Disciples  
Read Luke 5 & 6
     •  Helpers and Friends (younger children)
     •  The Twelve Men Who Were Called Apostles (older children / teens)
     •  Discussion Questions
Listen to Bible Stories (online)
  The Good Samaritan (told by four-year-old Katie)
Living with the Bible
  True Friendship examines how to improve our friendships with others
  Devon Harrison shares how loving a friend who was gossiping about her healed the hurt and restored their friendship.
  Teenager Rosemarie Satterfield shares how turning to the Bible helped give her the guidance she needed to start over with a relationship, not let fear control her, and discover a friendship.
  High school student, Caroline Savoye, shares how changing her thought and turning to I Cor. 13 healed a broken friendship.
Teen Time - Questions and Answers
  How do we handle discouragement over not fitting in?
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