Preteens today are asking is Satan real. They’re very aware of evil. All kids have to do is watch the news or go online to see the most recent tragedy. This Bible study for preteens will temper the fear that comes with knowing that evil exists.
Being aware of Satan and his tactics can help kids avoid evil when possible and face it with God’s help when necessary. Use this free lesson to assure preteens they can rely on God’s victorious power in their lives.
Bible Background for Leaders: Is Satan Real?
Bible Truth: God is all-powerful. (1 Chronicles 29:11)
“He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44)
Who is Satan?
Satan in action.
Pray for Preteens
- hidden pictures and Where’s Waldo? books
- whiteboard or poster board
Greet preteens warmly as they arrive. Have healthy snack stuff on a table.
Supply hidden picture pages and Where’s Waldo? books. Encourage them to work together to see how many hidden pictures or Waldos they can find.
As you’re ready to move on, move the snacks and pictures out of sight.
Preteens are notoriously insecure and uncertain, no matter how hard they try to hide it. Providing a simple activity that harks back to an earlier time in their development, such as finding hidden pictures, offers preteens an almost surefire way to succeed and fit in—and have fun doing it! Throw in a little sincere praise and encouragement, and you’ve created a congenial atmosphere where learning can happen naturally.
Ask a willing reader to read aloud these BE BOLD Values:
- You’re accepted just as you are.
- We respect each other’s thoughts and struggles.
- We’re all in this together.
- God is here, ready to be your friend because you matter.
Say: I’m glad you’re here, and I’m glad we get to follow these values together. I want our class to be a place of respect—a place to honestly say what we think and feel, and a place where we can learn from each other. Thank you for making it that way!
Question Collection: Is Satan Real?
Say: You were pretty good at finding those hidden pictures! Just as in hidden pictures, sometimes a thing can be right there in plain sight. But we don’t see it at first. Today we’ll explore a topic that might seem sort of hidden. People don’t talk about it a lot.