The following lessons plans are examples, not a complete compilation from the unit.



   1.  Introduce Proverbs 4:23 with transparencies, scripture, and questions.

   2.  Introduce the definition for self-control, using Billy Graham’s book Gifts, Fruits, and Fullness of the Holy Spirit. 

   3. Read and discuss Proverbs 4 with the class. Assign student partners to answer questions on Proverbs 4.

   4. Read and answer questions about the history on the Philistines.



1.  Pretest for Proverbs 4:23.  Students write from memory the Scripture verse.  They exchange papers to check for accuracy.  Teacher gives a grade to show the student the test score without further study time; however, teacher records this exercise as a participation grade.  Students study material once again before final test.

2.  Class discusses answers to Proverbs 4 questions.

3.  Class views DVD titled In Search of the Heroes, "The Peanut Man,"

which depicts George Washington Carver's life.  Students realize the discipline and self-control exercised in Carver's life.  Questions accompanying the viewing of the DVD.

4.  Students read Judges 13-15 and answer questions concerning Samson and Delilah.  Class discussion follows concerning the lack of self-control in Samson's life.


  1.  Test on Proverbs 4:23.

  2.  Ilustrations for Proverbs 4 due.

  3.  Discuss questions on Samson and Delilah.

  4.  Assign partners to work on the Samson bio-poem.  This assignment will be finished outside of class.  Students write the bio-poem and decide on responsibilities for completion of the final project. 

  5.  View the DVD Volume 1, That the World May Know“Confronting Evil” about Samson. Students answer questions while viewing the video.  Discussion follows.

  6. Teacher instructs students on the questions from Josh McDowell’s book, Evidence That Demands A Verdict.  This requires in-depth thinking skills on the students' part.