SAW Publishing’s Word of the Week (WOW) program is a vocabulary supplement built around hymns and Bible verses. Each lesson contains a Webster’s 1828 Dictionary definition, Scripture reference, and examples that encourage students to use new vocabulary in daily life. To find out more about the program, see our post entitled Boost Your Student’s Vocabulary with our FREE Word of the Week. To receive the FREE Word of the Week lesson the Monday before it is posted, sign up for the WOW email below.
Word of the Week Lesson #4
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Abridged from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary
firm; constant; having a steady mind
Webster’s 1828 Full Definition
Note the alternate spelling for this word, which is used in our memory verse below.
STEAD’FAST, STED’FAST adjective [stead and fast.]
- Fast fixed; firm; firmly fixed or established; as the stedfast globe of earth.
- Constant; firm; resolute; not fickle or wavering.
Whom resist, stedfast in the faith. 1 Peter 5:9a
- Steady; as steadfast sight.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:58 (KJV)
“Like Zion’s steadfast mount are they
Who in the Lord confide;
Secure, immovable they stand,
Forever to abide.”
– The United Presbyterian Board of Publication (1912), The Psalter
All hymn texts are taken from Cyber Hymnal
Examples From Daily Life
“There, now we don’t mind if it rains tonight!” Philip declared, as he drove in the last peg. “Our tent will stand steadfast against any storm.”
“I don’t think it will rain,” said Robyn, looking up at the sparkling stars, “The sky has been a steadfast blue all day.”
“Come, and we’ll roast marshmallows over the campfire,” Mr. Gravesend called. “You’ve been steadfast and dependable paddlers today, and you both deserve a treat.”
Printable Image With Short Definition and Memory Verse
Philip is making a list of the steadfast things they have seen on their camping trip. The tent, the sky, and the paddlers were three items listed in today’s Examples From Daily Life. Can you think of any other “firm and constant’ things that the Gravesends might have seen?
The answer will appear at the bottom of next week’s WOW lesson.
Answer To Last Week’s Bonus Activity
The word portage means “to carry.” According to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary a portage is: A carrying place over land between navigable waters. Some portages are only a few yards long, while others may be several miles. Long portages are difficult because the canoe and all its luggage must be carried by the canoers.
How To Sign Up
Each week’s WOW lesson will be available on the Sheep Among Wolves blog on Friday morning.
If you would prefer to receive the lessons by email, you can sign up below to have each new lesson delivered on the Monday before it’s posted. This gives you time to print out the sheet, and have it ready for the next week, as well as making sure you don’t miss any posts. Email signup will include a high resolution copy of the image for those who wish to print it out in poster form. Concerned that you have missed the start of our program? Don’t worry, all emails contain links to previous lessons. No matter when you sign up, you will receive access to all lessons from the Word of the Week program.
For more information on the WOW program see our introductory post:
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