Big Idea: Jesus is the Forever King. His throne will last forever.
Monthly Image: Throne
Memory Verse: “Your throne will last forever”–2 Samuel 7:16
Bible Story Focus: From David to Solomon
Lesson Overview: In this lesson, kids will have the chance to learn of David becoming King and then passing his crown onto his son, Solomon. They will hear of David and Solomon’s desire to build a special house for God and Solomon’s plan to see it through. Ultimately, kids will understand that the Forever throne belongs to the Forever King, Jesus.
Monthly Image: Throne – The Forever King has a throne that never ends
Big Idea: Jesus, the Forever King has a throne that NEVER ends!
Memory Verse: “Your throne will last forever.” – 2 Samuel 7:16
Bible Story Focus: God promises to bless David–2 Samuel 7
In this lesson, we will hear of David’s desire to build a temple for God. Through this story, we will hear of God’s promise to bless David in the years to come; that his family will always have rule over the people. But more than that, we will hear of God’s promise to send a great King from David’s line, Jesus, whose throne will last forever!
Circle Time Discussion:
If you had some Lego’s, what would you like to try and build?
I Wonder Questions (snack time discussion):
I wonder… what did David want to build? (A temple for God)
I wonder…Why did David want to build a temple? (Because he was living in a palace and God did not have a special place to stay.)
I wonder…what did God promise David? (He said he would send a Forever King from David’s family.)
During the 9:00 and 11:00 services, the kids will start of the lesson by using blocks or legos to create their own temples. They will then, make their own family trees by using teddy grahams. During the 8:30 classes the students will play musical thrones. They will then make temples using magic noodles.
Summer Curriculum Overview: This summer, Kindergarten-5th Graders will join Christian on his pilgrim journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City as we read an adapted version of Little Pilgrim’s Progress. During our weeks together, children will learn that Christian’s story is the story of everyone who follows Jesus. This story begins as God calls people to himself and continues as they walk the difficult journey of faith through many struggles, triumphs, temptations, and victories.
Memory Verse: Finally, let the Lord make you strong. Depend on his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor. Then you can remain strong against the devil’s evil plans. Ephesians 6:10-11
Children will read and discuss Chapter 12: “Hopeful’s Testimony, Ignorance, and the Enchanted Grounds” from Pilgrim’s Progress. In this chapter, Christian and Hopeful cross the Enchanted Ground and talk about the things of God to stay alert. Hopeful shares his testimony with Christian. Next, the pilgrims are challenged by Ignorance’s false ideas about the Gospel. They warn him to confess his sin and turn to the Lord. Ignorance refuses and chooses to take the easier path.
1. God gives us new hearts that trust in Jesus, who died on the cross to pay for our sin.
2. God forgives the sin of those who trust in Christ as their Savior, gives them Christ’s righteousness, and adopts them as his children.
Supporting Scripture: Romans 3:20, John 6:37, Romans 10:4, Proverbs 1:7
Activities: Story Review & String Cross Art