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March 14, 2021

Parents, just follow the instructions and have a great time with your kids worshipping God and learning from His Word together!

Lesson: It Matters Who You Listen To

First watch this lesson video:

After the video

Explore together

Here are some questions and activities to help you discuss the lesson with your kids:

1. Fill in the blank: The people wanted King Rehoboam to treat them ___________ than his father Solomon did.  A. better B. worse              Answer: A. better

2. Rehoboam didn’t know what to do so he asked for advice. What advice did the older men give Rehoboam? (They told him he should be kind to the people like they asked and serve them.)

3. What advice did the younger men give Rehoboam? (They said he should be mean and tougher than Solomon was.)

4. What did the people do when Rehoboam was harsh to them and told them he was going to be mean to them? (They left and chose another king named Jeroboam to lead them in the north. Israel was split in two.)

5. It matters who we listen to. Who are some people you know whose advice you can trust?

Memory Verse Time! Recite the memory verse together. Write it down and post it on the refrigerator to help you memorize it.

“Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life.” – Proverbs 19:20

Seek God together

Make the observation to your children that Rehoboam refused to serve his people like the older men advised him to. He probably thought kings should BE served instead of having to serve others. But what did our true forever King Jesus come to do? Jesus said (Matthew 20:28) that he came to serve and to give His life to save us.

Take turns expressing sentence prayers of thanks to God. Family members can complete this sentence: “Lord Jesus, thank you for being our __________________ King!” (Fill in the blank with beautiful adjectives.)

Then, have someone close with this prayer:

“O Lord Jesus, even though you are our mighty King, you came to serve and save us. You are kind and take good care of us. Help us every day to listen to you and obey. And may we follow your example and serve one another in love. We ask this in your Name. Amen.”

Celebrate together

Just because you’re young, doesn’t mean you can’t give good advice or be an example to others. This first song comes from 1 Timothy 4:12.

This next song puts a verse of Solomon’s wise advice to music!

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