February 20, 2022
Sailing the Sixty-Six: God is the King.
First watch this lesson video:
After the video...
Here are some questions to help you talk about the lesson with your kids:
- Why did the Israelites want a king? (1. They wanted a king they could see with their eyes, 2. they wanted to be like the other nations, 3. they didn’t trust God.)
- Why didn’t Saul turn out to be a godly king? (He became proud and stopped following God’s instructions.)
- The Israelites had trouble following God as their King because they couldn’t see him with their eyes. Do you ever find it hard to trust and follow God?
- Why is God the best one to follow? (He is the wisest in the universe – our Creator, He loves us beyond measure, He’s the King of everything…)
- What amazing thing did God do because of His great love? Hint: It’s what we celebrate at Christmas. (God became visible in Jesus.)
- What are some ways we can show that we trust God as our King? (Obey Him, love others, pray and not worry…)
Recite the memory verse together:
“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation”
– Colossians 1:15 (NLT)
Seek God together
Explain to your kids that sin is when we try to be our own kings and queens and ignore God. We’ve all done that. God is always calling us back to Himself because He loves us.
Use this time to dedicate yourselves to God. As in the video, have your kids pretend to hold their “crowns” in their hands and, as you pray, lift them up as a way of giving them to God and letting HIM be the King of our lives. You may want to all kneel down together. You can voice your own prayers or use this prayer from the video to pray together:
“Oh God, we often want to be our own kings and queens. Forgive us for the times we ignore You. But You are the King. You love us and came to rescue us. Thank you Lord Jesus. We give you our crowns. We give you our lives. Help us follow You every day. Lead our lives and be our KING.”
This song calls on all creation to praise God our King!