July 3, 2022
Sailing the Sixty-Six: We All Need Mercy
First watch this lesson video:
Here are questions to help you talk about the lesson with your kids.
1. What is mercy? Have your kids describe it in their own words.
2. Which of the following parts of Hezekiah’s story are examples of mercy? Have your kids answer “yes” or “no” for each one:
- Hezekiah’s father closed down God’s Temple. (No)
- After repairing the Temple, Hezekiah invited the people from the northern kingdom of Israel to the celebration even though they had been enemies. (Yes)
- The Assyrians came to attack the southern kingdom of Judah. (No)
- God protected Judah from the Assyrians. (Yes)
- God healed Hezekiah when he was sick. (Yes)
- Hezekiah bragged and showed off all his riches to the Babylonian ambassadors when they came to visit. (No)
- God forgave Hezekiah for showing off and for forgetting that all he had was from God. (Yes)
3. What is the greatest way God showed His love and mercy? (By sending Jesus to die for us.)
4. Think of a time when God showed you mercy. Take turns sharing about it.
5. See who remembers the memory verse…
“The Lord your God is kind and merciful.” – 2 Chronicles 30:9
Seek God together
Begin with a moment of silent reflection by saying, “We all need God’s mercy. Let’s close our eyes and think about what we need God’s mercy for right now. In your hearts, ask God to forgive you.”
Then, lead in prayer:
“Lord, we thank You for Your mercy. We are so happy that we can come to You when we mess up. Thank you for dying for us to take away our sin. Oh Risen Savior, You said that we need to have mercy on others the way you have mercy on us. As we sit quietly for a minute, please bring to our minds the people we need to show mercy to.”
After a minute of silence, say the Lord’s Prayer together.
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory now and forever. Amen.“
“Our sins they are many, His mercy is more!” Learn this beautiful song together about God’s mercy.