As a result of studying about God’s just nature, children will
go home and regularly confess their sins to God and ask for His forgiveness
and for His help in not sinning.
|AS KIDS ARRIVE (15 minutes)
|Play Head to Head – Ask for two volunteers
to recite the books of the bible in order. One child will begin by saying Genesis,
the other follows with Exodus, back to the first who says Leviticus
etc. As more children arrive you can include everyone by creating
AND PRAISES (5 minutes) Further info? Click here
|MEMORY WORK (5 minutes)
|“‘For I am a great king,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and my
name is to be feared among the nations.’” Malachi 1:14 NIV
Have the children say the verse out loud all together.
Safety pin a partial Bible verse to the back of each child. (Click
here for bible verse print out)
Ask children to work together to put themselves in order based
on the verse that is on their backs.
Check to make sure that they are in the right order.
Take the verses off of their backs before they leave.
Leave the memory verse up on the board.
|CLASS EXERCISE (5 minutes)
Just Consequences (Activity) Click here
|SCRIPTURE READING AND DISCUSSION
Say, “As we can see from the activity we've just completed,
'God's Just Consequences', our actions have consequences. Today we
are going to examine two Bible stories where God acted justly and
issued consequences for disobedience.”
Genesis 19:14-26 and Numbers 20:2-12 on the whiteboard.
This will help children in locating and following along with you as
you read the scripture.
Say, “This scripture is about when God was getting ready
to destroy the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and God had sent
angels to warn Lot and his family and get them out of the city.”
And “When God sends angels down from Heaven in this story,
they are giving warnings to Lot and his family for God as His representative
and God expected them to obey His warnings.”
Read Genesis 19:14-26 (When
reading the passage emphasize that the angels told Lot and his family
not to look behind them as they left the city. Also emphasize that
Lot's wife looked back and she became a pillar of salt)
Ask, "Why do you think Lot’s
wife looked back? Do you think she enjoyed living in such a sinful
Say, “This is an example of when God chose to issue immediate
and just consequences for disobedience. Lot’s wife was punished
immediately when she disobeyed God’s warning.”
Say, “This next scripture takes place when Moses was leading
the Israelites through the desert until God said they could go into
the promised land. They were hot, tired and grumpy!
Read Numbers 20:2-12 (Show picture of Moses striking the rock at the appropriate time.) Click here for picture (When
reading the passage emphasize that God told Moses to take the staff
and speak to the rock before the people, but Moses raised his arm
and struck the rock twice with his staff.)
Ask, "Why do you think Moses struck the rock? Could it have
been a bit of pride on his part?"
Say, "This is an example of when God chose to issue delayed
and just consequences for disobedience. Moses wandered the desert
faithfully with the Israelites and after forty years was not allowed
to take them into the promised land."
Today God is still the same just God that He was when Lot’s
wife and Moses lived here on earth. He still punishes sin and rewards
Romans 14:10b-12 says, “For
we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written:
‘As surely as I live’, says the Lord, ‘every knee
will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.’ So
then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.”
And Hebrews 4:13 says something
very similar. “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s
sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of
Him to whom we must give an account."
Say, “this means that we will receive consequences for the
sin and rewards for the good when we stand before God’s judgment
seat one day.”
|CLASS EXERCISE (7 minutes)
|Making God’s Word
Personal (Activity) Click here
|ALTERNATE CLASS EXERCISE (5 minutes)
|God's Forgiveness (Object Talk) Click here
|APPLICATION (2 minutes)
|God is a just God and nothing can escape
Him. Life may not seem fair, but God is… He rewards obedience
and punishes sin.
child to respond to one of these questions:
1. How would your life be different if God was not just?
2. Why is it good that God is just?
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|CLOSING PRAYER (2 minutes)
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|Ask God to help the children to apply the lesson and
to desire to know Him better and to obey Him.
|TAKE HOME PAGE
|Give one copy to each child at the end of the class
to take home. Click here for NIV or