July 12, 2020: God Blesses

This week’s lesson is based on 1 Kings 1-6.

Let’s Start!

Imagine that you were in a contest to eat a feast of pizza, ice cream, candy, cookies, donuts, and chips as fast as you could. You could scoop it right into your mouth!

Wow! Yum, right?

But wait. Would it be WISE to eat that much junk food at one time? (Yeah, you’re right! Eating that much junk might make you sick!)

Have you ever heard the word “wisdom”? Do you know what it means?

Wisdom is knowing the right thing to do at the right time. Today we’re going to learn about someone in the Bible who was very wise: King Solomon.

Let’s Watch!

Want to go a little deeper? You can learn more about Solomon’s wisdom here!

Let’s Talk!

Wow! What do you think it would be like to be the wisest person to ever live?

God really blessed Solomon in a lot of ways. And He loves us and pours his blessings into our lives too!

How do you think God blesses us? God’s blessings aren’t something that we earn or have to try hard to receive. We can’t do anything to make God love us more or less. We can’t earn His love or take credit for working hard when God blesses us. It all flows from His love. He loved us so much He sent Jesus, the biggest blessing of all.

What are some good responses to being blessed? Thankfulness, joy …

Open up your Bible to Matthew 10:8 and read it. What did Jesus tell his disciples about receiving and giving? Freely you have received; freely give.

We are blessed so that we can bless others too! When we share the blessings that God gives to us, the world sees what God is like.

Take a few minutes to write a list of the ways that God has blessed you!

Let’s Do!

Parents/guardians, surprise your children with a special treat or snack. When you give it to them, tell them that you are blessing them. Talk about how God has blessed you as a family and help them to think of other ways that God has blessed them. And then, come up with a creative way to bless someone outside your family this week!

Let’s Memorize!

This week’s Remember verse is Ephesians 2:8.

Now, or at the end of your lesson time, find a comfy space in your home, spread out or sit or lay down and relax. Listen to the song above let God remind you of how good He is!

This week, try to listen to this song every day to learn your verse!

Let’s Bless!

Bless your family with this blessing:

“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

From the EGC Kids Team: Parents/guardians, below is a fantastic song based on this week’s blessing Scripture from Numbers 6:22-26. We pray that this song blesses your heart this week!

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