We had so much fun in our last week of our "Wise Up!" series. We had a party in Ms. Wise's class and learned the bible story from Willy Worm one last time. Today we learned about obeying God from 2 Chronicles and the story of Josiah!
Need to Know: "I Will Obey God!"
Christ Connection: Isn't it so great how God gives us His word to help us obey Him? What is God's word? That's right! The Bible! Do you know who else obeyed God? Jesus obeyed God. Do you remember what Jesus did for us? That's right, he died on the cross for our sins...he obeyed God even when it was hard. Now, he helps us obey God, too!
Bible Story, 2 Chronicles 34:1-35:19
Many years later, God's people had forgotten how to obey the Lord again. Josiah became their king when he was only eight years old.
Josiah told his workers, "Let's make God's Temple clean!" So the workers cleaned and swept. They lifted and dusted--and look! They found a scroll of God's Word!
A servant brought the scroll to Josiah. He read the words carefully. Then King Josiah sent out this order: "Come to hear God's words. We must learn how to obey God!"
The people came to listen to God's Word. King Josiah read every word out loud. He said, "I will obey what I have read." God's people said they would obey, too! They were glad to know HOW to obey God. So for days, they sang and worshiped Him!
God's Story For Me Bible, Gospel Light, p.222-225
We hope to see you all next week as begin our brand new series, "Clue Catchers", where we will pretending to be detectives who search for clues and solve mysteries about God using the Bible!