On Sunday, February 3rd, Sojourn's kids studied a Bible lesson on Solomon and the Temple of God (1 Chronicles 28-29, 2 Chronicles 7). The lesson is based on lesson 60 in the Gospel Story for Kids Old Testament curriculum. In 1 Chronicles 28:2-7, King David spoke to all of the people of Israel with these words:
“Listen to me, my brothers and my people. I had it in my heart to build a house as a place of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord, for the footstool of our God, and I made plans to build it. But God said to me... Solomon your son is the one who will build my house and my courts, for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father. I will establish his kingdom forever if he is unswerving in carrying out my commands and laws, as is being done at this time."
King David made the plans for the Temple, and Solomon followed his plan to carry them out. Plans help us to make the exact copy of what the designer of the plans intended. The Bible is God’s plan for us as to how we should live. It is important that we just don’t do what we want but follow God’s Word.
As part of this lesson, SojournKids' Administrator, Rachel Davila, designed a plan for a model of Solomon's Temple made from craft sticks. Parents, you can download a JPEG version of the plan here to review with your kids at home. Church leaders may want to download this to use with GSFK OT lesson 60 or another similar lesson. The plan prints well on a piece of 11" x 17" paper.
HT: Marty Machowski