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Solomon’s Sin Divided the Kingdom (1 Kings 11-12)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (1 Kings 11-12)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (King Solomon, Rehoboam, and Jeroboam)

  • What are the main story beats? (Solomon disobeyed God; Jeroboam was made king; God’s people rebelled and the kingdom was split.)

  • What’s the main point? (God divided Israel into two kingdoms because Solomon sinned.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • Kings fail and kingdoms become divided. Due to the sin in the hearts of all people we will come up short and disobey God. Despite that God loves us enough to send a perfect king to take our place.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for who you are. We thank you for sending your son Jesus to die in our place. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Solomon’s Sin Divided the Kingdom)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God chose Solomon to build the temple where He would dwell with His people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • In what ways did Solomon disobey God?

  • Who became king after Solomon died? Which king ruled which kingdom?

  • Who is the perfect king that God sent to earth?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God loves us despite our sin. God knows our hearts and he still loves us. God sent his son to suffer in our place so that we could live eternally with him.  

RELATE to them.

  • God knows your heart and still loves you. God wants to forgive you and love you. If he loves you enough to send his son in your place, then he is willing and able to forgive you when you mess up.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God through His Word.

Memory Verse: Proverbs 2:6-7 - “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity”

Solomon Built the Temple (1 Kings 6-8)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (1 Kings 6-8)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Solomon, God’s People, and God.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Solomon was chosen by God to build the temple that his father David attempted to build, God blessed the temple and Solomon, the ark was placed in the temple.)

  • What’s the main point? (God chose Solomon to build the temple where He would dwell with His people.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God will bless us when we honor him. Solomon honored God and led his people the right way. God blessed him because of it.  

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the many ways that you bless us. We thank you for how you blessed the work of Solomon. We pray that we can honor you with our actions like Solomon did. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Solomon Built the Temple)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God chose Solomon to build the temple where He would dwell with His people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why was David not allowed to build the temple?

  • How long did it take to build the temple?

  • Why was it so important that the ark of the covenant was moved into the temple?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God has called us to honor him with our actions. We know wisdom comes from God and we should praise his name because of that.

RELATE to them.

  • God wants to be with his children. Solomon built a temple to bring his people closer to himself. We can become closer to God by reading his word and worshipping him.  

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God through His Word.

Memory Verse: Proverbs 2:6-7 - “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity”

Wisdom for God’s People (Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:1-12; 4:10-19)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:1-12; 4:10-19)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the characters? (Solomon and God.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Solomon asked for wisdom; God granted him wisdom; Solomon wrote down many wise sayings.)

  • What’s the main point? (Wisdom is fearing the Lord and obeying His Word.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We as a family will read God’s word together. We will use God’s word to grow in wisdom. We can apply it to the life of our family in order to honor God as a family. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your word. We thank you for granting us wisdom. We thank you for your love for us. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Wisdom for God’s People)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Wisdom is fearing the Lord and obeying His Word.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why was it unique for Solomon to ask for wisdom?

  • What book was Solomon’s wisdom put into?

  • How can we gain in wisdom thanks to what Solomon wrote?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • Every good gift is from God. Everything that we have of any worth is from God. Wisdom comes from God and we can get it through the writings of Solomon. 

RELATE to them.

  • Even though it seems like we have things figured out we don’t. Without God and his gift of wisdom, we have nothing.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God through His Word.

Memory Verse: Proverbs 2:6-7 - “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity”

Solomon Asked for Wisdom (1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12; 3:1-15)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12; 3:1-15)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (David, Solomon, and God.)

  • What are the main story beats? (David died, Solomon becomes king, Solomon asked God for wisdom.)

  • What’s the main point? (Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead God’s people.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We as your parents are here to help you grow into wise adults. All wisdom comes from God and we will try to instruct you to follow that wisdom.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love for us. We thank you for your wisdom. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Solomon Asked for Wisdom)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead God’s people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • What else could Solomon have asked for?

  • Why do you think Solomon asked for wisdom?

  • How can we have wisdom like Solomon?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • You don’t have all the answers. God is faithful and he loves you. He has given us the instruction we need through his word. 

RELATE to them.

  • Sometimes we can think that we know what is best for us!  We don’t know what is best. Only God knows what is best for us. He has given us his word to get us through.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God through His Word.

Memory Verse: Proverbs 2:6-7 - “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity”

God Made a Covenant with David (2 Samuel 7)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (2 Samuel 7)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (David and God.)

  • What are the main story beats? (David decided to build God a temple, God promise David big things, God denied David the right to build the temple.)

  • What’s the main point? (God promised that Jesus would come from David’s family.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God is faithful. He always keeps his promises. We as a family aspire to be true to our word. We pray that we can model what God has modeled in the life of David. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your promises. We thank you that you are faithful. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (God Made a Covenant with David)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God promised that Jesus would come from David’s family.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • What kind of house did David live in?

  • What did the ark of God sit in?

  • God said David’s kingdom would last how long?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God is faithful and loves us so much. We keeps his promises to us.

RELATE to them.

  • God has a plan for your life and will be faithful to accomplish his will through you. Take hope in the fact that God loves you and cares for you. 

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7-8 - “Sing a song of wisdom, for God is King of the whole earth. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.”