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We start out the new year by continuing our live online interactive Sunday School meetings each Sunday morning, 9:45-10:15 a.m. This is a great opportunity for children to talk, pray, and study with one another. If you do not have a link to access online Sunday School materials and live sessions but would like to have access, let the church office know. With the link, you also get access to specially designed crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, parent pages, and videos.

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Our live online interactive Sunday School meetings continue each  Sunday morning in March, 9:45-10:15 a.m.  If you need access to our online Sunday School materials and live sessions, let the church office know. You can also get access to specially designed crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, parent pages, and videos to go along with each week’s lesson.

 

In February, we learned about King David and King Solomon. The lessons and Bible texts were:

  • February 7: The Fearless Shepherd – David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17:2-11, 33-51)
  • February 14: The Faith-Full Friends – David and Jonathan (1 Samuel 18:1-9; 20:18-42)
  • February 21: The King of Glory – David Worships God (2 Samuel 7:18–29; Psalm 24)
  • February 28: The Wise King – Solomon Prays for Wisdom (1 Kings 3:5-15)

 

In March, we have lessons related to King Solomon and  Elijah. The lesson descriptions and accompanying Bible verses are:

  • March 7: The Unwise Wise King – Solomon Builds the  Temple (1 Kings 6:11–38; 11:1–11). “The Unwise Wise King” is the title of today’s lesson.  Solomon gathers the supplies and artisans to begin the most important          construction project of his reign—building a house for God. Using the very  finest materials and most skilled craftsmen, Solomon builds a temple so glorious that none to come after it would ever compare. Later in his life, Solomon’s many wives and concubines lead him away from the true God. In His anger, God vows to take the kingdom away from Solomon’s descendants.  
  • March 14: Provided-For Prophet – God Provides for  Elijah (1 Kings 17). The lesson this week is “Provided-For     Prophet.” The prophet Elijah warns King Ahab of the severe drought coming. God first sends Elijah to the brook Cherith, where He provides ravens to feed him. When the brook dries up, Elijah lodges with a widow in Zarephath.  Despite her limited supply of flour and oil, it never runs out. God supplies just what they need each day. When the widow’s son dies, Elijah raises him back to life through God’s power.
  • March 21: Consuming Fire – Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:17–40). Today, we will study “Consuming Fire.” Elijah challenges the people to stop “limping” between Baal and the true God. Gathering the 450    prophets of Baal, Elijah  proposes a test to determine the truth: each side will butcher a bull for sacrifice and call on their god to send down fire. The prophets of Baal call upon their god, even cutting themselves to appease it, but nothing happens. Elijah drenches his offering with water, completely filling the trench around it. Then Elijah offers a simple prayer to the true God, who sends down fire from heaven to consume the offering, the wood, and even the water in the trench.
  • March 28: A Whirlwind Ascent – Elijah Is Taken to  Heaven (2 Kings 2:1–15). In today’s lesson, “A Whirlwind Ascent,” Elijah takes Elisha along as they  travel from place to place. Along the way, they meet the sons of the prophets, who warn Elisha of Elijah’s impending departure. Upon reaching the Jordan, Elijah parts the river with his cloak, allowing them to cross over. There, Elisha asks to receive a double measure of Elijah’s spirit. Chariots and horses of fire appear, and God takes Elijah to heaven in a whirlwind. Gathering his master’s cloak, Elisha continues the elder prophet’s work.

 

Thank you to all of those who help children log in to these online sessions on Sundays! Please don’t hesitate to reach out for help accessing our online meetings and materials as needed.