Nature Walk: Storehouse
There are different animals that store food to eat later on. Some you might see in your backyard include the squirrels, moles, mice, and chipmunks! Chipmunks are my favorite. God gave them elastic cheeks that stretch into big pockets to hold food that they haul from one place all the way to their burrow. During winter they have built up a huge storehouse of the best nuts and seeds to eat whenever they are hungry. Do you prepare for the future?
Chipmunks and other hoarding animals remind me of a Bible verse in 1 Chronicles 29:2, in which King David says, "Now for the house of my God I have prepared with all my might gold, ...silver, ...bronze, ...iron, ...wood, ...onyx, ...all kinds of precious stones, ...and marble." David did not get to build God's house, but during his time as king, he set aside all kinds of precious things for the time when his son Solomon would build God's house. Do you give God your very best?
Memory Mastery: God's Special Book
We are almost done working on God's special book, where we learn important facts about the Bible. Can you please review this with your child at home and make sure they can answer the following questions? We will present this information to the church along with the song, Standing on the Promises.
Mission Helper: Blind Hope
Marian is from Poland, and he was born blind. His grandmother read him the Bible, so he learned the 10 Commandments and many Bible stories. When he went to school, he learned to read using Braille, a raised dot system for the blind. In religion class, he asked his teacher why they didn't teach all the 10 commandments. His teacher told him that the Catholic Church had the power to change God's law. Marian decided that he would only follow the Bible. Now, Marian is a Sabbath School teacher. He likes to teach others the Bible and encourages them to follow Jesus all the way.
Bible Story: King David Wants to Build a House for God
References: 2 Samuel 7
After Saul died, David became the king of Israel. He remembered how good God was to him to protect him all those years that King Saul tried to hurt him. David decided he wanted to build a temple for God, but prophet Nathan told David that God would let David's son Solomon build the temple. God gave David the plans for the temple and helped David set aside money and special things for it.
God also gave David a very special promise. He told David that the throne of his family would last forever. In other words, He told David that Jesus would come from his family line.
Our prayer verse is 1 Chronicles 29:3, in which David says, "I have set my affection on the house of my God." David loved God so much that he dedicated his most precious things to God's house. We can show God love, too, by taking care of His house.
Dear Father God, I love You, and I want to show You love and respect by being careful with Your house. In Jesus' Name, Amen