Year 2, Winter: Lesson 11
This week's memory verse
What we learned today
Big Idea: God gives wisdom
Solomon asks for wisdom: 1 Kings 2-3. God appears to King Solomon in a dream and encourages Solomon to ask for anything he wants. Solomon asks for wisdom.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God is powerful
Elisha’s Miracles: 2 Kings 4v1–7, 38–44. God works through Elisha in powerful ways to provide for His people.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
In ancient Israel, God used prophets to communicate His words to the people.
The prophet Elisha performed miracles, pronounced judgment, and defeated enemies as proof to the idolatrous Israelites that he was sent by God.
Elisha was part of God’s overarching plan to correct the course of Israel and its kings. But while God cared about Israel as a nation, He also used His power to miraculously provide for the needs of individuals.
Connect as a family
One night at dinnertime, place a few empty jars or cups, a container of oil, and a roll or small loaf of bread on the table. Read 2 Kings 4v1–7 together. Pour oil into the empty jars or cups until the oil is gone, and then talk about what just happened in the Scripture passage. Now read verses 38–41. Discuss the miracle in these verses. Finally, read verses 42–44. Hold up the roll or loaf of bread and ask your children if they think 20 small loaves of bread could feed 100 hungry people. All of these miracles happened because God is powerful!
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What does God have the power to do?
How did God use His power to help people we read about today?
How has God blessed you and provided for you through His power?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God is powerful into your everyday life as a family.
A blessing can be a spoken prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words of encouragement and guidance over your child.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you know God loves you and cares for you. May you experience His power and love in your life.