Each week we are blessed to do “Bible Study” with the children. We try to make it fun and interesting by sometimes adding a video, songs and often a simple craft (since supplies are very limited). At least we can add a coloring sheet that goes along with the message of the study for the day. Sometimes I try to coordinate with what Travis is talking about on Sunday morning but I cannot always seem to make that happen.
Last week the topic was about King Solomon and building the temple. The children were then given the task to build the most beautiful temple for God. They were also encouraged that what ever they do, they should do it their best and do it for the Lord. Some of the temples that they made with their teams are pictured below.
This week we talked about why sometimes people want to or desire to be someone else. When ask why the children would want to be someone else they said, “Because they have things that I don’t”. Because they have a talent that I don’t – they are really good a soccer or basketball or dancing.” “Because they are really smart.” “Because they are really beautiful.” We watched a video about 2 children that traded places. Once they did that they realized that it was not better to try to be someone else. It was really better to be who they are. We discussed that God made them special. God made them/us to be who we are – who He made us to be. After the discussion they were given the opportunity to make visors and make them special just like they are.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5