GCC's Children's Ministry exists to make faithful followers of Christ by connecting, challenging, and impacting parents and their children.
This week, we're learning:
1 Kings 6-8: Solomon Built the Temple
David wanted to build a temple for the ark of the covenant, which symbolized God’s presence with His people. But David was not allowed to build the temple since he was a king of war. So God left that honor to David’s son, Solomon. This passage records the blessing Solomon spoke over the Israelite people in the newly completed temple. Solomon prayed that God would help His people remain devoted to Him and asked that God would always hear His people’s prayers. This was all for God’s glory.
This Unit's Summary and Main Ideas
Unit 12: Wise King Solomon - Solomon ruled Israel with great wisdom that God had given him, and he obeyed God when he built the temple. Despite his wisdom, Solomon sinned and his sin led to the nation of Israel being divided into two kingdoms. Solomon reminds us of our need for Jesus, the sinless King who is true wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30).
Session 1 (8/4) - Solomon Asked for Wisdom
1 Kings 2-3: God Gave Solomon Wisdom to lead His people
Session 2 (8/11) - Wisdom for God's People
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs: Wisdom is fearing the Lord and obeying His Word
Session 3 (8/18) - Solomon Built the Temple
1 Kings 6-8: God led His people to build a temple where He would dwell with them
Session 4 (8/25) - The Kingdom Divided
1 Kings 11-12: God divided Israel into two Kingdoms because Solomon sinned
Kids Reaching Out for Christ's Kingdom is a midweek program for 1st - 6th graders,
designed to teach kids about the value of service. (active September - May)