Elementary, July 18: King Ahab’s Anger

Hi Journey Kids parents!

Ahab was used to getting his way – he was the king of Israel after all! So you can imagine it came as quite a shock when a man named Naboth refused to sell the king his vineyard. Ahab was livid and complained to his wife Jezebel. She was livid, too. How dare Naboth refuse the king! So, she concocted a plan to falsely accuse Naboth of speaking against God and the king. Her plan worked and the city leaders put Naboth to death for treason. Because Ahab and Jezebel failed to control their anger, their anger ended up controlling them – and an innocent man died as a result.

When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the videos here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family.

Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:

Bible Story: King Ahab’s Anger

Big Idea: God desires peace, so we can turn away from anger.

Memory Verse: “Turn away from anger and don’t give into wrath. Don’t be upset, because that only leads to evil.” Psalm 37:8 (NIrV)

After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:

It’s so easy to let our anger get out of control. And when that happens, we can’t help but leave brokenness in our wake. What if instead of being quick to get angry we were quick to bring peace? I hope and pray this week we would, together, bring peace to a world that desperately needs it.