Elementary, November 14: The Judges

Hi Journey Kids parents!

Israel had finally made it to the promised land of Canaan. It should have been a joyous time, but it was not. God installed judges – military and political leaders – to govern the people and lead them in obedience to Him. Yet, over and over again, the people rebelled against God. God would then raise up another judge. The people would live obediently for a while but then, inevitably, would return to trusting in their own desires and judgments rather than in God’s word. It was undoubtedly one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history.

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: The Judges

Big Idea: God’s way is perfect, so I can find peace in Him.

Memory Verse: “God’s way is perfect. The LORD’s word doesn’t have any flaws. He is like a shield to all who go to him for safety.” Psalm 18:30 (NIrV)

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

We so often do what the people of Israel did – trust in our own desires and judgments rather than in God’s word. But God’s way is perfect. Obeying Him is for our own good. Where do you need to trust Him right now?