Elementary, November 15: Daniel and the Lion’s Den

Hi Journey Kids parents!

This week, we are learning about Daniel and the Lion's Den. Darius – the king of Babylon – decreed that everyone in the kingdom should bow down only to him. Daniel, though, refused to bow before anyone but God. When he heard the decree, he went instead to his room and prayed. Daniel’s enemies were outside listening – hoping to catch him disobeying the king’s orders. When they heard him praying, they reported him to Darius, who had him thrown into a den of lions. But God protected Daniel. He kept the lions from doing Daniel any harm. When Darius came to check on Daniel the next day, he was astonished to find him alive!

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. After the lesson is over, enjoy worshipping together.

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

Bible Story: Daniel and the Lion’s Den

Big Idea: God wants to be the leader of your life, so you should follow Him instead of the crowd.

Memory Verse: “Do not follow the crowd when they do what is wrong.” Exodus 23:2a (NIrV)

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

It’s easy to follow the crowd. It’s easy to do what everybody else does. But if God is the leader of our lives, then we have to follow Him. It probably won’t cost us our lives. But even if it does, that’s a cost we can bear because He gave up His life for ours. How much more does He deserve our faithfulness every moment of the day?