Elementary, November 28: Israel Demands a King

Hi Journey Kids parents!

Israel wanted a king. They wanted to be like all of the other nations. God warned them that a king would be a terrible idea – but they insisted. It went horribly wrong. So often we think we know best for ourselves – but we don’t. Rather than praying for what we want, let’s pray for wisdom. Let’s ask God to do what is best for us – and trust that His best is better than our notion of “best.”

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: Israel Demands a King

Big Idea: God is all-knowing, so I can go to Him for wisdom.

Memory Verse: “If any of you need wisdom, ask God for it. He will give it to you. God gives freely to everyone. He doesn’t find fault.” James 1:5 (NIrV)

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

Where do you need wisdom right now? Go to God. He is ready and willing to give you all of the wisdom you need. Ask Him for guidance and follow His guidance. We aren’t as smart as we think we are. We need Him. Take Him up on His offer of wisdom.