Hi Journey Kids parents!
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego face a lot of challenges to their faith in the land of Babylon. They were employed by a pagan king named Nebuchadnezzar who didn’t care one bit about their devotion to God. He demanded that everyone in the kingdom bow down before a statue of him on threat of being thrown into a fiery furnace if they refused. It would have been easy for the three Jews to compromise their faithfulness to God – but they did not.
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 a worship song will play so you can sing along with your kids!
Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:
Bible Story: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
Big Idea: God blesses us when we suffer for doing what is right, so we can stand up for Him.
Memory Verse: “Blessed are those who suffer for doing what is right. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.” Matthew 5:10 (NIrV)
After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:
We are bombarded every day with opportunities to compromise our faith. Peer pressure doesn’t just evaporate with adulthood! But just as God called Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to remain faithful to Him – no matter the consequences – so He calls us. Friends, let’s stand up for what is right. Let’s stand up for God. He promises to reward our faithfulness