Hey BridgeKids Families!
King David had wanted to build a temple for God, but God had a different plan. God wanted Solomon to build a temple where God could dwell with His people and where they could worship Him. So God told Solomon to build a temple and Solomon obeyed.
Open your Bibles to 1 Kings 6-8. If you have younger kids you can use a story Bible to read it with them. Here you will read about how Solomon built the temple. Because God is holy, only the priests could approach God in the temple—and only if they followed specific instructions. Ordinary people had no direct access to the holy presence of God. Jesus changed all that. By His death on the cross, Jesus took away our sin. We can approach God intimately and individually when we trust Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Ask the questions:
- What did the temple replace? (the tabernacle)
- What did the priests place inside the most holy place? (the ark of the covenant, 1 Kings 8:6)
- What happened when the priests left the most holy place? ( e cloud of God’s glory filled the temple, 1 Kings 8:10-11)
- What did Solomon ask God to do? (Solomon asked God to hear the Israelites when they prayed and made sacrifices in the temple, 1 Kings 8:30-32)
- Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God through His Word.
Christ Connection: Help your kids see how the temple shows the holiness of God and how we are separated from Him because of our sin. Remind them that the temple also points toward Jesus who came to bring us to God when we trust in Him.
- LifeBridge Birthday Bash – You are not going to want to miss this event! LifeBridge is turning 5 and we are ready to party! The kids will have the bounce house, live worship music and cupcakes! Make sure you are there: 9/24 @ 9am & 11am.
- Unit Memory Verse – Proverbs 2:6-7 – For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless.
- Penny Wars!: Every week in BridgeKids we take an offering to teach the kids how to give back to God. We are going to raise funds to build a Nursery at the Sunshine Kids Club in Peru. Learn more about the club here: skcperu.com. We have raised over $200 so far!