Sunday, August 23 | Fellowship Denver Kids
FELLOWSHIP DENVER KIDS
SUNDAY, AUG 23
On Sunday, August 23, our Toddler, Preschool, and Elementary students will begin a five-week study of Minor Prophets. Habakkuk was a prophet to the people of Judah before the people were sent into exile. Habakkuk heard God’s warnings of destruction as a result of the people’s sin and he had questions. Habakkuk took his questions to God. The Book of Habakkuk records a unique conversation between God and Habakkuk with Habakkuk ultimately committing to trust God. As humans, we will never fully understand God’s plans. We live by faith.
Toddler Text Truth: God is great and wonderful.
Preschool Text Truth: God is great and wonderful.
Younger Kids Text Truth: We are called to live by faith even when we do not understand God’s plans.
Older Kids Text Truth: We are called to live by faith even when we do not understand God’s plans.
Habakkuk, Prophet to Judah - Habakkuk
The prophet Habakkuk understood that God’s people had sinned and that God would allow their enemy to conquer them as a consequence of their sin. But this was confusing for Habakkuk so Habakkuk prayed and asked God some of the questions he had about what was happening in Judah.
The king of Judah, Jehoiakim, was very sinful. He didn’t obey God’s law and he mistreated others. Habakkuk was very confused about why God allowed Jehoiakim to be king if he was sinning so much.
God heard Habakkuk’s questions and confusion and He answered Habakkuk. God told Habakkuk that a mighty army was coming to defeat Judah. God had invited His people to repent, but they refused. Their sin had serious consequences. It broke their relationship with God and it would destroy their nation.
Habakkuk understood that God was holy. But Habakkuk didn’t understand why God would allow an evil, sinful nation to conquer His own people. God’s people were sinful, but they weren’t as evil as the Babylonians.
Habakkuk just didn’t understand, so he decided to wait for God to answer his prayer. “I will stand at my post on the lookout tower and I will watch to see how God will answer me.”
God gave Habakkuk a vision and told him to write it down. God reminded Habakkuk, “The righteous live by faith.” God’s people should trust God. God is always good even when we do not understand what is happening. God explained to Habakkuk that one day, Babylon would be judged for their sin. Their nation would be destroyed too.
Habakkuk prayed to God again. “Lord, I am in awe of your actions. Please remember to give us mercy.” Habakkuk spoke of the mightiness of God. Even though God’s people would be punished for their sin, God would keep His promise to one day send a Messiah.
Habakkuk ended his prayer by saying that he would trust God. “I will celebrate in God. The Lord is my strength. He helps me to walk on mountain heights like the deer.”
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FOR ALL AGES
FOR FRIENDLY FISH STUDENTS (2's & 3's)
FOR CRAZY APES STUDENTS (Preschool)
FOR ALL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS (K-5TH Grade)
FOR LEAPING LIZARDS STUDENTS (K-1st Grade)
FOR MIGHTY LIONS STUDENTS (2nd-3rd Grade)
FOR WISE OWLS STUDENTS (4th-5th Grade)
REVIEW QUESTIONS TO PROCESS TOGETHER AFTER LISTENING TO THE LESSON
- Who heard Habakkuk's questions? (God, Habakkuk 1:5)
- Who was coming to defeat Judah? (A mighty army, Habakkuk 1:6-9)
- Where did Habakkuk decide to wait for God to answer his prayer? (His post on the lookout tower, Habakkuk 2:1)
- What did God tell Habakkuk that the righteous live by? (Faith, Habakkuk 2:4)
- Finish Habakkuk's statement: Lord, I am in ______ of your actions. (Awe, Habakkuk 3:2)
- What did Habakkuk ask God to remember? (Mercy, Habakkuk 3:2)
- Finish Habakkuk's statement: The Lord is my ___________ (Strength, Habakkuk 3:19)