Sunday, August 30 | Fellowship Denver Kids
FELLOWSHIP DENVER KIDS
SUNDAY, AUG 30
On Sunday, August 30th, our Toddler, Preschool, and Elementary students will be learning about the prophet Zephaniah. Like Habukkuk, Zephaniah also prophesied to the people before the exile. Although King Josiah led the people to worship God, many people still did not repent of their sin. God is holy and patient, but He must punish sin. Judah would face consequences for their sin because the people would refuse to repent of their sin.
Toddler Text Truth: God loves his people and wants them to obey Him
Preschool Text Truth: God loves his people and wants them to obey Him
Younger Kids Text Truth: Our holy God cannot ignore our sin, but He will forgive us and restore us when we repent.
Older Kids Text Truth: Our holy God cannot ignore our sin, but He will forgive us and restore us when we repent.
Zephaniah, Prophet to Judah - Zephaniah
King Josiah wanted to lead the people to worship God. He had many of the false idols in Judah destroyed.
Zephaniah was a prophet to God’s people while Josiah was the king. Although some of the people repented of their sin, not everyone did. God gave Zephaniah a message to warn the people that their sin would result in Judah and Jerusalem being conquered.
Zephaniah warned the people, “The great day of the Lord is near.” The day of the Lord is a day when God will judge His enemies for their sin and bless His followers for their faithfulness.
“Seek the Lord, everyone who is humble and obeys His commands,” Zephaniah said. “Seek righteousness. Seek humility.”
On the day of the Lord, Moab, Cush, Nineveh, and many other kingdoms would be punished for their sin. God’s people liked that. But Zephaniah warned that God’s people were sinning and would also be punished. The leaders of Judah were sinful. The priests did not honor God. The officials and judges were not honoring God.
Although the people would have consequences for their sin, God did not leave His people without hope. Zephaniah spoke of a day when God would call people from all nations to Him. The people will follow God and serve Him. Those who are humble and seek the Lord will be protected. “The Lord will be with you and you will never fear again. The Lord is the mighty one who saves. God will delight in you. You will know His love and joy.”
God promised, “I will bring My people back together. I will restore you.”
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REVIEW QUESTIONS TO PROCESS TOGETHER AFTER LISTENING TO THE LESSON
- Who was the king when Zephaniah was a prophet? (Josiah, Zephaniah 1:1)
- What special day did Zephaniah prophesy about? (The day of the Lord, Zephaniah 1:14)
- Who did Zephaniah tell the people to seek? (The Lord, Zephaniah 2:3)
- What other two things did Zephaniah tell the people to seek in Zephaniah 2:3? (Righteousness and humility, Zephaniah 2:3)
- Name a nation or place that will be punished for their sin on the day of the Lord. (Possible Answers: Moab, Cush, Nineveh, Gaza, Ashkelon, Canaan, Assyria; Zephaniah 2:4-13)
- Were the priests, judges, and officials of Judah honoring God with their actions? (No, Zephaniah 3:3-4)
- Zephaniah said that God was a mighty one (a warrior) who does what? (He saves, Zephaniah 3:17)
- What did God promise He would do for the people one day after they had been judged for their sin? (He would bring them back together, Zephaniah 3:20)