Sunday, May 17 | Fellowship Denver Kids
FELLOWSHIP DENVER KIDS
SUNDAY, MAY 17
This Sunday our students begin a study of two books written by the prophet Jeremiah. Our lessons pick up the story in Jeremiah 1 when God called Jeremiah to be a prophet to the people of Judah.
God appeared to Jeremiah and said "Before I formed you in your mother’s body I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart to serve me. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations."
Jeremiah replied, "You are my Lord and King. I don't know how to speak. I am too young."
God did not choose Jeremiah to be his messenger because Jeremiah had certain qualifications. God promised to be with Jeremiah and to give Jeremiah the words to speak. God had a plan for Jeremiah and had chosen him specifically. God created each of our students, and he welcomes each boy and girl to walk purposefully with him through life.
Toddler Text Truth: God chose Jeremiah to talk to God's people.
Preschool Text Truth: God chose Jeremiah to talk to God's people.
Younger Kids Text Truth: God had a plan for Jeremiah.
Older Kids Text Truth: God chose Jeremiah and had a plan for his life.
Christ in Context: The Book of Jeremiah reveals God’s message to a rebellious and
sinful people. Jeremiah shared that salvation for God’s people would only come
after God’s wrath for their sin had been satisfied. Likewise, our salvation can
come only after God’s wrath for our sin has been satisfied. Jesus experienced
God’s wrath for our sin when He died on the cross. His death paid for our
Jeremiah Was Called, Jeremiah 1
Jeremiah was a prophet in Judah. There were several different kings of Judah during the time Jeremiah was a prophet. Some were good kings who followed God. Most were bad kings who led Israel to sin and worship false gods. Jeremiah was a prophet for 40 years. Jeremiah wrote about when God called him to be His prophet.
God said, “I chose you before I created you in the womb. I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah was surprised, “Oh no, God! I don’t know how to speak. I am too young.”
But God told Jeremiah, “Do not say you are too young. You will go to everyone that I send you to and you will speak what I tell you to. Do not be afraid. I will be with you and will rescue you. I have given you the words to say.”
Later Jeremiah had visions. A vision is a way God communicates with people.
Jeremiah saw an almond tree and a boiling pot in two of his visions. God had a message for the people. God’s people had worshiped false gods and sin always has a price.
Next God told Jeremiah to get ready. “Tell the people everything that I say to tell them. Don’t be afraid. I will be with you. You will be strong,” God promised Jeremiah.
God’s people would fight against Jeremiah. They would not like the messages He had from God. But God told Jeremiah, “I am with you to rescue you. They will not defeat you.”
NO ELEMENTARY SMALL GROUPS WILL BE HELD THIS WEEK. JOIN US INSTEAD AT THE CONTINUATION SUNDAY CELEBRATION!
FIND THIS WEEK'S VIDEO LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES HERE!
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:
- What special job did God set Jeremiah apart for? (A prophet, Jeremiah 1:5)
- When did God set Jeremiah apart? (When God formed him, before he was born, Jeremiah 1:5)
- What excuse did Jeremiah give for not being able to speak for God? (He was too young, Jeremiah 1:6)
- Who would give Jeremiah the words God wanted him to say? (God, Jeremiah 1:9)
- What was one of the two visions God gave Jeremiah? (An almond tree or a boiling pot, Jeremiah 1:11-13)
- How would God’s people react to Jeremiah’s message? (They would fight against him, Jeremiah 1:19)
- Who would be victorious in the fight? (Jeremiah, Jeremiah 1:19)
- Who would be with Jeremiah and rescue him? (God, Jeremiah 1:19)