Sunday, May 31 | Fellowship Denver Kids
FELLOWSHIP DENVER KIDS
SUNDAY, MAY 31
We are blessed to have a copy of God’s Word with us in our homes, cars, and accessible to us online. We are so blessed that we often take access to God’s Word for granted. In the Old Testament, God’s Word was passed from person to person through the spoken word or through the reading of scrolls. In today’s Bible story, God gave Jeremiah a message and Baruch recorded God's words on a scroll. Review today’s Bible story with your family by asking your kids to tell the story to you.
Toddler Text Truth: The Bible is the most important book.
Preschool Text Truth: God's Word (the Bible) will never go away.
Younger Kids Text Truth: God’s Word cannot be destroyed.
Older Kids Text Truth: The Word of God, spoken or written, cannot be destroyed.
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
A Message for the King, Jeremiah 36
One day God gave Jeremiah, the prophet, a message for His people. God told Jeremiah to record the message on a scroll.
“Maybe when My people hear the troubles that are coming, they will repent of their sin. Then I will forgive them of their sin,” God told Jeremiah.
Jeremiah told his scribe, Baruch (BAY rook), the message God had for His people. The people of Judah did not like Jeremiah. He had been warning them of the consequences of their sin for many years. But the people didn’t want to believe Jeremiah. They banned Jeremiah from the temple, so Jeremiah sent Baruch to the temple to read the scroll to the people. Baruch did what Jeremiah said. When the officials heard Baruch read the scroll, they knew immediately that the king needed to hear God’s message. The officials warned Baruch that he and Jeremiah should hide while they took the scroll to the king.
The officials went to King Jehoiakim (jih HOY uh kim). The king sent a man named Jehudi (jih HYOO digh) to get the scroll. Jehudi read the scroll to the king while the king sat in front of a warm fire. When Jehudi finished reading three or four columns of the scroll, the king cut the scroll with his knife and threw the columns into the fire. The evil king did not care what God said. When the entire scroll was gone, the king ordered that Baruch and Jeremiah be arrested. But God protected Baruch and Jeremiah.
God again spoke to Jeremiah. “Take another scroll and write on it the message that was written on the original scroll the king burned. Tell the king: You have burned the scroll. Your kingdom will be conquered by Babylon. No one in your family will ever be king again.”
Jeremiah obeyed. He told Baruch what God said and Baruch wrote it on another scroll.
God’s word is holy and special. God would not allow the king to destroy His words. The king would have consequences for his sin.
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REVIEW QUESTIONS TO PROCESS TOGETHER AFTER LISTENING TO THE LESSON
- Who wrote down the message Jeremiah shared from God? (Baruch, Jeremiah 36:4)
- Who took the scroll to the temple—Jeremiah or Baruch? (Baruch, Jeremiah 36:5-6)
- What did the official tell Jeremiah and Baruch to do while they read the scroll to the king? (Hide, Jeremiah 36:19)
- Who did the king send to bring and read the scroll to him? (Jehudi, Jeremiah 36:21)
- Where was the king when Jehudi read the scroll to him? (By a warm fire, Jeremiah 36:22)
- How did King Jehoiakim respond when he heard God’s message? (He cut it up and threw it in the fire, Jeremiah 36:23)
- What did King Jehoiakim want to happen to Jeremiah and Baruch as a punishment? (To be arrested, Jeremiah 36:26)
- What did God tell Jeremiah to do after the king burned the scroll? (To write it all again on another scroll, Jeremiah 36:28)
- How would God punish King Jehoiakim for ignoring His message and burning the scroll? (No one in his family would ever be king again, Jeremiah 36:30)