November 10

God Answers a Confused Prophet
(Habakkuk the Prophet)

Habakkuk

Nursery

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Christ Connection:
Jesus will come back and make everything right.

Story Point:
God planned to send Jesus.

Big Ideas:

  • Habakkuk asked God why bad things were happening.

  • Habakkuk trusted God’s plan for Judah.

  • We can trust God when bad things happen.


Preschool

Bible Story Summary:

  • The prophet Habakkuk prayed to God about the bad things that were happening in Judah.

  • God told Habakkuk that it may seem like bad people are always winning now, but one day they will not win anymore.

  • Habakkuk learned to trust in God.

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Christ Connection:
Habakkuk lived when bad things seemed to be happening everywhere. He trusted God to take care of His people and rescue them. Bad things happen today, but we can trust that Jesus will come back one day and make everything right.

Big Picture Question:
How did God plan to fix what sin broke? God planned to send Jesus.

Story Point:
Habakkuk learned to trust in God.

Big Ideas:

  • Habakkuk asked God why bad things were happening.

  • Habakkuk trusted God’s plan for Judah.

  • We can trust God when bad things happen.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Guide family members to think about a time they had to wait. Was waiting easy or hard? Why?

  • Who will come back one day and make all wrong things right?

Family Activities:

  • Pray as a family during times you are waiting this week. Pray for the people you see around you or take turns praying for each family member. Remind children how Habbakuk prayed as he waited.

  • Make up motions and practice memorizing Habakkuk 3:17-18 as a family.


Younger Kids

Bible Story Summary:

  • Habakkuk felt like only evil was happening all around him.

  • When he asked God to stop evil, God said He planned to use evil people to punish Judah’s sin.

  • Habakkuk did not understand why God would use evil to punish evil.

  • Habakkuk learned to have faith and trust in God.

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Story Point:
Jeremiah told God’s people about a new and better covenant.

Big Picture Question:
How did God plan to fix what sin broke? Before He created the world, God planned to send the Messiah to save sinners.

Christ Connection:
Habakkuk lived at a time when evil seemed to be everywhere. By faith, he trusted God’s promise that God would deliver His people. Injustice, violence, and wickedness surround us today, but we can live by faith and trust that Jesus will return to make all things right.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Why is there still evil in the world?

  • How can we trust God when we face difficult times or evil events.

  • Who defeated evil once and for all?

Family Activity:

  • Talk to your kids about evil in the world. Remind them that, although many difficult and bad things happen, God is ultimately in control. Encourage them to think of ways they can be part of God’s good work in the world.


Older Kids

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Story Point:
Jeremiah told God’s people about a new and better covenant.

Big Picture Question:
How did God plan to fix what sin broke? Before He created the world, God planned to send the Messiah to save sinners.

Christ Connection:
Habakkuk lived at a time when evil seemed to be everywhere. By faith, he trusted God’s promise that God would deliver His people. Injustice, violence, and wickedness surround us today, but we can live by faith and trust that Jesus will return to make all things right.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • What questions do you want God to answer?

  • Do you agree with Habakkuk’s words in Habakkuk 3:17-18? Why or why not?

  • Why can we have patience, faith, and joy in a world broken by sin?