October 27

God Receives the People’s Repentance (Hezekiah and Josiah)

2 Chronicles 29; 34-35

Nursery

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Christ Connection:
Jesus always obeyed God perfectly.

Story Point:
God planned to send Jesus.

Big Ideas:

  • Hezekiah and Josiah loved God.

  • Judah obeyed God when the king obeyed Him.

  • Jesus helps His people obey God.


Preschool

Bible Story Summary:

  • Kings Hezekiah and Josiah led the people back to God

  • Josiah led the people to fix the temple where the high priest found the law.

  • Josiah and the people promised to follow God and obey Him.

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Christ Connection:
Hezekiah and Josiah loved God and wanted to obey Him. They wanted God’s people to love God and obey Him too. When Jesus came to earth, He obeyed the law perfectly.

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

Story Point:
Hezekiah and Josiah led the people back to God.

Big Ideas:

  • Hezekiah and Josiah loved God.

  • Judah obeyed God when the king obeyed Him.

  • Jesus helps His people obey God.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • What made Hezekiah and Josiah good kings?

  • Why was King Josiah upset when he heard the words from God’s law?

  • Who is the only One who has ever kept God’s law perfectly?

Family Activities:

  • Read through a book of the Bible together as a family this week.

  • Volunteer as a family to organize, cleanup, set up, or tear down at your church building. Challenge family members to cheer when they see a Bible. Challenge older children to count how many Bibles they see while you serve.


Younger Kids

Bible Story Summary:

  • Judah had mostly bad kings, but some were good.

  • Hezekiah got rid of places people went to worship false gods.

  • Josiah fixed up the temple and found the book of the law.

  • Hezekiah and Josiah led the people back to God.

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Story Point:
Hezekiah and Josiah led the people back to God.

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:
Hezekiah and Josiah loved God and wanted to follow His commands. They wanted God’s people to love God and obey the law too. When Jesus came to earth, He fulfilled the law by opening it perfectly.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Why didn’t the people follow God forever after the good kings died?

  • Who is our perfect King forever?

Family Activity:

  • Work with your kids to plan different “King (or Queen) for a Day” events for each of them. Assign them different days on which they can make a few house rules that others will need to follow on that day. Talk about what it takes to be a good ruler and what makes Jesus our perfect King.


Older Kids

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Story Point:
Hezekiah and Josiah led the people back to God.

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:
Hezekiah and Josiah loved God and wanted to follow His commands. They wanted God’s people to love God and obey the law too. When Jesus came to earth, He fulfilled the law by opening it perfectly.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Share a favorite story or verse from the Bible.

  • Make a list of things you want to pray about. Then pray together as a family.

  • Identify someone who has encouraged you to follow Jesus. Thank him or her this week.