This week's lesson is from Jeremiah. We will learn about God's new covenant and words of comfort.
Share the Story:
Today’s story is about Jeremiah who was a prophet of God. The book of Jeremiah is near the end of the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures. Remember the stories that we have heard the past few weeks about Abraham and Sarah, and Moses and the Ten Commandments. They are all stories about God’s covenants - promises - with God’s people.
Following the story, here are some questions you can ask:
Jeremiah is sometimes called the “weeping prophet” because he was so sad about
God’s people. What might have made Jeremiah sad and crying like the boy in this
What do you think the people were doing that would make
Jeremiah and God sad?
Even though the people weren’t living as God told them to live, God didn’t forget them. How do we know that God didn’t forget God’s people?
How is this good news for us that God gave them a second chance and a new covenant?
Message Hearts: Carrying the covenant with God in a pocket will remind children
of the importance of this message. Using any kind of paper that you have available and fold it in half and make a heart. Have the kids draw or copy the verse on their paper hearts. Encourage them to hang them where they can see them. Children can fold the heart as small as they can and put it in a pocket so it will always be with them. Suggest that they carry it with them every day and say the verse every time they touch the paper.
Clay Prayer Meditation: Have students use play-doh and Follow the directions on the Clay Prayer Meditation. Ask children to repeat the responsive verse along with you.
Storybook to Share:
"Herman and Rosie" by Gus Gordon
This week’s Time for Children: