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A Divided Heart Leads to Sin: Community Kids Discipleship @ Home




Sunday Spotlight:

When you read the description of Solomon’s wealth in 1 Kings 10, it is hard not to have some sense of jealousy about the amount of money and power he had amassed. Solomon is described as having 25 tons of gold come into his possession every year as only a portion of his annual increase of wealth. Solomon made everything imaginable out of gold and ivory. In fact, he had so much gold that silver lost its value in his kingdom because it was so accessible to the people. He was a man who had anything and everything that one could ever want in terms of both possessions and wisdom. But after his reign of 40 years came to an end, Solomon’s life ended too. He was buried alongside his ancestors and carried none of his riches with him. 

When we consider the desirable wealth of Solomon, we ought to be reminded of the unimaginable wealth of God. We could never calculate the wealth and richness of God; He owns it all! He is a good God who doesn’t gather for Himself and leave the leftovers to His children; rather, God gives to His children out of His abundance that we too might enjoy His wealth of grace and mercy both now and in eternity.

If you’re looking for wealth, look no further than the cross. The cross is where we find the evidence of God’s gracious hand providing for His children and where we look to find access to His generous heart for eternity.


Family Talking Points:

  • What’s something you can never get enough of? 

  • How can the company we keep affect our walk with God? (1 Kings 11:29-33) 

  • How was God merciful to Solomon? (1 Kings 11:12-13) 


Christ Connection

How this Bible story points to Jesus

Big Question Important Biblical truth from the unit

Key Passage

Bible verse from the unit to memorize

Babies & Toddlers

  • Jesus is a perfect King who brings people together.


The Lord is a kind and loving God. Exodus 34:6

Preschool

  • Solomon sinned, and Israel was divided into two kingdoms.

  • God’s people needed a perfect king. God sent His Son, Jesus, to be King.

  • Jesus is a perfect King who brings God’s people together.

What is mercy? Mercy is when God does not give us the punishment that we deserve.

The LORD is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and abounding in faithful love and truth. Exodus 34:6

Elementary

  • King Solomon’s sin led to the division of the kingdom. God’s people needed a better king.

  • Through David’s family, God would send His own Son, Jesus, to be a perfect King over God’s people forever.

  • Jesus is greater than Solomon. Jesus brings His people together and leads them back to God.

What is mercy? Mercy is when God does not give us the punishment that we deserve.

The LORD—the LORD is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and abounding in faithful love and truth, maintaining faithful love to a thousand generations, forgiving iniquity, rebellion, and sin. nExodus 34:6-7

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