1 Kings Sunday School Lesson

Objective
To see that we should pray for wisdom

Ice Breaker
Play the ‘5 Second Rule’ game.
In this game, each turn, a card is read out, and you have 5 seconds to read out the answer.
It might be 3 things that are red.

This games tests what we know, but if we would like real wisdom, this is something God can give us and help us learn.

Bible Card

  • Author: Jeremiah
  • Type: History
  • Written: 560 to 540 BC
  • No. Chapters: 22
  • O.T. Book No.: 11

Study
The book of 1 Kings tells the history of the kings of Israel from the death of King David to the divided kingdom where Jehosephat ruled Judah and Ahaziah ruled Israel.

It tells of many stories of good and bad kings. Some who followed in the ways of God and some who went after idols and did bad things.
It tells many stories such as the wisdom of Solomon, the visit of the Queen of Sheba, of the evil Ahab and his wicked wife Jezebel and the great prophet Elijah.

It is very hard to be a good leader.
When Solomon became king, he went to Gibeon to sacrifice and pray.
What did God ask him? Read 1 Kings 3 v5.
If God asked you for what you wanted, what would you ask for?

What did Solomon ask for?
Read 1 Kings 3 v7-9.
Solomon saw himself as like a child compared to his great father David.
He realised he didn’t know what to do.
He prayed for wisdom and the ability to tell right from wrong.

Was God pleased with the answer? Yes. Read v 10 to 13.
Not only did God say he would give him wisdom, but also the things he didn’t ask for but could have done such as success over his enemies and great riches.

Then Solomon did many great and wonderful things and his wisdom was spoken of across the world.
He still made mistakes as well.

The bible tells us that we should ask God for wisdom.
Read James 1v5
Verse 6 also reminds us that we must ask God with faith.

When you have found wisdom, it is really good.
Not only do you have a solution to the problem, you have direction to go which gives your purpose and fulfilment, which makes you happy.
Read Proverbs 3v13.

Do you have a problem which you are struggling with?
Name the issues.
Then have a prayer, where we ask God for wisdom.

Craft
Wisdom Owls

The wise old own sat in the oak, the more she saw, the less she spoke. The less she spoke, the more she heard. Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
Today we are going to make wisdom owls. The inspiration for this came from https://faithfullittlehands.com/wisdom-owls-bible-craft/

You need a piece of kitchen roll. Cut a piece off at about 6 inches in length.
Then make 2 cuts in each side for the wings.
Press in the 2 sides at the top to make a head.

Draw on some sticky paper such as address labels, ‘PRAY FOR WISDOM” and a pair of eyes. We made the eyes by folding the paper first and then cutting out the eyes.

Peel off the back of the paper and attach to the front of the owl.

Draw on a brow, beak, pupils and eye-lashes.
If time, add feathers and colours.

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