34 Nahum


To be realise that God is a God of justice as well as a God of love.

Ice Breaker

Look at the chart of the times of the bible.
Find Nahum. The find Jonah. Both had something to say about a place called Ninevah.

Bible Card

  • Author: Nahum
  • Type: Minor Prophet
  • Written: 664-612 BC
  • No. Chapters: 3
  • O.T. Book No.: 34


Read Nahum 1v1 – A story about Ninevah.
Jonah went to Ninevah. Can anyone tell me what happened to Jonah which is 2 books earlier in the bible.
Hopefully the children will piece together the story of Jonah’s journey to Ninevah, and how they repented.

Sadly, a long time (150 years) afterwards, they went back to their old ways:

  • The Lord was angry with Ninevah
  • Ninevah will be defeated
  • It will be terrible for Ninevah
  • Where is Ninevah? East Mosul. Look it on a map of the world.
    Note. At the time of the study, the IS people were fighting the Iraq army in Mosul.
    There were people in the IS group who were killing people, including children.
    You may not want to include current history.
    Was it a nice place? No.

    Read Nahum 3v1.

    Does God see? Should God do something?
    Read Nahum 1v3. Yes He did act.
    It says ‘The clouds are like the dust of his feet.’


    After such a heavy story, this week we decided to bring in a candy floss machine and the children all made candy floss, representing the clouds and the dust.

    Finish with Nanum 1v7. The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.
    We want to be people who trust in God.