Zephaniah Sunday School Lesson

Objective: To know that God rejoices over His people.

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Bible Card

  • Author: Zephaniah
  • Type: Minor Prophet
  • Written: 641-612 BC
  • No. Chapters: 3
  • O.T. Book No.: 36


Zephaniah is a book of judgement.

The judgement of Judah and Israel was coming because of the disobedience of the people of God.  Indeed, there was a judgement of the nations of that time.  There is also reference to ‘The day of the Lord’ of a future judgement to come to the world.  At the end of the book there is hope as a remnant will survive who will honour God.  God will rejoice in those people.

For the judgement of Judah, read Zephaniah 1 v 4-6.

For future judgement, read Zephaniah 1v18.

For God’s rejoicing in those who honour Him, read Zephaniah 3v17.

God will:

  • Be with his people
  • Save his people
  • Be happy with us
  • We will rest in His love
  • God will sing and be joyful about us.

Can you imagine God singing for joy for His people?

Can you imaging God being happy with you?

Do you know what it is to be saved and to rest in His love?

Can anything separate us from God’s love?

Look at Romans 8 v 35-38

God’s children are loved by Him, no matter what happens in life.  Let us rest in that love.


Make a musical instrument with which to praise the Lord.

I used 2 paper plates stapled opposite each other with rice inside with ‘Praise the Lord’ written on it.  Provide materials for the children to make their instruments.

Afterwards, sing ‘Praise the name of Jesus’ together, using the musical instruments to accompany you.


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