Elijah at the Brook

God feeds Elijah

The prophet Elijah appears suddenly in 1Kings 17.  He has been sent to the Northern Kingdom (Israel) which has separated from the Southern Kingdom (Judah) as a result of Solomon’s disobedience.  During this time, all the kings of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord so prophets were sent to call the people to repentance before judgement would fall for forsaking the Living God.  Elijah has announced that it would not rain until he said it would !  The Lord told him to go hide at the brook Cherith , where he would command the ravens to feed him there.  When the brook dried up because of the drought he went to a widow in Zarephath to be provided for. (see lesson posted on 3/20/2013)  What an amazing story to encourage our hearts today as we see our provisions drying up before our eyes.  Will we trust the LORD?

You will need to have crackers for this lesson…the kids will eat some and glue a piece of one in Elijah’s hand. ***IMPORTANT NOTE: Please make sure you have made a note of any food allergies.  Have appropriate substitutes for those with wheat (etc) sensitivities. 

Joseph in Egypt

Joseph and his Brothers

Our boy Joseph has had a rough time of it.  Sold into slavery, falsely accused and put in prison.  But then we read these amazing words “…the LORD was with Joseph”.  What a great lesson to teach kids.  They may go through some hard trials but God is good and  has an amazing purpose for all HE allows to touch HIS beloved children. (For a craft illustrating this portion of Joseph’s story go to the post on October 29, 2011, “Joseph is Tested”) To read about Pharaoh’s dream and Joseph’s rise to power check out Genesis 41-47.  Have kids write: “But the Lord was with Joseph.” on the top of the page. Give each participant 7 ears of corn to color, cut and glue on the healthy stalk . Make slit in sack to place Joseph’s  cup, which needs to be colored silver.  Optional: Trace sack  on another paper to glue on top, make tiny slits on side and thread twine to tie over sack . Glue popcorn on top. ( see example in photo)