LESSON 14 | Loving God Completely
Bible Basis: Ruth 1:1 – 4:22; 2 Kings 22:1 – 23:3; Esther 1:1 – 10:3
Bible Verse: Luke 10:27: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your strength and with all your mind.”
Bible Point: Esther, Ruth, and Josiah all loved God above everything else. I can also love God with all my heart, mind, and strength!
Resource: The Beginner Bible
“The Brave Queen” (pages 240 – 246)
“Ruth and Naomi” (pages 152 – 155)
“Boy King Josiah” (pages 235 – 239)
TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.
What did King Josiah read to all the people so they could make up their minds to follow God? (God’s law.)
Queen Esther followed God with her heart by asking the king to do what? (To not listen to his adviser Haman; to change the bad law that was made; to protect the Jews from being killed.)
Ruth used her strength to collect something out in the field. What was it? (Grain.)
What three things can we use to love God? (Our heart, mind, and strength.)
See take home sheet for other suggestions
Week 5: Road Trip – Patience
Main Verse: Genesis 25-34
Life Application: PATIENCE – Waiting until later for what you want now
Today’s Topic: When you think you can’t wait, think twice.
Ask: What could you miss out on by not waiting?
Bed Time: Share what you think it means to “think twice.” Talk about a situation in which you know the other person is likely to act too quickly before thinking about it. It might be how they respond when taking turns, or how a parent handles waiting in line. What would it look like to “think twice?” Pray that God will help you to “think twice” any time you’re tempted to be impatient this week.
Remember this:“Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14, NIrV
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