God is Good (not evil)
- Welcome chart (stickers on calendar for bringing Bible)
- Story - Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
- Snack & Game
- Prayer time
1) Welcome chart. All the kids did a good job of remembering their Bibles. We talked again about why we bring them, and I told them they could check and see if the adults always bring their Bibles. I said they could check with me on Sundays, and if I forgot, I have to do 10 jumping-jacks. :)
(story with kid's help)
2) Story. We pulled out our flannelgraph board and pictures. It's been a long time since we've used it, but the kids like it when we do. Especially the younger ones. They really are fascinated that the pictures stick to the board and love to help out. I told them the story of Evil King Ahab and Wicked Queen Jezebel and how they worshiped an evil god Baal (who wanted the people to kill their children for sacrifices). We saw how Elijah came and asked the people to choose which god to serve, Baal or God. He said the real God would answer prayer, and so they had a contest on a mountain top. He said the real God was good, not evil.
3) Craft. For the craft, we made candle holders with jam jars and finger paints. We talked about the fire that God sent. We also talked about ways that God shows He is good to us.
4) Snack. For this activity, I read the verse in Psalm 34:8 "Taste and see that the Lord is good." We set out 6 bags of things to taste...one of which was good. (Sour tamarind paste, garam masala powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and sugar) We tasted them to find which one was God. As we did the activity, I talked about God is good. No, we don't eat Him, but just like the good food fills us up and makes us happy, God fills our life and brings us joy. And we reviewed ways we know God is good.... The Bible tells us so, other people tell us so, we can see ways He is good like sending rain, and God Himself says He is good. We ate a candy snack after that.
5) Prayer. We still have our prayer chart on the wall. We went over prayer requests, and listed a few more. Then we sat in a circle and prayed together to close.