Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Habakkuk lesson and craft ideas

Here is a Habakkuk lesson:

What does it mean to be near something? It means you can reach out and touch it. It means you can feel it and know that it is there. Near is being close by to something.
God is always near to us.
God hears every word we say and knows every thought in our minds.
·If we want to be closer to God all we have to do is get closer to Him.
·Read James 4:8 – Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
·Ask God to come to you and he will! What a wonderful and powerful promise from God to us.
·God is always near to us. Even in the Old Testament God was near.
·In fact, in those days God actually talked to people.
·Those people were called prophets.
·What do you remember about prophets?
·Sing prophet song.
· There was a prophet named Habakkuk. The book in the Bible that he wrote for us is a conversation between him and God! Isn’t that cool?!?!
· Habakkuk had a lot of questions that he wanted to ask God.
· If you could ask God a question, what would it be?
· Let’s see what questions Habakkuk asked God.
· Read Habakkuk 1:1-4
· Hold up Questions chart.
· God was near to Habakkuk. He heard his questions and he answered them!
· How do we ask God questions today? (through prayer)
· Habakkuk got his answer by hearing God’s voice.
· How do we get our answers?
· We get our answers by praying more and reading the Bible by ourselves and with our families.
· ;Habakkuk stood on the watchtower and saw all the bad things that were happening in the city. It made him very sad and confused.
· But Habakkuk trusted God to take care of him and his people.
· Sometimes we see all the bad things that people do and we get sad and confused. But like Habakkuk, we need to trust God and listen for his answer.
· Read Habakkuk 2:1
God is near to us. He will hear our cries and our questions. And God will answer us, just like he answered Habakkuk.
Here are more craft ideas for Habakkuk:
· Kids draw a watchtower and glue a strip with verse 2:1 on it to the paper.
· Use sugar cubes to build a watchtower. Could glue it to paper and then glue on verse strip.
· Homework coupon – to pray with your family this week.
1. watchtower – build out of sugar cubes or cardboard blocks
2. WS with watchtower and verse Hab. 2:1. Also discuss looking for God and His ways, not mans as you stand guard. – Connect to Proverbs 18:10
3. Temple –Hab.2:20 – Sing song from song book – Mirror WS since we are God’s temple
4. Habakkuk talked directly to God. We can talk to God through prayer. Prayer FC lesson – door hanger or prayer journal
5. Based on Hab 2:2-3 – Create tablets (on a WS or out of fun foam) and write “God has a plan.” OR a verse on the tablets. Could also be a puzzle.
6. Make a bookmark about reading the Bible every day to prepare self for evil around us.
7. See Gal 6:7 lesson for WS
8. Hab. 2:4 – “Righteous will live by his faith.” – Faith song – Faith definition worksheet – See Romans 4 lessons for walk in faith of Abe WS
9.Discuss asking God questions. Make a list of the questions Habakkuk asked God. Then make a list of questions the kids would ask God. Could write them on butcher paper cut into a questions mark shape. Talk about how we talk to God today and we can ask Him all of our questions. Discuss how Habakkuk got his answers. Contrast with how we get our answers. Encourage prayer life and family Bible study time. Homework – coupon for family Bible reading and prayer time.
10. For the topic of “God is in contol.” – Make a spin-a-story paper plate craft titled “Times when God is in control.” Kids draw 4 times – sunshine for morning, moon for night, with friends, at dinner, at school, etc.


Deborah said...

I would LOVE for Caleb to be in your class!!

Who would have thought you could make Habakkuk come alive like this for kids?!

Catharina vw said...

thank you for this lesson!I was looking for a family night with my kids. They choose Habakuk, but is was not so easy to find something about this prophet.
So many thanks for this good lessons.
Carlien (the Netherlands