Scripture: 2nd Kings 17, Isaiah
- Students will learn God keeps His promises and fulfills the prophecies He gives his prophets to tell the people.
- Students will learn that although God is a very patient God, eventually He does judge those who reject Him.
- Students will learn God had a plan from the very beginning to send His son to earth to save us from our sins. He kept that promise in spite of the constant wickedness of the people.
- Students will learn what an idiom represents.
Guiding Question: How can students interpret idioms?
Materials: Example idioms: https://examples.yourdictionary.com/idioms-for-kids.html
Procedure: Tell students the basic story of Israel’s exile. Introduce them to the prophet Isaiah. Explain to students that prophets were sent by God to tell people something important God wanted them to know. Many times it was that they had disobeyed Him and God was not happy they refused to repent of their sins. God wants to be able to help us but we have to repent of our sins and make the effort to do good and improve for Him and His Kingdom.
Introduce the activity. Point out different phrases from the scriptures: 57:20-21 no rest for the wicked (NIV), Is 52:8 see eye to eye (KJV), is 40:15 a drop in the bucket (ESV), is 14:12 son of the morning (KJV), is 61:3 oil of gladness (KJV). Explain that these phrases are called idioms. Idioms are a group of words that when said together, give a different meaning than what the words mean separately. Give students examples of other idioms and see if they can guess what they mean. Then ask them to give examples of idioms they have heard people use.
Additional Questions: How can students depict idioms?
Supplemental Activity: Have students write a common idiom at the top of a piece of paper. Then have students draw a picture underneath that repre