- Students will learn a godly leader can convince people to follow God.
- Students will learn it is important to constantly read God’s Words to make sure we are following His commands and principles correctly.
- Students will learn God gives us the Bible to remind us to stay faithful to Him, just like He gave the people in Judah prophets for the same purpose.
- Students will participate in a service project to donate Bibles to those in at risk areas.
Guiding Question: How can people in at risk areas learn about God?
Materials: The materials will be your choice in how you plan to complete the service project.
Procedure: Review the story of Josiah. Review the prophets Habakkuk and Zephaniah by telling them a little about each prophet and reading a few verses each one wrote. (Habakkuk was a prophet and possibly a priest. He probably prophesied during the reign of Jehoikim in 609-598 BC. Zephaniah was the great-great grandson of King Hezekiah. He prophesied during the reign of Josiah from 640-609 BC., probably after Josiah had discovered the scrolls of the Law.)
Introduce the service project. Explain that there are undereducated people who have an extremely difficult time reading and understanding the Bible – many have never seen or owned an NIrV Bible. Those who can read on a third grade level. Have students collect NIrV Bibles and arrange with churches serving at risk areas to have a Bible give away in the area.
Additional Questions: How can children learn about God?
Supplemental Activity: Work with the students to create Bible lessons for kids. The Bible lessons can be given to ministries that work with less privileged families.