- 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 learn the names and order of some books in the Bible.
Guiding Question: What are the names and order of the books in the Bible?
Materials: Cards with Bible book names written on them
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 activity. Prior to the lesson, create multiple sets with a book of the Bible’s name on each card. Have the students practice saying the English name for those books and then see if they can put them in the correct order.
Additional Questions: How can students use music to learn the books of the Bible?
Supplemental Activity: Create a song with the students to practicing the order of the books of the Bible and have students perform once they have practiced.