Scripture: I Kings 12.14:21-31, 2 Chronicles 10-11
- Students will learn Rehoboam made a poor choice by listening to his friends instead of the older and wiser elders who had served Solomon.
- Students will learn we need to heed the advice of older, wiser, godly people.
- Students will learn there are sometimes earthly consequences for disobeying God.
- The students will participate in a service project to thank others for Godly advice
Guiding Question: How can students show thankfulness for Godly advice?
Materials: Thank you notes, pens, envelopes. Optional: goodie bags with treats
Procedure: Review the story of Rehoboam from the scriptures above. Emphasize the importance of finding godly advice in difficult situations as Rehoboam made a poor choice because he did not get advice from the right people. Rehoboam listened to his inexperienced and selfish peers rather than to older and wiser advisors and lost most of the kingdom as a result.
Introduce the service project. Have students share some godly advice someone gave them that was very helpful. Then have them write a thank you note to the person for that advice and decorate. The students can add goodies if desired and give to the person
Additional Questions: How can students share Godly advice with others?
Supplemental Activity: Have students work with younger students to offer them Godly advice that is relevant to them.