Scripture: I Kings 10 and 2 Chronicles 9
- Students will learn the news of what God had done for Solomon had spread to many other countries.
- Students will learn the Queen of Sheba was willing to travel a long way to learn from Solomon’s wisdom and praised God.
- Students will learn when we let others see how God has blessed us and use godly wisdom, others will want to learn more about God.
- Students will learn how to talk with others about their questions about the BIble.
Guiding Question: How can students gather more knowledge about the Bible?
Materials: Index cards, pencils
Procedure: Review the story of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Explain that many people knew about what God had done for Solomon as it had been spread to many countries. This made people interested in God and want to know more about being a Christian. The Queen of Sheba was so interested in Solomon’s godly wisdom that she chose to travel a long way just to hear about God. Have the students share what kind of things in the world today people would travel a long way just to learn about, see, explore, etc. After sharing, explain how news about God is so important for all to hear and be influenced by. The good news is something all people can learn from. One way we can influence others is by giving godly wisdom and spreading the news of God. The more people it is told to, the more it will travel.
Introduce the activity. Remind the students that the Queen wasn’t afraid to ask questions to help her learn. Give the students an index card and have them write down a few questions they have about God and/or the Bible. Then have a panel of your congregations Bible “experts” come in and encourage the kids to ask their questions about God, the Bible, etc.
Additional Questions: How can students learn more about the Bible?
Supplemental Activity: For older students, have the students research within different Bible commentaries and with Bible “experts” in the church their questions.