This free one year kid’s devotional study thru the Bible is designed to hit the highlights, provide practical application and requires no preparation. If you have a little more time, I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (2 Thessalonians 2) while we focus in on just a few verses in 5 minutes.
Background: Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica this second letter to assure them that despite what some had told them, the Lord Jesus had not yet returned, and that in the meantime they should work hard and look for His coming.
Paul wrote this to calm the fears of the Thessalonians.
Ask the children…
How were the people feeling and why?
“Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun.” (2 Thessalonians 2:2)
What must happen before Christ returns?
“Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness[b] is revealed—the one who brings destruction.” (2Thessalonians 2:3)
The people were worried that Christ had already returned and that they had missed it because some liars were telling them that. Paul reminded them that before that was going to happen it had been prophesied that there were be a great rebellion against God and a evil ruler would come to power and would destroy many believers.
Ask your children if they are looking forward to the return of Christ? Christ Himself told us to watch and wait for His return. It will be a glorious day when all evil will done away with and every wrong will be made right. Have your children act they are going to start a running race. Pretend you have the starters pistol and then shout “On your mark, get set, bang”. That is how we are supposed to be poised, waiting for Christ’s return like a runner does the starter’s pistol.
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