One Year Study Thru The Bible For Children – April 6, 1 Kings 20


This one year study thru the Bible for kids is designed to hit the highlights and provide practical application. I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (1 Kings 20) while we focus in on just a few verses.

Background: King Ahab was one of the wickedest kings that Israel had ever known.  Ahab’s enemy King Ben-hadad of Aram had mobilized a large army and had come to destroy King Ahab and steal all his wealth.  Then God sent a prophet to Ahab and told him something amazing.  

Ask the children…

What did God say that was so amazing?

“Then a certain prophet came to see King Ahab of Israel and told him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Do you see all these enemy forces? Today I will hand them all over to you. Then you will know that I am the Lord.'” (1 Kings 20:13)

Here was evil King Ahab that had turned his back on God his whole life and yet God is still willing to speak to Ahab, defeat Ahab’s enemy and give Ahab another chance to acknowledge God has his Lord.  Now that is patience, mercy and hope on God’s part towards a very evil man. 

Ask your children who they know who seems so evil that they are beyond God’s reach?  Begin a prayer project with your children about this person or group that they would have an encounter with God that would reveal to them that God is the Lord. 

Feel free to share your own stories below in the comments section.

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