Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Altar Split Apart

Jeoboam's Alter of God Split

Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of 1 Kings:  The Altar Split Apart (1 Kings 13:1-6)

After the death of Solomon, the Kingdom of Israel split in two and Solomon’s sons became the two kings.  Rehoboam ruled the southern 2 tribes and Jeroboam ruled the northern 10 tribes.  Jeroboam disobeyed the Lord and led the people away from God.  Jeroboam created a false altar at Bethel for the northern 10 tribes to worship at instead of going to Jerusalem.  One day at Bethel, a man of God spoke to Jeroboam with prophetic words about the future downfall of his kingdom.

Ask the children…

What sign did the man of God give that would validate his prophecy?

“That same day the man of God gave a sign to prove his message. He said, ‘The LORD has promised to give this sign: This altar will split apart, and its ashes will be poured out on the ground.’”  (1 Kings 13:3)

What happened to the altar?

“At the same time a wide crack appeared in the altar, and the ashes poured out, just as the man of God had predicted in his message from the LORD.” (1 Kings 13:5)

God’s words always happen.  We can completely trust what we read in the God’s word, even if it would take a miracle.

Now you can see how Bible miracles are God’s way of blessing the world.  Glory to Him!!!

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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