Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Jeroboam’s Withered Hand

Jeroboam and Rehoboam

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:  Jeroboam’s Withered Hand (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.  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 did Jeroboam do?

“When King Jeroboam heard the man of God speaking against the altar at Bethel, he pointed at him and shouted, ‘Seize that man!’”  (1 Kings 13:4)

What did God do as a result?

“But instantly the king’s hand became paralyzed in that position, and he couldn’t pull it back.” (1 Kings 13:4)

What did God do in response to the man of God’s prayer?

“The king cried out to the man of God, ‘Please ask the LORD your God to restore my hand again!’ So the man of God prayed to the LORD, and the king’s hand was restored and he could move it again.” (1 Kings 13:6)

When we disobey God there are consequences for our sin.  Fortunately, God is always working to get us to turn our hearts back to Him.

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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