After the confusion of languages at the Bible book called Genesis, the next recorded Bible miracle was the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Teaching kids about God’s miracles will help them see how powerful God is and how when He wants something done He does it.
Ask the children why God would want to destroy these two cities?
“So the LORD told Abraham, “I have heard a great outcry from Sodom and Gomorrah, because their sin is so flagrant I am going down to see if their actions are as wicked as I have heard…” (Genesis 18:20, 21)
Who asked the Lord to spare these cities and why?
“Abraham approached him and said, “Will you sweep away both the righteous and the wicked? Suppose you find fifty righteous people living there in the city—will you still sweep it away and not spare it for their sakes?” (Genesis 18:23, 24)
When God found not even 10 righteous men in these cities, how did God destroy them?
“Then the LORD rained down fire and burning sulfur from the sky on Sodom and Gomorrah. He utterly destroyed them, along with the other cities and villages of the plain, wiping out all the people and every bit of vegetation.” (Genesis 19:24, 25)
God was so concerned with the purity of His people, that He would not allow these evil people to remain. Help your children to understand that Bible miracles come for all different reasons.
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