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SUNDAY MAY 31ST
Discuss these questions together as a family:
What game was Joel playing today?
What question did Joel ask?
What question did God’s people ask?
What is the answer?
Long before Jesus came to earth, Jeremiah let people know that Jesus was coming. That’s the main focus of our study today.
The prophets promised a Messiah was coming to save God’s people. What a wonderful message! When we read the Old Testament, it can be easy to get caught up in stories without thinking about what they mean for us. Especially because there are times when the things being described happened in cities we’ll never see or to people we have never met. There are times when we can read a passage and easily overlook the importance of its message. For example, look at Jeremiah 23:5-6. Pay special attention to the phrases that include the words righteous and righteousness. Some people might read those verses and think Jeremiah is telling the people to prepare for a new king to take over.
We know that it’s much more than a regular king. It’s the Righteous King, the Messiah. Read Jeremiah 22:3-5. In this verse, Jeremiah mentioned how a king should be just and protective. Read Jeremiah 23:2. In these verses, Jeremiah told specific leaders to be just and protective. He warned them that if they aren’t they will come to ruin. The king did not listen to the warning and brought justice on themselves by being unjust to those they were responsible to lead. This brings us back to the need for the Righteous King who would be perfectly just!
Use the bible story picture to engage your child as you tell them the story about how Jeremiah told about a hope for the people.