1 Chronicles 29; 1
PURPOSE OF THE LESSON
Teach the children that we are the temple of God, so let us take care of it, because the work is great.
VERSE TO MEMORIZE
“…My son Solomon, the one whom God has chosen, is young and inexperienced. The task is great, because this palatial structure is not for man but for the Lord God.”
Biblical Educator show the children the 2 pictures both are of a church, but one is well taken care of, clean and tidy and the other one is neglected, dirty and piled up with rubbish bags. Ask them which one of this you think pleases God and is an honorable temple for Him to live in?
Let them answer. Of course the one that pleases God is the one that is tidy and clean, because as we want our house to be clean so is the same with our Lord.
THE WILL OF GOD
Sometimes we think that God doesn’t care about certain things, but as we are going to learn today He really cares. David had the desire to build a house for God, but it was Solomon his son who actually built it and God inspired him on how to do it, can you believe that? God himself chose the measures, the materials, who knows which kind of material He choose? Yes it was gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, fine stone and marble, He wanted it really pretty…
The same is with us; we are the temple of God (how great is that …)so we have to be the temple that is tidy and clean for Him to live inside of us, not like the one that is dirty and neglected.
So how are we going to take care of the temple of the Holy Spirit?
Examples: shower and brush your teeth every day, eat fruits and vegetables, exercises, stay safe and also we need to do some other things because He lives inside of us and we want to please Him like obeying our parents, caring for others, reading the bible, taking care of CBC and always leaving it tidy.
Sunday- To motivate the children to have healthy habits and that we must take care of the temple of the Holy Spirit we are going to prepare a special snack with fruits. Make it fun!!
Wednesday - This is the day to invite the Holy Spirit to come and live inside of us so we can be His temple, we are going to separate some time to seek the Holy Spirit with the Children but is important to let them know that they need to ask the Holy Spirit to come upon them and to live inside of them because He just come if you invite Him to come.
Friday – Together with the children we are going to take care of the CBC that is also the temple of God, teach them to leave the CBC tidy and organized.