Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family
Family Bible time for the week of May 16-May 22, 2021
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Solomon Builds the Temple
What do you like best about worshiping God?
As Solomon began to build the house of the Lord, God came to remind him that the temple would not contain or hold God by some magical power. Instead, God would choose to dwell among His people as long as the king and the people kept God’s commandments and walked in His ways. Solomon’s craftsmen spent seven years constructing and decorating the temple with cedar, cypress, olive wood, gold overlays, and intricate carvings. The temple’s exquisite decorations of palm trees, cherubim, and flowers depicted the Garden of Eden and the beauty of God’s creation. Solomon also started work on his own palace, which took twice as long to build. This focus on self may have been a sign of Solomon’s eventual downward spiral. Solomon ended up marrying seven hundred wives and had three hundred concubines! And “when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God” (1 Kings 11:4).
Dear God, thank You for the blessing of worship. Help us to put You first in our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Bible Lesson: Solomon Builds the Temple
- Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
- Read this account using an online Bible (Biblegateway.com) 1 Kings 6:11–38
- Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Talk about it
- What did the temple look like?
- What did people do in the temple?
- Where do we gather together to worship God?
- What do we do in God’s house?
The temple was beautiful, giving the Israelites a tiny taste of what heaven would be like one day. Designs of fruit and flowers reminded the people of the Garden of Eden, where God walked among His perfect creation.
God’s people worshiped God in the temple and made sacrifices to say they were sorry for their sins.
We gather together to worship God in church, God's house.
In God's house, we tell God we are sorry for our sins, and the pastor tells us that God forgives our sins for Jesus’ sake. God talks to us in His Word, the Bible, and hears our prayers. He gives us thankful hearts to praise Him through song and music and by giving our offerings.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! Psalm 95:6
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The Lord's Prayer
Dear Jesus, thank You for being our divine faithful friend. As we go about our week, please help us be a good friend to others. In Your name we pray, Jesus. Amen.
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Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House
Chapel of the Cross--Lutheran
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