God Cares for Elijah Part 2 by Jennifer Tolbert
This lesson is focused on helping the children understand that God provides for his people as he did for the prophet Elijah through the widow at Zarephath.
1. Share what you have with others.
2. God always provides for our needs.
3. Friends should always be willing to help each other.
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" which means "God with us." Isaiah 7:14
Old Testament Books
Trust and Obey
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
My God is So Big
Give Me Oil in My Lamp
Begin Class with Songs, Games, Table Activity, or Sharing Time
Open Class in Prayer
Introducing the Story Ideas
1. Ask the children how they would feel to give their last cookie away to someone else.
2. Ask the children how they would feel if their glass of milk never became empty even though they were drinking it.
READ 1 Kings 17:6-16 or tell the story of Elijah and the widow.
Visual Aid Resources
1. Who did God tell Elijah would provide his food after the brook dried up?
2. Why did the widow not want to make food for Elijah?
3. How did God provide for the widow so they could all eat?
4. Do you think God will provide for you if you share what you have with others?
Connect the story back to God and his character. Explain how this fits into God's overall story.
Let the children practice measuring flour.
Making Muffins or Bread
Let the children make or package muffins and/or bread to share with others.
Let the children play hangman as a review using words from the story.
Read the children a story about sharing.
Hide & Seek
Play a game where the kids can take turns hiding a picture or a "Elijah" doll around the room and the other kids have to try to find him.