Sunday School Lesson for 9/3/2017
God vs Baal
Prayer is important to us. We started prayer, (after the hot chocolate and chocolate covered pretzels snacks were consumed. I really need to think about their snack selections.)
We prayed for Periwinkle’s foot. Puddleglum’s depression. Noble’s brother who is the air force and who is in a dangerous place finding bombs. All the Hurricane Harvey’s victims and Noble’s Uncle and Aunt who were safe but still have much to clean up. We prayed for C.C. Farmer, who does not deserve a sewing machine but wants one, to accept God’s answer.
Bible Verse: Proverbs 17:17 was given out to be memorized this week. Bible
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Next week:What does this mean?
The scripture was from 1 Kings Chapter 18. This is where I really started to rethink my letting them have the snack first. Of course Noble and Dignity were perfectly respectful and sweet but the three Farmer children were….wired. I can say this because I am their mother. Yuri and Periwinkle were in charge of helping to draw our story characters on the whiteboard, playdough was used to build altars and I read the story out loud. New Heart English Bible
Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel to Mount Carmel, and four hundred fifty of the prophets of Baal, and four hundred of the prophets of the Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.
I guess this was at the point where I was trying to keep Periwinkle, Puddleglum, and Yuri from bouncing off the walls because when I read it in class I read it….” and 400 hundred of the prophets of the Asherah, who EATS at Jezebel’s table.” facepalm.
The KJV, I read to myself later, said there were 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the groves, and all these prophets ate at Jezebel’s table. Therefore, I interpreted it wrong and had a bull named Asherah eating at Jezebel’s table. Which could be true but is not a fact, so I need to correct that. That is what I get for watching the Sacred Egyptian Animals documentary the day before. hmmmm….I better not go down the thought of internet influences on our culture and beliefs right now.
We touched on Pantheism without saying the word, people worshiping God’s creation over God himself. Combining everyone’s playdough altars in the middle of the table, we pretended to pour water on it. And right at the catalytic moment on verse 37, I closed my bible and said that they had to go clean up and go get ready for service.
They are to finish reading the chapter at home.
In conclusion for next week they are to know the bible verse Proverbs 17:17 and have finished reading chapter 18. I also need to correct my mistake of the bull eating at the table with Jezebel. sigh.
Next week we will finish Elijah vs. Ahab, God vs. Baal It is Grandparents Day
September 17th I will not be teaching. My sister will be teaching the class. By which time the sunday school curriculum will be in and we will be set to go and there will be no more mistakes of bulls eating at table.