1. Lesson We’ve been looking at some of the books of the Bible that Solomon wrote: Song of Solomon Proverbs Ecclesiastes Let’s see what you...
We’ve been looking at some of the books of the Bible that Solomon wrote:
Song of Solomon
Let’s see what you can remember from it: <use pix to associate each book>
Song of Solomon
Who were the 2 main characters?
The Shulamite girl and the shepherd/King Solomon
How did the Shulamite see herself?
Dark skinned, unwanted by her own family
How did Solomon see the Shulamite girl?
Fair, beautiful, flawless in every way >> God sees us the same way
How did the Shulamite girl see Solomon?
Attractive and full of love >> Picture of Jesus
Key lesson: In Song of Solomon, we are reminded that God sees us as beautiful; We see Jesus as beautiful!
What’s a proverb?
Wise sayings about life
Who wrote Proverbs?
Solomon: the wisest man in the world
What is the main theme from the book of Proverbs?
Wisdom: to learn to become wise, make right choices, live life of peace/prosperity, avoid bad mistakes etc
Who is our Wisdom?
Jesus is our Wisdom
Who teaches us to live wisely?
The Holy Spirit
Key lesson: In Proverbs, we are reminded to Choose Wisdom, Choose Jesus!
Revise Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heartand lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
What does Ecclesiastes mean?
What’s the main word found in Ecclesiastes?
“Meaningless” — at the end of his life, Solomon found the pursuit of pleasure, wisdom, work and wealth all meaningless
Solomon’s life didn’t end well because he started to worship other gods, introduced by his many wives. How many wives/concubines did he have? 1,000!! (700 wives — wives of royal birth — and 300 concubines)
Solomon said there was “nothing new under the sun”. Who then should we look to for meaning in life?
The SON: Jesus — who came to make all things, including us, NEW!
Revise John 6:29: Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
Key lesson: In Ecclesiastes, we are reminded that for true meaning in life, Don’t look under the sun. Look to the SON!
Flash the 3 photos one by one (in random order). Each time, kids should say out the key lesson of that book. Repeat until most kids get it.
Song of Solomon:God sees us as beautiful; we see Jesus as beautiful!
Proverbs: Choose Wisdom, Choose Jesus!
Ecclesiastes:Don’t look under the sun. Look to the SON!