November 11, 2007

Sodom and Gomorrah

What We Talked About:
The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were full of people who disobeyed God. They were so evil that God decided to destroy the cities. God told Abraham what He was going to do. Abraham was worried because his nephew Lot lived in Sodom and he didn't want Lot to be destroyed with the rest of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah.

"What if there are 50 people in the cities who obey you?" Abraham asked God, "will you destroy the city then?" God said, "If there are 50 people there who obey me, I won't destroy the cities." Abraham asked God the same thing again, but this time about 40 people. God agreed. Abraham kept asking God the same thing, with the number of people getting lower and lower. Finally, God agreed that if He could find even 10 people who obeyed him in Sodom and Gomorrah, He wouldn't destroy the cities." However, God sent angels to the cities and they were unable to find even 10 people who obeyed God.

The angels warned Abraham's nephew Lot to flee the city before the morning because God was going to destroy it. "Run now, and don't stop running until you reach the hills!" the angels said. So, Lot, his wife, and his two daughters fled the city of Sodom. But, as they were running, as fire began falling from the sky onto Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot's wife looked back at the city. When she did, she was instantly turned into a pillar of salt.

What's the Big Deal?
1. God haaaaaaaaaates sin.

What We Did
1. We told the story with a chalk talk. We drew the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. With the help of all our kids, we drew 50 stick people to represent the 50 people who obeyed God. As Abraham lowered his number of people, we erased stick people. We drew a salt shaker to represent when Lot's wife turned into a pillar of salt.
2. We played a rhythm clapping game to learn our Bible verse.

Our Memory Verse
Romans 3:10 - “As it is written: there is no one righteous, not even one.”

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