Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lesson 20: The Fiery Furnace

Bible (pg 236-237)
Paper furnace
4 paper people

Once there was a king named Nebuchadnezzer. King Nebuchadnezzer did not love God. The king wanted everyone to worship him instead of God. He built a big statue of himself (show pic in Bible). The statue was taller than all the buildings. It was made of gold. The king told everybody who lived in his city to come see the statue. All the people gathered around the big statue. The king said, "when you hear the music play, everyone is to kneel down and worship my statue. Anyone who does not obey this rule will be thrown into the fire."

A minute later, the music began to play. Everybody quickly knelt down and worshipped the statue. Everybody except three men (hold men up).

The three men were named Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. These three men loved God. They knew that God wanted them to only worship Him. Worshipping a statue is wrong. They would not kneel down. The king was mad. He told his soldiers, "make the fire as hot as you can. Then tie up these men and throw them in the fire (hold up furnace). The king watched. He saw the three men walking around in the fire. They were not getting burnt! Then he saw another man. A fourth man who looked like an angel. Now 4 men were walking around in the fire, not burning up!

The king said, "Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, come out!" (hold up men). The three men stepped out of the fire. Their skin and clothes were not burnt. They did not even smell like smoke. The king said, "These men worship the true God. Their God sent his angel to take care of them. Praise God!"

God took care of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Those three men chose to obey God even when the punishment was to be thrown into the fire. Obeying God is the most important thing. When we obey God, He takes care of us.

Craft ideas:
Paper Plate Furnace Craft 
Paper Bag Furnace Craft 
3D Paper Furnace Craft 
Fiery Furnace Coloring Page 

The words of this story were copied from some preschool Bible flashcards that belong to my mom (copyright by CRC Publications 1988...this is the only info I have on the cards. I'm not sure where they originally came from). I am posting this for Sunday School and homeschooling purposes only and I do not claim myself as the author of these stories.

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