Sunday 4 July
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
Use this guide to help your family learn how
God can help us live with confidence.
First, watch this video
Then, follow up with the fun activities below!
ACTIVITY: The Floor Is Lava
WHAT YOU NEED:
Pillows and blankets
What You Do
Choose a room in your home to cross without touching the floor. Spread a few blankets and pillows out to create a path. You can use the furniture as part of the path as well.
If your child has never played The Floor Is Lava before, explain the rules. Say, “We’re going to move across the room without stepping on the floor. Let’s pretend that the floor is lava—if we touch it, we have to start over where we began. Because lava is hot, right? It would burn our toes and feet! So we have to stay on the furniture, pillows, and blankets. Ready?”
Move from one side of the room to the other, using the path of furniture, pillows, and blankets you’ve set up. If you have time, go back the other direction, or let your child make a path for you to follow. ur child to make up some, and you say if their statements are possible or impossible.
Talk about the Bible Story
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego faced something very hot and very scary. What was it? (Being thrown in a fiery furnace)
If you had been Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, what would you have been thinking before going into the fiery furnace?
How did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego feel?
(They had confidence that God would protect them.)
What happened once they were thrown inside? (They weren’t burned. The king saw that there were four men in the fire. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were released, unharmed.)
Can you think of some times when you need to trust God, or when you’ve needed to trust God in the past?
Parent: Talk about a time in your life when it was been difficult to have confidence in God. Were you able to fight those feelings and trust Him anyway?
Use this prayer as a guide, either after your discussion or right before bed tonight:
“Dear God, thank You for always being with us. It’s so good to know that we can trust You no matter what! Please give us confidence so that we can face our challenges head-on. Help us be to confident not just in ourselves, but in YOU. We love You, and we ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.”