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400 Years of the King James Bible (infographic)

I’m only a month late on this.

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King Josiah of Judah (story, video & audio)

King Josiah’s dad and grandfather were kings, and not very good kings at all. Josiah became king at the age of 8, and it wasn’t until the 18th year of his reign that in the process of repairing the Temple a scroll was discovered. It was the Book of the Law (the Torah). King Josiah was deeply saddened at how far God’s people had strayed from Him and had the people renew the covenant with the LORD.

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Story lesson (462.71kb, pdf)

King Hezekiah of Judah (story, video & audio)

King Hezekiah was a good king. He helped turn the idolatry of his fellow Israelites back to the LORD. During Hezekiah’s reign, the northern kingdom of Israel was conquered by the Assyrians, which in turn, came knocking on Judah’s doorstep. The King and the people sought the LORD while under siege from Sennacherib, King of Assyria. The LORD rescued them from Sennacherib’s hand and spared them.

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Story lesson (488.53kb, pdf)

Story of Isaiah (story, video & audio)

In Isaiah chapter 6, a remarkable thing happens: Isaiah meets the LORD! It’s an incredible scene! The Main Street students get to act like “seraphs” during the teaching time today!

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Audio file (11.55mb, mp3)
Story lesson (373.91kb, pdf)

Solomon Builds the Temple (story & video)

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King Hiram of Tyre visits the Main Street students and informs them of the grand Temple that King Solomon built. An animated video walk-though of the spectacular Temple is shown to give a realistic visual of what it might have looked like.

We are also reminded that we, as God’s special people, have a big job to accomplish: to show the world what God is like (and what God might want this world to look like).

Solomon Becomes King and Asks for Wisdom (story & video)

Solomon Becomes King and Asks for Wisdom - y2_w27

King David dies and his son, Solomon, assumes the throne. The LORD asks young Solomon what he could do for him. Solomon responds by asking for wisdom so he could rule well. The LORD is pleased with Solomon’s request and further grants him wealth and fame as well.

King Solomon wrote numerous proverbs and wise sayings. There is even an example of the application of his wisdom as he settled a dispute between two young mothers over a baby.

CLICK HERE to watch the video directly on vimeo, or press play via the embed link below:

Saul (and Jonathan) Die and David Becomes King (story & video)

Saul Dies and David Becomes King - y2_w22

Regime change seems to be difficult sometimes. It was no different in the early years of Israel’s monarchy. King Saul had reigned for a while, then was killed in battle. Normally one of his sons would be installed as the next king, but God had rejected Saul’s kingship and passed it on to David. As David assumes control of the country, some violent things happen. But eventually, over a period of time, David unites the entire land of Israel under his kingship and establishes the capital city of Jerusalem.

**Note**
This story is rather violent in nature. A lot of killing takes place.

Click Here to watch the version of this story we did 3 years ago.

The Kingdom Story


a come-from-behind-story of the King

Once upon a time, there was a King. Everything the King did was good. The people in his kingdom adored him and followed him as their King. The King found time to spend with each person in his kingdom. He loved everybody no matter what they were like. He had but one rule… This rule was put in place so that his people would have life. If they violated this rule, they would suffer the consequences—death. The choice was theirs.

One day, an enemy of the King snuck into the kingdom. He deceived the people of the kingdom by saying that they would not die if they disobeyed the one rule. They believed this cleverly disguised enemy of the King. The people broke the one rule. They chose death, not life.

How do you think the King felt when he found out that the people he loved disobeyed the one rule?

Probably sad.
Maybe angry.
Perhaps bummed.

He loved his people and did not want them to experience death. But the King was true to his word. The people violated the one rule and so they must suffer the consequences of their actions. They were banished from the King’s kingdom and died.

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The Birth of the King (video)

I know I’m a few days late on this, but I just came across it and felt it worthy to share!

Story of Jonathan (story & video)

Story of Jonathan - y2_w16

King Saul’s oldest son, Jonathan, was a man of courage and bravery… quite unlike his father! Here is a story about one of his exploits.

Found in 1 Samuel 13:23 – 14:52

Below are 2 videos: the first is from this past Sunday and the second is from 3 years ago when we did this story.

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Saul Disobeys Twice (story & video)

y2_w15 - Saul Disobeys Twice

The Israelites were wrong in asking for a king. After all, God was their king, so choosing a human king pretty much told God where they wanted him to go.

God is gracious and compassionate, and he lets the Israelites have a king: Saul. Through Samuel, he told the people (and Saul) that as long as they obeyed the Law then God would work through Saul and his special people, Israel, to be his representatives in the world.

Saul couldn’t do it. These stories account his failure to obey the Lord.

Saul Becomes King (story & video)

y2_w14 - Saul Becomes King

Samuel turns the nation of Israel around and sets them back on the right path to looking like the actual representatives of God in this world. With the Lord’s help, they conquered the Philistines for a while.

But then Samuel wants to turn leadership over to his sons, but they were evil, so the leaders of Israel wanted a king “like all the other nations have.” So God gives them what they want – a king.