November 2023 - Lesson 1
Happy November to you! Welcome to our Learning Together blog. Here we listen and read and imagine and create around a new story each month from The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. November’s story is entitled “Daniel and the Scary Sleepover” and is found on pages 152-159.
Children: Are you ready to listen to our new story being read out loud to you? Find a comfy spot, close your eyes, and imagine you are Daniel, our main character. When finished listening, you may want to draw some pictures of your own about this story, or share them with a family member or a friend.
Have you ever been to a sleepover before? If so, then you probably remember being invited to a good friend’s house, eating tasty snacks, playing fun games, watching an exciting movie, and trying to stay up really late. Sounds like a good time, right? You bet it is!
If you have been to a sleepover, I would like to think you have NOT been to a sleepover that had invited LIONS to the party. Oh my, that would not really be a safe choice, would it?
Unfortunately, Daniel did not have a choice. He was set up.
Pastor Steve will take any questions regarding Daniel’s amazing story. Feel free to contact Pastor through this blog.
Adults: The Biblical reference for our story is Daniel 6.
King Darius I was a king of Persia and reigned from 522 BCE until his death in 486 BCE. He ruled the Persian Empire at its territorial peak when the population was around 50 million people and it included much of Western Asia, parts of the Balkans, most of the Black Sea’s coastal regions, central Asia, the Indus Valley, and portions of northern and northwestern Africa including Egypt, part of Libya, and coastal Sudan.
Upon reaching the throne, he appointed 120 provincial governors to help run his kingdom. Over these officials, he also appointed three administrators, one of whom was Daniel. Before long, Daniel displayed such remarkable ability as an administrator that King Darius planned to make him the leader of the three top officials. That was what provoked the other two administrators to gain the support of some of the governors to find a way to discredit Daniel. And by tricking
King Darius, they connived to throw Daniel into a den of lions
~This Week’s Prayer: Dear God, watch over us this week and keep us safe.
Remember to join us again next week for the second lesson about Daniel’s sleepover with the lions. Also, note on your calendar that this month’s Sunday School Gathering will take place on November 26, 2023.
Until next week,
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