MONTHLY FOCUS: I can be brave.
VERSE FOCUS: “Be strong and brave, do not be afraid. I am the Lord your God.” Joshua 1:9
BIBLE STORY: Josiah the Young King | 2 Kings 22:1-23:3
This month we are learning, “I can be brave.” We will learn the story, “Josiah the Young King” from 2 Kings 22:1-23:2. God made Josiah a brave king when he was only 8 years old! Josiah wanted to follow God. He tore down all the bad statues and rebuilt the giant temple where people went to pray. He taught people to love and obey God. Just like Josiah was brave when he needed to teach people to love God, we can be brave, too!
We made a Bible story mat to help us remember we can be brave. Place the Meal Time Bible Story Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your child:
- What do you see in the picture? (Josiah the young king)
- Josiah was young, but he taught people to love and obey God. Do you think he had to be brave to teach them? (Yes)
Say, “We can be brave even though we are young. Just like Josiah was brave when he had to teach people to love and obey God, we can be brave, too!”