This week the kids looked at the prophet Malachi.
Malachi spoke to God’s people approximately 100 years after the end of the Babylonian captivity. Four hundred years of silence followed Malachi’s prophecy.
Malachi was a messenger—a prophet—who told God’s people to repent. Malachi also told about another messenger God would send. This messenger, John the Baptist, would break the silence. John would call people to repent and get them ready for a final Messenger, Jesus Christ. Jesus would bring good news of salvation.
October Memory Verse:
Luke 1:76-77 "And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins."