Solomon Builds the Temple

To Remember: Solomon followed God's plan

Lesson     1 Kings 5-9

  • David prepared Solomon by making plans, getting materials, and explaining the job to him.
  • Solomon built the temple exactly as God had designed it.
  • God was pleased and filled the temple with his presence.
    • Solomon acknowledges that God doesn't need a place to live. 1 Kings 8:27
  • Read the conditions of God's promise. 1 Kings 9:4-8
Sing: God is so Good

Activity: Build a model temple from a shoebox. Use gold paper and have students draw windows for the sides, columns and a doorway for the front, etc. Have a diagram for them to go by.

True or False
  1. David wasn't allowed to build the temple because he displeased God. F
  2. Solomon made changes to God's design. F
  3. God can only be one place at a time. F
  4. Israel's success depended upon their faithfulness. T
  5. God dwells with us now. T
Review Questions for gameboard

 linguistic questions
  1. Define temple.
  2. Name 2 kings of Israel in this lesson.
  3. Recite the memory verse.
  activity questions
  1. Draw a sketch of the temple.
  2. Act out a priest's job in the temple.
  3. Find Jerusalem on a map.
  emotion questions
  1. How did Solomon feel when God entered the temple?
  2. What did the people feel when they saw it's beauty?
  3. How did God feel when Solomon obeyed his commands?
application questions
  1. Does God need a physical home?
  2. Is it important for us to follow God's blueprint?
  3. What must we do for God to live with us?
fact questions
  1. Who went into the temple?
  2. How did God show he would dwell in the temple?
  3. Who sent wood to build the temple?
review questions
  1. Why wasn't David allowed to build the temple?
  2. What was Israel's success based upon?
  3. What was the purpose of the sacrifices?