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FAMILY ADVENTURE GUIDE FINDING TREASURE WITH KINGS AND QUEENS OF THE BIBLE


AS YOU NAVIGATE THROUGH THIS ADVENTURE GUIDE, BE SURE TO LOOK FOR WAYS YOU CAN DISCOVER HOW TO:

BE A P.I.L.O.T. P I L

PREPARED I WILL ALWAYS BE READY TO SERVE GOD

INVOLVED I WILL GIVE GOD MY BEST

LOVING I WILL PUT GOD AND OTHERS FIRST

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OPEN TO GOD

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TEAM PLAYER

GOD’S WAYS ARE HIGHER THAN MY WAYS

GOD WORKS THROUGH US


SKYLAND

FROZONE

THE BADLANDS

THE RAINFOREST

THE PLATEAUS METRO

OCEANA

YOU ARE HERE

THE UNDERGROUNDS


MEET CARLOS HEDGEHOG Able to pilot or command any vessel, Carlos Hedgehog is commissioned to the high seas where adventure awaits him at every turn. Outgoing, energetic, brash, quick, and witty are just a few of the words used when describing this Oceana adventurer. Carlos uses his humor and confidence to navigate and discover hidden truths found in God’s Word. From Paradise Palms to the Cascading Currents, Carlos loves diving into adventures and bringing new friends along with him. Join Carlos on his high-seas journey to the depths of Sunken Sub City as he learns royal lessons from the kings and queens of the Bible.


FINDING TREASURE WITH KINGS AND QUEENS OF THE BIBLE Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be a king or queen for a day? What would you do? What type of ruler would you be? The Bible is filled with stories of people who made big decisions or choices in life. Some chose to make those decisions based on greed or envy while others chose to lead with wisdom and humility. The difference? Some chose to follow God and put Him first while others chose to ignore God and decided to do things their own way. From the very first king of Israel to an unlikely queen trying to save her people from death, we are going to uncover real treasure as we learn that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. “Sunken Sub City: Finding Treasure with Kings and Queens of the Bible” is a close look at rulers who made big decisions based on their character and beliefs. Get ready to learn more about the “P” in PILOT as we discover how to “always be ready to serve God because… He is my Creator.”


GO VERSE THIS SCRIPTURE IS OUR THEME VERSE AS WE JOURNEY THROUGH SUNKEN SUB CITY! “You, Lord, reign forever; Your throne endures from generation to generation.” Lamentations 5:19, NIV


WEEK ONE:

THE DISOBEDIENCE OF KING SAUL GO ANSWER

“Disobedience keeps me from God’s best”

SCR IPTU RE

1 Samuel 10-15

Family Discussion Questions What does it mean to disobey?

How does disobedience lead us away from God?

What can we learn from the life of King Saul?

LONG LIVE THE KING!

id to all the “Then Samuel sa rd the man the Lo people, ‘This is e on o N . ur king has chosen as yo l al d An !’ e him in all Israel is lik ted, ‘Long live ou sh le the peop muel 10:24) the king!’” (1 Sa ink it would be What do you th What would be like to be king? ? your first decree


SAMUEL ANOINTS THE KING Color the picture of Samuel anointing Saul.

THE RISE + FALL OF A KING “…Because you have rejected the command of the Lord, He has rejected you as king.” 1 Samuel 15:23b, NLT

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

Deuteronomy 11:1

Exodus 19:5

Romans 2:6-8

Luke 11:28

2 John 1:6


WEEK TWO:

WISDOM IS MORE THAN BEING SMART GO ANSWER

“Wisdom is more than being smart”

SCRIPTURE

1 Kings 1-11

Family Discussion Questions How did wisdom help Solomon in his life?

What would YOU have asked God for if you were in Solomon’s place?

“And kings from every nation sent their ambassadors to listen to the wisdom of Solomon.” 1 Kings 4:34


SPOT THE DIFFERENCES

Can you spot the 10 differences between the two Carlos Hedgehogs?

FINDING TREASURE WITH KINGS AND QUEENS OF THE BIBLE

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

James 1:5

1 Kings 3:10-14

Proverbs 19:20

Proverbs 3:13-15

1 Corinthians 1:25


WEEK THREE:

THE PRIDE OF KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR GO ANSWER

“Pride turns my heart away from God”

SCR IPTU RE

Daniel 2-4; 2 Kings 25

Family Discussion Questions What is pride? How did pride affect King Nebuchadnezzar’s life?

What is an area of your life that pride can easily grow?

How can we keep pride from creeping into our heart?

WOULD YOU RATHER Because of his pride, King Nebuchadnezzar lost his mind. He lived in the fields with the wild animals and ate grass like a cow. Crazy! Let’s play a game of “Would You Rather?” by circling your choices below.

WOULD YOU RATHER BE TURNED INTO... A Cow

A Horse

An Octopus

A Dolphin

A Gorilla

A Kitten

A Koala

A Snake

An Eagle

A Spider

A Wolf

A Jaguar


BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES! Carlos Hedgehog is known for his ability to pilot or command any vessel. If you could create your own vessel to travel the high-seas, what would you create? Put your creative imagination to work and draw your custom sea vessel below!

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

Daniel 4:4-18

Daniel 4:19-27

Daniel 4:28-33

Daniel 4:34-37

John 4:6


WEEK FOUR:

THE PRAYERS OF KING HEZEKIAH GO ANSWER SCR IPTU RE

“Prayer gives power to my life” 2 Kings 18-20; 2 Chronicle

s 29-32

Family Discussion Questions In 2 Kings, we read about King Hezekiah who trusted in God and did what was right. When in times of need, Hezekiah knew where to turn; he knew that strength and power come from the Lord. “Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before or after his time. He remained faithful to the Lord in everything, and he carefully obeyed all the commands the Lord had given Moses. So the Lord was with him, and Hezekiah was successful in everything he did.” 2 Kings 18:5-7a, NLT What is prayer?

How does prayer give power to my life?

What is something that I need God’s help with today?

KING HEZEKIAH’ S PRAYER

“Now, O Lord our God, rescue us from his power; then all the kingdoms of the earth will know that you alone, O Lord, are God.” 2 Kings 19:19, NLT


WORD FIND Can you find these 7 words hidden in the puzzle below? VICTORY

L R K D V O N G K U L L N Y F B P G P O

X B N L J Z Y D T R U T E C K M K V M N

R Q S A R X O Y Q X U N A G V Y X D H I

M H K K I E M U X A O N Y X T E F N Q I

X Q I F B L S E T N N T A L J L C J H A

HEZ EKIA H

KING

P N N M P N D C C Q Z R S O W Q S W I Q

O W G Q A T D Y U C J X K B U W Y Y I V

PO W ER

BATTLE

PRAYER

T S B X Y I Y I A E L B B A B K M I E F

Z P A H F H E Y O J E P D T O N V X F N

P S S X N S E O Y O F K Y T L I F H K F

D N M Q T W A Z X B J W G L K Q B J D A

B C R B J U D W E I X J A E J C X N Q B

Q M H U O V R B P K L W V I B M G U O G

V R W V V E A H C O I J N V I C T O R Y

RESCUE

N Z E D N H Y F E K W A P T F H P H A K

K W C D I F H P V F S E H R M Q O D P O

N I M P P Y Q G N L D Q R Z A A J U A V

T Z Q R U V Y J K V A U J W L Y Z M E S

C L N J K O G M G Q M X C E P V E S K W

C J D S O A L P M V S L Z N M C N R B O

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

2 Kings 18:1-8

2 Kings 20:1-6

1 John 5:14

1 Chronicles 16:11

2 Chronicles 7:14


WEEK FIVE:

THE GREED OF KING AHAB + QUEEN JEZEBEL GO ANSWER SCR IPTU RE

“Thinking only of myself brings trouble” 1 Kings 21:1-22:40; 2 Kings 9:1-37

Family Discussion Questions Why do you think King Ahab wanted Naboth’s vineyard?

Why didn’t Naboth want to sell his vineyard to the king?

How did greed and selfishness affect the lives of everyone in this week’s Bible story?

CONNECT THE DOTS

reveal what Connect the dots to vineyard. Naboth grew in his


A HEART OF GENEROSITY “Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!” Proverbs 21:26, NLT | The best way to avoid the trap of greed is to GIVE! How can you show generosity to others this week?

FIND THE HIDDEN PHRASE Can you solve this double-puzzle? First, unscramble each of the clue words. Next, copy the letters in the numbered boxes to the boxes below with the matching number. NUEQE JBLEEZE

20

GIKN HABA

5

NUFLIS GEO

15

DYLOG CATCEHRAR

24 10

8

3

14

13

LEPUBEIF TAEHR

4 2

3

4

M

5

6

7

8

19 5 20 21

11

22 23 16 25

9 1

18

26

19

27

9 10 11 12 22

2

17 12 6

CESSENNUCQEO

1

7

13 14

23 24 25

M

M

21 12 15 16 17 18

26 27 15

PRIDEFUL HEART; CONSEQUENCES

CLUE WORDS: QUEEN JEZEBEL; KING AHAB; SINFUL EGO; GODLY CHARACTER;

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

Proverbs 11:2

1 Timothy 6:17

Luke 14:11

1 Peter 5:5

Proverbs 16:18


WEEK SIX:

THE BRAVERY OF QUEEN ESTHER GO ANSWER

“Bravery is standing up for what is right”

SCRIP TURE

Esther 1-10

Family Discussion Questions What does it mean to be brave or courageous?

What could have happened if Queen Esther did not stand up for her people?

How do you think you would have acted if you were faced with the same situation?

What can we learn from the life of Queen Esther?

FILL IN THE MISSING WORDS

How well do you know our Go Verse? Fill in the missing words by writing in the blank spaces below. “You, Lord, reign endures

; Your generation to

Lamentations 5:

, NIV

.”


COLOR CODE

Use the code to color the picture. 1

Orange

2

Yellow

3

Purple

4

Pink

5

Red

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

Deuteronomy 31:6

Hebrews 4:16

Proverbs 14:26

Esther 4:13-14

Esther 7:1-3


WEEK SEVEN:

THE YOUTHFULNESS OF KING JOSIAH GO ANSWER

“Little guys can do big things too”

SCR IPTU RE

2 Kings 21-23

Family Discussion Questions What can we learn from the life of King Josiah?

Why is it important to read our Bible every day?

FILL IN THE MISSING WORDS King Josiah read God’s Word to the people and it changed the way they lived. That’s what reading our Bible does! God’s Word changes us if we let it. Reading God’s Word is one of the most important things we can do! We use the word SOAP to help us remember 4 words or steps to take as we read the Bible. Do you remember what those 4 words are? Write them in the boxes below.

S

O

A

P


NEVER TOO YOUNG!

1 Timothy chapter 4 talks about not letting your age get in the way of doing what is right and setting an example for others. Take a look for yourself – Read 1 Timothy 4:12 in your Bible and then answer this question: “How can I set an example for others this week?”

FIND THE ANSWER Find the correct answer to each of this week’s review questions and write it in the space below. How old was Josiah when he became king? What did King Josiah collect money to repair? What did the people find in the temple? How did King Josiah feel when the book was read to him? Was King Josiah faithful to God? HAPPY

BOOK OF LAW

ARK OF COVENANT SEVEN

TWELVE

YE S

NO

GOLD

SAILBOAT

TEM PLE

SICK

UPS ET

MO NEY

MAYBE BRIDGE

EIGH T

SI X

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

1 Timothy 4:12

Jeremiah 29:11

Psalm 119:105

Philippians 4:6-7

Proverbs 3:5-6


EVERY GOOD THING COMES FROM GOD Each week of “Sunken Sub City” we have been learning from the triumphs and mistakes of kings and queens from the Bible. Each one was known for something – whether good or bad. Draw a line connecting each king or queen with the character trait we learned about them.

KING SAUL

PRAYER

KING SOLOMON

PRIDE

KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR

GREED

KING HEZEKIAH

BRAVERY

KING AHAB + QUEEN JEZEBEL

DISOBEDIENCE

QUEEN ESTHER

YOUNG AGE

KING JOSIAH

WISDOM


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