Children to -:

  • To know that God wants us to work and serve with excellence
  • To work and serve well in every situation
  • Children to desire to walk in excellence 

Bible Story Reference: – : 1 Kings 3:5-13

Memory Verse

Colossians 3:23(NIV)

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the


  • Find out from the children what they would do if they had all the money
    in the world? Receive answers- they would buy the latest lego set, maybe
    travel to new countries, buy junk food…. Today’s story is of a man who
    was given the opportunity to ask for anything from God.

Bible Story

  • We want to become children with a relentless pursuit of excellence. This
    means we are to be a Christ centered and fruit bearing Church where
    Character, integrity and accountability thrive at all levels of ministry
    Our memory verse today teaches us that we are to think only of things
    that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or
    praiseworthy. What we think about a lot is what we will do and become.
    If we think of good things, we will live and do good. When we think of
    what is bad that is what we will do.
  • In our Bible Story, we meet King Solomon who has just become King. He
    had gone to Gibeon to give God a special offering now that his kingship
    had been established.
    At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream. In the dream God
    wanted Solomon to ask for anything. When we began you told me that if
    you had all the money in the world you would buy all the KFC, all the
    Legos, a new bike, the latest PS game….. Solomon did not ask for these
  • Looking at his new role as the king of Israel. Knowing the responsibility
    would be very big on him, he asked God for wisdom.
    Wisdom is good judgment and an understanding of that which is true or
    good. It goes beyond just knowing something to being able to use that
    information and knowledge well. That when a situation comes one is
    able to make the right decision (application of knowledge).
    God was pleased with Solomon’s choice, that he did not ask for wealth,
    fame or the death of his enemies. What does God do for Solomon? God
    gives Solomon even what he did not ask for!
    God promises Solomon that there will never be another man as wise as
    Solomon. What would happen if Solomon had asked for a long life? Or
    maybe for more money?
    Excellence comes from us having a relationship with God. Knowing that
    whatever we do we do for God and because He is excellent He wants us
    to be excellent.
    Walking in excellence means that no matter who we are interacting with
    our teachers, parents, friends, we will love them and serve them well.
    We will do the right and share the love of Jesus with all we interact with.
    For us to bear fruit we need to remain connected to Jesus at all times.


1. Where did Solomon go? To Gibeon
2. What did Solomon go to do? To give a special offering to God
3. How did God appear to Solomon? In a dream
4. How do we get to walk in excellence? As we live in relationship with God


Father Lord, I pray that you help me to work in excellence. Help me to do the
best in everything that I do that I may bring glory to your name. In Jesus name.