Daniel and the Lions Den / Sovereign God

Younger Kids Review Questions

1. What did Daniel do every day in the morning, afternoon and evening? (He talked with God)

2. There were some men that did not like Daniel and wanted to make him get in trouble. What did they trick the king into doing? (they told King Darius he should make a law that no one can pray to God)

3. Did Daniel continue to pray to God? (yes)

4. When the men and King Darius found out that Daniel was praying to God, where did they put him? (in the lion’s den)

5. What did Daniel do while he was in the lions’ den? (he talked with God all night)

6. The next morning, who came to see if Daniel was ok? (King Darius)

7. Was Daniel saved from the lions? (yes!)

8. Who saved Daniel from being eaten by the lions? (God! God shut the lion’s mouths)


Older Kids: "I Can Trust God because God is Sovereign" Story of Esther:

   Even though God may not be a “character” in this story, He is sovereign over it. Sovereign means having the right, wisdom, and power to do all that He pleases. It means that God has authority, or control, over everything. Nobody else is sovereign besides God. He alone sees what’s ahead.

   Job did not see why certain things were happening in his life or what would happen in the future, but God did and was in charge of it all. Esther did not see why certain things were happening in her life or what would happen in the future, but God did and was in charge of it all. God is good and sovereign, which means that somebody good is in charge.

   God had planned out everything and everyone that would take part in saving the Jews in the story of Esther, and His plans always stand.

   In the same way, God has planned out every day of our lives. Even when it is hard, confusing, or scary, like it was for Esther, we can trust that the perfect Father is in charge of everything. Point out specific parts of the story where God’s sovereignty is obvious in hindsight and make the connection that He is sovereign over our lives as well.