Christmas for Beginners – Day 16

Israel and the Assyrian Conquest Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):   The Northern Tribes (now called Israel) had a famously bad king named Ahab who chased after idolatry like the captain with the same name chased after his white whale.  The prophet Elijah turned the hearts of Israel back to…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 14

The Kingdom Divides Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               The kingdom of Israel split in two.  The ten northern tribes banded together under a guy named Jeroboam, became idolators, worshiped at high places and were now called Israel.  (High places were locations at high elevation where people would go to worship,…