Branch Kids Car Talk

Obadiah the Prophet

The Book of Obadiah is God’s message about Edom in response to their sin—specifically their gloating over the Babylonian invasion of Jerusalem. When the Babylonians invaded Jerusalem, the people of Edom didn’t help. Like an envious brother, Edom was glad to see Judah overcome.Like God’s people were mistreated by the people of Edom, Jesus was mistreated by His own people. God will punish sin. Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment we deserve for our sin. We can trust Jesus to make wrong things right.
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  • What does it mean to mistreat someone? 
  • Have you ever mistreated someone? 
    • Take the time to be honest with your kids about a time you mistreated someone. 
    • Remind the kids how Edom mistreated God's people in the story today. 
    • TALK about how Jesus forgives us when we make mistakes and how we can apologize to those who we mistreated. 
  • Who died on the cross to take the punishment for our sin and forgives us? 
  • Even though sometimes it is hard to be nice to others, we can ask God to help us be kind and loving. 
    • The Holy Spirit helps us to be loving, kind, gentle, patient, etc. Galatians 5:22
  • End by sharing ways we can be kind to others - even when it is hard.