Week 23 - The Fiery Furnace -
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Kids Bible Lesson 23 - The Fiery Furnace

Welcome to week 23!

This week your children learn the Bible story of The fiery furnace.


In Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar built a golden statue of himself for everyone to worship. Three men named Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to worship the statue because of their faithfulness to God. King Nebuchadnezzar sentenced them to be thrown into a fiery furnace, but they believed God would protect them from harm.


In this Bible lesson, the children learn that God wants you to stand strong and remain faithful in Him. Have fun learning this amazing story!

If you haven’t read the introduction to Bible Time yet, I recommend you read the outline about the Bible lessons for children first.

Children's bible lesson about The Fiery Furnace - Key Concepts
The key concepts that we focused on this week are:

  • God will protect you.

  • Stand strong in your faith.

  • Listen to God, even when other people don’t want to.

You can also come up with your own key concepts.

Bible Verse for kids
The Bible verse for this lesson is Daniel 3:17 (ICB)

The God we serve is able to save us”.
This Bible verse should be simple enough for your toddler to memorize after a week of practice.

Bible Story Tips

  • We read “The Fiery Furnace” beginning on page 45 of the children's Bible Storybook called Bible-Time Stories and Rhymes.

  • During story, draw attention to the key concepts for this lesson.

  • Don't forget to ask questions related to the story, for example, “What did king Nebuchadnezzar build?”

  • Throughout the Bible lesson we reiterated how important it is to remain faithful to God.

  • After the Bible story and discussion session, we stand up and do the interactive rhyme found in the Bible storybook

After the story and rhyme, we say a prayer that is related to the Bible story. You can either have your children repeat after you or allow them to come up with their own prayer.

Bible Song about The Fiery Furnace

  • The Bible song for this week is "Praise Ye the Lord, Hallelujah".

  • We cast the song from YouTube to the television, so our children can see the motions on the big screen.

bible Activities about The Fiery Furnace

We did different Bible activities each day - related to Daniel and the Fiery Furnace. We also have a selection of free Bible activities about The Fiery Furnace here.

The Bible Time Family Fun Pack includes all of the Daniel and the Fiery Furnace Bible activities (plus more), printed and arranged for your convenience. Some fun and kid-friendly Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego Bible activities include:

The Fiery Furnace bible coloring Page

While our daughters colored the The Fiery Furnace Bible Coloring Page, we talked about how God protected Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from harm in the fiery furnace.