SojournKids

God’s Covenant with Abraham (Genesis 12; 15; 17)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Genesis 12; 15; 17)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (God, Abraham, and Sarah.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God tells Abraham to move; God promises Abraham the land of Canaan; God promises Sarah a son, Isaac.)

  • What’s the main point? (God made a covenant to bless the whole world through Abraham.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God has a plan for our lives. Like Abraham God has made promises to us as his people. We are called as a family to have faith in God’s promises and to trust to he keeps his promises.  

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the way that you care for us and love us. We pray that we can have faith like Abraham and trust you completely.  Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (God’s Covenant with Abraham)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God made a covenant to bless the whole world through Abraham.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why do you think Abraham was willing to leave his home and obey God?

  • Do you think it would be hard to obey God if He called you to do something you didn’t completely understand?

  • How do your actions affect our relationship with God?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God always keeps his promises.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad are called to trust that God will bring all things to good and that he always keeps his promises.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • Remember that God keeps his promises.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why can we trust God? We can trust God because he is faithful and does everything for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Galatians 3:29 – “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 2, Session 1

The Suffering of Job (Job 38-39)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Job 38 & 39)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who was the main character? (God, Job, Satan, and Job’s Friends.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God gave Satan permission to make Job suffer; Job’s friends try to help Job; Job trusted God.)

  • What’s the main point? (Job learned that God is good, even in suffering.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We live in a world full of suffering. God is sovereign and completely in control. As a family, we are called to trust God completely no matter what he allows to happen in our lives.   

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for who you are. We are thankful that you have a plan for our lives. We pray that we can trust you no matter what. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Suffering of Job)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Job learned that God is good, even in suffering.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • What did Job learn about God and about himself?

  • How is God near to us in our suffering?

  • How have friends encouraged you in a hard time?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God is in control.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad have been created in God’s image and are called to be an example to you, and to trust God no matter how hard or sad things get.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school. as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • God is completely in control.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is God? God is our Creator and King.

Memory Verse: Colossians 1:16-17 – “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 1, Session 6

This Week in SojournKids: The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Genesis 11)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (God and the descendants of Noah.)

  • What are the main story beats? (The whole earth spoke one language; The people on earth wanted to build a tower to become closed to God; God punished them by giving them all different languages.)

  • What’s the main point? (People tried to build a tower to glorify themselves instead of God.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • Like the people in this week’s story we as a family can put ourselves before God. We can do this by putting our lives ahead of what God has called us to do. We can learn from this story that we as a family are called to glorify God and not ourselves.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love for us despite our sin. We thank you for this lesson to not put ourselves and our lives ahead of God. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Tower of Babel)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • People tried to build a tower to glorify themselves instead of God.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why did God stop the people from building the tower?

  • What are some ways people today might try to make a name for themselves?

  • Why does God deserve all glory and honor?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God calls us to glorify him and not ourselves.

RELATE to them.

  • We must be reminded that we are all born sinners.

  • Our sin causes us to put things before God.

  • We are called to glorify God with everything we do.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • God calls us to glorify him first and foremost. 

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is God? God is our Creator and King.

Memory Verse: Colossians 1:16-17 – “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 1 - Session 5

This Week in SojournKids: Noah and the Ark (Genesis 6-9)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Genesis 6-9)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (God and Noah.)

  • What are the big story beats? (The world becomes very corrupt and sinful; God tasks Noah with building an ark for his family and all the animals God included; god promises to never flood the earth again.)

  • What’s the main point? (God punished sin but chose to rescue Noah and his family.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God punished the evil sin in the world. His promise to never punish the earth with a flood again applies to us. God loves us despite of our sin.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love for us despite our sin, and for the plan you have for your creation. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Noah and the Ark)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God punished sin but chose to rescue Noah and his family.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why do you think God punished sin?

  • What was God’s greater plan to deal with sin?

  • Where do you see God’s mercy in this Bible story?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God punished sin, but his greater plan was to send a savior.

RELATE to them.

  • We must be reminded that we are all born sinners.

  • God promised to never punish the world like that again.

  • His ultimate goal was to send his son to take the punishment for sin.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • God promised to never punish the world again and to send us a savior. 

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is God? God is our Creator and King.

Memory Verse: Colossians 1:16-17 – “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 1 - Session 4

This Week in SojournKids: Sin Entered the World (Genesis 3)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Genesis 3)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the characters? (God, Adam, and Eve.)

  • What are the big story beats? (The serpent deceived Adam and Eve; God confronts Adam and Eve; The serpent, Adam, and Eve are cursed.)

  • What’s the main point? (Adam and Eve broke God’s law, and their sin separated them from God.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We are all cursed with the sin that entered the world at the fall. Because of this curse we all need a savior. There is nothing we can do on our own to correct our relationship with God due to the fall. We need a savior and that savior is Jesus.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love. We thank you for your plan. We are condemned sinners and you love us anyway. We thank you for your love and care for your creation. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Sin Entered the World)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Adam and Eve broke God’s law, and their sin separated them from God.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • What are some rules your parents have for you?

  • Why do you think people sin against God?

  • How does sin affect our relationship with God and one another?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • Sin entered the world with Adam and Eve. That sin has cursed us and separated us from God. We need a savior to mend that relationship.

RELATE to them.

  • You are born a sinner.

  • There is not one single thing you can do on your own to change that.

  • The work Christ did on the cross mended that relationship and if you put your faith in Christ you can be forgiven.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • Have courage to tell your friends about sin and about what Jesus did on the cross.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is God? God is our Creator and King.

Memory Verse: Colossians 1:16-17 – “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 1 - Session 3