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The Golden Calf (Exodus 32; 34)

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.  (Exodus 32; 34)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Moses, God’s People, and God.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God gives Moses the Ten Commandments; God’s people worshipped a golden calf, God disciplines His people.)

  • What’s the main point? (God disciplined His people for worshiping a golden calf.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We are called to worship God and God alone. All that we do as a family should direct all of our worship toward God. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for being a God who disciplines and loves. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Golden Calf)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God disciplined His people for worshiping a golden calf.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • How does God’s love show that He loves us?

  • Why is discipline necessary and helpful?

  • What would happen if we were never disciplined?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God’s discipline is for our good.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad have to discipline you when you disobey. We do that because we love you. God disciplines hHis people because he loves them.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • Be encouraged that God will be with you today – when things are easy and when things are hard!

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: What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

Memory Verse: Exodus 15:2 – “The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”

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

The Ten Commandments (Exodus 19-20)

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.  (Exodus 19-20)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Moses, God’s People, and God.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God’s people arrived at Mount Sinai; God gives Moses the Ten Commandments.)

  • What’s the main point? (God gave rules to show how to love Him and others.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We are called to love God with everything we do. We are also called to love everyone equally. We as a family are called to love those in our lives. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love. We are grateful for your word and how it shows us how to love. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Ten Commandments)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God gave rules to show how to love Him and others.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • What does this story teach about God or the Gospel?

  • How are the commandments for God’s glory and your good?

  • How does this story help you to live on mission better?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God gives us clear instruction when it comes to loving him and others.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad have been called to teach you how to love all people in the same way that we love ourselves.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • Be encouraged that God will be with you today – when things are easy and when things are hard!

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: What is God like?  God is holy, good, and loving.

Memory Verse: Matthew 22:37-39 – “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 5, Session 3

Jethro Helped Moses (Exodus 18)

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.  (Exodus 18)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Jethro and Moses.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Moses was on the run from Egypt; Jethro took Moses in and guided him; the time Moses spent with Jethro helped to prepare him to set God’s people free.)

  • What’s the main point? (Moses needed help to lead God’s people.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • Sometimes we need help to achieve what God has planned for our lives. God puts people like you mom and dad to help guide you in the direction that God has for you.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your plan for our lives. We thank you for the people that you currently have in our lives to guide us. We love you lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Jethro Helped Moses)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Moses needed help to lead God’s people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Why was it good for Moses to get help? 

  • Why do we sometimes resist getting help from others?

  • What are some ways we can help others?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God puts people in our lives to help us.

RELATE to them.

  • When things seem to be going bad we can rely on the people that God has put in our lives to help remind us of God’s love.  

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • Be encouraged that God will be with you today – when things are easy and when things are hard!

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: What is God like?  God is holy, good, and loving.

Memory Verse: Matthew 22:37-39 – “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 5, Session 2

Bread from Heaven (Exodus 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.  (Exodus 15-17)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the characters? (God and His People.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God’s people were walking on their way to the Promised Land; They forgot how God delivered them from Egypt and they began to complain; God provided bread from heaven for His people to eat.)

  • What’s the main point? (God provided for the physical needs of His people.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We know that God is a provider, but God can meet more than the Spiritual needs of the family. God can also meet our physical needs, no matter what they are.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the way that you provide for us. We thank you that you provide for our physical needs. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Bread from Heaven)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God provided for the physical needs of His people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Does God give you everything you ask for?

  • Why do you think that God does not always give us everything we want?

  • How can we have a good attitude when our circumstances are difficult?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God wants help meet our every need because he loves us.

RELATE to them.

  • God wants to help you with every aspect of life. You are a child of God and God loves you. That love that he has for you is why God meets your every need.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • Be encouraged that God will be with you today – when things are easy and when things are hard!

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: What is God like?  God is holy, good, and loving.

Memory Verse: Matthew 22:37-39 – “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “

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

The Red Sea Crossing (Exodus 13-15)

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.  (Exodus 13-15)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Pharaoh, God’s People, and God.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God’s people flee Egypt; Pharaoh gathers his army and pursues them; God parted the Red Sea for His people to cross.)

  • What’s the main point? (God parted the Red Sea for His people to cross.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We are called to trust that God will provide for our every need as a family. Even when things don’t seem good, God has our back.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for being the provider. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Red Sea Crossing)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God parted the Red Sea for His people to cross.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Do you ever complain?

  • Do you believe that God can do anything?

  • How does faith save us?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • We are called to live life that daily honors God no matter what lies ahead.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad have been called to teach you that God can provide for your every need because he loves you.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • Be encouraged that God will be with you today – when things are easy and when things are hard!

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: Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things.

Memory Verse: Hosea 13:4 – “But I am the Lord your God from the land of Egypt; you know no God but me, and besides me there is no savior.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 4, Session 6