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 27-28)
ASK some questions about the story.
Who were the main characters? (Jacob, Esau, Rebekah and Isaac.)
What are the main story beats? (Jacob and Esau were rivals before birth; Jacob had to flee due to his bad choices; God gives Jacob a vision to reaffirm his promise.)
What’s the main point? (Rebekah and Jacob tricked Isaac into blessing Jacob.)
CONNECT it to the family.
God has a plan for our lives. No matter what choices we make. God loves us and wants what is best for us. God always keeps his promises.
God, we thank you for who you are. We are thankful that you have a plan for each and every one of us. We pray that we can trust God no matter what. Amen.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Jacob and Esau)
See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
Rebekah and Jacob tricked Isaac into blessing Jacob
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.
Why do you think God said the older son would serve the younger?
In his dream, Jacob saw a stairway going up to heaven. What are some ways people try to get to heaven?
How can we be part of God’s mission to bless the whole world through Jesus?
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: Does God keep his promises? God always keeps his promises because he is faithful.
Memory Verse: Genesis 28:15 – “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 3, Session 1