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Job (Job 1 & 42)

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 1 & 42)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (God, Satan, Job, Job’s Friends, and Elihu.)

  • What are the main beats of the story? (Satan asked God for permission to bring harm to Job, God allowed it, Job is given advice by his friends and Elihu, Job talks with God.)

  • What’s the main point? (Job learned that God is all-powerful, sovereign, and good.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God is completely in control of our lives. Whether life seems perfect or chaotic, God is in control. No matter what situations we face, God is with us.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the way you care for us. We pray that we can have the faith of Job to continue to trust you whether life is smooth or rough. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (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 all-powerful, sovereign, and good.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • What all happened to Job and his family? (Much of Job’s family was killed, and Job suffered a great deal)

  • How would you feel if all that happened to you? (Let them answer; probably sad, confused, angry)

  • How can you trust God when things are not going well? (We can pray to ask God to be with us, and to remind us of his goodness in the middle of our suffering)

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • Jesus suffered for us on the cross. He took the punishment for our sin. Job and Jesus both suffered, but ultimately trusted in God’s plan. We are called to trust God no matter what.  

RELATE to them.

  • Sometimes our lives can be difficult. God wants us to continue to love and trust him even when life is hard. Share something in your life that’s difficult. Ask them the same.

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.

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? Everything God does is for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Psalm 100:5 - “For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”

Solomon Thought About Life (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11)

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.  (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Solomon and God)

  • What are the main beats of the story? (Solomon was very wise, Solomon would often think about life; Solomon wrote down his thoughts.)

  • What’s the main point? (Life has purpose only with God.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • As a family we have a purpose. That purpose is to glorify God. That can be done in many ways, we can befriend our neighbors and share the gospel and pray with them or we can reach our friends at school. Without God our purpose means nothing. We need God to drive our purpose in life.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your plan for our lives. We thank you for your influence on our lives through the grace that you have shown us. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Solomon Thought About Life)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Life has purpose only with God. 

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • What did Solomon ask God for? (wisdom)

  • How did Solomon feel about vanity or things that focus on us instead of God? (without God, it’s all meaningless)

  • What is the reason that you and I exist? (to glorify God)

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • Because God loved us enough to send his son to die for us we have purpose. Our lives that are plagued with sin mean more due to the work of Christ on the cross. 

RELATE to them.

  • Solomon knew that without God, it didn’t matter what he did in his life or what he saw in the world. Without God everything was meaningless. We may see and experience things that seem wonderful, but without God that joy will fade. God wants us to know him, trust him, and serve him.

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.

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? Everything God does is for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Psalm 100:5 - “For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”

Guard us from Temptation (Matthew 6:9-13)

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 Lord’s Prayer together. (Matthew 6:9-13)

ASK some questions about prayer.

  • What does it mean to pray?

  • Why is the Lord’s prayer important?

  • What is temptation?

CONNECT it to the family.

  • “Guard us from temptation” Discuss the word temptation and its meaning. What does it mean to be tempted? Give your kids an example from your life. Ask what they might be tempted by.

  • Read Matthew 4:1-11 together. Discuss how even Jesus was tempted.

  • Discuss how temptation is not a sin. Everyone is tempted (even Jesus!). God’s concern is how we handle temptation. If give in to our temptation, we have fallen into sin. So we ask God to help us to remain strong as we run from temptation so that we might not sin.

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what part of the Lord’s Prayer have we been studying this week? (Guard us from Temptation)

  • Are there certain temptations you face more often that others?

  • What are some ways to say ‘no’ to the temptation set before you?

  • How might we ask God to help as we face temptation each day?

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God gives us the strength and ability to run away from temptation.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

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.

Big Picture Question: What is prayer? Prayer is talking to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Memory Verse: Matthew 6:9-13 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Forgive us our Sins (Matthew 6:9-13)

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 Lord’s Prayer together. (Matthew 6:9-13)

ASK some questions about prayer.

  • What does it mean to pray?

  • Why is the Lord’s Prayer important?

  • What is sin?

  • What does it mean to be forgiven? To forgive someone else?

CONNECT it to the family.

  • “Forgive us our sins” Discuss what it means to ask for forgiveness and why it is important. Discuss how it makes you feel when you sin or disobey.

  • Read Romans 2:23 together. Discuss how the Bible is clear that everyone has sinned and needs to seek forgiveness.

  • Discuss how God is faithful to forgive our sins.

  • Read and discuss Matthew 6:14 together. This can be tough! Our sins are forgiven through the work of Christ. The grace he offers us allows us to offer forgiveness to those who sin against or hurt us.

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what part of the Lord’s Prayer have we been studying this week? (Forgive us our Sins)

  • Why is it important to ask God to forgive our sins?

  • Why does God want us to forgive others when they hurt us?

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God forgives our sin so that we might be free to forgive those who sin against us.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Do you feel like you sin?

  • Do you ever ask God to forgive you when you do, say, or think something wrong?

  • Is there someone you need to ask to forgive you? Is there someone you need to forgive yourself?

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

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.

Big Picture Question: What is prayer? Prayer is talking to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Memory Verse: Matthew 6:9-13 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Your Kingdom Come (Matthew 6:9-13)

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 Lord’s Prayer together. (Matthew 6:9-13)

ASK some questions about prayer.

  • What does it mean to pray?

  • Why is the Lord’s Prayer important?

  • How is God like a father to us?

CONNECT it to the family.

  • “Your Kingdom Come” Take time to think and visualize what God’s kingdom is like and why we want it to come soon. Read Psalm 145:13 (part a). Discuss what everlasting means. 

  • Read John 18:36 together. Discuss how God’s kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. It is an exciting place! A place where all the people who have ever loved Jesus will live together and worship him forever.

  • Discuss how there will be no more pain or bad things, because God will make all things new! 

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what part of the Lord’s Prayer have we been studying this week? (Your Kingdom Come)

  • What does it mean for God’s will to be done here on earth as it is in heaven?

  • Why are we excited about God’s kingdom coming?

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God’s kingdom is where we go if we love God and follow Him.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Is the idea of heaven comforting? Scary? Exciting? Why?

  • What part of heaven are you most excited about?

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

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.

Big Picture Question: What is prayer? Prayer is talking to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Memory Verse: Matthew 6:9-13 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.