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Moses Confronts Pharoah (August 23rd)

For ParentsJosh RobertsComment

This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Moses Confronts Pharoah” (Exodus 5:1-7:13). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ: Exodus 5:1-7:13 or Story 29 in the Gospel Story Bible

MAIN POINT: Even when we can’t see it God is in control.

ASK: Who went with Moses to talk to Pharaoh? His brother, Aaron.

ASK: What did Aaron do with his staff? He threw it down, and it became a snake. Then, after Pharaoh’s magicians did the same, Aaron’s snake ate up the others.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 29.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

How does God command us to live in his kingdom? We are commanded to love God and love our neighbor.

Matthew 27:37 Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

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God Calls Moses (August 16th)

For ParentsJosh RobertsComment

This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “God Calls Moses” (Exodus 2:11-4:31). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ: Exodus 2:11-4:31 or Story 28 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What did Moses see? A burning bush that did not burn up.

ASK: What did God send Moses to do? To tell Pharaoh, “Let my people go.” God planned to rescue them from slavery in Egypt.

ASK: Did Moses think he would be able to do this job? No, he didn’t think he could do it, and he didn’t think the people would believe him when he told them God had sent him to deliver Israel.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 28.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

How does God command us to live in his kingdom? We are commanded to love God and love our neighbor.

Download this week’s SojournKids at Home here.

August 2015 Assembly Liturgy

For ParentsJosh RobertsComment

The Sojourn Kids playlist can be found at this link:  Playlist

Leader 1 & 2: Hi, I'm Mr./Ms. (First name)!

Leader 1: Good morning/evening!! Any time is a good time to be singing praises to God, Amen? Will you sing this worship song with me?

“10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman

Leader 2: Our memory verse this month is Exodus 20:4! Repeat this after me: “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in the heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.” This month we are starting our journey through the book of Exodus, and so are your parents in their worship services! Exodus is a story about God saving His people. Do you remember some of stories you have learned in Sojourn Kids about God taking care of His people? [allow for 1 or 2 stories; if no one answers, ask them about the story of Daniel, which we just finished.]

Leader 1: Wow!! The Bible is FULL of stories about how God keeps us safe and watches over us with great care and love! We worship God for His love by giving an offering to God of our money, our time, and our talents! As we sing this next song, bring your offering up to the front!

Never Drift Away” by Jeremy Quillo

Leader 1: When God protects and and keeps us safe, like He does the Israelites in Exodus, we want to sing and shout and jump and dance in worship to him! Are you all ready to Boogie for Jesus with me? Hit it, [Musician’s name]!!

We're no Skeletons” by Jeremy Quillo

Leader 1: Hey, who can tell me what time it is? (Catechism time!!)

(Play Catechism riff like “Tequila”: G-F-G-F x3, G-F-G “Catechism!”)

How does God command us to live in his kingdom?  We are commanded to love God and love our neighbor

Leader 2: Here is our question for this week! I’ll read the question and you will all read the answer together! [If you have an especially active older kid, you can ask them to read the question out loud for everyone to respond to]

Leader 2: Let’s pray! Bow your heads and fold your hands and close your eyes as we talk to God! Father God, we thank You for sending Jesus to be our Teacher, our Friend, our Brother, and our Savior. Jesus, we praise You for going to cross to die and defeating death for us! Holy Spirit, please fill our hearts today so we can know and love You more. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Instruct all kids to sit down, then dismiss by one age group at a time: Preschool, then Kindergarten, then instruct Elementary to move up for the lesson.

God Protects Baby Moses (August 9th)

For ParentsJosh RobertsComment

This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “God Protects Baby Moses” (Exodus 1:1-2:10). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ: Exodus 1:1-2:10 or Story 27 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What is this story about? The story is about how Moses’ mother and sister hid him in a basket and sent him down the river to keep him safe from the Egyptians.

ASK: Why did Pharaoh want to kill the Israelite boys? The Israelites multiplied. Pharaoh feared the boys would grow up to fight against Egypt.

ASK: Who found Moses? What did she do with him? Pharaoh’s daughter. She raised him as her own son.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 27.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

What kind of death did Jesus die? Jesus suffered and died on the cross, but, after three days, he rose again.

Mark 8:31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things… and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.

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Three Times Through the Bible

For ParentsMatt FriendComment

Kids Praying Hands Dear Sojourn Parents…

Thanks again for entrusting your children to our care each week. We love them and are happy to help you point them to Jesus.

What They’re Learning This Month

  • This Sunday, April 13 – Jesus’ Triumphal Entry (John 12:10-50, GSB #108)
  • Easter Sunday, April 20 – Jesus’ Resurrection (Matthew 27:62-28:16, GSB #117)
  • Sunday, April 27 – Doubting Thomas (John 20:19-31, GSB #118)

Tools for Parents

  1. Old Story New Devotional Book – Corresponds with our Sunday curriculum and provides daily devotions based on those lessons
  2. The Gospel Story Bible (GSB) – As mentioned above, it walks through the entire Bible, story by story

The Big Picture

When possible, we try to harmonize the kids lessons with the pastor's sermon text. Even when this isn’t possible, it’s encouraging to know that your children will be walked through the entire Bible every 3 years in SojournKids. This means that a 2-year-old will have walked through the Bible 3x when he or she finishes the 5th grade. (If your little one is younger than 2, similar stories are being read.)

Growing in grace with you and your family,

–The SojournKids Team