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Joseph Sent to Egypt (Genesis 37)

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 37)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who are the main characters? (Joseph, Joseph’s Brothers, and Jacob.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Joseph is favored by Jacob and has dreams that claimed he would be greater than his brothers; His brothers conspire to kill him; Joseph’s brothers sell him to Egyptian slave traders.)

  • What’s the main point? (Joseph’s brothers sent him to Egypt.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God always has a plan. There is nothing that he cannot do. When times get tough or things get sad we can trust that God is completely in control of the situations.  

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for always having a plan. We thank you for your power and love. Prevent us from doubting you Lord when things get tough. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Joseph Sent to Egypt)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Joseph’s brothers sent him to Egypt.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • What did Joseph’s brothers do to him? (sold him into slavery and tricked Jacob into thinking he was dead)

  • Joseph endured a lot of suffering in these few verses. How do you think he felt after he realized what had happened?

  • Do you ever feel like you’re suffering? Do you ever feel alone?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • Even in the midst of our suffering, fear, or loneliness, God is with us and his plans cannot be stopped.

RELATE to them.

  • Sometimes we have doubts about what God is doing, but our doubt doesn’t stop God’s plan from moving forward. God is always working for the good of those who love Him and for His glory. 

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • God is with you wherever you go today, and He’s working to use your life to accomplish His plans

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 1

Jacob’s New Name (Genesis 32-33)

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 32-33)

ASK some questions about the story.

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

  • What are the main story beats? (Jacob began to make his way back home; He split up his family to prepare to face Esau; Jacob wrestles with God and God changed Jacob’s name.)

  • What’s the main point? (God changed Jacob’s name to Israel, the name of God’s covenant people.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God has a plan for our family. God’s plan provided us a savior who changed everything. We are changed due to Christ’s work on the cross.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the plan that you had to send your son to die on the cross for our sins. We pray that we can have faith in your plan. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Jacob’s New Name)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God changed Jacob’s name to Israel, the name of God’s covenant people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • How does God change us when we trust in Jesus?

  • How can God use difficult circumstances for our good?

  • What are some ways God has blessed you? How can you be a blessing to others?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God keeps his promises and offers change to come.

RELATE to them.

  • God has a plan for your life. He sent His son to die for our sins. We can trust that God will always do what is best for us.

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: 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 3

Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 29-31)

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 29-31)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the characters? (Jacob, Laban, Leah and Rachel.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Jacob flees to his uncle Laban; Jacob worked seven years to marry Rachel; Laban tricked Jacob and gave him Leah as his bride.)

  • What’s the main point? (Laban tricked Jacob into marrying Leah and Rachel.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • Even when things do not go our way. Even when we find ourselves in a situation that seems unfair. We can trust in the promise that God has made to us.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love for us. We pray that even win things don’t go our way you still love us and have a plan for us. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Jacob and Rachel)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Laban tricked Jacob into marrying Leah and Rachel.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • God’s plan always happens. How does knowing this help you face difficult or unexpected events in your life?

  • How much does God love you? How do you know?

  • How can we show love to people who are lonely or misunderstood?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God always has a plan for our lives no matter what happens.

RELATE to them.

  • When we think things aren’t going our way God promises us that that is not true.

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: 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 2

November / December 2018 Kids Music Liturgy

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These are also the songs that will be used for children’s choir at Sojourn Midtown.

Leader 1: Does anyone know what special holidays are coming up? (Discuss Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ask the kids why we celebrate them, and talk about God’s goodness to us in everything he’s given us.)

God is faithful. He keeps his promises!

We’ve been learning about the promises God made to Abraham and Abraham’s children that he would bless them. He kept his promises by sending Jesus to be our Savior. It was many, many years between God’s promise to Abraham and the fulfillment of the promise in Jesus Christ. The people of God often wondered when the promises would be fulfilled. There were many years of sadness and waiting for Israel, God’s people, especially when they were captured and put into exile, taken to a land far away from their home, not sure if they would ever see God’s promises fulfilled.

Let’s sing “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” song about waiting for Jesus to keep his promises.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Leader 2: The Bible says this in Galatians 4:4-7:

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”

God became man and lived among his people. That’s why we call Jesus by the name Emmanuel. His name means “God is with us!” God answered the people of Israel’s prayer to come and save them by sending Jesus. We learned last month that we also inherit all the promises God made to his people when we trust in Jesus. We can be sons and daughters of God through Jesus!

Let’s sing a song about how wonderful Jesus is!

Jesus, What a Wonderful Child

Leader 1: Let’s practice our Bible memory verse. Our verse this month is Genesis 28:15 (Repeat out loud with the children.).

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
Genesis 28:15 CSB

Leader 2: This Bible verse is about how God is always with us and will keep his promises to us.

Leader 1: Isn’t this good news?!! When you hear good news, don’t you just want to tell other people?! We get to tell others the good news about Jesus! Let’s sing “Go Tell it on the Mountain” and remember that God has called us to tell others who don’t know about Jesus this great news!

Go Tell it on the Mountain                               

 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!”)

Leader 2: This month we will be learning about how God gave Abraham a special promise, and kept his promise. We’ll also be learning about why we can trust God to always keep his promises.

Q: Does God keep His promises? A: God always keeps his promises because he is faithful.

Leader 2: Let’s pray! Bow your heads and fold your hands and close your eyes as we talk to God!

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’s Promise to Isaac (Genesis 27-28)

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 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.   

PRAY together.

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