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The Plagues and the Passover (Exodus 5-12)

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 5-12)

ASK some questions about the story.

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

  • What are the main story beats? (God sends Moses and Aaron to free God’s people; Pharaoh rejects their request and God sends ten plagues; God frees his people by causing the Passover to take place.)

  • What’s the main point? (God delivered His people and proved the He is the one true God.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We are called to worship God and God alone. We cannot allow things to come into our lives that act as gods that we worship.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love. We are grateful for your pursuit of your children. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Plagues and the Passover)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God delivered His people and proved that He is the one true God.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Why is Jesus called the Lamb of God and how does that relate to this week’s story?

  • Who would you say is the Lord?

  • How are we slaves to sin?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God has and will deliver us, and he is the one true God.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad have been called to teach you how to worship the one true God and how to honor him with our every action.

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 5

Moses was Born and Called (Exodus 1-4)

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 1-4)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who are the main characters? (God and Moses.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Moses is born and saved by being hidden in a basket; God called Moses through a burning bush; Moses goes to Egypt to free God’s people.)

  • What’s the main point? (God chose Moses to save His people.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God saved Moses as a baby to fulfill his big plan. There is nothing that God cannot do. Even when it seems that we are not a part of God’s plan we are. God can use anyone to glorify him.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the story of Moses. We thank you for the way that you use us like you used Moses. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Moses was Born and Called )

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God chose Moses to save His people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • What did God instruct Moses to do? (God told him to return to Egypt to help the Israelites who were struggling there)

  • How do you think Moses felt about going back to the land he had already fled from now that he had a new life and a family?

  • Do you think you’d be able to trust God if he asked you to do something that seemed crazy? Would miraculous signs be enough to help you be obedient?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God calls all sorts of people to do all sorts of things. Sometimes those things seem easy, and other times they seem impossible. Either way, God is with us all along the way.

RELATE to them.

  • We’re often scared too, but God can use us despite our fear.  His plans can’t be stopped, and there is nothing God cannot do.

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 4

Jesus Was Born (Isaiah 9; Luke 2)

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.  (Isaiah 9; Luke 2)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who are the main characters? (Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Jesus is born; Shepherds and Angels worship the newborn king; Jesus is presented at the temple.)

  • What’s the main point? (Jesus brings peace between God and people.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God sent his one and only son as a baby to be born in a smelly stable. The savior of the world came into this world as a tiny baby. God often moves in unexpected ways.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the Christmas season. Help us to remember what Christmas is about. We thank you for sending your son to save the world. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Jesus Was Born)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Jesus brings peace between God and people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • How did God’s son come to us? (As a baby, born to Mary in a manger, in a small town that had no idea who he was)

  • Why do you think God sent his Son to live and experience life as a human being like us?

  • Why do you think we needed a Savior in the first place?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • We are separated from God by our sin. God knew there was no way for us to get back to Him on our own. He had to send his son, Jesus, to provide a way back to God for us. It’s Jesus’ perfect life and sacrificial death that forgives and removes our sin, and grants us righteousness so that we can come before God as his son or daughter.

RELATE to them.

  • God sent his son to earth to die on a cross for you and for me. Jesus brings peace between God and people.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • God loved us by sending his only Son to live among us so that we could be reconciled to the Father.  God was with them then, and He’s with you now!

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 3

Joseph Saved His Family (Genesis 42-46; 50)

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 42-46; 50)

ASK some questions about the story.

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

  • What are the main story beats? (Joseph’s brothers come to Egypt; Joseph tests and forgives his brothers; All of Joseph’s family comes to live in Egypt.)

  • What’s the main point? (God used Joseph to save His people.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God has a plan for all His people. His desire is that everything we do would bring God glory. From small things like listening to mom and dad, to sharing the gospel with your friends. God invites us to participate in His mission.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for who you are, and for having a plan for our lives. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Joseph Saved His Family)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God used Joseph to save His people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • What did Joseph do for his family? (Joseph forgave his brothers, offered them food, and a place to live in Egypt)

  • Has someone ever sinned against you? How’d that make you feel?

  • Were you able to forgive that person? Was it hard to talk to them? What made it difficult?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • What other people may mean for evil, God works and turns to good for His glory and our good.

RELATE to them.

  • God is gracious to use people (you and me) in accomplishing His plans and purposes.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • While you’ll likely face difficultly today (and everyday), trust that God is with you through it and that He’s using it to draw you nearer to Him.

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 3

Joseph Explained Dreams (Genesis 39-41)

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 39-41)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who are the main characters? (Joseph, Potiphar, and Pharaoh.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Joseph works for Potiphar and is falsely accused by his wife; Joseph interprets prisoners dreams; Joseph interprets Pharaohs dream about a drought.)

  • What’s the main point? (God was with Joseph.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • No matter what is happening or where we are God is with us. When we are scared God is by our side. When our family is going through something tough God is right there with us.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for who you are. We thank you that you are always with us. That gives us the confidence to glorify you in all we do. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Joseph Explained Dreams)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God was with Joseph.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • What suffering did Joseph endure in this story? (He was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife and thrown in prison)

  • How did God use Joseph’s suffering to move his plan forward? (He gave Joseph wisdom to interpret dreams, and used that to gain favor with Pharaoh)

  • Have you ever had anything bad happen to you that you can see God used for something good?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • Even in the midst of our suffering, God is with us, and He can use that suffering for our good and His glory.

RELATE to them.

  • There will be things that don’t go your way (hopefully not as drastically as what Joseph faced). God invites us to trust Him as we walk through that suffering and uncertainty alongside Him.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • God is with you – whether your day is going smoothly or it’s shaping up to be terrible because you had a fight with a friend, lost your homework, or you spilled lunch on your favorite shirt.

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 2