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Wisdom for God’s People (Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:1-12; 4:10-19)

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.  (Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:1-12; 4:10-19)

ASK some questions about the story.

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

  • What are the main story beats? (Solomon asked for wisdom; God granted him wisdom; Solomon wrote down many wise sayings.)

  • What’s the main point? (Wisdom is fearing the Lord and obeying His Word.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We as a family will read God’s word together. We will use God’s word to grow in wisdom. We can apply it to the life of our family in order to honor God as a family. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your word. We thank you for granting us wisdom. We thank you for your love for us. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Wisdom for God’s People)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Wisdom is fearing the Lord and obeying His Word.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Why was it unique for Solomon to ask for wisdom?

  • What book was Solomon’s wisdom put into?

  • How can we gain in wisdom thanks to what Solomon wrote?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • Every good gift is from God. Everything that we have of any worth is from God. Wisdom comes from God and we can get it through the writings of Solomon. 

RELATE to them.

  • Even though it seems like we have things figured out we don’t. Without God and his gift of wisdom, we have nothing.

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: Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God through His Word.

Memory Verse: Proverbs 2:6-7 - “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity”

Solomon Asked for Wisdom (1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12; 3:1-15)

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.  (1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12; 3:1-15)

ASK some questions about the story.

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

  • What are the main story beats? (David died, Solomon becomes king, Solomon asked God for wisdom.)

  • What’s the main point? (Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead God’s people.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We as your parents are here to help you grow into wise adults. All wisdom comes from God and we will try to instruct you to follow that wisdom.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love for us. We thank you for your wisdom. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Solomon Asked for Wisdom)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead God’s people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • What else could Solomon have asked for?

  • Why do you think Solomon asked for wisdom?

  • How can we have wisdom like Solomon?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • You don’t have all the answers. God is faithful and he loves you. He has given us the instruction we need through his word. 

RELATE to them.

  • Sometimes we can think that we know what is best for us!  We don’t know what is best. Only God knows what is best for us. He has given us his word to get us through.

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: Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God through His Word.

Memory Verse: Proverbs 2:6-7 - “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity”

God Made a Covenant with David (2 Samuel 7)

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.  (2 Samuel 7)

ASK some questions about the story.

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

  • What are the main story beats? (David decided to build God a temple, God promise David big things, God denied David the right to build the temple.)

  • What’s the main point? (God promised that Jesus would come from David’s family.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God is faithful. He always keeps his promises. We as a family aspire to be true to our word. We pray that we can model what God has modeled in the life of David. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your promises. We thank you that you are faithful. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (God Made a Covenant with David)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God promised that Jesus would come from David’s family.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • What kind of house did David live in?

  • What did the ark of God sit in?

  • God said David’s kingdom would last how long?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God is faithful and loves us so much. We keeps his promises to us.

RELATE to them.

  • God has a plan for your life and will be faithful to accomplish his will through you. Take hope in the fact that God loves you and cares for you. 

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: Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7-8 - “Sing a song of wisdom, for God is King of the whole earth. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.”

David and Jonathan Became Friends (1 Samuel 18:1-12; 19:1-10; 20:1-42)

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.  (1 Samuel 18:1-12; 19:1-10; 20:1-42)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (David, Jonathan, and Saul)

  • What are the main story beats? (Jonathan dedicated his life, Saul became jealous, Jonathan saved David’s life.)

  • What’s the main point? (God used Jonathan to save David’s life.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We as a family should love and have each other’s back like Jonathan did for David. We must honor what God puts into place. We pray that our family can love and support each other like Jonathan did with David. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your will. We thank you for today’s story of Jonathan and David. We pray that we can love our brothers and sisters made in your image like that. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (David and Jonathan Became Friends)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God used Jonathan to save David’s life.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Who was King Saul’s son?

  • Who wanted to kill David?

  • Where did David hide?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God has placed people in our lives to love and care for us. Jesus loved and cared for us the most by dying on a cross for us.

RELATE to them.

  • God loves you and cares for you. 

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: Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7-8 - “Sing a song of wisdom, for God is King of the whole earth. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.”

David Was Anointed and Fought Goliath (1 Samuel 16-17)

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.  (1 Samuel 16-17)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the characters? (Samuel, David, God, and Goliath.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God sent Samuel to choose a new king, David is anointed, David fights Goliath.)

  • What’s the main point? (Jesus is our king.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. God is our true king and he is with us. We can accomplish great things with God. We pray that our family can be empowered by God to glorify his name.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you that you give us the strength and the courage we need. We thank you for your love for us. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (David Was Anointed and Fought Goliath)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God rejected Saul as king because of his sin.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Why did Samuel pour oil over David?

  • Which brother would you have expected to be king?

  • What weapons did David use to fight Goliath?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • You can do anything with God who gives you strength. Even when you are scared God is with you. You can remember what David did when you are scared or unsure.

RELATE to them.

  • God loves you and wants what is best for you. He sent Jesus the true king to die on a cross for you to take the punishment for your sin.

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: Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7-8 - “Sing a song of wisdom, for God is King of the whole earth. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.”