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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.

What Is Prayer? Our Father in Heaven (1 Kings 11-12)

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

ASK some questions about prayer.

  • What does it mean to pray?

  • What should we pray for?

  • How is God like a father to us?

CONNECT it to the family.

  • “Our Father in Heaven” Take time to think and visualize what heaven will be like. Read what Jesus tells us what heaven will be like in Matthew 13 and Revelation 21-22.

  • Jesus ask us to “pray like this” before giving us the Lord’s Prayer. This doesn’t mean we have to pray this specific prayer every time. Instead, this prayer is an example of how we should pray and some of the things we should pray for.

  • Discuss qualities of a good father. Talk about how God is our heavenly Father. He is perfect and we can always trust Him.

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what part of the Lord’s Prayer have we been studying this week? (Our Father in heaven)

  • What do you remember about heaven?

  • Remember how God is our good and perfect father? What are some ways that you’ve seen God care for you or our family?

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Prayer is talking to God. We can talk to God: anytime, anywhere.

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.

Solomon’s Sin Divided the Kingdom (1 Kings 11-12)

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.  (1 Kings 11-12)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (King Solomon, Rehoboam, and Jeroboam)

  • What are the main story beats? (Solomon disobeyed God; Jeroboam was made king; God’s people rebelled and the kingdom was split.)

  • What’s the main point? (God divided Israel into two kingdoms because Solomon sinned.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • Kings fail and kingdoms become divided. Due to the sin in the hearts of all people we will come up short and disobey God. Despite that God loves us enough to send a perfect king to take our place.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for who you are. We thank you for sending your son Jesus to die in our place. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Solomon’s Sin Divided the Kingdom)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God chose Solomon to build the temple where He would dwell with His people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • In what ways did Solomon disobey God?

  • Who became king after Solomon died? Which king ruled which kingdom?

  • Who is the perfect king that God sent to earth?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God loves us despite our sin. God knows our hearts and he still loves us. God sent his son to suffer in our place so that we could live eternally with him.  

RELATE to them.

  • God knows your heart and still loves you. God wants to forgive you and love you. If he loves you enough to send his son in your place, then he is willing and able to forgive you when you mess up.

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 Built the Temple (1 Kings 6-8)

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 6-8)

ASK some questions about the story.

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

  • What are the main story beats? (Solomon was chosen by God to build the temple that his father David attempted to build, God blessed the temple and Solomon, the ark was placed in the temple.)

  • What’s the main point? (God chose Solomon to build the temple where He would dwell with His people.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God will bless us when we honor him. Solomon honored God and led his people the right way. God blessed him because of it.  

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the many ways that you bless us. We thank you for how you blessed the work of Solomon. We pray that we can honor you with our actions like Solomon did. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Solomon Built the Temple)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God chose Solomon to build the temple where He would dwell with His people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Why was David not allowed to build the temple?

  • How long did it take to build the temple?

  • Why was it so important that the ark of the covenant was moved into the temple?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God has called us to honor him with our actions. We know wisdom comes from God and we should praise his name because of that.

RELATE to them.

  • God wants to be with his children. Solomon built a temple to bring his people closer to himself. We can become closer to God by reading his word and worshipping 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: 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”

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”