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.
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