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 11)
ASK some questions about the story.
Who were the main characters? (God and the descendants of Noah.)
What are the main story beats? (The whole earth spoke one language; The people on earth wanted to build a tower to become closed to God; God punished them by giving them all different languages.)
What’s the main point? (People tried to build a tower to glorify themselves instead of God.)
CONNECT it to the family.
Like the people in this week’s story we as a family can put ourselves before God. We can do this by putting our lives ahead of what God has called us to do. We can learn from this story that we as a family are called to glorify God and not ourselves.
God, we thank you for your love for us despite our sin. We thank you for this lesson to not put ourselves and our lives ahead of God. Amen.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Tower of Babel)
See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
People tried to build a tower to glorify themselves instead of God.
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.
Why did God stop the people from building the tower?
What are some ways people today might try to make a name for themselves?
Why does God deserve all glory and honor?
ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.
God calls us to glorify him and not ourselves.
RELATE to them.
We must be reminded that we are all born sinners.
Our sin causes us to put things before God.
We are called to glorify God with everything we do.
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.
God calls us to glorify him first and foremost.
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 God? God is our Creator and King.
Memory Verse: Colossians 1:16-17 – “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 1 - Session 5