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 15-17)
ASK some questions about the story.
Who were the characters? (God and His People.)
What are the main story beats? (God’s people were walking on their way to the Promised Land; They forgot how God delivered them from Egypt and they began to complain; God provided bread from heaven for His people to eat.)
What’s the main point? (God provided for the physical needs of His people.)
CONNECT it to the family.
We know that God is a provider, but God can meet more than the Spiritual needs of the family. God can also meet our physical needs, no matter what they are.
God, we thank you for the way that you provide for us. We thank you that you provide for our physical needs. Amen.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Bread from Heaven)
See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
God provided for the physical needs of His people.
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.
Does God give you everything you ask for?
Why do you think that God does not always give us everything we want?
How can we have a good attitude when our circumstances are difficult?
ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.
God wants help meet our every need because he loves us.
RELATE to them.
God wants to help you with every aspect of life. You are a child of God and God loves you. That love that he has for you is why God meets your every need.
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: What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving.
Memory Verse: Matthew 22:37-39 – “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 5, Session 1