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 13-15)
ASK some questions about the story.
Who were the main characters? (Pharaoh, God’s People, and God.)
What are the main story beats? (God’s people flee Egypt; Pharaoh gathers his army and pursues them; God parted the Red Sea for His people to cross.)
What’s the main point? (God parted the Red Sea for His people to cross.)
CONNECT it to the family.
We are called to trust that God will provide for our every need as a family. Even when things don’t seem good, God has our back.
God, we thank you for being the provider. We love you Lord. Amen.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Red Sea Crossing)
See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
God parted the Red Sea for His people to cross.
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.
Do you ever complain?
Do you believe that God can do anything?
How does faith save us?
ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.
We are called to live life that daily honors God no matter what lies ahead.
RELATE to them.
Mom and Dad have been called to teach you that God can provide for your every need because he loves you.
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 6