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. (Leviticus)
ASK some questions about the story.
Who were the main characters? (God and His People.)
What are the main story beats? (Sin separated God from His people; God gave instructions for sacrifices; The sacrifices were meant to atone for that sin.)
What’s the main point? (God is holy and requires a sacrifice for sin.)
CONNECT it to the family.
God gave His people rules to follow when it comes to making sacrifices. We give you rules just like God gave. Obedience can be a form of worship to God.
God, we thank you for your rules. We thank you for your plan and your love for us. We love you lord. Amen.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Rules for Sacrifice)
See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
God is holy and requires a sacrifice for sin.
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.
Why did God require animals to be sacrificed?
Sacrifices helped the people remember their sin and that God is holy. Why was that not enough?
Why do we not need to offer animal sacrifices today?
ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.
Obedience to God can be a form of worship to God.
RELATE to them.
There are always rules. Those rules are in place for an absolute purpose. God gave his people rules for them to follow. Those rules were meant to instruct God’s people
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 worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.
Memory Verse: Exodus 15:2 – “The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 6, Session 3