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 35-40)
ASK some questions about the story.
Who were the characters? (Moses, God, and His People.)
What are the main story beats? (God’s people gave their possessions to make the tabernacle; The tabernacle specifications are described; The tabernacle is built.)
What’s the main point? (God told His people how to build the tabernacle where He would dwell with them.)
CONNECT it to the family.
God used the tabernacle to come close and dwell with his people. God’s work done on the cross took away the need for a tabernacle and we can dwell with God through the Holy Spirit. We as a family dwell with God in the way we live our daily lives.
God, we thank you for attention to detail. We thank you for dwelling with your people. Amen.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Tabernacle Was Built)
See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
God told His people how to build the tabernacle where He would dwell with them.
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.
Why did God instruct the Israelites to build a tabernacle?
How did Jesus make the way for us to dwell with God?
After Jesus’ resurrection, He ascended into heaven. How does God dwell with us today?
ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.
God wants to be with his creation.
RELATE to them.
God wants to be in a relationship with you. A daily dwelling with the maker of the universe. Thanks to Jesus’ work done on the cross we can dwell with God trough the Holy Spirit.
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 2