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 19-20)
ASK some questions about the story.
Who were the main characters? (Moses, God’s People, and God.)
What are the main story beats? (God’s people arrived at Mount Sinai; God gives Moses the Ten Commandments.)
What’s the main point? (God gave rules to show how to love Him and others.)
CONNECT it to the family.
We are called to love God with everything we do. We are also called to love everyone equally. We as a family are called to love those in our lives.
God, we thank you for your love. We are grateful for your word and how it shows us how to love. We love you Lord. Amen.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Ten Commandments)
See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
God gave rules to show how to love Him and others.
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.
What does this story teach about God or the Gospel?
How are the commandments for God’s glory and your good?
How does this story help you to live on mission better?
ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.
God gives us clear instruction when it comes to loving him and others.
RELATE to them.
Mom and Dad have been called to teach you how to love all people in the same way that we love ourselves.
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 3