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. (Judges 13-16)
ASK some questions about the story.
Who were the main characters? (Samson, God, Delilah, The Philistines, and God’s People.)
What are the main story beats? (God gives Samson great power, Samson defeats the Philistines, Samson is tricked by Delilah.)
What’s the main point? (God gave Samson power.)
CONNECT it to the family.
We know that God can achieve great things with your life. Things that seem impossible God can do through you.
God, we thank you for the story of Samson. We pray that we can allow you to work in our lives the way you worked in Samson’s life.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Samson)
See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
God gave Samson power.
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.
What gave Samson his great strength?
How did Delilah trick Samson?
Was God still able to work through Samson even when he lost his strength?
ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.
God has a plan for our lives. God can give us the same success that Samson had if we rely on him and have faith that God loves and protects us.
RELATE to them.
Sometimes we make mistakes, but God still loves us and wants to use us to glorify his name.
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.