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Eli and Samuel (1 Samuel 1-3)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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.  (1 Samuel 1-3)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (God, Samuel, Hannah, Eli, God’s People.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Samuel’s life is dedicated to God, Hannah cries out to God, God uses Samuel.)

  • What’s the main point? (God called Samuel to share God’s plan.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • Hannah cried out to God for help. We can call out to God when we are in need and he will provide for us. God can provide for every need this family has.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your word. We thank you for the way you worked in Samuel’s life. We pray you can use us like you used Samuel. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Eli and Samuel)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God called Samuel to share God’s plan.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why did Eli confront Hannah?

  • What did God call Samuel to do?

  • What does this story teach about God or the Gospel?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God can do all things and he loves us.

RELATE to them.

  • God has a plan for your life and you must have faith in him.  God did great things through Samuel and he can do the same with you.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

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: How does God accomplish His plan? God uses people for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Isaiah 33:22 - “The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.”

Ruth and Boaz (Ruth 1-4)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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.  (Ruth 1-4)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the characters? (Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Naomi loses her husband and sons, Ruth remains loyal to Naomi, Boaz redeems Ruth.)

  • What’s the main point? (God provided a redeemer for Ruth.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • In the same way that Ruth stood by Naomi’s side is the way that we are called to stick together as a family. We should love each other with the same love that Ruth showed Naomi.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the cross. We thank you that you sent us a redeemer. We thank you for your love for us. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Ruth and Boaz)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God provided a redeemer for Ruth.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why was it strange that Ruth remains loyal to Naomi?

  • How did Boaz redeem Ruth?

  • Who is the redeemer God sent us?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God provided a redeemer for Ruth and God provided a redeemer for us as well. In the same way Boaz redeemed Ruth Jesus redeemed us by dying on a cross for our sins.

RELATE to them.

  • God loves you and sent Jesus to die on the cross for your sins. Jesus death and resurrection redeems you back to God wiping away all your sins. 

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

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: How does God accomplish His plan? God uses people for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Isaiah 33:22 - “The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.”

Samson (Judges 13-16)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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.

PRAY together.

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.

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: How does God accomplish His plan? God uses people for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Isaiah 33:22 - “The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.”

Gideon (Judges 6-8)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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 6-8)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Gideon, God, God’s People)

  • What are the main story beats? (God calls Gideon to rescue his people from the Midianites; Gideon asks for a sign before he answers God’s call; Gideon rescues God’s People.)

  • What’s the main point? (God uses Gideon’s weakness for his glory.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God loves us because we are created in his image. He can use us for his glory even through our weakness. Mom and Dad love you despite the mistakes you make. We want the best for you and will support you no matter what you do.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the story of Gideon. We thank you that despite his weakness you were able to save your people through him. We pray that you can use us the same way.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Gideon)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God used Gideon’s weakness for his glory.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • What sign did Gideon request from God?

  • How many men were left after they drank the water?

  • How does this story point to Jesus?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God used Gideon despite his weakness and God can use you despite your weakness. God can do great things through you.

RELATE to them.

  • God has a plan for your life and can work his will through your life. Whether you feel like you’re good enough or not, God loves you and wants to use you for his success.

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: How does God accomplish His plan? God uses people for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Isaiah 33:22 - “The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.”

Deborah and Barak (Joshua 4-5)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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.  (Joshua 4-5)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Deborah, Barak, Sisera, Jael, God, and his people.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God’s people forgot about God; Ged sent Deborah; Deborah sent Barak to kill Sisera.)

  • What’s the main point? (God’s people needed someone to rescue them from their enemies.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God once again rescues his people when they cry out for help. Even when we stumble and make bad choices God is there for us. When you disobey your mom and dad we will correct you, but we will always be there to love and protect you just like God did with his people. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for sending Deborah to help the Israelites conquer their enemies. We pray that we can take courage in your protection of and love of us. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Deborah and Barak)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God’s people needed someone to rescue them from their enemies.

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 did God achieve his goal to defeat Sisera?

  • Did God work in the way you thought he would?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God promises to protect and love us despite the sin that is in our hearts.

RELATE to them.

  • Even when we mess up God is there. He will never leave us or forsake us.

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: How does God accomplish His plan? God uses people for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Isaiah 33:22 - “The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.”