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The Parent Weekly


The Parent Weekly

We believe parents are the primary teachers in a child's life. Because of this, we post a Parent Weekly each Sunday which includes big ideas from that week’s teaching, the memory verse, questions for family discussion, and a look at where we’re headed the following week. Our hope is for this to be a helpful tool as you continue raising your kids to love God and love people.

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Lesson 3


What we learned today

Big idea: God is powerful

Isaac’s Birth: Genesis 17v15–22; 21v1-7, Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born, proving that nothing is impossible for God. He is powerful.        


Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: God is with us

Joseph and His Family: Genesis 37; 39—47, God was with Joseph throughout his life, even when his own brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt.


Memory verse

The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. Psalm 145v13b

Did you know?

  • Through the life of Joseph and his myriad struggles, we can learn about God being with us and working through us.
  • For Joseph, his father, and his brothers, God used a devastating famine to bring healing and restoration of relationships.
  • The sin and brokenness within Joseph’s family is present throughout all humanity. But God has made the way for all who would receive Jesus to be adopted into His family.


Connect as a family

During dinner or snack time, read the biblical account of God and Joseph in Genesis 37v3-4, 23-28. Explain that God took Joseph to Egypt and gave him a message for the king (or pharaoh). Read Genesis 41v28-40. Then Joseph’s brothers came to him looking for food, but they didn’t recognize him. Read Genesis 45v3-7. Point out that God used Joseph’s bad situation to do something amazing.

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

  • Do you think it was hard for Joseph to be nice to his brothers when they came to him for help?
  • What did Joseph think when he saw his family again?
  • How do you think Joseph felt about God?
  • How does it feel to know that God is always with you?

These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God Is with Us into your everyday life as a family. 



A blessing can be a spoken prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words of encouragement and guidance over your child.

A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may your heart be filled with His love as you share with others that God is always with us.


3's – 4'sNate K