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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 4


What we learned today

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.


Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: God saves.

Baby Moses is protected: Exodus 1, 2v1-10, God saved baby Moses from certain death.


Memory verse

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

Did you know?

  • The book of Exodus opens by listing the sons of Jacob (Israel) who brought their families to Egypt to escape the famine in Canaan.
  • The population explosion among the Israelites concerned the pharaoh. His fear led him to devise a plan to enslave God’s people and destroy all newborn Hebrew boys.
  • Ironically, it was Pharoah’s own daughter who rescued this Hebrew baby and named him Moses.


Connect as a family

Read this story during bath time or other water playtime. Find some objects that will float and some objects that will sink. Read the biblical account of God and baby Moses in Exodus 1v22—2v10. After reading, talk about when Moses was placed in a basket and how God protected him as he floated down the Nile River.

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

  •  How did God save Moses?

  • How do you think God feels when He sees that you’re hurting or sad?

  • How does God save 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 you know that our loving God is always with you and has the power to save you.


3's – 4'sNate K