What we learned today
Big idea: God gives new life
Passover and Red Sea: Exodus 12–14, God rescued His people from Egypt and parted the Red Sea.
Where we're headed next time
Remember and celebrate! Festival of Passover: Celebrating God as Deliverer.
The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. Isaiah 40v28
Did you know?
- The Israelite people celebrated seven annual festivals: Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Festival of First Fruits, Feast of Harvest, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths).
- During the feasts, the Israelites ate, danced, sang, played instruments, prayed, and offered sacrifices to God.
- During the Feast of Passover, the Israelites celebrated their deliverance from the Egyptians as well as God as their Deliverer.
- The Feast of Passover was fulfilled by the death of the Messiah.
Connect as a family
Have your children think about something that has been delivered to your home—a pizza, a package, etc. Talk about the journey this item might have taken to arrive safely. Then share how God rescued and protected the Israelites and brought them out of Egypt. Explain how He delivered His people safely to the land He had promised them and how they remembered and celebrated their delivery with Passover. Read Psalm 18:1–3. Put on some of your favorite worship music, and dance and sing together. Then pray together, thanking God that He protects and delivers us.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What does this psalm praise God for?
What does this psalm say that God provides for His people?
How can we celebrate God as our Deliverer?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about God is the Lord 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 celebrate God's grace and the freedom He offers through salvation.