What we learned today
Big idea: God is the one true God.
Ten commandments: Exodus 19–20, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.
Where we're headed next time
Big idea: God initiates relationship
Ten commandments: Exodus 24, God made a covenant with His people.
Did you know?
God initiated relationship with the future Israelites through the covenant He made with Abram (later Abraham).
In Exodus 19—24, God gave His people the Ten Commandments as part of the Mosaic covenant. This marked the beginning of a new era in the history of God’s people.
The Mosaic covenant demanded not only that the Israelites conform to a set of laws but also that their hearts be oriented toward God.
The Mosaic covenant also gave a foretaste of what was to come, the new covenant that would not be written on tablets of stone but on the hearts and in the minds of all those who believe (Hebrews 8v10).
Connect as a family
Surprise your children by preparing them a sweet treat—maybe cookies, ice cream, or another treat they don’t eat very often. When the treat is ready, call your children to the table. Spend some time talking with them about their day or just enjoying one another’s company. Read Exodus 24v12–18. Tell your children that similar to how you called them to the table and initiated your time together, God initiated relationship with His people—and continued to pursue them through Moses. Explain that God calls each one of us to relationship with Him through faith in His Son, Jesus.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
Why does God want a relationship with people?
How does it make you feel to know that God wants to have a relationship with you?
Do you have a relationship with God? If so, would you like to tell us about it?
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 God remind you this week that He reaches out to you and invites you to be a part of His story through the love and grace of Jesus.