What we learned today
Big Idea: God shows us how to live.
The Ten Commandments: Exodus 19–20, God provides the Ten Commandments to set apart the Israelites as His holy people.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God leads the way.
The people enter the promised land: Joshua 1; 3—4, God appoints Joshua as the new leader of the Israelites and brings His people into the land He’d promised them.
Did you know?
Moses grew in the Lord and was a model of faith to the community. He blessed others and equipped them to live in service to God.
Throughout Exodus and Numbers, Joshua worked closely with Moses. In Exodus 24v13, he is referred to as Moses’ aide—his right-hand man.
Joshua was an ideal successor to Moses, and Moses continuously made prophetic hints toward Joshua’s future as a leader of God’s people.
Connect as a family
Read Joshua 1v1–9 just before bedtime. Count with your child how many times God tells Joshua in this part of The Big God Story to “be strong and courageous” (three times). Share with your children that God wants His people to know that He will lead them and they don’t have to be afraid. After reading, choose someone in your family to lead everyone to bed. Make sure the leader is creative in the path he takes and the moves he makes in leading everyone off for a good night’s sleep.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
Why do you think God told Joshua to be “strong and courageous”?
Why didn’t Joshua need to be afraid?
How does God lead us every day?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God Show Us How to Live 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 always listen to the Lord’s voice. He will lead the way for you.