What we learned today
Big idea: God never fails.
Joshua: Joshua 1-4, God's people entered the Promised Land.
Where we're headed next time
Big idea: God is almighty.
Hannah and Samuel: 1 Samuel 1-3, God gave Hannah a son, and she named Samuel.
Did you know?
“Lord Almighty” is translated Jehovah Tsaba, which means “Lord of Hosts.”
This phrase in the Hebrew language describes a person who would go first or “before” into battle and fight for you—someone mighty, someone you’d want to follow.
At the time of her prayer, Hannah had no idea how God would answer her anguished cries.
God gave Hannah the child for whom she had prayed, and that child eventually led Israel into a new era in which godly leaders modeled obedience to God.
Connect as a family
Read 1 Samuel 1v9–20 in the morning, before you get started for the day. Ask your kids to describe ways that God is almighty and powerful (such as His power over creation). Talk with them about how God hears our prayers when we cry out to Him. In 1 Samuel, God answered Hannah’s prayer for a son. Also talk about how God answers each prayer in the way that’s best for us. Pray together and thank God for continually displaying His might and taking care of us.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What did Hannah pray for in the temple?
How did God answer her prayers?
How has God shown Himself as almighty in your life?
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 be blessed by God Almighty. May you praise Him for the things He has done and will do in your life.