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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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Welcome, you'll find the most recent lessons below:

 

 

Year 1, Fall: Lesson 10

 
 

What we learned today

Big Idea: God is I Am.

Moses: Exodus 1—4. God calls Moses to bring about His incredible plan to reveal Himself to His people and save them from bondage.

 

Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: God is Warrior

The Exodus, Part 1. Exodus 5—12. God sends plagues to Egypt as a means of rescuing His people from their oppression.

 

Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • Through the plagues, God attacked each false Egyptian god, showing He alone is the one true God. 

  • God’s plan for Israel wasn’t only to deliver them and cast down Egyptian gods, but to call His people to worship Him.

  • God fought not only to deliver the Israelites from their bondage but also to deliver their hearts and minds from the allegiance to false gods.

 

Connect as a family

Read a few passages describing the first part of the biblical account of the exodus in Exodus 5v1–5; 9v1–7, 13–23. Then go on a walk outside with your kids. As you walk, explain to them that the Egyptians believed in lots of different gods. However, we know there is only one true God who controls everything. As you notice different aspects of nature, point these out to your children (sun, wind, body of water, etc.) and remind them of God’s power in creation.

Younger Kids

As your child becomes more aware of the different religious and spiritual practices of those around him, he may begin to ask more questions about your family’s belief system. Be sure to answer his questions thoughtfully and honestly.

Older Kids

The need for acceptance continues to be paramount in the life of
your child. Find opportunities for your child to connect with positive influences who will encourage her to find her identity in Christ. 

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

  • What did Pharaoh say when Moses and Aaron asked him to let the people go? 

  • What did God do to show Pharaoh that He wanted the Israelites to be let go? 

  • How do you think the Israelites felt as they watched God fight for them?   

These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God is Warrior into your everyday life as a family.

Blessing

Blessings are often used in the Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.

A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you go out this week with peace. May you know that God is your Warrior. 

K – Grade 5Jamie Haley