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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 12

 
 

What we learned today

Big Idea: God is victorious

The Exodus, Part 2. Exodus 12—15. God wins the battle for the Israelites by miraculously parting the Red Sea.

 

Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: Remember & celebrate

Feast of Unleavened Bread: Remembering & Celebrating God as Redeemer

 

Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • The Feast of Unleavened Bread celebrates God as Redeemer. 

  • The Feast of Unleavened Bread was a time for the Israelites to remember how God delivered them quickly from Egypt—before their bread was able to rise.

  • The Israelites celebrated seven annual feasts and festivals: Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Festival of First Fruits, Feast of Harvest, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths). 

  • During the feasts, the Israelites ate, danced, sang, played instruments, prayed, and offered sacrifices to God.

 

Connect as a family

Sometime this week, set aside an evening to remember and celebrate as a family. Just as the Israelite celebrations revolved around a feast, create a “feast” for your family: popcorn, pizza, ice cream, fondue, or any yummy food. Whatever you choose, feast in a special way and spend the time remembering what God has done in the life of your family. Then read Psalm 113.

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

  • How have you seen God at work in your life? 

  • How have you trusted God lately? 

  • When have you known God was with you?  

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

Younger Kids

Pausing to remember what God has done in your own life will help reinforce God’s goodness for your child. As you celebrate the lessons God teaches you through your circumstances, your child will learn that God is good all the time, in every situation. 

Older Kids

Encourage your child to talk openly about the victories God has given him. This will help him regularly remember and celebrate God’s activity in his life and will foster a healthy perspective on life’s circumstances

 

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 know God loves you and redeems you. May you rest in His peace, joy, and grace this week.

K – Grade 5Jamie Haley