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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 5

 
 

What we learned today

Big Idea:Big Idea: God is provider

Abraham and Isaac. Genesis 18v21—22. God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Just before Abraham completes the act, the angel of the Lord stops him and provides an animal to sacrifice in place of Isaac.

 

Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: Remember & celebrate

Feast of Passover: Remembering and celebrating God as Deliverer

 

Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • Each part of the Passover meal represents a part of telling the story of the Israelites’ escape from Egypt.

  • 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

As you tuck your children into bed at night, tell them what you’re about to read also happened at night. God came to Jacob as he was going to sleep. Read the biblical account of God and Jacob wrestling in Genesis 32. If your children are old enough, have them read parts of the passage out loud themselves. When you’re finished, ask your children if they have any thoughts or questions about the text. Remind them the Bible is true, and God still wants to meet with us today. 

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

  • What has God done in our family recently? 

  • What have you heard God say to our family recently?

  • How can we thank God for protecting us and providing for us?

These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God is faithful 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 know that our God is mighty and powerful, and He fights for you. May you see God as your Deliverer in your life this week.

K – Grade 5Jamie Haley