Year 1, Fall: Lesson 6
What we learned today
Big Idea: God is mighty (part 2)
Exodus 14v13–15v21. In an effort to gain control, the king of Egypt enslaved God’s people. The people cried out to God for rescue. He sent Moses to lead the people out of Egypt. When the Israelites reached the Red Sea there was no place to go. God is mighty. He sent a great wind to part the Red Sea. When the sea parted, the people were able to cross safely through on the dry seabed.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God cares for me
Exodus 16; Numbers 11v7–9. After leaving Egypt, the Israelites had a long road ahead of them. The people started complaining early in the journey. God heard their grumbling and told Moses He would send food from heaven. He also gave special instructions about taking only enough food for each day. When the people woke up the ground was covered in manna. God cares for His people.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
The Israelites had never seen manna before; “manna” literally means “What is it?.”
On the sixth day of the week, the Israelites could gather enough for two days because God wanted them to rest on the Sabbath.
Connect as a family
Read Numbers 11v7–9. Remind your child how much God cared for the Israelites and how much He cares for us!
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
How did God care for the Israelites?
How does He care for you?
How Have you ever thrown a fit or temper tantrum?
What is a better way to explain that you are frustrated—using your words or throwing a fit?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God is cares for me into your everyday life as a family.
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.
Open a Bible and read Psalm 139v14a: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), God loves you and takes care of you.