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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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Year 1, Summer: Lesson 7

 

What we learned today

Big Idea: Our God saves (part 1)

Jonah 1—4 God asked Jonah to go to Nineveh and deliver a special message. Instead, Jonah ran from God. He boarded a boat, but God sent a violent storm. Eventually, Jonah was thrown overboard and swallowed by a great fish. After three days in the belly of the fish, God rescued Jonah and he went to Nineveh to deliver the message.

 

Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: Our God saves (part 2)

Jonah 1—4 God asked Jonah to go to Nineveh and deliver a special message. Instead, Jonah ran from God. He boarded a boat, but God sent a violent storm. Eventually, Jonah was thrown overboard and swallowed by a great fish. After three days in the belly of the fish, God rescued Jonah and he went to Nineveh to deliver the message.

 

Did you know?

  • Nineveh, where God sent Jonah, was the capital of Assyria and one of Israel’s greatest enemies.

  • After the fish spat out Jonah, God asked him to go to Nineveh again. This time, Jonah did what God asked.

 

Connect as a family

Your child may enjoy playing peek-a-boo. As you play and ask, "Where's baby?" remind your child that there's nowhere she can hide from God because He is always with her.

  • How many days did Jonah spend inside the fish?

    • Three days!

  • Who saved Jonah?

    • God saved him!

 

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: (Insert your child’s name), our God is a God who saves. May you trust in Him alone to save you.