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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 2, Fall: Lesson 2


What we learned today

Big Idea: God is worthy of worship

Tower of Babel and Abram. Genesis 11—12; 15. God scattered the people working to build a tower to the heavens. Later, God called Abram and promised to bless him.


Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: God is worthy of worship

Moses Exodus 2—4. God revealed Himself as I AM to Moses.


Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • When God revealed His name to Moses in Exodus 3v14, He said, “I AM WHO I AM [Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh].”

  • By making Himself known through the name Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh, God revealed that He exists, has always existed, and will always exist (in contrast to the Egyptian gods who did not exist).

  • The name Jesus (Yeshua) means “YHWH is salvation.” In Jesus, Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh became a man in order to fulfill His covenant promise.

  • In the New Testament, Jesus indicated that He was YHWH by calling Himself “I am”—for example, in John 8v58, “Before Abraham was born, I am!” Through this and other confessions, Jesus revealed Himself as the everlasting Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh—the Lord of all.


Connect as a family

Find a spot in front of a fireplace, campfire, or even a candle. Read through the biblical account of God’s call on Moses’ life in Exodus 3v1—4v17. Ask your children how they might have reacted to hearing God’s voice coming from a burning bush if they’d been there. Remind them that only a powerful God could do something like that. Discuss together why God asked Moses to take off his sandals.

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

  • Why did God tell Moses to take off his sandals?

  • What did God want Moses to do?

  • Why did God want to free His people from the Egyptians?

These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God is the Lord 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.

A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you know that God is the Lord of everything.

K – Grade 5Jamie Haley