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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 4


What we learned today

Big Idea: God made people (part 2)

Genesis 1v26–31; 2v4–25 On the sixth day, God gave the first man the breath of life. God named him Adam. The Lord saw that it was not good for man to be alone, so He created Eve. Adam and Eve lived in a beautiful garden where they walked and talked with God.


Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: God is mighty (part 1)

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.


Dig into God’s word

  • Read Exodus 14v10–14; 15v19. Remind your child that our God is mightier than anyone or anything!


Connect as a family

Your child may enjoy hearing the same stories over and over. As you tell him this part of The Big God Story, be sure to point out that it was God who was mighty enough to save the Israelites from the advancing army.

  • Do you think God’s people were scared when the army was chasing them?

  • How do you think they felt when they crossed the Red Sea?



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 150v6: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.”

3's – 4'sJamie Haley