THE SUN STANDS STILL
MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY:
“Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave. Do not be terrified. Do not lose hope. I am the Lord your God. I will be with you everywhere you go."
Like Joshua, Jesus prayed in times of trouble.
God fights for His people.
Open your bibles to today’s passage. Read the story out loud.
How does this story remind you of the story we talked about last week (Joshua and the Battle of Jericho)?
What miracle happened in the story? Why did it happen?
Why is prayer important?
Talk about a time when your prayer was answered.
To affirm someone is to tell them what you know to be true about them. We can see affirmation used to uplift people in Scripture. (ex: Paul’s letters to the churches; see Philemon 1:4-7).
Take this time to encourage each member of your family through affirmation.
How do you see them becoming more like Jesus? What makes you thankful for them? Share these things with one another now as a family.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank you for hearing my prayers
You are good and always take care of me
Please help me to be courageous and trust You
In Jesus’ name, amen
THIS MONTH’S VIRTUE: SACRIFICE
As a family, go through the following questions…
Can you think of any movies or stories that are about sacrifice?
Is sacrifice always a good thing? Why or why not?
How can we see sacrifice in today’s bible story?