April 24 Recap & Devotional


04.24.15    

TODAY’S OVERVIEW: 

 

BIBLE STORY:      

MOSES & THE RED SEA

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

EXODUS 14

 

KEY VERSE:    

The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. - Exodus 15:2

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Like God provided a way to freedom at the Red Sea, He gives us freedom from sin in Jesus.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

God is more powerful than our enemies.

 

TABLE TALK:

Ask your child to retell this Sunday’s bible story to you.

 

  • What is special about what happened at the Red Sea? 
  • Why is God able to part the sea? (He created it; He is powerful, etc.)
  • When is the last time you were afraid? Why were you afraid?
  • Is it hard to trust God when you are afraid? Why or why not?
  • Tell about a time when God protected you.
  • Can you think of another bible story where God showed His power? What happened?

 

AFFIRMATION:

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. 

 

FAMILY PRAYER:

Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:

 

Dear God, thank you for your protection

You are more powerful than anyone

Please help me to trust You when I am afraid

In Jesus’ name, amen

 

THIS MONTH’S FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: PATIENCE

As a family, go through the following questions…

 

What is something that makes you impatient?

How can you practice being more patient today?

How can we see patience in this story?