EXODUS 16-17, NUMBERS 20-21
“With my whole heart I seek You; let me not wander from Your commandments!” - PSALM 119:10
Like God provided for His people in the desert, He provided a Savior for us through Jesus.
God is our provider.
Ask your child to retell this Sunday’s bible story to you.
- How did the Israelites end up in the desert? Where were they going?
- Why do you think God only gave them enough manna for one day at a time?
- How were the Israelites ungrateful?
- Can you think of a time when you were not thankful? Were there any consequences?
- How do you think things could have been different if the Israelites were thankful and obeyed God while they were in the desert?
- Is there anything you have a bad attitude about today? (ex: Maybe you are fighting with your siblings, or didn’t obey your parents because you thought they were being unfair?) What needs to happen so that you can please God and trust His plan for you?
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 your gift salvation
You are a wonderful, loving Father
Please help me to use my life to teach people about You
In Jesus’ name, amen
MONTHLY MEMORY VERSE
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” - PROVERBS 3:5-6
After working together to memorize the verse, go through the following questions:
- Did the Israelites trust God? Explain how you know.
- What are some ways that you can show your trust is in God?