Parent Connection (August 23, 2015)

Today’s lesson

Let’s see… Where did we leave off in our story of Moses and Exodus?

Kaleidoscope (500)To recap, God never lost sight of the Israelites and how they were tortured by the Egyptians. He protected them and set them apart because they were the “chosen.” God plagued the Egyptians with gnats, flies, locusts, frogs, boils, and turned their water into blood. Then, he protected the Israelites from the final plague—the death of the firstborn in each home. The Israelites finally get away!

Then, when Pharaoh’s heart hardened, God parted the waters of the Red Sea, allowing another way of protection for the Israelites, but Pharaoh’s army perished when the walls of the sea came back down on them and drowned them.

The Israelites saw all of this, and praised and worshipped God!

It wasn’t long, however, before this ungrateful bunch started complaining. “We’re hungry! We’re thirsty! Did you bring us out to the wilderness just to let us die?!!” Moses was about to pull his hair out!

Moses brought these requests to God and, boy did He deliver!  The very next morning, the Israelites got up, and the ground was covered with manna! God had provided once again!

But guess what?! The Israelites started complaining again. “All we get is manna. Manna, manna, manna! When are we going to get some meat?! At least in Egypt, we got beef and lamb!”

Moses talked to God again, and God provided. In fact, He said He would provide so much meat, it would be coming out of their noses!The next thing they knew, there were quail everywhere!

BTW, we watched a really good YouTube video that you can watch at youtube.com/watch?v=iQlEfgGuZZw.

 

Are you your child’s spiritual leader?

Each week, we provide an activity for your family to do together, the purpose of this activity is to equip you to be your child’s spiritual leader.

Little by little, more and more families are doing these activities together, and it’s exciting to see the parents become more and more confident in this role AND the kids look forward to spending time learning about the Bible with their parents!

If you would like to do these activities, but you’re having a hard time making it happen, talk to other families who are doing them and get advice from them. Contact Tonya Lawson at tonya@fbc.net or 480-963-3439, x106 for names and contact information

 

Family Activity

Each week, we have an activity for families to do together. Our main objective is to help equip you as you become confident in your role as spiritual leader to your child.

If you ever need support in training your child in the way he/she should go, don’t hesitate to ask us or contact Tonya Lawson, Director of Children’s Ministries, at tonya@fbc.net.

 

Giving Food to Those in Need

Supplies: Bible

In this week’s Children’s Church lesson, the kids learned that when the Israelites were hungry, God provided food. There are people in your community today who are hungry and need food.

As a family, read Matthew 25:31-40. Discuss what it means. Then, plan to provide food for someone who is in need. Some suggestions are…

  • Collecting food to give to a church food bank.
  • Volunteer to take a meal to a church family who is experiencing a stressful time. Call the church at 480-963-3439 for suggestions.
  • Taking a meal to a new neighbor.

 

If your child brings this back to Children’s Church, they will get an extra ticket in the treasure box.

 

Our family did this activity together.

 

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Print Parent’s Name (one name is fine)

 

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Parent Signature

 

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Child’s Name

 

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