Posts made in October, 2015

October 18

God, tell me a story about…You


But God loves us deeply. He is full of mercy. So He gave us new life because of what Christ has done. He gave us life even when we were dead in sin. God’s grace has saved you.

Ephesians 2:4-5 NIrV

Today we’ll look at pretty much the entire Bible in order to better understand God’s love. We have already covered that God created us in His image, which sets us apart from the other creations. We have emotions, we can imagine, we can make our own decisions. And, we all know that there are good decisions and bad decisions; and this is where we’ll start.

Read Genesis 3:1 – 6 

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1 – Satan tells Eve that it’s OK to break God rules. Have you ever told anyone that they should break a rule? Has anyone ever told you that you should break a rule? What did you do?

2 – Why are rules important? Do you always follow all of the rules? Why not?

3 – Well, when Eve broke the rule, that was the first sin ever. Now, because Adam and Eve had sinned, they could no longer live with God in the garden. How do you think Adam and Eve felt when they left God? How do you think God felt when He watched them leave?

Thankfully, that is not where the story ends. Because, God loves us too much to be apart from us forever. So, He has a plan, a plan that will bring us back to Him.

Read Ephesians 2:4-5 and Romans 5:8 and John 3:16

The first part of His plan was to send previews of what would come, so that people would be ready. These previews are found throughout the entire Old Testament. The story of Abraham and Isaac, the story of Moses, the story of David, the prophets, and the list goes on.

Read Isaiah 9:6-7

5 – Then when the time was right, Jesus came. How did Jesus come?

Jesus made friends, he performed miracles, he taught people many things. But this is not where the plan ends.

Read Matthew 27:38-54

6- Do you think it was hard for Jesus to stick to the plan? Why or why not?

Read Matthew 28:5-7

7 – Thankfully, the story does not end with Jesus dead. What happened next? Why is it important to remember this part of the story?

So, you see, the Bible is essentially one giant adventure story. It’s the story of how a King leaves his throne to go save the people he loves and defeat evil.

This week’s challenge

We will never be able to fully comprehend the extent of God’s love for us. But, the bible does give us many, many verses to help us understand it better. Find these and read them together.

Ephesians 1:4-10

Ephesians 3:17-19

1 Corinthians 13:5-8

Hebrews 8:12

Jeremiah 31:3

Now, don’t forget to take some time to pray together as a family, remembering God’s unfailing love for you.

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October 11

God, tell me a story about…You


Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Matthew 6:26

Today we looked at a story about the Israelites. We remembered that at one time, the Israelites (God’s people) were slaves in Egypt, until God, through Moses, set them free. But this meant leaving their homes in Egypt and going into the desert.

Read Exodus 16:2 – 35

1 – Were the Israelites happy in the desert? How do you know this?

2 – Have you ever been to a desert? What kind of food can you find in a desert?

3 – When God heard his people complaining what did He do?

4 – Do you think God would have sent the Israelites food even if they had never complained? Why?

5 – For how many years did God send food to the Israelites in the desert? (verse 35)

6- What are things that you need? Has God always provided you with those things? Do you believe that God will provide you with the things that you need in the future? Why or why not?

Read Matthew 6:25 – 33

7 – God created you. He knows what you need. He loves you and cares for you. He will provide for you. So, what does God ask from you in return?

This week’s challenge

There are many examples in the Bible, where God provides. I’ve listed some here. Refine your Bible searching skills and locate them, and of course read them. Or, try to find your own example.

Psalm 104:10-18

Exodus 17:3-6

1 Kings 17:2-6

John 6:5-13

Daniel 3:16-29

Now, don’t forget to take some time to pray together as a family, thanking God for his provisions.
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October 4

God, tell me a story about…You


So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.

Genesis 1:27

Read Genesis 1:26 – 2:25

1 – What does it mean to be created in the “image of God”?

2 – Why did God make us different from the other things He created? (verse 1:26 and 2:15)

3 – What are the some of the things you can do that a horse cannot do?

4 – When God looked back at every thing He had created, what did He say? (verse 31) Did God think He had made a mistake? What do you think God said after He created you?

5 – Are blue-eyed people better than brown-eyed people? Are tall people better than short people? Why not? (read verse Gen 1:27 and 1Sam 16:7 for help) We must remember that no matter what we look like, we are all of equal value.

This week’s challenge

God created us special. Discuss as a family, is there anything else you could be doing to take better care of God’s other creations? Now, pick something on that list and do it.


Here’s a fun song to help kids remember to whom they belong.

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