November’s Memory Verse
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast beacuse he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever for the Lord, the Lord is the Rock eternal.
-Isaiah 26:3-4, The Rock Eternal, Seeds of Praise, Track 5
This month toddlers have been exploring the story of Abraham.
Possible activities and questions to ask with your toddler:
*Have you ever been on a long trip like Abram? What do you think he packed? Act out packing for a long journey like Abram.
*Talk about the desert through which Abram and his family traveled to get to the land God promised. What’s it like to travel in a desert and what lives there?
Preschool- The Ark and a Tent for God, Exodus 25:1-40:38
Preschoolers will spend the next 2 months looking at stories from the Old Testament, that display the arc of God’s redemptive story. This week preschoolers played with models of the tabernacle and learned how God used it to be with his people. The following link shows pictures of a life size tabernacle model. http://www.bibleplaces.com/tabernacle.htm
*I wonder how it feels to come so close to something as precious as the ark?
*I wonder how the incense and smoke helped the People of God get ready to be close to the ark and close to God?
*I wonder how you get ready to be close to God?
*I wonder how it feels to be close to God?
Grades K-1-God to the Rescue (Jesus Storybook Bible), Exodus 3-13
Younger Elementary children continued in the Jesus Storybook Bible with the story of Moses and the Great Escape from Egypt.
*I wonder why Pharaoh hated God’s people?
*I wonder if every single oldest boy died in the world?
*I wonder why Pharaoh changed his mind and said you can’t go?
*I wonder who the rescuer will be that God will send to set the People of God free forever?
Grades 2-4, The Passover Exodus 11: 4-10, 12:4-14, 28-32
Older Elementary children are spending November studying key stories of Exodus.
*I wonder why the eldest son of each Egyptian family had to die?
*I wonder why the lamb had to be perfect?
*I wonder why the Egyptians helped the people of God leave Egypt?
*I wonder how the people of Isreal felt as they were leaving Egypt”?
Grades 5-6 Who is God? What Does it Mean that God is Love and Justice?
*Choose one or two of the following passages to reread:Eph 1:3-5, Is 46:10
*What do these passages teach you about God as the God of both love and justice?
*Why is it important to understand this? Why does it matter to you?
Grade 7-8 Mark 2:13-3:6
Each week the Older Middle Schoolers will look at a new passage in Mark.
1. What does this passage teach me about Jesus as the Lord of the Sabbath and as the Friend of Sinners?
2. What does this passage teach me about following Jesus?
3. So what? (What difference does this make for my life?)