November’s Memory Verse
Toddlers-4th Grade: Psalm 37:4-6, Seeds of Purpose, Track 7 – Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him, and He will do this. He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
5th-8th Grade: OT Books of the Bible (Minor Prophets) – Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habbakuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
- Show your child the night sky and ask her to count the stars. Remind her that Abraham was promised that he’d have as many children as there are stars in the sky (Genesis 22:17).
- Ask your child, “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
This semester preschoolers are looking at stories from the Old Testament that display the arc of God’s redemptive story, with this week’s focus on the tabernacle. You can reinforce this lesson by showing your child pictures of a life size tabernacle model.
- 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?
K-1st Grade: The Forgiving Prince
Younger elementary children continued in the Jesus Storybook Bible with the story of Joseph.
- I wonder how it feels to be treated unfairly.
- I wonder how Joseph felt in prison.
- I wonder if it is hard to forgive.
- I wonder how Joseph might be like Jesus?
- 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 Israel felt as they were leaving Egypt?
5-6th Grade: What is baptism?
Younger middle schoolers continued their study of the EFCA’s statement of faith, focusing on the ordinance of baptism.
- How do you think baptism shows us a picture of the gospel?
- What is it like for you to watch others be baptized?
- Would you be interested in being baptized at some point?
7-8th Grade: Psalm of Praise, #145
Older middle schoolers began a brief three-week study of the Psalms, as part of a year-long exploration of the different literary genres of scripture.
- What does God tell us about His character in this psalm?
- How are the Psalms different from other books of the Bible you’ve studied?
- What can you praise God for today?