Thanksgiving Series – Moses and Miriam were thankful

This Sunday Discovery Point:  Thanksgiving Series – Moses and Miriam were thankful Today we began our Thanksgiving lessons by learning why Moses and Miriam were thankful to God and how we can follow their examples of thankfulness. Moses and Miriam showed thankfulness to God through songs, worship, and by playing musical instruments. And we can show our thankfulness in the same ways! Music is one of the most familiar ways we can express our thankfulness, and God is pleased when we sing and praise Him with thankful hearts. (Scriptures used: Exodus 15:1-21)

Memory Verse: “The Lord is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.” Exodus 15:2
Sing the verse to the first part of the music in the hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is our God” to learn the verse with your child: The Lord is my- - strength and my defense He has become my sal- -vation He is my G-od and I will praise Him My father’s God And I’ll exalt …

Special Old Testament Places - Babylon

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  Special Old Testament Places - Babylon Over the last several weeks we have learned how God used special places like Egypt and the Promised Land to fulfill promises to His people. Today we learned about a place called Babylon (a pagan, or unbelieving nation) and how God allowed some bad things to happen so the Israelites would turn from their evil ways and once again have a right relationship with Him. God brought judgment on the Israelites because they refused to obey His warnings for their sins. The Babylonian King, Nebuchadnezzar, enslaved the Israelites, destroyed their land, and was used by God to discipline His people. We learn from the Israelites’ disobedience that unrepentant sin always has consequences, especially as children of God. Scripture used: Jeremiah 25:1-14
Memory Verse: “Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins. It is time for the Lord’s vengeance; he will repay her what she deserves.” Jeremiah 51:6 NIV…

Special Old Testament Places - The Promised Land

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  Special Old Testament Places -  The Promised Land Last week we learned about a special place called Egypt and how God used Moses to rescue His people from slavery. Today we learned about another special place that God had promised to His people for many generations. This place was incredibly special because it would provide everything the Israelites would need to live for God and serve Him. God’s people received the Promised Land after forty challenging years in the desert. The Promised Land was rich in resources and gave the Israelites everything they needed. God used this special place to provide stability and prove His trustworthiness to His people. And, because God has always kept His promises, we can trust that His Word is true! Scriptures used: Joshua 1:1-6, 5:6, 18:5-7
Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.” Joshua 1:6 NIV
Read the verse to your child an…

Special Old Testament Places - Egypt

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  Special Old Testament Places - Egypt Egypt is spoken of many times in the early books of the Old Testament. It was a pagan country, meaning its people believed in false gods. However, God used this special place to reveal His plans to Abraham, Jacob, and Moses. Today we learned how each of these men found themselves in Egypt and what God did in their lives through this special place. Abraham, Jacob, and Moses all had encounters in Egypt (some were good, some were bad). However, God used this special place to set His people on a very specific plan for the future. Even though Egypt was originally a place for shelter and food during hard times, God allowed the circumstances to take a turn for the worse, so He could continue setting events in motion to reveal His perfect plan for mankind: Salvation through Jesus Christ! Scripture used: Genesis 12:10-20, 47:11-13, 28-31, Exodus 3:7-12, 13:3
Memory Verse: "I rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians. And I d…

Psalm 91 - God is a Refuge

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  Psalm 91 – God is A Refuge Today we continued our discussion about God’s protection. Last week we learned that God is our Mighty Fortress, or shield, between us and evil. Psalm 91 also tells us that He is our refuge during times of trouble. We learned that God is very active in our lives and gives us promises when we choose to follow Him. The Lord promises to help us and even send His angels to guard us from harm. God is very interested in being a part of our lives and is ready to answer us when we are in need. Isn’t it awesome to know that the King of the Universe provides for us? He truly is our trustworthy Refuge. Scriptures used: Psalm 91:9-16

Memory Verse: “If you say, ‘The Lord is my Refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no harm will come to your tent.” Psalm 91:9-10 NIV

To prepare, read the verse with your child and then write 3-5 words on a single piece of paper until both verses are written. Then shuffle the p…