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 and use the following motions for each phrase: “Be strong and courageous” – Flex your arm muscles. “because you will lead these people” – Walk in place. “to inherit the land I swore” – Spread your arms out wide. “to their ancestors to give them.” – Pretend to hand someone a gift. Repeat this activity several times this week to continue learning the verse.


Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
Talk about a time when you waited on a promise (such as God’s provision, getting married, finding a job, etc.). Remind your child that God’s people had waited many years to witness His provision of a Promised Land. Explain that this means people like Abraham and Jacob died before God’s promise happened. Compare it to the present day Biblical promises we are still waiting for (Christ’s return, God’s kingdom on earth, Satan’s defeat, no more sin, etc.) and talk about God expecting us to continue trusting Him as we wait on His promises. And, even if we don’t get to see His promises fulfilled on earth, we can still have full assurance that God will keep His promises because He already sent Jesus to die for our sins!

Daily Prayer:
Thank You, God, for teaching us to trust Your promises! Help us continue serving You and growing in faith as we wait on Your promises. And thank You for Jesus’ example and for His sacrifice. Amen.

Reminders:
Coming Sunday Discovery Point: Special Old Testament Places - Babylon

Coming Sunday Chairperson: David L.
Coming Sunday Power point manager: Joseph C.

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