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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

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 Eg

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. T

Psalm 91 - God is A Mighty Fortress

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  Psalm 91 – God is A Mighty Fortress Today we learned about God’s protection. We certainly need physical protection from things such as the weather, sickness, and even invading armies, but how is our need for physical protection related to our even greater need for spiritual protection? Today we learned that the Bible teaches us that drawing near to God will result in His perfect protection. God acts as a Mighty Fortress, or shield, between us and evil. And when we trust in God’s protection, we don’t have to fear what could happen to us. As children of God who have accepted His free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, we can be assured of His ability to protect us from harm. Scriptures used: Psalm 91:1-8 Memory Verse: “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 NIV  Read the verse with your child. Then write each word of the verse on an index card. Next, shuffle the words, face

I Wanna Be Just Like Jesus - A Living Sacrifice

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  I Wanna Be Just Like Jesus – A Living Sacrifice Today's lesson the children learned that to be just like Jesus, they must give their whole self to God and become a pleasing offering to Him. As Jesus sacrificed His life for our sins, so that we may have everlasting life, we must also become "Living Sacrifices", holy and pleasing to God. (Scripture used: Romans 12:1-21) Memory Verse: "Follow God's example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV Suggested Parent/Child Activity: This week, find a program in your church or neighborhood where you and your child can pitch in to help others in need, even if only for a few hours. Perhaps serving food to the needy, washing dishes, collecting clothes, etc. When finished, discuss with your child the blessings that were f