God Calls Gideon (Judges 6)

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Sunday with your kids

Lesson summary: God calls Gideon in order to display His power and save His people.

In our bible story we learned:
    1.   Israel does evil in the eyes of the Lord
    2.  God chooses Gideon
    3.  Gideon is weak

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Where is Jesus?

How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?

Read Judges 6:11-24.

In Judges 6:16, the Lord answered Gideon’s concerns about being the weakest of his family, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together.” Like Gideon, our salvation completely depends on God. We, like Gideon, face an impossible enemy, sin. Only the blood of Jesus our Redeemer can bring victory for our own lives and help us win others for Christ. In a similar statement, Jesus said to his disciples in giving them the Great Commission, “Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). The Lord was with Gideon to win the battle, and he is with us as well.


Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home

We are on week 46 which starts on page 305 in the Long Story Short devotional. Below is a snapshot summarizing this week. I encourage you to cover all days with your family, but if life gets the best of you and you are unable, cover the devotionals that best meet your family with where they're at.

  • Day 1: Suffering used to draw us closer to Jesus
  • Day 2: God seeking Gideon while he was hiding
  • Day 3: God's mercy extended to Gideon
  • Day 4: False idols and the true, living God
  • Day 5: The need for Jesus' righteousness

Pray about it! As a family, thank God for the wonderful mercy He showed us in saving Israel through Gideon.


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Scripture memory during the month of May

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False gods - A Gospel Principle for Parents

Our job is to help our children understand that the greatest war in their lives is not with us or with any other authority. The greatest war is fought inside of them, it is fought for control of their heart; it’s fought for the ruler-ship of their soul. They need a Savior who will fight for them, who will deliver them from the most significant bondage of all, themselves.
— Paul Tripp

Israel and Ai (Joshua (7-8)

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Sunday with your kids

Lesson summary: destruction comes upon those who do not follow the word of God.

In our bible story we learned:
    1.    Isreal's defeat is due to Achan's sin
    2.   Achan is discovered and judged
    3.  Israel defeats Ai and enjoys the spoils

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Where is Jesus?

How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?

Read 2 Corinthians 5:21.

Take time to remind the children that God always punishes sin. Achan was killed for taking the gold and silver. He deserved to be punished for his sin. We all deserve to be punished for our sin as well. The penalty for even one sin is death. Jesus took the penalty for our sin at the cross so we can be forgiven. All those who trust in the Lord had their sin paid for on the cross.


Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home

We are on week 45 which starts on page 298 in the Long Story Short devotional. This is a great week to remind our kids that sin always produces death. It is for this reason that Jesus came and died in our place so that we could be forgiven and truly live. Because God knows everything it is useless to hide and pretend because His desire is to be close which is made possible through Jesus.

Pray about it! As a family, thank Jesus for coming to our rescue when we deserved punishment. Help each person in your family confess their sins and ask God for His forgiveness.


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Scripture memory during the month of May

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Character - A Gospel Principle for Parents

Every character moment gives you an opportunity to talk about the most important thing in human life - worship.
— Paul Tripp

Jericho Falls (Joshua 3-6)

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Sunday with your kids

Lesson summary: God conquerors Jericho but spares one family by His grace

In our bible story we learned:
    1.    The people of Jericho melt with fear
    2.   God affirms his care and leadership of the people
    3.  Jericho falls under the power of God

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Where is Jesus?

How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?

"By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days." (Hebrews 11:30)

With the story of Rahab's faith, the author of Hebrews included the Israelites who blew their trumpets in an unified act of faith. Why was their faith and the resulting collapse of the great walled city included in Hebrews? It is designed to motivate us to look at Jesus! It is Jesus who perfected their faith; Hebrews tells us it is Jesus who will perfect our faith for He is the only author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:1-2).


Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home

We are on week 44 which starts on page 284 in the Long Story Short devotional. It's pretty cool when you see the Spirit connect what we talk about in sermon in the Gathering and what our kids learned on Sunday morning. I wish I could say we're that good at planning, but that would be false. All kids and adults came around one solid truth from Sunday, and it was this, "Humility comes before honor." As the Israelites were commanded to the rediciulous, of humbling themselves and looking foolish, we too are to steward our 4 T's and V (time, talent, truth, treasure, and virtue) in crazy, risky ways unto the Kingdom.

Pray about it! As a family, pray God would reveal specific areas for you to steward better and what it would look like to live a life of risk for the sake of the Kingdom.


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Scripture memory during the month of May

Your kids did great this past Sunday quoting their verse! Check out the highlighted portion below to see what verses we will recite in our Gathering next month, June 3rd.

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Foolishness - A Gospel Principle for Parents

Look at your children, understand their foolishness, and commit yourself to be a tool of God’s rescue.
— Paul Tripp

Rahab's Help (Joshua 1-2)

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Sunday with your kids

Lesson summary: Salvation moves beyond Israel as God's plan unfolds.

In our bible story we learned:
    1.    Joshua sends spies in the land
    2.   The spies are discovered but Rahab protects them
    3.  Rahab's faith is evidence of the promise of God going to all nations

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Where is Jesus?

How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?

Read Matthew 1:5-16

Being in the line of David, Rahab was a forbearer of Christ. She was Boaz's mother. Boaz was the father of Obed (with Ruth); Obed, the father of Jesse; Jesse, the father of David. Jesus was called the Son of David. The Matthew genealogy intentionally includes two Gentile women, Rahab and Ruth. This is a foreshadowing of God's intention to reach the nations.


Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home

We are on week 43 which starts on page 284 in the Long Story Short devotional. This week is rich with activity and truth that hits close to home. Get ready to talk about finding our strength in God, not ourselves; trusting God will protect; God uses all different backgrounds for His glory; and how a Gentile, marginalized woman of the time is the far off grandmother of Jesus.

Pray about it! Thank God for saving Rahab so that Jesus would one day be born.


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Scripture memory is THIS SUNDAY!

Check out the highlighted portion below to see what verses we will recite in our Gathering THIS SUNDAY, May 6th. It's Monday, now is a great time to practice rehearsing with your kids!

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Authority - A Gospel Principle for Parents

As a parent, every time I exercise authority in the life of my child it must be the beautiful picture of the authority of God.
— Paul Tripp

God heals Israel with a bronze snake (Numbers 21)

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Sunday with your kids

Lesson summary: God saves people individually

In our bible story we learned:
    1.    God delivers Israel in response to their faith
    2.   Israel grumbles in unbelief again and is judged by God
    3.  God raises up salvation for Israel

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Where is Jesus?

How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?

Read John 3:14-15

The snake on the pole pointed forward to Jesus who would one day be lifted up. Because of this, God healed the people and did not count their sins against them. Isn't it interesting that this Old Testament story precedes the most quoted verse of the entire New Testament? When we read of the bronze snake being lifted up, we should think of Christ.


Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home

We are on week 42 which starts on page 278 in the Long Story Short devotional. If I had 2 good sit downs with my family I would focus on days 3 and 4. These are some of the questions you'll see:

  • Who doers the bronze snake on the pole point forward to? (Day 3)
  • What happened when the people who were bitten by the snakes looked up at the bronze snake on the pole? (Day 3)
  • What happens when we look to Jesus who was lifted up on the cross and died for us? (Day 3)
  • What did the people do when God provided the water? (Day 4)
  • Will God always give us what we want? (Day 4)

Pray about it! Thank Jesus for being willing to be lifted up on the cross to die so we could be forgiven.


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Here is April's Bookmark!

Check out the highlighted portion below to see what verses we will recite in our Gathering on May 6th. Get ahead of the game and begin practicing now with your kids!

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Process - A Gospel Principle for Parents

Parenting is a lifelong process, not an event.
— Paul Tripp