Israel Spies out the Land (Numbers 13-14)
Sunday morning with your kids
Lesson summary: Faith is required to follow God's plan
In our bible story we learned:
1. Moses sends the spies
2. The people fall further into unbelief
3. God responds in anger, but Moses mediates on Israel's behalf
Where is Jesus?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Read Numbers 14:11-24.
Once again Moses stood in the middle for his people and prayed to God saying, “Please forgive the sins of your people, according to your great steadfast love.” God granted Moses’ prayer because Moses prayed for the one thing that could save Israel: God’s steadfast love and forgiveness.
Although God didn’t allow Israel into the Promised Land, he forgave Israel because he knew that one day his Son, Jesus, would stand in the middle as their true mediator and die on the cross for their sins. Centuries later, in a letter to Timothy, the apostle Paul called Jesus the one true mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) who stood in the middle between sinful man and a holy God. Even as Moses prayed, God saw ahead to the day when he would send his Son.
Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home
We are on week 40 which starts on page 264 in the Long Story Short devotional. This is a great week to talk with your family about trusting in Jesus no matter our circumstances. While also pointing and remembering God's faithfulness and relentless love towards those who fear Him.
Pray about it! Ask God to help you have the courage and faith to trust him like Joshua and Caleb did.
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!