The People of Israel Complain (Numbers 11)

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God's mercy spares Israel again, despite their rejection of God

Sunday morning our kids learned:
    1.    God has been faithful, yet Israel complains
    2.   The rabble tempts the rest
    3.   God provides both blessing and judgment

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Where is Jesus?

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

Read Colossians 1:10-14.

Paul encourages us in these verses to have endurance, patience, and joy as we serve God. He wants us to give thanks to God, who has given us redemption and forgiveness. Just like the Israelites, we are tempted to grumble and complain against God when we do not like His plan for us. Just like the Israelites, we deserve death, but instead, we can receive rescue through Jesus.

Whenever the Israelites sinned and God had mercy on them, He gave them mercy because He knew that a Savior was coming. Any time God has ever had mercy on anyone, it was because of Jesus.

Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home

We are on week 38 which starts on page 251 in the Long Story Short devotional. Does your family have the tendency to complain? Did I just hear a "Yes and amen?" Then this week is for you. Before we shepherd our kids' hearts, let us look inward and repent of our own tendency to complain. Complaining is the fruit, the root is a heart not trusting that Jesus is enough. The opposite of complaining is gratitude for what has been given, which finds its root in an awe of Jesus and rest in His sufficiency.

Pray about it! Ask God to help you not complain and for Him to help your trust that He is enough for today, tomorrow, and forever. Thank God for the kind way He cared for Israel and how he continues to care for us despite our complaining.

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Here is March's Bookmark!

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

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Parenting in Grace

God does not call you to parenthood because you’re able, but because He is able... We are never left to our own little package of resources because your Savior has invaded your parenting with His grace.
— Paul Tripp

Paul Tripp's, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, will continue to be at the resource table for you at a discounted cost of $8. Let us rest in this grace and in this sufficiency that can only be in Jesus. Praying for you while you're in the trenches of parenthood, that God would use you to bring your family to Jesus.

Aaron Cotton