Sunday Morning 2/27: Unit 5, Session 5: God Deserves Our Worship

Think back to Eden. When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, their eyes were opened and they realized their nakedness. What was once no problem in their innocence had become shameful in their sinfulness. So the couple took leaves to try to cover their bodies and their shame. But what did God do just beforeContinue reading “Sunday Morning 2/27: Unit 5, Session 5: God Deserves Our Worship”

Sunday Morning 2/20: Unit 5, Session 4: The People Built the Tabernacle

One of the key themes of the Bible is God’s desire to live with the people He created. We see this first in God’s creating the garden of Eden, placing Adam and Eve into this paradise, and then presumably coming down regularly to be with them. But when Adam and Eve rebelled against Creator God,Continue reading “Sunday Morning 2/20: Unit 5, Session 4: The People Built the Tabernacle”

Sunday Morning 2/13: Unit 5, Session 3: The People Worshiped a Golden Calf

After all God had done for the Israelites, the story of the Israelites’ worshiping a golden calf may seem surprising. How could God’s people turn so quickly from God, who delivered them from slavery and provided for them, even after they explicitly agreed to do everything He had commanded? (See Ex. 24:3.) When we thinkContinue reading “Sunday Morning 2/13: Unit 5, Session 3: The People Worshiped a Golden Calf”

Sunday Morning 2/6: Unit 5, Session 2: God Gave the Ten Commandments

God’s heart is for His people. When the Israelites cried out to the Lord, He heard them and had a plan to rescue them from their suffering.  That’s why God called Moses back to Egypt. Though Moses had been raised among the royal household in Egypt, his heart was for his own people too. GodContinue reading “Sunday Morning 2/6: Unit 5, Session 2: God Gave the Ten Commandments”

Sunday Morning 1/30: Unit 5, Session 1: God Provided Manna

The Israelites had personally experienced God’s faithfulness as He directed them out of Egypt, fought for them as He parted the Red Sea, and then delivered them into the wilderness with the promise of a land of their own. What happened next is retold as a cautionary tale in both the Psalms and Book ofContinue reading “Sunday Morning 1/30: Unit 5, Session 1: God Provided Manna”

Sunday Morning 1/16: Unit 4, Session 3: God Parted the Red Sea

God’s people were finally free. After 430 years of slavery in Egypt, the Israelites—now numbering 600,000 men plus their families—were on their way out with Moses as their leader. God had promised to give them a new land: “a land flowing with milk and honey” (Ex. 3:17).  What did sudden freedom feel like? Did theContinue reading “Sunday Morning 1/16: Unit 4, Session 3: God Parted the Red Sea”

Sunday Morning 9/27: Unit 9, Session 5: Ruth and Boaz

Only two books in the Old Testament bear the name of a woman: Ruth and Esther. Ruth’s story occurs at the time when judges ruled over Israel. God’s people were characterized by rebellion and immorality. At a time when the Israelites desperately needed a king to lead them back to God, Ruth’s story of faithfulnessContinue reading “Sunday Morning 9/27: Unit 9, Session 5: Ruth and Boaz”

Sunday Morning 9/20: Unit 9, Session 4: Samson

Samson was the last of the major judges of Israel. He was born to parents who dedicated him to the Lord as a Nazirite after the Angel of the Lord announced that Samson would be born to save the Israelites from the power of the Philistines. Samson grew up, and God blessed him with greatContinue reading “Sunday Morning 9/20: Unit 9, Session 4: Samson”

Sunday Morning 9/13: Unit 9, Session 3: Gideon

Last week, your kids learned about Deborah and Barak. This week, Judges 6 starts out in a familiar way: “The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the Lord.” The period of Judges was not a good time for the Israelites. Their cycle of sin, bondage, deliverance, and peace clearly showed the lawContinue reading “Sunday Morning 9/13: Unit 9, Session 3: Gideon”

Sunday Morning 9/6: Unit 9, Session 2: Deborah and Barak

This week, kids learn that the time of the judges continued after the death of Ehud. The Israelites fell into a continuous cycle of sin, bondage, deliverance, and peace. Every judge was imperfect, yet God worked through the judges. At the time when the Israelites were oppressed by the king of Canaan, Deborah was theContinue reading “Sunday Morning 9/6: Unit 9, Session 2: Deborah and Barak”