Hi Journey Kids parents!
The people of Israel were enslaved to the Egyptians for centuries. They cried out to God and He rescued them in the most incredible way. He sent ten devastating plagues upon the Egyptians. When the Egyptians pursued them, God parted the Red Sea so they could cross on dry ground. But then, when they reached the desert, the people started to grumble. They were hungry and thirsty and became convinced that God brought them to the desert to die. But God provided – even in the desert, even despite their grumbling. Our God is a generous God. We can trust that He’ll provide.
When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the videos here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family.
Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:
Bible Story: Moses: The Red Sea and the Wilderness
Big Idea: God is giving, so we can be thankful without complaining.
Memory Verse: “Do everything without grumbling or arguing.” Philippians 2:14 (NIrV)
After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:
God, the book of James tells us, is the Giver of every good and perfect gift. The proper response to His generosity is not complaining but gratitude. How has He provided for you this week? Spend time thanking Him for all He’s done.
Jennifer Foley is the Children's Ministry Leader at Abundant Life.