Parents are the primary spiritual influence in the life of their child so we want to come alongside you as you lead your kid to Jesus. This is a space for you to see the Scripture reference and Bible story from the weekend, along with provided activities that foster conversations about Jesus at home.
“I am with you. I will watch over you everywhere you go,” (Genesis 28:15)
Preschoolers have been learning about God’s faithfulness in keeping his promises. This month they will continue to learn this through new Bible stories. Moving further through the Bible, they will see that God’s promises will always remain true. Like in the story of Jacob, they will learn that nothing can stop God’s promises. They will learn about how God changed Jacob’s name and how God’s promises change lives. Later in the month as Thanksgiving nears, they will learn that Jesus is all we need. Finally, they will learn that Jesus heals us from our sin and this is something to be thankful for! God’s promises are true yesterday, today, and forever so we can trust him every day.
November 4: Genesis 25:27-34; 27:1-45
Nothing stopped God’s promise to Jacob.
Ask your child: What can stop God's promises? (Nothing!)
Play together: In an area with lots of space, make a starting line and a finish line. Stand at the finish line and have your child stand at the starting line. Play “Red Light, Green Light,” having them stop and go as you say either “red light” or “green light” until they make it back to you at the finish line. After playing, remind them that nothing can stop God’s promises!
November 11: Genesis 32-33
God’s promises change lives.
Ask your child: Who is always with me? (God!)
Read together: Using your child’s Bible (we recommend the Jesus Calling Storybook Bible), read the story of when God changed Jacob’s name (page 52-53 in the Jesus Calling Storybook Bible). After reading the story together, ask your child to remember one promise that God made to us. Remind them that God is always with us and that is a promise!
November 18: Mark 10:17-27
Jesus is all we need.
Ask your child: How does Jesus’ love change us? (His love changes our hearts!)
Draw together: When we choose Jesus, he changes our hearts. We want to show others God’s love by being kind to them and helping them. We don’t care as much about the things we have, because we know that Jesus is all we need! But Jesus teaches us that he is the best and the only thing we need. Invite your child to draw a picture of how they are changed because of Jesus.
November 25: Luke 17:11-19
Jesus heals us from sin.
Ask your child: What did Jesus heal us from? (Our sins!)
Pray together: Discuss with your child that God is so loving that he sent his son Jesus to heal us from our sins. This gives us lots to be thankful for. Lead them in this prayer, “Dear God, we are so thankful that you would send Jesus to heal us from our sins! The Bible says we can thank you in all circumstances. We are blessed by you every day. Thank you for...”