Family Connection – God’s Covenant with Abraham

Memory Verse: Genesis 15:1b

Challenge Verse: Psalm 119:73
Practice Video: t.ly/viu0


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Today’s lesson — God’s Covenant with Abraham

Explain a covenant — making a promise to do something as long as the other person keeps their promise, too; an agreement or contract. Driving is just like that. When we drive on the road, we have an agreement with the other drivers to not bump into their cars.

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Family Connection – Noah and the Ark

Memory Verse: Genesis 6:22

Challenge Verse: Psalm 119:73
Practice Video: t.ly/viu0


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Today’s lesson – Noah and the Ark

Look at the different cars on the road — big ones, small ones. Discuss how many people could fit comfortably in your car. Talk about how many could SQUEEZE into your car. Discuss how God gave Noah exact measurements for the ark so that Noah and his family, along with all those animals, would be able to fit, just like your car is built for an exact amount of people.

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Family Connection – Cain & Abel

Memory Verse: Genesis 4:7a

Challenge Verse: Psalm 119:73
Practice Video: t.ly/viu0


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Today’s lesson – Cain & Abel

Discuss reactions when you’re in a hurry and have to stop at a red light or when somebody cuts you off. We usually get frustrated, and sometimes we react in ways we shouldn’t. Talk to your family about how to react in a proper manner. Talk about how other drivers or passengers might feel that day. Maybe they look nervous, in a hurry, or happy (as they sing along with a song on the radio).

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Family Connection – Sin

Memory Verse: Genesis 3:21

Challenge Verse: Exodus 20:11
Practice Video: t.ly/C4CS


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Today’s lesson – Genesis 3

Discuss driving and making mistakes. Talk with the family about driving rules and that they are in place to protect us and everyone else. Pick out a rule like stopping at a red light and how the traffic lights are designed to allow everybody a chance to go through the intersection. Discuss what might happen if you broke the rule.

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Family Connection – Adam & Eve

Challenge Verse
Exodus 20:11

Memory Verse: Genesis 1:27
Practice Video: t.ly/C4CS


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Today’s lesson – Adam & Eve

Have the family look at people that are passing by in cars, those walking on the sidewalk, or neighbors in your neighborhood. Ask them if they think God made those people too. Discuss with them that God made each and every one of us! And He loves us all!

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Family Connection – Creation

Challenge Verse
1 Cor. 16:13

Memory Verse: Genesis 2:2
Practice Video: t.ly/C4CS


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Today’s lesson – Creation

Have your family look out their windows and pick out a couple of things they see. After they choose something, ask if it’s something God created. Talk with them about the difference between what is man-made and what is God-made.

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Encouragement From Sylvia Maffucci

Scientists estimate that the average person has between 30,000 to 60,000 thoughts a day; and of those, 80% are negative and 90% are repetitive. No wonder God commands us to “take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)

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Summer Quest Family Connection – The Armor of God


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Memory Verse
Proverbs 16:9
Practice Link - t.ly/4Rzi


Today’s Lesson — The Armor of God

The armor of God! A passage known by most about guarding one’s heart and mind against the evil, fiery darts of Satan. Protection, swiftness, and readiness is what this passage covers. It teaches us to be ready at any moment to either protect ourselves, run to and save somebody, or fight and stand up for what is right.

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Family Connection - Summer Quest - Paul’s Encouragement


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Memory Verse
Proverbs 16:9
Practice Link - t.ly/4Rzi


Today’s Lesson — Paul’s Encouragement

Paul encourages us to finish the race. This lesson is all about how Paul guides us to be strong Christians and to uphold our faith. Paul writes to the churches and warns them of false teachers and how they can lead Christians astray and away from the true Gospel. Kind of like a poorly marked detour.

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Summer Quest Family Connection – Fruit of the Spirit


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Memory Verse
Proverbs 16:9
Practice Link - t.ly/4Rzi


Today’s Lesson — The Fruit of the Spirit

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are actually a lot to remember, and then on top of that we should be acting them out in our daily lives, too! It’s not always easy to remember these things and use them as we go about our days.

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Family Connection – Summer Quest – Tower of Babel


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Memory Verse
Hebrews 4:12
Practice Link - t.ly/Iida


Today’s Lesson — Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel was a building project meant for selfish goals. The text is filled with “ourselves,” highlighting the point that the people were working for themselves and not for God. They wanted to build a tower that reached the sky!

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Family Connection – Summer Quest – Paul & Barnabas


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Memory Verse
Hebrews 4:12
Practice Link - t.ly/Iida


Today’s lesson – The HIS-story of Paul and Barnabas going and spreading the Gospel message to the Gentiles

The Gospel had reached the Gentiles, but the apostles believed that Jesus’ sacrifice was only for the Jews. Paul and Barnabas believed otherwise and convinced the others. In return, the apostles gave the right hand of fellowship to Paul and Barnabas and sent them on their way.

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Family Connection – Summer Quest – David & Goliath


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Memory Verse
Hebrews 4:12

Today’s lesson – David and Goliath

The HIS-story of David is one we might be familiar with. God chose David to be king after Saul. David showed his trust in the almighty God by facing a giant! David gave God the glory after defeating the giant. Discuss in the car how we can rely on God in “giant” circumstances. Try to pick out some scenarios dealing with your destination (school, home, church, sports, etc.).

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Family Connection - Summer Quest - Noah

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Today’s lesson – Noah

Look at the different cars on the road - big ones, small ones. Discuss how many people could fit comfortably in your car. Talk about how many could SQUEEZE into your car. Discuss how God gave Noah exact measurements for the ark so that Noah and his family, along with all those animals, would be able to fit, just like your car is built for an exact amount of people.

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Family Connection - Summer Quest - Creation

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Today’s lesson – Genesis 1-2:2

Have your family look out their windows and pick out a couple of things they see. After they choose something, ask if it’s something God created. Talk with them about the difference between what is man-made and what is God-made.

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Family Connection – John’s Vision of Jesus


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Challenge Verse
Revelation 1:18
Weekly Verse
2 Peter 1:3

Today’s lesson – John’s vision of Jesus

Jesus gave John a vision of Himself while John was on the island of Patmos. The vision is one that set fear in John’s heart. But comfort came when Jesus announced Himself and gave John strength and peace about what he was experiencing.

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Family Connection – The Hall of Faith


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Challenge Verse
2 Peter 1:3
Weekly Verse
Hebrews 11:1

Today’s lesson – The Hall of Faith

This unknown author describes faith to us and how we can recognize it in those remembered in the Old Testament. This is referred to as the “Hall of Faith” because it is where some of the people that had strong faith are spoken about. We see that faith can provide strength, sometimes physically but mostly emotionally. Faith can provide strength to withstand fear and lack of courage.

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Family Connection – Jesus Appears to the Disciples


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Challenge Verse
John 3:16
Weekly Verse
John 20:29b

Today’s lesson – Jesus appears to the disciples

Jesus appears! We talked last week about Jesus rising from the grave, explaining that He is NOT dead but ALIVE! Things that are alive move, like plants, insects, and us!

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Family Connection – Rich Young Man


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Challenge Verse
1 Cor. 16:13
Weekly Verse
Mark 10:27

Today’s lesson – Jesus and the rich young man

Jesus was travelling and a young man ran up to him and asked Jesus how he can inherit eternal life. Jesus replied, “Why do you call me ‘good’? Only God is good.”

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Family Connection – Jesus Heals a Boy with a Spirit


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Challenge Verse
1 Cor. 16:13
Weekly Verse
Mark 9:23

Today’s lesson – Jesus heals a boy with a spirit

Jesus was coming down the mountain from revealing His glory and having a conversation with Elijah and Moses. On the way down He spoke to the disciples about not revealing what they saw until He had risen. Upon their arrival to camp they noticed a commotion and Jesus was confused as to why.

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Family Connection – The Transfiguration


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Challenge Verse
1 Cor. 16:13
Weekly Verse
Matthew 17:5b

Today’s lesson – The transfiguration of Jesus

Jesus took Peter, James, and John (the brother of James) up a mountain. This was a special time for Jesus and the disciples, because these three disciples were travelling on a special trip where they were the only ones invited. Peter recognizes this by saying, “Lord, it is good for us to be here”.

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Family Connection – The Parables of the Mustard Seed and Yeast


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Challenge Verse
James 1:22
Weekly Verse
Matthew 13:35b

Today’s lesson – parable of the mustard seed and yeast

Jesus spoke in parables. He spoke in stories so that we can understand the ways of heaven. The mustard seed is a small seed, but it grows to be a big tree where the birds come to rest.

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Family Connection – Jesus Heals


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Challenge Verse
James 1:22
Weekly Verse
Mark 5:36b

Today’s lesson – Jesus heals

Jesus was in a massive crowd. People were everywhere! The Bible says that people were right up next to Jesus. And then a woman touched the hem of Jesus' cloak. By her faith she was healed! Jesus knew it the instant she touched His clothing.

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Family Connection – Jesus Casts Out a Demon


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Challenge Verse
John 4:13-14
Weekly Verse
Mark 5:20a

Today’s lesson – Jesus casts out a demon

Jesus and His disciples crossed the sea and came upon something unexpected: a man chained to a rock in a graveyard. It scared the disciples because this man spoke strangely and had the strength of many men, but Jesus saw the need to help this man.

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Humility: The Mark of the Christian Life

Humility is not a pleasant topic in many churches today. Modern churches are more likely to endorse the idea of self-esteem. But when we juxtapose this idea with what the Bible teaches, self-esteem or self-worth is not the calling of the Christian life. God does not command us to look into ourselves and find our own worth; instead, He calls us to look to Jesus Christ. Just like one modern hymn says:

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Family Connection – Jesus Walks on Water


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Challenge Verse
John 4:13-14
Weekly Verse
Matthew 14:33

Today’s lesson – Jesus walks on water

Jesus went away to pray and sent the disciples on a boat. Later in the evening Jesus went to be with them on the water. The disciples couldn’t believe what they were seeing!

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Family Connection – Jesus Calls His Disciples


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Challenge Verse
John 4:13-14
Weekly Verse
Matthew 4:19

Today’s lesson – Jesus chooses His disciples

Jesus traveled with His disciples. They traveled in a large group like a caravan. They would go to a town together and preach to that town. When traveling in a caravan, it’s hard to keep up with the leader. Things get between you and the leader, like red lights, other cars, etc. Following Jesus is hard sometimes for the same reason — things get in the way. Then, before we know it, we can’t see our leader.

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Family Connection – Jesus Is Tempted


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Challenge Verse
John 14:15
Weekly Verse
Matthew 4:11

Today’s lesson – Jesus is tempted

Temptation is something we ALL deal with. When Jesus was tempted by the devil, He recited the verses to the devil to overcome what was being presented to Him. When Satan was finished tempting Jesus, Jesus was attended to by angels.

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Family Connection – Jesus Is Baptized


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Challenge Verse
John 14:15
Weekly Verse
Matthew 3:17

Today’s lesson – Jesus is baptized

Baptism. It’s a crazy thing to think about as a kid. Getting dunked under water as a sign of your belief in Jesus. Take a moment and think about the symbolism of it: being put under water and then raised again, cleaner than before; Jesus’ death and resurrection.

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Family Connection – Jesus in the Temple


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Challenge Verse
John 14:15
Weekly Verse
Luke 2:49

Today’s lesson – Jesus at CHURCH

Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple, just as it was commanded in the Law, to present Him to the Lord. They traveled far to go the temple to learn from the teachers there. Could you imagine traveling by foot to go to church? Imagine if you, as a family, had to travel far to worship. What would you bring? Would you be excited to go?

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Family Connection – The Christmas Wise Men


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Challenge Verse
Luke 2:52
Weekly Verse
Matthew 2:2b

Today’s lesson – They are WISE

The wise men were from a land far away! When they noticed the star, they immediately got together and traveled towards it! We’ve been talking a lot about travel these past couple of weeks. Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and now three guys from the East! Crazy! But they all traveled for Jesus!

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Family Connection – The Christmas Shepherds


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Challenge Verse
Luke 2:52
Weekly Verse
Luke 2:10a

Today’s lesson – They are TOLD

So Gabriel had frightened Mary, Joseph, and now the Shepherds! Nobody was expecting Jesus. They were living their lives as if they had forgotten. When the angel appeared, they all got scared. But then they realized how cool it was! Discuss a time when you weren't expecting something but were pleasantly surprised.

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Family Connection – The Christmas Birth


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Challenge Verse
Luke 2:52
Weekly Verse
Luke 2:7

Today’s lesson – Jesus’ Birth

Traveling can sometimes be hard, loud, crazy, fun, exciting, and sometimes an everyday thing. Imagine what it would be like to travel from one city to the next on a donkey. Talk about how long that might take and how the anticipation might fade or get stronger.

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Family Connection – The Christmas Angel


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Challenge Verse
Luke 2:52
Weekly Verse
Luke 1:31

Today’s lesson – The angel told Mary

Mary was told about her pregnancy. She was engaged to Joseph but not yet married. Shewas afraid when the angel told her that she was carrying God’s child. What a surprise! What a scary, positive, awesome surprise!

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Year-end Financial Gifts

Dear Family of Quail,
We have seen the goodness of the Lord over the course of 2021. It has been a blessing to get back to gathering for worship, meeting in our Rooted groups, and fellowshipping in our Sunday Bible classes.

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Believe in Yourself

When you read this title, “Believe in Yourself”, all the self centered thoughts we have been inundated with, living in a free land, starts circulating in our thought process. What can “I” do, what will “I” get out of this, how will this make “me” greater than everyone else. I, I, I, me, me me. But as a person who trusts the Lord, this topic takes on a different meaning. It is a belief that is not in our own strength but our strength in Christ. Philippians 4:13 tells us “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

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Family Connection – Isaiah’s Prophecy


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Challenge Verse
Luke 2:52
Weekly Verse
Isaiah 53:4a

Today’s lesson – Isaiah’s Prophecy

Isaiah was a prophet, one who spoke and led the people of Israel. He foretold the coming of the Messiah. 400 years before Jesus was born Isaiah told the Israelites of His birth. That gave them something to anticipate. But the timing also gave them some time to forget.

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Family Connection – Josiah


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Challenge Verse
Jeremiah 29:11-12
Weekly Verse
2 Chronicles 34:33b

Today’s lesson – Josiah, the kid king

Today we talked about Josiah. Josiah was made king when he was only 8! But he was surrounded by good people to raise him in the correct ways. So much so that that when he was old enough to begin making important decisions, he decided to rebuild the temple.

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Family Connection – Nehemiah


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Challenge Verse
Jeremiah 29:11-12
Weekly Verse
Nehemiah 4:20

Today’s lesson – Nehemiah

Today we talked about Nehemiah. Nehemiah was a common man, the cupbearer to the king. He heard of how Jerusalem was being picked on, or destroyed, and the walls had been torn down. It made him extremely sad to hear that his hometown was being destroyed and he wanted to rebuild the walls.

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Family Connection – Esther


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Challenge Verse
Jeremiah 29:11-12
Weekly Verse
Esther 4:14

Today’s lesson – Esther

Today we talked about Esther. Esther was just a girl when she was adopted by Mordecai. Mordecai always wanted the best for Esther and raised her to follow the Lord. When the king called for a new queen, Esther was chosen! But it was unknown to the king that she was a Jew, a follower of the Lord. Esther was being placed as queen by God to make some big changes in the king’s life and in the kingdom.

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Family Connection – Daniel and the Lions’ Den


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Challenge Verse
Daniel 6
Weekly Verse
Daniel 6:16b

Today’s lesson – Daniel 6

Daniel was well known around Babylon as an honest man and a man of integrity. Daniel was known for these things because he stood out above the rest, and that was because of his faith in the Lord. As you drive around, can you see anybody driving well?

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Resilient: Releasing Tension

In the September newsletter, we read that one way to stay resilient is by learning lessons in life through our walk with God.

Another way to learn resilience is to know how to Release Tension. Daily worries about family, work and finances can build up and fester inside. To alleviate tension, some people may take a walk or work out at the gym.

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Family Connection – Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego


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Challenge Verse
Daniel 3
Weekly Verse
Daniel 3:28a

Today’s lesson – Daniel 3

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were brought to Babylon as prisoners of war. They were chosen because they were strong men that would serve Babylon well. They served God well and He saved them from the fiery furnace. The three men eventually went on to be missionaries to other nations, sent by the king.

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Family Connection - Jonah


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Challenge Verse
Jonah 1-4
Weekly Verse
Jonah 1:9

Today’s lesson – Jonah 1-4

Discuss listening and recognizing. Disobedience is something that God does not take lightly. When He told Jonah to go to Nineveh and Jonah went the other way, God directed Jonah back to Nineveh by way of whale.

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Family Connection – Job


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Challenge Verse
James 1:2-3
Weekly Verse
Job 42:2

Today’s lesson – Job

God was strong in Job’s life. Job was chosen by God to be sifted like wheat. God exposed Job to Satan. Satan was looking for something to do and God offered up Job because He knew that Job would be strong, rely on God, and not forsake God. God tested Job’s faith.

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Resilient - Ladies I need you

Recently, I fell apart. I was melting in a very cold way and I couldn’t get a grip on my emotions.

Has that ever happened to you?? You’re going about your day and SMACK. Out of nowhere you begin to melt. You need to run. You need to leave your comfortable chair and just get away. You don’t want anyone to see you lose it. But where do you go when you have so much to do?

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Family Connection - Eli and Samuel


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Challenge Verse
Deut. 7:9
Weekly Verse
1 Samuel 3:10b

Today’s lesson – 1 Samuel 1-3

Discuss listening and recognizing. There are a lot of sounds we recognize without seeing what made them. We even have game shows based on that idea, like “Name That Tune” and “Beat Shazam.” Talk about some sounds you hear while on the road, like railroad crossing bells, horns, etc. Samuel wasn’t familiar with God’s voice when God called to him in his dream.

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Family Connection - Ten Commandments


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Challenge Verse
Deut. 7:9
Weekly Verse
Exodus 19:15a

Today’s lesson – Exodus 19:1-20:17

Discuss preparation. God told Moses to prepare the Israelites to meet Him. God gave Moses a set of instructions for the Israelites to follow. God told them to change their clothes, take a bath, and not do bad things. These instructions seemed pretty basic, but there were thousands of Israelites! Not an easy task in three days.

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Family Connection – Abraham and the Three Visitors


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Challenge Verse
Deut. 7:9
Weekly Verse
Gen. 18:3

Today’s lesson – Genesis 18:1-19

Discuss recognizing things from a distance. We notice things from a distance when we are familiar with them. When driving home we know when we’re close because we notice the familiar objects around us, or maybe we can even see our house from a distance. Talk about how we recognize things like these because we’re so familiar with them.

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Family Connection – Cain & Abel


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Challenge Verse
Deut. 7:9
Weekly Verse
Gen. 4:7

Today’s lesson – Genesis 4:1-16

Discuss the differences between cars — your car vs. the car next to you. Talk about the color, the size, the ability of speed, etc. Have your child point out differences. As they point out differences, discuss the differences between Cain and Abel, like how they did different things (one was a shepherd and the other a farmer). God loved both equally and desired that they each do their best.

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