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9 February, 2019

God Sends Manna and Quail - Exodus 16:1-35

Here’s what happens…

While the Israelites wander in the desert, they need food. They complain about how hungry they are and wish they’d never left Egypt. But God is loyal and sends them food from the sky—manna (a mysterious bread like substance) and quail.

 

Through the Week

Gather your “manna and quail” to prepare for meals this week.

  • When it’s getting close to a snack time, hide packaged or bagged snacks around the house.
  • Challenge your family to find the snacks, and remind them that the Israelites gathered the food God provided.
  • When it’s nearing time to prepare dinner, hide the packaged ingredients. For example, if you’re making spaghetti with marinara, hide the box of spaghetti and the jar of sauce.
  • After your family finds the items, work together as a family to prepare the food. Thank God for loyally giving you food!

 

Talk About This…

  • Give an example of something a loyal friend would do.

 

Watch and Discuss

Today we’re learning that God is loyal, so we’re loyal.

  • What are things loyal friends would do?
  • What would a loyal friend do on your birthday?

Let’s watch a video about a birthday boy and his friends.

Watch “The Birthday.”

  • Tell about a time someone let you down, like Matt thought his friends had. 
  • Tell about a time your friends surprised you with something great.

In our Bible story, the Israelites doubted God’s loyalty. He promised to give them enough manna and quail every day, but they collected extra just in case he wasn’t loyal. In our video, Matt doubted his friends’ loyalty, too. But just as God came through for the Israelites, his friends came through in a big way!


Digging Into the Heart of God. Copyright © Group Publishing, Inc. Permission to reproduce granted for local church use. 

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God Comforts Elijah - 1 Kings 19:1-18

Here’s what happens…

Elijah is tired. He feels defeated, scared, and alone. God gives him rest and food and then speaks in a gentle whisper, addressing Elijah’s concerns. God is comforting, and he helps Elijah see that he’s not going to lose, he has nothing to fear, and he’s not alone.

Bible Point

God is comforting,so we comfort others.

Family Together Time

- Get comfortable! Put on your most comfortable jammies, gather a lot of pillows and blankets, and bring your favorite stuffed animals. (This might be a great bedtime activity!)

- Once you’re all comfortable, talk about problems or troubles your family has faced before. What did God do to comfort you in those times? (Remember, God may have used other people to bring you comfort.)

- Read 2 Corinthians 1:4 in the box above.

- Brainstorm together a way your family can comfort someone you know based on the comfort God gave you during your hard time.

- Do it! Comfort the person you discussed using the ideas you came up with.

Talk About This…

- What’s the most comfortable place you can think of?

Discuss and Watch “Big & Tall”

We’re learning that God is comforting, so we comfort others.

- Tell about a time you felt really discouraged. Share your own story first.

- What did other people do to comfort you?

Let’s see how a bee comforts a flower in our video.

Watch “Big & Tall.”

- What did you notice about the way Buzzly comforted Flowery?

When Flowery needed comforting, Buzzly tried kind words, then thought of a way to help Flowery solve his problem. Those are two great ways to comfort others! God is comforting, so we comfort others.

Digging Into the Heart of God. Copyright © Group Publishing, Inc. Permission to reproduce granted for local church use.

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