August Free

Key Verse: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: God uses his power to help us

(Open the bible and read to your child Exodus 7:8 – 10:29) Moses was instructed to use his staff to show the mighty power of God to Pharaoh and the Egyptians. Pharaoh’s magicians were able to use trickery to duplicate some of the plagues that Moses did but never on the scale that God was able to do. It may be strange to some of us how Pharaoh kept changing his mind after promising to let the Hebrews go, but we too sometimes make God promises when things are bad, (God if you get me out of this I’ll never lie again). The plagues were used to show all of Egypt God’s power. The Hebrew’s were treated poorly by the Egyptians, and when they cried out to God, he responded.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a time you sensed the power of God at work.Maybe it was something as simple as seeing God’s power in a thunderstorm or something as big as God performing a medical miracle in the life of a family member. Encourage your kids to think of their own examples of the power of God at work in their lives. Then discuss ways your family can be more open to seeing God’s power at work in everyday life.


Activity/Challenge for Families:
Take your child bowling and experience power firsthand! As you and your child bowl together, encourage your child to notice the power of the ball when he or she holds it, when it rolls down the lane, and when it knocks over the pins! Tell your child that no matter how powerful the ball is when it knocks over the pins, nothing matches God’s power.


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