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 believe that: Jesus sets us free

(Open the bible and read to your child Exodus 11:1 – 12:36) The final plague was a devastating one. This was also the only plague that required the Hebrews to do anything that required faith. The Hebrews had to sacrifice an innocent lamb and place the blood on the doorsteps, this symbol of an innocent life to save the life of another would be understood years later when Jesus died on the cross. The Hebrews were slaves for 400 years and knew about the Gods of Egypt, but through these plagues God showed the Hebrews what he could and would do for them. Pharaoh finally understood this and let the Hebrews go and freed them. God heard the prayers and cries of his people and used Moses to help set them free.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents:Tell about a time you felt imprisoned. Maybe you felt imprisoned in a job you disliked, or maybe you felt trapped by a family obligation you couldn’t get away from. Then ask your kids what it means to them to be imprisoned or trapped by sin. Share what it means to each of you that Jesus has set you free from sin, and talk about how that impacts your daily life.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Have a spontaneous hike with your child. Say, “Quick! Let’s pack for a long walk. We need to leave in five minutes.” Then set the kitchen timer. Help your child pack a backpack with items such as a jacket, water bottle, snack, and camera. As you walk (perhaps around your neighborhood), talk about the Hebrew’s escape from Egypt. Remind your child that God’s freedom lasts forever because Jesus sets us free from our sins!


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