Harvest

Key Verse: “Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man’s behalf!” –
(Psalms 66:5)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Only God deserves our worship

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Exodus 32:1-25) Moses was up on the mountain for about six weeks receiving all the laws from God. Because of this, the people of Israel began to think Moses abandoned them or something happened to him. Since the Israelites were used to seeing “gods” in Egypt, and they could neither see God or Moses, God’s representative, they asked Aaron for a god that could get them moving again through the wilderness. Aaron did not stand up to the people and asked them for all their gold jewelry, which he used to make a golden calf. When Moses saw what happened, he grew angry and smashed the stone tablets that God had written the commandments on. It was God who freed the Israelites from Egypt and protected them, so it was God who deserved the worship. In our lives we need to recognize that God deserves our worship.

Share:
(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a time you loved or focused on something more than God. Maybe you got so caught up in your new car that you spent all your time washing it and taking care of it, or maybe your personal appearance became so important to you that you became focused only on yourself. Share what effects worshiping that other thing had on your life, and talk about how you returned to worshiping only God. Then, as a family, think of other things you might be tempted to worship. Come up with ways you can encourage each other to only worship God.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Go for a family walk. Along the way, call out as many reasons as possible for worshiping God. For example, you might call out such reasons as sunshine, air, friends, food, and animals. Have someone write down answers. When you get home, have a family worship time, praising God for the wonderful blessings he gives us.

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