Ordinary Sunday: July 2nd

Beulah Land: Summer Around the Campfire

Over the summer we are using the book, Long Story Short, to review some Old Testament stories. This book is designed for families with children of various ages to use as a devotional. On the first day of the week, it explores a passage, then builds on this passage through the rest of the week. We hope this makes an easy bridge from church to home as you continue to engage your children in a discussion about the Bible. We will also have a memory verse each week!

Summary: This week, we are skipping ahead in the Old Testament, past the judges and into the kings. Judah has a history of flopping back and forth between good and bad kings. We will learn about some of them tonight! You can find these accounts in 2 Chronicles (and 2 Kings) and starting on p. 457 in Long Story Short.

I wonder…: if there were more good kings or bad kings? how Manasseh was different from his dad, Hezekiah?

Memory Verse: I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God. Isaiah 45:5

Godly Play I & II: Catechism I

Today we move into our summer rhythm of learning Catechism questions and answers! A few things to know about Catechism:

  • Children will remain in the same Godly Play classes, but instead of having a Godly Play lesson each week, they will learn a set of questions and answers.
  • Older kids will learn more Q&A sets than the younger kids.
  • These classes are taught by our elders in order for them to have an additional opportunity to shepherd our RMC kids, as well as to give our RMC Kids Team a summer sabbatical. RMC Kids Volunteers will help with some doorkeeping roles.
  • The children will bring home a worksheet to help with further study. Please feel free to review it along with the questions at home!
  • To learn more about why we teach Catechism, look HERE.

Catechism Questions This Week

Godly Play I:

  • 33: What was the sin of our first parents? Eating the forbidden fruit.
  • 34: Who tempted Adam and Eve to this sin? Satan tempted Eve first, and then he used her to tempt Adam.
  • 35: How did Adam and Eve change when they sinned? Instead of being holy and happy, they became sinful and miserable.

Godly Play II:

  • 122: What is the fifth petition? The fifth petition is “and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”
  • 123: What does it mean to pray, “and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors”? We are asking God to forgive our sins for Christ’s sake, and to make us willing to forgive others.
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