Ordinary Time: July 9

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 continuing our brief study of the kings. Tonight’s is about the young king Josiah, who was only 8 when he became king and started to seek the Lord. You can find his account in 2 Chronicles 34-35 and starting on p. 471 in Long Story Short.

I wonder…: what you would do if you were a king? why Josiah listened to God?

Memory Verse: …Return to the Lord your God for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love… Joel 2: 13b

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:

  • 36: Did Adam act for himself alone in the covenant of life? No. He represented the whole human race.
  • 37: What effect did the sin of Adam have on you and all people? We are all born guilty and sinful.

Godly Play II:

  • 124: What is the sixth petition? The sixth petition is “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
  • 125: What does it mean to pray, “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”? We are asking God to keep us from being tempted and to make us strong enough to resist when we are tempted.
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