Ordinary Time: August 13th

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 will talk about the completion of the temple restoration. You can find this account in Ezra 5-7 and starting on page 520 in Long Story Short.

I wonder…: what make King Darius support the Jews? what made the Jews decide to sacrifice over 700 animals? if you know of another sacrifice in Scripture?

Memory Verse: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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:

  • 46: How, then, can you be saved? By the Lord Jesus Christ, through the covenant of grace.
  • “Bonus” 58: What must you do to be saved? I must repent of my sin and believe in Christ as my Savior.

Godly Play II:

  • 144: What happens to believers when they die? Our bodies will return to the dust and our souls will go to be with the Lord forever.
  • 145: What happens to unbelievers when they die? Their bodies will return to dust also, but their souls will go to hell.
  • 146: What is hell? Hell is an awful place, where unbelievers are separated from God to suffer for their sins.

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