Theme: The Bible is like a map for life!
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your word…” (Psalm 119:9)
Scripture Memory: Review Psalm 119:9a, then learn the second half of the verse.
- By living (ASL sign)
- According to Your word (Put hands together like a book)
Catechism Q&A: Q. Where do you learn how to love and obey God? A. In the Bible alone.
Follow the Map: Hide a treasure box outside, filled with some special treat or cheap toy your children will enjoy. Prepare a page of instructions, ie “walk 5 steps from the front door” and “turn left, then skip till you reach the trash can”. The instructions will lead them to the treasure box AND the Bible with today’s reading marked. Hand them the instructions in an envelope, stating that it’s a message from you. Help them read the message and follow the instructions to the hidden treats.
After recovering the treasure, sit down together and discuss how the instructions helped them successfully find the box. What would have happened if your kids wouldn’t obey your message? God’s Word also contains instructions for us. When we obey them, we’ll successfully live life! Then read Daniel 1. Talk about how obedience to God’s Word (and you might have to explain the special diet Jews were instructed to have) helped Daniel be successful in his job. God knows what’s best, so you can’t lose by obeying Him!
Notebook: Eat some sunflower seeds for a snack, then glue a few into your Notebook page as a reminder of the blessings of hearing and obeying!