All posts written by Jared Kennedy

Four Men in the Furnace (At Home for July 26th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Four Men in the Furnace” (Daniel 3). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ Daniel 3 or Story 73 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What did the king want all of the people to do? The king wanted all of the people to bow down to an image of gold.

ASK: Why did the three friends refuse to bow down? They worshiped the one true God, and they would not bow down to a false god.

ASK: How did the king say they would be punished if they refused to obey? They would be thrown into a fiery furnace

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 73.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

What do we mean when we talk about the message of the cross? The life and work of Jesus.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream (At Home for July 19th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream” (Daniel 2:1-49). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ Daniel 2:1-49 or Story 72 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What did Daniel do when God revealed the mystery of the dream to him? Daniel prayed to the Lord and praised him.

ASK: What does the rock do to the statue? The rock destroys the statue.

ASK: What does the rock destroying the statue mean? It means that God’s kingdom is better than any kingdom built by man.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 72.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

2.  What gift do we receive when we repent and believe? Forgiveness of sins and life with Jesus forever.

1 John 5:11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in hi Son.

Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers (At Home for July 12th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers” (Genesis 43-46). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ Genesis 43-46 or Story 26 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What happened in this story? Joseph sold grain to his brother, but it soon ran out, and they came back for more. Joseph played a trick on his brothers to see if they had become honest men.

ASK: What was the trick Joseph played? He had his servant place a silver cup in Benjamin’s bag to make it look like Benjamin had stolen it.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 26.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

37.  What does it mean to have faith in Jesus? To trust only Jesus to save us.

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that the rewards those who earnestly seek him.

God Provides for the Israelites in Famine (At Home for July 5th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “God Provides for the Israelites in Famine” (Genesis 42). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ Genesis 42 or Story 25 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: How did God warn Egypt of the coming famine? God gave Pharaoh a dream to tell him there would be seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine.

ASK: What did the king do when he discovered what his dreams meant? The king appointed Joseph to collect grain during the years of plenty to provide for the people during the lean years.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 25.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

36.  What is turning from sin called? To repent means to turn away from sin and turn to Jesus.

Luke 13:3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.

July 2015 Assembly Liturgy

NOTE:  Sojourn Kids playlist can be found at this link:  Playlist

Leader 1: This month we have learned about Joseph and Daniel. Both of these men from history were men who experienced really difficult times in their lives (Can you remember some of those times?) But these men TRUSTED God and WAITED for Him to act on their behalf! Our first song today is about waiting on God when we are in difficult times.

“God Alone” by Sojourn Music

Leader 2: Our memory verse this month is Psalm 121:7! Repeat this after me: “The Lord will keep you from all harm–he will watch over your life.” Does anyone know what the Psalms are? … That’s right! They are songs, or poems, spoken from us to God. This one reminds us that we are SAFE under God’s care. Let’s read it again, and I would like a few of you to tell me how you feel when you read this verse! [Call on a few kids to share their responses]

Leader 1: God keeps us safe and watches over us with great care and love! We worship God for His love by giving an offering to God of our money, our time, and our talents! As we sing this next song, you can bring your offering up to the front!

“The Word of the Lord” by Seeds Family Worship

Leader 1: This month we will be learning about Daniel, and how God used him to do mighty things. One of those things was to allow Daniel to show God’s power when Daniel was thrown into the Lions’ Den! God kept him save — and this is a song that tells that story!

“God Saves Daniel” by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Flo Paris (Rain for Roots)

(Play the Catechism riff: G-F-G-F-G-F-G “Catechism!”)

Leader 2: Here is our question for this week! I’ll read the question and you will all read the answer together!

July 5 – What is turning from sin called? To repent means to turn away from sin and turn to Jesus.

July 12 – What does it mean to have faith in Jesus? To trust only Jesus to save us.

July 19 – What gift do we receive when we repent and believe? Forgiveness of sins and life with Jesus forever.

July 26 – What do we mean when we talk about the message of the cross? The life and work of Jesus.

Leader 2: Let’s pray! Bow your heads and fold your hands and close your eyes as we talk to God! Father God, we thank You for sending Jesus to be our Teacher, our Friend, our Brother, and our Savior. Jesus, we praise You for going to cross to die and defeating death for us! Holy Spirit, please fill our hearts today so we can know and love You more. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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