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.

Joseph Interprets the Dreams (At Home for June 28th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Joseph Interprets the Dreams” (Genesis 40-41). 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 40-41 or Story 24 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: Who does Joseph say is responsible for interpreting dreams? Only God knows the meaning of dreams.

ASK: Did things happen as Joseph said they would? Yes. God helped Joseph know what the dream was about.

ASK: What did Pharaoh do when God told him what the dream was about? He put him in charge of the whole country of Egypt.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 24.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

36.  How do people enter God’s kingdom? We must turn from sin and have faith in Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 1:9b They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.

Joseph is Attacked By His Brothers (At Home for June 21st)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Joseph is Attacked By His Brothers” (Genesis 37:12-36). 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 37:12-36 or Story 23 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: Why did Joseph’s brothers attack him? They were jealous of his coat and of the special attention his father gave him.

ASK: What did Joseph’s brothers do when the slave traders came along? They sold their brother as a slave for twenty pieces of silver.

ASK: What do we learn from this story? What people plan for evil, God plans for good.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 23.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

33.  What happens to people who never turn away from sin? They will be thrown into hell.

Revelation 20:15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

Joseph’s Dreams (At Home for June 14th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Joseph’s Dreams” (Genesis 37:1-11). 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 37:1-11 or Story 22 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: How did Joseph’s brothers feel about Joseph being the favorite son? His brothers were jealous that their father loved Joseph more than them.

ASK: What did Joseph dream about? He dreamed that his brother’s sheaves of grain were bowing down to him.

ASK: What do we learn from this story? What people plan for evil, God plans for good.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 22.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

33.  What happens to the world because of our sin? The world is broken because of our sin.

Genesis 3:17b Cursed is the ground because of you.

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