What’s in a Name? Our journey with Jacob continues this week! We learn the names of Rachel and Leah’s children, Esau’s descendents and we hear about Jacob’s name change after he wrestles with God. Names in the Bible help us understand the meaning behind different events. Monday - Genesis 29:31 - 30:43 Key Points: God … Continue reading What's in a Name?
This week we reach the end of Abraham and Sarah’s story and begin moving through the story of their descendants. This family drama has it all. Sacrifice, deceit, and an epic love story. When reading these stories, there cannot be any doubt that Abraham and Sarah’s family is blessed directly by God and that He … Continue reading Sacrifice, Deceit, and an Epic Love Story
This week we see several instances where God does exactly what He says He will - both in giving Abraham and Sarah a son and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. With each story, God reveals something to us about His character and how He interacts with His people - let’s see if we can … Continue reading God Does What He Says He Will Do!
I read recently that reading the Bible with little ones is like walking through a room with Legos thrown around – you are bound to step on something sharp every now and then. This week’s reading has at least two of those stories. Now, I’ve written before that I believe telling children the whole story … Continue reading What Does God See When He Sees You?
This week we encounter God's first covenant with any human. This is a special promise between God and a group or individual where both sides have a stake in the game (except this time Noah gets it pretty easy). We are considered to be under the covenant of Christ. Our part in the promise is … Continue reading I promise!
The Bible is not easy, but it's worth it. There are some difficult stories and we know difficult conversations may arise from the topics found in Scripture. Here are a couple of things to help guide your conversations: The Bible is bigger than each individual story. It all works together to make one big story … Continue reading
This week is all about sin and consequences. Fun, eh? Nobody likes to talk about sin...well, we like to talk about the sins of others and make sure everyone knows how terrible "they" are, but we definitely don't like to talk about our own. Sure, it's easy to say a generic, "I'm a sinner", but … Continue reading A Week of Sin and Consequences