God-Worshiping: Things change, but God stays the same. He is faithful
Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Covenant is word we don’t use much these days. We say that the word "covenant" means "a promise", but it is deeper than that.
God made a number of promises in the Bible. He promised Noah that he would never flood the Earth again. He promised David that from his line a great king would come. Abraham received a promise that from him a great nation would come. And each of these Bible characters and others were promised a Messiah. Today, we have a promise that Christ will come again.
We also see God’s promises and His faithfulness every day. We see it in the order of his creation. When we flick a light switch, the laws of creation make electricity flow. Two plus two always equals four. All creation’s order sings God’s praise and points to God’s faithfulness.
One more thing. The Bible itself is also an example of God’s faithfulness because of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The word “testament” means covenant or promise. Think about that. Explain to your family how the Bible is made up of the Old Promise and the New Promise.
JUST THE FACTS
How well did you listen to the story?
Q. Q. What sport do Morrie and Cole want to play? What sport do Spike and Liz want to play?
A. A Morrie and Cole want to play golf. Spike and Liz want to play basketball.
Q. Q. What is Cole bringing to the golf course?
A. A. A video camera.
Q. Q. Where do Liz and Spike want to go after the game?
A. A. They want to go to Daddy Oh’s
Q. Q. What tasty treat does Granny offer to make?
A. A. She offers to make chocolate chip cookies.
Q. Q. What kind of smoothies does Morrie like?
A. A. Mosquito smoothies.
This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.
Tell stories that show God’s faithfulness. First, tell a story from the Bible that shows God’s faithfulness. Second, tell a story for your family’s life that shows that God is faithful yesterday, today and tomorrow.
The stories that can be shared might be:
The stories of Joseph or Daniel who both went through hard times in lands far away from their families, but they followed God’s laws and God remained faithful to them and blessed them.
The story of Ruth who chose to follow God and through hardship still saw God’s faithfulness throughout her life.
Think about the promises gave to Biblical characters and how God fulfilled them. Yes, even the promise of salvation through Jesus.
As a family, you can look back at your family life and see how God has supported and blessed you through good times and bad times. In struggles, it can be difficult to see God’s guiding hand, so pray for support and guidance.