Servant-Working: God's kind of hero
Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and don't lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.
TThis is the final episode in the Heroes series. We’ve learned that God’s kind of heroes are those who trust in God’s plan and timing for their lives; that all jobs, big and small, are important and heroic, that God is always present everywhere, and that God is faithful when we step out to help someone. Review the “So What” challenges from the Heroes series discussion guides. What makes God’s kind of hero? Bring it up in your family discussion, commend your child for the ways they are already God’s kind of hero, and encourage them to continue to grow in these areas each day.
JUST THE FACTS
How well did you listen to the story?
Q. Why did Liz feel like a failure rather than a hero?
A. Because he needed to be rescued rather than being the rescuer.
Q. What did Liz find on the bus? What did it say?
A. Another note. A hero may doubt himself, but fully trusts in God.
Q. Who started talking Shizzle-speak?
Q. What did Liz and his friends find when they arrived back in Terrene?
A. The Mayor had planned a special welcome home celebration to celebrate Liz.
Q. What did the final note to Liz say?
A. You have the heart of a hero.
Q. Who wrote the notes?
A. Liz's dad.
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.
Hebrews 11 is often called the Bible’s heroes hall of fame. Read this chapter with your family. Ask them to describe some of these heroes—not only what they did, but also what they believed and the kind of people that they were.
Words like obedient, faith, and trust describe these heroes. They were not great warriors, but they all trusted God. One was an obedient servant who built a boat when there was no water. One uprooted his family to move to an unknown location. One couple believed they would have a child even when humanly speaking they could not expect that to happen. Note that some of them never received what we might think of as a reward for their heroism. But God was faithful to them all and they would all receive an even greater reward in the world to come!