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This resource is designed to allow your family to have time in God’s Word BEFORE your children attend church. Because God’s plan is for parents to be the primary spiritual nurturers of their children’s faith, we want YOU to be the one to introduce this part of The Big God Story to them. For additional support in spiritual parenting and to learn more about creating transforming environments in your home, be sure to pick up HomeFront: A Spiritual Parenting Resource from your church or download at HomeFrontMag.com. You can also access the HomeFront app for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
1.8 God Is Mighty Part of The Big God Story Exodus 14:13—15:21 God delivers His people from Egypt. As they flee, God uses Moses to part the Red Sea, allowing the Israelites to pass safely.
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• Moses followed God’s command to stretch his hand over the waters of the Red Sea. When he did this, God parted the sea.
Your child’s spiritual development will benefit from an open dialogue about what she is learning about God. Give her plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share about what she knows to be true about God.
• The Israelites walked through the Red Sea on dry land, but when the Egyptian army tried to chase them, the waters closed and the army was swept away.
• After witnessing this event, the Israelite people put their faith and trust in God and followed Moses.
After reading the passage, discuss the following together:
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• How do you think the Israelites felt when they realized the Egyptian army was chasing them?
• What did the Israelites do after God saved them?
• How can we show that we trust God?
I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection. Philippians 3:10a
For more information about blessing your child, see the Blessing section in HomeFront: A Spiritual Parenting Resource.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Insert name of child), may you remember the amazing wonders God did for His people because He loves them. God’s love for you lasts forever and ever.
This preteaching tool for parents encourages families to spend time in God’s Word together before children arrive at church.