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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.
3.6 REMEMBER & CELEBRATE
• There are seven festivals that were celebrated by the Israelite people: Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Festival of First Fruits, Feast of Harvest, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths).
Young children are still developing their memory and ability to recall information they’ve learned. Regularly pre-teaching and retelling the stories your child is hearing at church will help her to remember important points of each lesson.
• During the feasts, the Israelites ate, danced, sang, played instruments, prayed, and offered sacrifices to God. • The Feast of Trumpets focused on the faithfulness of God. It consisted of a time of rest, “an offering made by fire,” and the blowing of trumpets by priests.
After reading Psalm 98, discuss the following together:
Feast of Trumpets: Remembering and Celebrating God’s Faithfulness
• What does it mean to be faithful? • Why do you think it’s important to thank and praise God?
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• How would you like to thank God for His faithfulness today?
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 child’s name), may you trust in God, whose faithfulness is bigger than we can ever imagine.
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This preteaching tool for parents encourages families to spend time in God’s Word together before children arrive at church.