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FAMILY ADVENTURE GUIDE DISCOVERING OLD TESTAMENT HEROES OF THE FAITH


AS YOU NAVIGATE THROUGH THIS ADVENTURE GUIDE, BE SURE TO LOOK FOR WAYS YOU CAN DISCOVER HOW TO:

BE A P.I.L.O.T. P I

PREPARED I WILL ALWAYS BE READY TO SERVE GOD

INVOLVED I WILL GIVE GOD MY BEST

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LOVING

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OPEN TO GOD

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TEAM PLAYER

I WILL PUT GOD AND OTHERS FIRST

GOD’S WAYS ARE HIGHER THAN MY WAYS

GOD WORKS THROUGH US


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FROZONE THE BADLANDS THE RAINFOREST METRO

THE PLATEAUS

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YOU ARE HERE THE UNDERGROUNDS


MEET WILLOW WALLABY Willow Wallaby is the newest adventurer of the Go Kids Gang! Willow is a joyful, curious, fun-loving wallaby whose exceptional tracking skills are very useful as she journeys through The Plateaus in search of fun. Ready for anything, Willow’s inquisitive nature and optimistic spirit give her an extra bounce in her step! As a wallaby, Willow’s pouch is useful for collecting random treasures while her trusty adventure pack holds her handy tracking tools. Be careful though, Willow’s curious nature has gotten her into more than one tricky situation along the rocky trails! From Dusty Forks to Whistle Stop, Willow’s escapades through The Plateaus are always full of action, adventure, and fun! Join her as she travels through Red Rocky Ridge discovering Old Testament heroes of the faith.


Have you ever tried a “trust fall” with a friend or someone in your family? A trust fall is a trust-building game where one person purposefully falls backward while not looking, relying on someone else to catch them. It can be a little scary at first if you are the person falling! You have to TRUST that the person standing behind you will catch you. If they don’t, you’ll end up falling flat on your back – ouch! As a Christian, we put our hope and trust in God. By trusting in God, we are saying that He is in control and that He will work everything out for our good. Is that always easy? No, but the more we do it, the easier it gets. Sometimes in life people can let us down. Maybe you’ve had a friend who lied to you or wasn’t there when you needed him. Sometimes that happens. But the amazing thing about God is that He will always be there for us. We can trust that God’s word is true and that His plans for us are amazing! “Red Rocky Ridge: Discovering Old Testament Heroes of the Faith” is a closer look at regular people (like you and me) who made a decision to TRUST in God and follow Him no matter what. They are heroes of the faith because of their trust in Him. Get ready to learn more about the “I” in PILOT as we discover what it means to “give God my best because He can be trusted.”


GO VERSE THIS SCRIPTURE IS OUR THEME VERSE AS WE VENTURE THROUGH RED ROCKY RIDGE! “The Lord is my light and my salvation – so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?” Psalm 27:1, NLT


WEEK ONE:

THE PATIENT HEROES (ABRAHAM + SARAH) GO ANSWER

“I can trust God because His timing is perfect”

SCR IPTU RE

Genesis 18, 21, 22

Family Discussion Questions God had an incredible plan for Abraham and Sarah’s life, but they had to be patient. What does it mean to be patient?

Have you ever had to be patient for something? What was it? Was it easy or hard?

Why is having a good attitude so important while we wait?

What is one thing you can do this week to practice patience?

GOD’ S PROMISE FULFILLED “It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child … She believed that God would keep His promise. And so a whole nation came from this one man … with so many people that, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore, there is no way to count them.” Hebrews 11:11-12, NLT


TIC-TAC-TOE

JUST BE PATIENT It can be hard to wait for something that you really want! In the empty box, draw the face you make when you are tired of waiting.

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

Psalm 27:14

Ecclesiastes 3:9-11

Lamentations 3:25-26

Acts 1:7

2 Peter 3:8-9


WEEK TWO:

THE SACRIFICIAL HERO (MOSES’ MOTHER) GO ANSWER

I can trust God because He works all things for my good.

SCR IPTU RE

Exodus 1

THE RISE + FALL OF A KING

“[Moses’ mother] saw that he was a special baby and kept him hidden for three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she got a basket made of papyrus reeds and waterproofed it with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and laid it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile River. The baby’s sister then stood at a distance, watching to see what would happen to him.” Exodus 2:2-4, NLT

Family Discussion Questions What does it mean to trust?

What do you think would have happened if Moses’ mother had not put him in a basket in the Nile River?

What is one thing that you need help trusting God with?


SPOT THE DIFFERENCES Can you spot the 10 differences?

MOM’ S ARE AWESOME! Take a moment today to show your mom (or any awesome woman in your life!) how much you love and appreciate her. You could make her a card or play her a song or even write her a poem!

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

Romans 8:28

Mark 7:37

Psalm 119:68

Acts 14:17

Genesis 32:9


WEEK THREE:

THE FEARLESS HERO (JOSHUA) GO ANSWER

“I can trust God because He can do anything”

SCR IPTU RE

Book of Joshua

Family Discussion Question Joshua knew that no matter what he faced God was with him. What is one thing you can do this week to trust God more?

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CONNECT THE DOTS Grab a pencil and connect the dots to reveal what God told Joshua. A letter is finished once you hit the outlined circle.

THE PLATEAUS DISTRICT

The three lands of The Plateaus are Red Rocky Ridge, Dusty Forks, and Whistle Stop.

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

Matthew 19:26

Luke 18:27

Jeremiah 32:17

Mark 10:27

Job 42:2


WEEK FOUR:

THE MISGUIDED HERO (SAMSON) GO ANSWER

“I can trust God because His way is best”

SCR IPTU RE

Judges 13-16

Family Discussion Questions What was Samson’s secret and why did he tell Delilah?

When we trust in God, it means that we believe His way is best. Ask your parents if there has been a time when they put their trust in God. What happened?

Is it always easy to trust what God’s Word says? Why or why not?

What can we learn from the life of Samson?

DID YOU KNOW? A plateau is a raised area of land that is flat on top, sometimes found in mountainous areas. Plateaus can be formed by volcanic activity or movement under the surface of the ground.


WORD SEARCH Can you find the 10 hidden words? SAMSON

DEL ILAH

HONEY

SC IS SO RS

PHILISTINES STR ENG TH

LION

HAIR

JUDGE

JAW BON E

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

1 John 2:5-6

Isaiah 55:8-9

Psalm 119:30

Micah 6:8

Deuteronomy 28:9


WEEK FIVE:

THE UNLIKELY HERO (RAHAB) GO ANSWER

“I can trust God because He is my protector”

SCR IPTU RE

Joshua 2:1-24, 6:20-25;

Hebrews 11:31

Family Discussion Questions Why do you think Rahab protected the spies?

Has there ever been a time when God protected you or someone in your family? What happened?

I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE... Joshua and Caleb were hidden and kept safe by Rahab while they spied out the land of Jericho. Because Rahab protected the Israelite spies, she and her family were spared when their city was destroyed. Test out your spy skills by playing a game of “I SPY” with your family!


TRUST MAZE

Help Willow find her way out of the maze!

TRUST

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

2 Samuel 22:1-4

Nahum 1:7

Proverbs 18:10

THUR

FRI

Deuteronomy 2 Thessalonians 20:4 3:3


WEEK SIX:

THE CONFIDENT HERO (DANIEL) GO ANSWER

“I can trust God because He is my Deliverer”

SCR IPTU RE

Daniel 6

Family Discussion Questions What does it mean to be confident?

What do you think would have happened if Daniel did not trust in God?

FILL IN THE MISSING WORDS How well do you know our Go Verse? Fill in the missing words by writing in the blank spaces below.

“The

is my

my salvation – so why should I be The Lord is my so

, protecting

and ? from danger,

should I tremble?” Psalm 27:1, NLT


CROSSWORD PUZZLE God heard Daniel’s prayers and sent an angel to protect him by closing the lions’ mouths. Using the provided clues, write your answers in the crossword puzzle below. Across

1

2. A deep cave of wild animals 4. To keep someone from harm 6. Opposite from day 7. What is it called when people talk to God? 8. Big hairy animals that roar

2

3 4

5 6

Down

7

1. A ruler that usually wears a crown 2. The man thrown into the lions’ den 3. You put food in it and chew 5. God’s messengers from heaven

8

DOWN: 1 KING; 2 DANIEL; 3 ,MOUTH; 5 ANGELS

ANSWERS: ACROSS: 2 DEN; 4 PROTECT; 6 NIGHT; 7 PRAYER; 8 LIONS

SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

1 John 4:4

Galatians 5:1

Psalm 32:7

Isaiah 43:18-19

1 John 5:4-5


WEEK SEVEN:

THE DEFIANT HEROES (SHADRACH, MESCHACH, AND ABEDNEGO) GO ANSWER

“I can trust God because He is my Savior”

SCR IPTU RE

Daniel 3:1-30

Family Discussion Questions What can we learn from the lives of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego?

Have you ever had a time when you stood up for what you believe in? What happened?

What is one way you can take a stand for Jesus this week?

STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.’” Daniel 3:16-18, NLT


CAN YOU PICTURE IT? The Bible tells us that after Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into the fiery furnace, the king looked in and saw four people in the fire. Who was the fourth person? Read Daniel 3:19-28 for the answer and then draw what you think it looked like in the space below.

FILL IN THE BLANKS In this series, we are traveling through the land of Rocky

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SOAP: S cripture | O bservation | A pplication | P rayer Grab your SOAP journal and follow along with this week’s Bible reading.

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

Luke 19:10

Psalm 18:2

Romans 1:16

Daniel 3:28-29

1 John 4:14


I CAN ALWAYS TRUST GOD Each week of “Red Rocky Ridge” we have been learning something new from the Old Testament heroes of the faith. Each week, we have focused on different reasons that we can trust God. Beginning at the arrow, follow the Word Maze to find the hidden phrase. Write the phrase in the space below.

Answer: “I can always trust God because He loves and cares for me.”


SWAP IT OUT! COMPLETE EACH GO ANSWER BY DRAWING A LINE TO CORRECTLY CONNECT EACH PHRASE. NEED HELP?

GO BACK AND REVIEW EACH WEEK OF OUR SERIES!

I can trust God because His timing

way is best

I can trust God because He works

my Protector

I can trust God because He can do

anything

I can trust God because His

is perfect

I can trust God because He is

He is my Savior

I can trust God because He is my

all things for my Good

I can trust God because

Deliverer


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