December 2

Joseph Sent to Egypt

Bible Passage: Genesis 37

Story Point: Joseph’s brothers sent him to Egypt.

Key Passage: Hosea 13:4b

Big Picture Question: Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things.


Joseph’s brothers did not like Joseph, but God protected Joseph and used him as a part of His plan to rescue his family. Many years later, people did not like God’s Son, Jesus, and they killed Him. Jesus’ death was God’s plan to rescue sinners.

 

December 9

Joseph Explained Dreams

Bible Passage: Genesis 39-41

Story Point: God was with Joseph

Key Passage: Hosea 13:4b

Big Picture Question: Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things.

God was with Joseph in Egypt, and Joseph was given a big job and lots of authority. God used Joseph’s position to help many people. When Jesus left heaven to come to earth, he gave up His position of honor so He could save people from sin.

 

December 16

Joseph Saved His Family

Bible Passage: Genesis 42-46:50

Story Point: God used Joseph to save His people

Key Passage: Hosea 13:4b

Big Picture Question: Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things.

Joseph’s brothers hurt Joseph, but God had a good plan. God used Joseph’s hurt to save His people from hunger. One day, people would hurt God’s Son, Jesus. God’s good plan was to use Jesus’ death to save His people from sin.

 

December 23

CHRISTMAS: Jesus Was Born

Bible Passage: Isaiah 9; Luke 2

Story Point: Jesus brings peace between God and people.

Key Passage: Hosea 13b

Big Picture Question: Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things.

Jesus was born! This was very good news! Jesus was not like other babies. Jesus is God’s Son. God sent Jesus to earth from heaven. Jesus came into the world to bring peace between people and God.

 

December 30

Moses Was Born and Called

Bible Passage: Exodus 1-4

Story Point: God chose Moses to save His people

Key Passage: Hosea 13:4b

Big Picture Question: Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things.

God saved Moses’ life so Moses could grow up and save God’s people from the Egyptian king. God used His Son, Jesus, to save people in an even better way. God sent Jesus to earth, and Jesus gave up His life to save us from our sin.

 

January 6

The Plagues and the Passover

Bible Passage: Exodus 5-12

Story Point: God rescued His people

Key Passage: Hosea 13:4b

Big Picture Question: Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things.

God kept the Israelites safe from punishment when they put the blood of a lamb over their doors. Jesus is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. Jesus took the punishment for sin when He died on the cross, and everyone who trusts in Jesus is kept safe from the punishment for sin.

 

January 13

The Red Sea Crossing

Bible Passage: Exodus 13-15

Story Point: God led His people through the Red Sea on dry ground.

Key Passage: Hosea 13:4b

Big Picture Question: Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things.

Moses led God’s people out of Egypt, and God gave them the way to freedom across the Red Sea. Moses was a great leader, but the Bible says Jesus is greater. God gives us freedom from sin through His Son, Jesus.

 

January 20

Bread from Heaven

Bible Passage: Exodus 15-17

Story Point: God Gave his people food and water

Key Passage: Matthew 22:37

Big Picture Question: What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving.

When God’s people were hungry and thirsty, God gave them food and water. Later, God sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life” (John 6:35). Bread and water give people life for a little while, but Jesus gives people life forever!

 

January 27

Jethro Helped Moses

Bible Passage: Exodus 18
Story Point: Moses needed help to lead God’s people

Key Passage: Matthew 22:37

Big Picture Question: What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving.

Moses needed others to help him lead God’s people and teach them God’s laws. God does not want Jesus’ followers to be alone. He gives us friends of faith who can help us love God, obey God, and tell others about Him.

 

February 3

The Ten Commandments

Bible Passage: Exodus 19-20

Story Point: God gave rules to show how to love Him and others

Key Passage: Matthew 22:37

Big Picture Question: What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving

God gave us rules to show that He is holy. Our sin keeps us away from God, but Jesus came to bring us back to Him. Jesus is holy; He never sinned. We can trust Him to forgive our sin.

 

February 10

The Golden Calf

Bible Passage: Exodus 32; 34

Story Point: God’s people worshiped a golden calf

Key Passage: Exodus 15:2a

Big Picture Question: What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God

God’s people disobeyed God, and Moses asked God to forgive them. Moses talked to God for the people. When we sin, Jesus talks to God for us. Jesus never sinned. God forgives those who trust in Jesus.

 

February 17

The Tabernacle Was Built

Bible Passage: Exodus 35-40

Story Point: God told His people to build the tabernacle

Key Passage: Exodus 15:2a

Big Picture Question: What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God

God told the people of Israel to build a tabernacle where God would meet with His people. God wants to be with us. As part of His plan to save people from sin, God sent Jesus to earth to “tabernacle” or live with us.

 

February 24

Rules for Sacrifice

Bible Passage: Leviticus

Story Point: God made ways to forgive His people

Key Passage: Exodus 15:2a

Big Picture Question: What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

The book of Leviticus is about the sacrifices God told His people to offer for sin. God wanted to show the Israelites that He was going to forgive people. God sent His Son, Jesus, to be the perfect sacrifice. Jesus forgives our sin once and for all.

 

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