Fall Family Faith Formation – Oct 16
Join us each week to explore and experience God’s Great Stories!
Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all!
Share in some faith practices of worship together!
Shine a Light: Turn on a book light or reading lamp and say, “Jesus is the light of the world!”
Sing together: Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
Offering: How can you make an offering today?
Pray together: Give thanks for three things and/or recite the Lord’s Prayer together
Read the Bible Together
Spark Story Bible The Battle of Jericho / Frolic Preschool Bible Joshua
Joshua 3:14-17, 6:1-5
Talk About It!
Have you gone across a river? What ways can you get across a river?
- Before Joshua and the Israelites reached the city of Jericho, they had to cross the Jordan River without a boat. How is this like the story of Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea? How is it different?
- Crossing the river was a reminder to the Israelites that God was always with them. The battle of Jericho was a reminder that God was still with them. The Israelites needed lots of reminders. Do you need reminders? For what? Who gives you reminders?
Digging Deeper (great topics for Upper Elementary): How are Noah, Abraham and Sarah, Moses, and Joshua examples of faithful people? Reflect on this. Whose story is the hardest to believe? Which one of these people would you like to meet?
- How do you think the Israelites felt when the walls of Jericho came down? How do you think the people of Jericho felt? How do you feel about this story?
Family Activity Choices
Pick activities to do together!
Activity 1: Knock Down a Wall! Build a wall using materials in your home (dominoes, blocks, cardboard bricks or boxes). Can you knock it down by marching? Shouting? Blowing? Pushing? Jumping?
Activity 2: Toot Your Own Horn! Make your own horn with a toilet paper tube or make one out of craft paper. Decorate it with markers or stickers and tape ribbons or streamers to the end. Then see what kind of sounds you can make out of it. Think of something you’re thankful for and toot your own horn to thank God.
“Dear God, I have faith that you can do amazing things. Amen“
Bless Each Other
At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.
Say “I’m thankful for you” and then toot your horn!