Saturday, October 26, 2013

Series: Bible in a Year with your Kids Week #4-FREE Pack

Hello!  I pray all of you are enjoying your bible reading and watching your kids soak in the work of God!

As I am writing this, I am sitting here at Children's Hospital with my 3 month old.  If you would be ever so kind to pray for him and for some answers!  The pictures I am posting are screen shots from my computer.  I am unable to upload my son's finished ones since I don't have my camera or the cord to attach it.

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Week 4

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Day 22 Job 1-5
     We are introduced to Job as a wealthy landowner.  We see how the Lord allows Satan to test Job.  We find that even with the tests, Job still worships God through it all.
     Most of the book of Job (chapters 3-37) is a series of speeches by Job and his three friends.  Job's friends are saying that God blesses the righteous and punishes the unrighteous.  In chapter 4-5, Eliphaz suggests that man brings trouble onto himself because God is always fair.
Day 23 Job 6-9
    In Job 7, Job believes he doesn't deserve this severe trial since he didn't do anything wrong.  He doesn't criticize God, but he wants to know why so that he can change his own ways.
     In chapter 8, Bildad bases his theory on God's character.  He felt like Job had to have done something to deserve this trial.  Job answers in Chapter 9 by maintaining that he was guiltless.

“He who withholds kindness from a friend
forsakes the fear of the Almighty.  Job 6:14

Day 24 Job 10-13
     We still see Job not understanding how God could allow him to suffer.  He doesn't want to carry on.  His heart is telling him that this shouldn't be happening, but his faith is telling him that the Lord is not out to tear his chosen down.
     In chapter 11, Zophar says that God cannot be tricked and that no sin can be hidden from God.  Job then gets into theology.  He seems to know that God can do all things!
     If you haven't yet, now would be a great time to explain to your kids that God only does things for his glory.  Even if we are put through a trial, he is brought to glorification!

Day 25 Job 14-17
     In chapter 14, Job is giving his view on life as that of a sufferer.  Job understands that he will only live one life, but he still hasn't figured out that God doesn't reveal everything to us in this life.
     In chapter 15, Eliphaz begins the second round of speeches.  He continues saying that God is always fair and that man brings trials upon himself.  Job's argument in Chapter 16, says that his punishment doesn't fit his crime.  Job continues to feel lost and abandoned.  He feels his life is over.  He seems to be getting more and more depressed.

For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again,
and that its shoots will not cease.  Though its root grow old in the earth,
and its stump die in the soil, yet at the scent of water it will bud
and put out branches like a young plant.  Job 14:7-9

Draw and color a tree.

Day 26 Job 18-21
     In chapter 18, Bildad once again tries to tell Job that he must have done something to deserve this trial.  He tells him that it will not stop until he repents.  He will walk in darkness until then.
     In chapter 19, we see that Job doesn't see the grave as the end of us.  He has hope for a future but not in the present.
     In chapter 20, Zophar gives his second speech continuing that God cannon be tricked and that he sees all sin.
A trap seizes him by the heel;
a snare lays hold of him.
A rope is hidden for him in the ground,
a trap for him in the path.  Job 18:9-10

Day 27 Job 22-24
     In chapter 22, Eliphaz tells Job that a person may be able to get away with evil for a bit, but it always catches up with them.  Job continues to want to bring his case before the Lord.  He wants his reputation restored.
Receive instruction from his mouth,
and lay up his words in your heart.  Job 22:22

Day 28 No reading-review!

May you have have a great week digging into the word with your kids and getting closer with our Creator!


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Series: Bible in a Year with your Kids Week #3-FREE Pack

I hope you guys are having as much fun as we are diving into the word of God!  This week you will finish Genesis!!  

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Day 15 Genesis 30-33
     We find out that Jacob's 7+7 years are over and now he was ready to go home to Canaan.  He was still very poor, even after working all those years.  Laban's flocks were only vast because God had favor with Jacob.  Jacob knew Laban's tricks and knew he had to escape to get away from him.
     Jacob continued on to Canaan, but he feared seeing Esau again.  He thought giving him a present would make Esau happy and he would forget that he had told Jacob that he would kill him if he came back to Canaan.
     The man we see Jacob wrestling with is God.  God was showing Jacob how weak he was without God by his side.
     Jacob settled in the land of Shechem in Canaan.  He knew Esau was still wicked, so he didn't want his family around him.  That is one thing as Christians we should always remember.  We should desire to be with fellow Christians.  We should not be of the world and desire to be around those that are wicked and detest God.  They can only cause harm with our walk with Christ.  That doesn't mean that we should not spread the gospel to the ungodly, it only means that we should watch our steps very closely and do not allow Satan to get a hold of us.

Write the name of Jacob's 13 children.
Day 16 Genesis 34-37
     Due to the wickedness Jacob's children had learned while in Shechem, God told him to move to Bethel.  It was here that he was renamed Israel.
     In chapter 37, we learn of the jealousy of Jacob's sons towards Joseph.  Jacob loved Joseph the most, so the brothers sold Joseph off to be a slave.  If you remember in Genesis 27, Jacob had tricked his father Isaac by using a coat of Esau and by killing a goat for his meal.  Jacob is now going to be tricked by his own sons who used goat's blood on Joseph's coat to prove to Jacob that he was dead.
Color Joseph's coat of many colors.
Day 17 Genesis 38-40
     In chapter 39, we learn that the Egyptians had bought Jacob from the Ishmaelites.  God was with him and protected him.  Potiphar  bought Joseph.  Joseph was a good slave.  Potiphar's wife lied to him and Joseph was thrown into jail.  Psalm 105:18 tells us how Joseph felt.

His feet were hurt with fetters;his neck was put in a collar of iron; Psalm 105:18
     The Lord protected Joseph even in jail, and he was made keeper of the prison.  Soon, the kings butler and baker were put in prison.  God enabled Joseph to decipher their dreams.  All he asked in return was for them to remember him to the king, which the butler did not.
Draw a picture of Joseph in jail.

Day 18 Genesis 41-43
     Now two years have passed, and the Lord sent Pharaoh a dream.  The butler remembered Joseph and told Pharaoh about him.  Joseph told him about the dream, and Pharaoh knew that Joseph was speaking the truth.  Pharaoh made Joseph ruler over Egypt and gave him a wife.
     Joseph had taken care of the storing of food to last them the 7 years of famine.  The ten brothers of Joseph set out from Canaan to Egypt to buy some food from them.  Joseph could have punished them for what they had done, but he chose to see if they were truly sorry for what they had done.  Joseph's brothers had been bothered by their sin for years.  Now, while they are in jail for 3 days they are discussing how all of their problems had stemmed from that one sin.
     In Genesis 43, we see that Jacob did not want to send Benjamin back with the others.  Finally, Jacob gives in and sends all of his sons to Egypt.  Jacob had forgotten the promise God had given him in Genesis 35:11.
And God said to him, “I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your own body.  Genesis 35:11
When the brothers arrive in Egypt, Joseph invited them for dinner.  Simeon was released from jail and joined them.  Joseph tested his brothers to see if they still had jealousy in them.  He gave Benjamin 5 times as much food, but the brothers still seemed happy.
Draw Pharaoh's dream.
Day 19 Genesis 44-46
     Now the brothers are ready to leave for Canaan again.  Joseph tested them again and had the steward put his special silver cup in Benjamin's sack.  The brothers set off in the morning and seemed happy.  The steward caught up with them and accused them of stealing the silver cup.  They went back and bowed down to Joseph for the 4th time.  Joseph finally reveals himself and shares that it was not Jacob that had sent them here, but God.
     Pharaoh was happy to see that Joseph was a son of a free rich man and invited Jacob and all his sons to come to Egypt to live.  As soon as Jacob seen that all his sons had returned to Canaan, he was happy.  They were all so happy to finally be reunited.
Draw a picture of their trip to Egypt.
Day 20 Genesis 47-50
     Now the brothers of Joseph came before Pharaoh and explained to him that all they knew how to do was shepherd.  They asked for the land of Goshen and that is where they settled.  We also see how Jacob share with all his sons for the last time.  When he died, Joseph had him embalmed which would have taken 40 days.  Then, they mourned for 30 more days finally returning to Canaan to bury him with Abraham and Isaac.  After Jacob's death, Joseph still had to remind his brothers that he had forgiven them.  We also see Joseph die and promise his family that God would bring them back to Canaan and to have them bury his bones there.
Draw a picture of one of Jacob's stories.
Day 21 No reading.  Review.

Praying abundant blessings upon your week in the Lord!!

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Series: Bible in a year with your kids week 2 FREE Pack

Welcome to week #2 of reading the Word of God with your kids!!  How is it going?  Are your kids excited about the stories they are listening to?  Conner can't wait until I get our bibles out!  I almost forgot one day, and he brought my bible to me and said he didn't want me to forget!  I am so happy he loves this time as much as I do!  I pray for each and everyone of you as you have embarked on this journey.  How awesome!!

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Week 2

Day 8     Genesis 12-13
Would we be as willing to leave all we have ever known, to go to another place.  Abram did without even a second thought.  

I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Genesis 12:3
The promised Messiah!  
Chapter 13 is a good time to talk about quarreling.  The root of all quarreling is selfishness and pride.  Lot demonstrated this.  He was unhappy with what God had given him, so he was quarreling with Abram.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.                           ~Ephesians 4:31-32

 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.                                                                                                   ~1 John 2:15-17

Day 9     Genesis 14-16

Chapter 15 talks about God's promise to Abram to keep him safe and save him with the coming Messiah.  He also promised Abram a son.  The cutting of the animals in half was something they did back in those days to make a promise to the other person.  He lined them up in rows opposite each other.  This is a picture of God's friendship.  The vultures coming down and Abram driving them off is a picture of how we keep driving sin away.  When the deep sleep fell on Abram, the horrible darkness was a picture of the dark times to come when the people were in Egypt for 400 years.  When the dream was at the darkest, the smoke coming in was God destroying the wicked and the light is a picture of salvation.  God passing through those dead animals, is a picture of Jesus passing through death for us.

Day 10     Genesis 17-19

God changes Abram's name to Abraham, which means "father of many nations".  Sarai's name was changed to Sarah, which means "princess".  God also promised Abraham a son the next year, he was 100 years old!

Chapter 18 starts with Abraham serving the Lord (the Old Testament Christ) with two angels.  Again, the Lord promises Sarah a son, for which she laughs.  it was hard for her to believe that in her old age, she would have a child.  But, we should always remember that nothing is impossible with God!

Chapter 19, the Lord saves Lot.  He always saves his chosen people.
(for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,                    ~2 Peter 2:8-9

Day 11     Genesis 20-23

Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90 years old when they had their son.  They named him Isaac, which means "laughter".  During the feast at which Isaac was weaned, Ishmael mocked Isaac.  

But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.”      ~Galatians 4:30

This mocking made Abraham sad.  God told him to listen to Sarah and he sent them away.  God provided for Hagar and Ishmael with a well of water and he grew up in the desert.

In chapter 22, we learn that God tested Abraham's obedience to Him.  Abraham passed his test, and the Angel of the Lord ( O.T. Christ)  sent a ram to be sacrificed.

Day 12     Genesis 24-26

We now learn of Isaac and Rebekah were married and she gave birth to twins.  Esau was born first, a hunter and a very hairy man.  Then Jacob was born, a peaceful, quiet mam with smooth skin.  The older twin usually was the one that got everything, but not this time.  Jacob got the birthright.  This may seem wrong, how he ended up with both of these, but Jacob was a friend of God, Esau was of the world.

Day 13     Genesis 27-29

Here we learn that Jacob also receives his father's blessing.  Isaac had wanted to go against God and bless Esau.  Because of the strife caused between the family, Jacob left his father's house and went to Paddanaram.  Here he marries Leah and 7 years later he marries Rachel.

Day 14

No plan reading.  Recap for the week if you want.  Enjoy Sunday resting as God commands us.  We always have leftovers or I put a meal in the crockpot so I don't have to be in the kitchen cooking.  It takes some planning, but by tweaking your menu, you can make sure that as a mother, you are also resting as the Lord commands us.  Enjoy your family, sit down and relax, meditate on the Lord, play a Bible game.  Just relax.

See you next week!  Blessings!!

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Mystery of History Lessons 31-33

Finally!!  I am getting caught up!!  Now to stay caught up with posting!!

Lesson 31 King Saul

For this lesson, I took a piece of paper and wrote Samuel anoints Saul across the top.

Yes, I now see my typos :(  Sorry!

I had him draw Saul with big ears, since he should have listened to God better.  Then I had him anoint Saul using some olive oil.

Lesson 32 David

We have done so much with David in the past, it was hard to find something new to do!  I ended up cutting a 'y' out of a dead tree branch, then using a rubber band and making a sling shot.

He got his 5 stones and set out to give it a try!

Perfect thing for a boy to do, put not too powerful that you have to worry about him damaging anything or hitting an animal!

Lesson 33 Solomon

I sent Conner in to make a temple out of his Legos.  What happens when you leave a 6 year old unattended with Legos, he makes more than he needed!!

The one on the left is the temple.  The one on the right is the hotel where people stay when they get tired!  He even decorated it with flowers, bushes, and trees!

Well, another awesome week with Mystery of History!!  Stay tuned for next weeks adventures!!


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Series: Bible in a Year with Your Kids Week 1 FREE Pack

Did you miss the intro to the series?  If so, you can catch it here.

To find all the other weeks, please go here.

Wow, what a first week!  Conner was so excited to start reading the Bible!  I hope you enjoy it as much as we are!!  Then again, who doesn't enjoy a closer walk with the Lord!

Here are the links for the documents you will need this week:

Binder cover.

Week 1 notebooking pages.


Read Genesis 1-2

God's work is always perfect and good.  He has made everything for His own glory.  We need to remember to praise him for everything.

 Have the children color the days of creation.  If you have some stickers, you can use them also.

Day 2

Read John 1:1-3; Psalm 8 & 104

God made us in His own image so that we may love Him and glorify Him forever.  Have them glue a picture of themselves on the top of the page.

Sometimes I will be putting in some of the questions of the Westminster Shorter Catechism for kids.  It is based on reformed theology and has some good information that I think all Kingdom kids should learn to help them grow.  Proverbial Homemaker is doing a series on that if you are interested!

1.  Who made you?  God.

2.  What else did God make?  God made all things.

3.  What did God give Adam and Eve besides bodies?  Souls.  Gen 2:7

4.  Where is God?  Everywhere.

Day 3

Read Genesis 3-5

How awesome it might of been if Eve had never eaten from the Tree of Knowledge.  We will find out one day when we make it to Heaven!  In Genesis 4 we also learn that even though we may give back to the Lord, if we don't do it with a good heart, it is done in vain.  

 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.  ~ Proverbs 15:5

Day 4

Read Genesis 6-7

But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.~Genesis 6:8

Such powerful words.  In the midst of all the wickedness, Noah found favor with God.  Noah still loved and obeyed God when everyone else wasn't.  Even though he was mocked, he stood steadfast and listened to the Lord.  Do you think you will be able to stand on the truth and not be concerned with the ways of the world?

Day 5

Read Genesis 8-9; Psalm 12

I still get a chill every time I see a rainbow.  To know that it is from God and is a sign of His everlasting promise!  Noah and his family were on the ark for 1 year and 10 days.  The first thing he did when he got off the ark was to build an alter and give thanks to the Lord.  We should always remember to thank the Lord for everything He does without delay.

Day 6

At the close of Chapter 9, we learn that even Noah sinned.  

Nimrod, who we learned in Gen 10:8-10, was a great leader and wanted to form a nation with his people in the land of Shiner.  The problem, the thought they could be bigger than God.   They put their trust in the tower, instead of in God.  This is when God gave set all the different languages of the world into play and scattered the people.  As He always does, the Lord reigns victory over the wicked!

I pray you have an awesome week with your kids!!  Mine couldn't wait to read it each day.  Stay tuned for next week when we continue through Genesis!


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mystery of History Lessons 25-30

Sorry to be posting these 2 weeks at a time, I got way behind on getting them up weekly! Almost caught up!
Lesson 25  Legend of the Trojan Horse

For this we made a mock Trojan horse that can be found here:

Lesson 26 Ruth and Naomi

We just rolled up a newspaper and attached some paper bag pieces to resemble a shaft or wheat.

Lesson 27 Gideon

You need:  toilet paper roll
paper towel roll
3 coffee filters
yellow construction paper cut in shape of trumpet

Have them color the coffee filters the colors of fire.  Then stuff them into the paper towel roll.  Glue the construction paper onto the toilet paper roll and you are good to go!

Acting out Gideon's role.

Lesson 28 Samson

You will need a magnet, some nails, and something thick that you can write "sin" on.

Tell them the nails are like people and the magnet is God.  We can get to God easily when there is nothing to separate us from Him.

But, then sin comes into the world.

We cannot get to God with Sin.  We need Jesus as our Savior and as a mediator for our sins.

Lesson 29 Zhou Dynasty

For this lesson we made Millet Cookies.  FYI:  I couldn't find millet at Kroger's, so I substituted flour!

1 cup millet flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup water
2 Tbs applesauce
Preheat oven to 375.  Mix all ingredients together.  Make into balls and place on cookie sheet.  Let cool and then enjoy.

 Lesson 30 Samuel

For this lesson we did a couple of object lessons.

1st:  Sin makes our heart dark.  I had Conner name various sins.  As he did I added a drop of food coloring.  I shared with him that our heart gets darker and darker the more we sin.  But, if we repent of our sins, Jesus forgives us and gives us a clean heart. (Put bleach in cup)

Then I went on to explain that Jesus fills us with the Holy Spirit.  I took a 3/4 full glass of vinegar and placed it into a larger container.  The Holy Spirit fills us with love and peace that we bubble over and share the love of Christ with others.  To emphasize this, drop some baking soda into the cup and watch it bubble over!