What We Learned This Week:

This week we are talking about a difficult portion of scripture. We read through Genesis 19:1-3,12-29. We focused in on God's holiness, the seriousness of Sin and the grace God displays in rescuing Lot and his family. (The middle portion of these passages was purposely not covered due to the mature nature of the passage. It is our desire to point the kids to their parents to talk about these things, so as not to violate the intimacy of the parent/child relationship. )

Here are a few key points we touched on:

Sin is a Serious Thing

Lot's two daughters were engaged to men of Sodom. When Lot heard about what was about to happen he urged the men to flee with them, but they refused and passed up the opportunity to be saved. Psalm 1 tells us to avoid the way of sinners and 1 Corinthians 15:33 says that "bad company ruins good morals." People living among sin or surrounded by sinful friends are often blind to how serious sin really is. 

We Should Not Delay to Obey

When the angels told Lot that Sodom was going to be destroyed, Lot believed them. He hoped that the men engaged to his daughters would listen and join them. In the morning Lot hesitated to leave, the angels grabbed him and hurried him out of the city.
What a comfort to know that God is able to help us in spite of ourselves. In God, there is always salvation and safety from judgement for those who believe. 

God Will Judge All Sin

God is holy and had holy anger toward sin. All sin will be punished by God. Praise the Lord, for those who are saved, that punishment was taken by Jesus! For those who refuse God's offer of salvation in Jesus, the story of Sodom is an awful picture of the destruction to come.

Where Is Jesus?

How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Read 2 Peter 2:7-9
Peter uses the story of Lot to encourage us in our own struggle with sin. Lot chose to leave Abraham, even though he was the one God had promised would be a blessing to all people. He went and lived in a horrid place. Lot seemed more interested in earthly things than blessing from God. But God still spared him.
Despite our sinful choices, attraction to sin, and running from God we too can be spared. This is only possible because of Jesus and what he did on the cross. 
November Memory Verses:
“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.”
Psalm 139:1-4

Curriculum and Resources

Waypoint Kids Church 

On Sunday mornings we use a curriculum written by Marty Machowski called The Gospel Story Bible Curriculm. Both the the weekly Sunday school curriculum and this easy-to-read children’s book,  invite kids to see Jesus clearly in the people, places, and events of the Old and New Testaments.
The Gospel Story Bible points to Jesus, helping kids identify Christ as the hero of every story. While it’s easy to forget Jesus in the midst of frantic schedules, family squabbles, and conflicting priorities, this curriculum teaches kids about God’s plan of salvation in Christ, which is continually on display throughout the Bible.

Weekly Engagement as a Family

One exciting part of the Gospel Story Curriculum is the companion family devotionals Long Story Short and Old Story New. These two book give families the tools they need to help their kids go deeper with their weekly Sunday lesson.
In just 10 minutes each day, parents can lead their kids through a quick devotional. Whether it be over breakfast, after dinner or as part of their daily homeschool we hope this devotional helps our kids learn more about God's salvation plan.
We are currently in the old testament using the Long Story Short.