Parents, today our Bible story told how God protected Elijah. Because he was under a threat of death from Jezebel, Elijah was afraid. God kept Elijah safe and fed. God gave Elijah comfort and assurance of His presence. How does your family feel God’s protection today?
Today we find our Daily Bible Reading in John where Jesus restores Peter. There are 58 Bible Verses we can read about following Jesus Christ. What does that look like to you and your family today?
This week we see Elijah struggling with his fear. Rick Warren helps us understand our calling with his article “Designed to Make a Difference”. “If you’re not involved in any service or ministry, what excuse have you been using? Abraham was old, Jacob was insecure, Leah was unattractive, Joseph was abused, Moses stuttered, Gideon was poor, Samson was codependent, Rahab was immoral, David had an affair and all kinds of family problems, Elijah was suicidal, Jeremiah was depressed, Jonah was reluctant, Naomi was a widow, John the Baptist was eccentric to say the least, Peter was impulsive and hot-tempered, Martha worried a lot, the Samaritan woman had several failed marriages, Zacchaeus was unpopular, Thomas had doubts, Paul had poor health, and Timothy was timid.” What’s your excuse? http://www.lifeway.com/Article/Sermon-Rick-Warren-Designed-to-make-a-difference
Take it Further: Check out the “God Protected Elijah” section of the Bible Studies For Life: Kids Family App. This engaging FREE app takes your children on a journey with each story using exciting activities and games.
Self-centered living defines this world. The rationale for many is that, if this life is all there is, you should do all you can to enjoy it for yourself. Exalt yourself and try to give yourself significance. But this life is not all there is, and we are not the centers of our own little universe.
Have you memorized our unit verse with your family yet? Put it to motion!