08 Nov Family Devotion – God Called Jeremiah
GATHER EVERYONE FOR WORSHIP AND PRAY
Get everyone’s attention by playing a song. Gather around the dinner table, on the couch, or another comfortable location that works for your family. Open in prayer and ask God to bless this time.
MAKE IT FUN.
Kids will look forward to family devotions if we can make it a fun and engaging time for everyone. Try out one of these activities this week.
1. Go through an old photo album and show your kids pictures of when you were a child. Talk to them about ways God has worked in your life, and the ways you have seen Him working in your children’s lives.
2. Make a list of things you need to be older to do. (Examples include, drive a car, go to college, get married). Discuss how Jeremiah didn’t feel old enough to preach to others, but God used him even though he was young.
3. Build something out of blocks or legos. At the end, tear it down. Discuss how God told the people of Israel He was going to destroy their land because they had sinned against God.
READ THE STORY.
Read directly from the Bible, use a children’s Bible, or summarize the story in your own words. The Bible story this week is from Jeremiah 1. Here is the gist of the story:
1. God chose Jeremiah as a prophet to the nations.
2. Jeremiah was afraid he was too young to be God’s messenger.
3. God showed Jeremiah two visions.
4. Jeremiah’s second vision meant that kings from the north would come attack Judah.
ASK THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS.
1. Who can be a part of God’s plans?
2. When did God first plan to send Jesus?
3. What might be God’s plan for you?
DISCUSS THE CHRIST CONNECTION.
God had a plan for Jeremiah before Jeremiah was born. God called Jeremiah to share God’s message about sin. In a similar way, God had planned all along to send His Son, Jesus, to show people what God is like and to rescue them from sin.
Singing is an important way to reinforce and memorize important biblical truths. Our worship pastor has provided links to songs your kids will actually hear in our worship service each week.
CLOSE IN PRAYER.
Take a moment to recap what you’ve learned and ask God to help you believe and obey the truths of the Bible. Pray for any other needs you are aware of as well.
*The majority of this content is provided on our take home page and teachers guides included with The Gospel Project curriculum.