Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of June 14-June 20

Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!

This interactive Bible time is a great way for your family to gather around God's Word and read, listen, watch, sing, and do activities together that help you learn more about God's great love for you in Jesus.

God Helps Gideon

Who is your hero? Why?

God had chosen the people of Israel to be His special people. He promised to give them a special land. He promised to watch over them. He promised to bless them. He promised He would one day send a Savior for the world from their people. The Israelites promised that they would be God's people and only worship Him. God kept all His promises, but the Israelites didn't. They started worshiping false gods. So God caused another country to make trouble for them so they would turn back to God. Finally, God's people realized their sins and turned to God for help. Who would be the hero to save them?

Opening Prayer

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, the greatest hero, to overcome

our enemies of sin, death, and the devil. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


God Helps Gideon Opening

Bible Lesson: God Helps Gideon

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible ( Judges 7:1-23 OR
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
God Helps Gideon

Talk about it

  • What happened when God's people stopped following Him and started worshiping false gods?
  • How did God help Gideon and his army?
  • Who was the real hero of this Bible account?
  • How does God help you?

When the Israelites turned away from God, God sent enemies to take over the land so that the people would see their sins and turn to God for help.

God wanted to show Gideon and the people that it was God's power that would defeat their enemies, not their own power. God chose scared Gideon and only 300 men to go against the enemy army of 135,000 men. With trumpets, torches, broken jars, and God's power, the enemy was defeated.

God was the real hero of this true Bible account. God is our hero too! Sometimes we turn away from God and forget Him, but God never forgets us. God is always watching over us. He wants us to come to Him when we have troubles. He loves us so much, He sent Jesus to be our Savior!

Bible Verse

The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. Hebrews 13:6

Hebrews 13:6

Worship Song

I Won't Be Afraid | Cross Culture Norway VBS Music Video | Group Publishing

Musical Meditation

Lauren Daigle - Trust In You (Lyric Video)

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Things To Do Together

Download a page of activities and crafts that help connect Bible learning to life.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear Jesus, Thank you for rescuing us from our biggest enemy--sin. Forgive us when we turn away from you. Thank You for always loving us, no matter what. In Your name we pray. Amen.

Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House

A portion of these Bible lesson materials are from the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.

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