Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family
Family Bible time for the week of Jan. 24 - Jan. 30
Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!
Food from Heaven
When was the last time you were really, really hungry?
After more than four hundred years of living in Egypt, much of that time as slaves, the Israelites (a group of around two million people) were delivered from slavery. They crossed through the Red Sea toward the Promised Land. God Himself guided them with a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. At first, the people were overjoyed, and they sang praises and danced for God. But soon they began to lose faith in the God who had delivered them. Just a month after their deliverance, the people began to grumble at Moses and Aaron, clamoring for food and saying they wished they were back in Egypt, where they had eaten meat and bread to the full
(which, incidentally, wasn’t true, since slaves were rarely given meat to eat). God graciously heard their grumbling and provided them with manna, bread from heaven.
Dear God, we often think we don’t have enough. Help us remember that You provide us with all that we need. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Bible Lesson: Food from Heaven
- Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
- Read this account using an online Bible (Biblegateway.com) Exodus 16 OR
- Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Talk about it
- Why did the Israelites grumble? What did God do for them?
- God provides so many blessings for us each day, and yet we still grumble, sometimes about the very gifts He gives us. What do you grumble to God about? What can you do instead?
- What are you thankful for?
The Israelites grumbled because they were hungry and they didn’t trust that God would provide food for them. God still had mercy on them and gave them manna to eat.
We also grumble when we don’t get what we want, when we want it. We sometimes forget to trust God too. Sometimes, we’re not satisfied with the things that God gives to us. It’s because we’re all sinful. Instead, we should trust God. He will give us what we need. Then we can thank Him!
Share one thing you are thankful for. We are especially thankful to God for sending Jesus to be our Savior!
[Jesus says,] “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to Me shall not hunger.” John 6:35
Download a page of activities and crafts.
Download a coloring page.
The Lord's Prayer
Dear Jesus, give us grateful hearts. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, the bread of life, to be our Savior. Help us to share this good news with others. In Your name we pray, Jesus. Amen.
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Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House
Chapel of the Cross--Lutheran
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