Hey CCC Fam!
As we walk through the Bible with The Gospel Project, this week our children learned about The Stolen Blessing. In Genesis 27:1-36 we learned about a very old Isaac and his sons Jacob and Esau.
We talked about:
What is a blessing?
What does it mean to lie to someone?
What does it mean to steal?
What does forgiveness look like?
Here are some things you can do to expand on our lesson:
During Community Groups (or any time this week) go outside and hunt for red, yellow, orange, and green leaves. Tell your children: “In the Bible story, we learned that Esau liked to be to be outside. He liked to go hunting. We are outside hunting for leaves.” Use the leaves you found on your hunting expedition, and create a beautiful fall tree. On a piece of paper, draw a tree trunk and branches. Color in the tree trunk and branches with markers or crayons. Cut or tear the leaves and glue them on to the branches any way you choose. While you are working, practice the memory verse together.
Isaac prayed a blessing over his two sons. That was a custom in those days. You can pray a blessing over your child, too. Praise God for your family.
Practice our memory verse: “Be kind to each other. Forgive each other like God forgave you by sending Jesus.” Ephesians 4:32
Our craft this week was a “Blessing Bag”. If you were not at church to make one, you can find instructions HYPERLINK “http://www.vineyardkcnorth.com/forms/Preschool%20Lessons/October%202012/Pre%20K%20Week%201%20-%20%20October%206-7%20.pdf” here. The point of the bag is to write one blessing a day onto little pieces of paper and to later read each blessing out loud as a family on Thanksgiving Day.
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6