February 12, 2023

We are starting our last unit in the Old Testament as we learn about the importance of repentance. The question for this unit is, “How should we feel when we sin? When we sin, we should feel sorry that we have disobeyed God and want to turn from our sin because we love Him.” Our memory verse for this unit is 2 Corinthians 7:10 (NIV), ”Godly sorrow (or Feeling sorry) brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” Try memorizing the verse as a family. (Preschoolers will memorize the bolded portion.)

This week, we are are in the book of Esther as we learn about how God used Esther to save her people, the Jews. Haman’s evil plan could not stop God. God had a plan for Esther to rescue the Jews. By saving the Jews, God made the way for His Son, Jesus, to come into the world. Like Haman, Satan wants to ruin God’s plan and destroy believers. Satan thought he had won when Jesus died on the cross, but God raised Jesus from the dead and defeated Satan once and for all. All who believe in Jesus are rescued from sin and death. That is something to celebrate!

Check out the Learn More At Home button for discussion questions and activities you can do to reinforce learning and application at home. There is also a QR code that leads to Preschool and Elementary videos of the Bible story.