March 5, 2023

We are concluding 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 will be learning about how the Israelites repented and promised to be faithful to God as they entered the 400 years of silence before the birth of Jesus. God’s people remembered all He had done and promised to be faithful. God is gracious and compassionate. All along, God has been faithful to people who are unfaithful. We experience God’s grace and compassion in Jesus, who gave His life so we can receive mercy and life forever.

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.

We have a Lent/Easter Resource sheet available that gives a variety of ideas and resources to use to learn as a family during the season of Lent. Take a look!