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WEEK 3

Part of The Big God Story
2 Kings 22—23:23 Scrolls containing God’s Word were discovered during the temple restoration. Josiah made sure the scrolls were read to the people. The words were powerful and led them to destroy their idols and continue to rebuild the Lord’s temple.

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WEEK 4

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Ponder Point Blessing
Open a Bible and read Psalm 119:105a: “Your word is a lamp to my feet.”

God’s Word Has Power

Blessing
(Insert your child’s name), may you always remember that God has given us a special book called the Bible. It is filled with His powerful words to us.

Did You Know?
• Josiah took the throne as king when he was only eight years old! • After hearing God’s Word, Josiah ordered that all idols and anything associated with the worship of pagan gods be destroyed.

“Dig into God’s Word”
Read 2 Kings 22:8–19. After reading, remind your child that God‘s Word had power in King Josiah‘s life.

Hamilton says,

Tot Talk
Where can we read God’s Words? In the Bible!

nesting Your child may enjoy playing with n. Hide an blocks. Choose a few to overtur age your object beneath one and encour Josiah child to find it. Remind him how found God’s Word.

Tot Talk

A Parent Preteach Resource
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God’s Word is so powerful that just hearing it changed Josiah’s life!

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WEEK 1

Part of The Big God Story
1 Kings 19:9–18 God called to Elijah in a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard this, he went out to meet with the LORD.

od has given parents the privilege of being the primary spiritual nurturers of their children’s faith.

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WEEK 2

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The HomeFront Weekly is designed to reinforce that truth by allowing your family to have time in God’s Word before your child attends church each week. It will provide you with ways to introduce The Big God Story and have age-appropriate conversations with your little one as you prepare her for what she will be experiencing in church for the next four weeks. Research has shown that children between the ages of two and four learn best through repetition. Because of this, TruBlessings will spend two weeks on the same part of The Big God Story and the Ponder Point. Each week you will receive a new Blessing. A blessing is a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words of encouragement and guidance. While giving the blessing, you may desire to lay hands on your child as you speak the Scripture or pray a prayer over him.

Ponder Point
God Is with Me

Blessing
Read Psalm 46:1 (MSG): “God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need Him.”

Blessing
(Insert your child’s name), God is with you all day and all night. He is everywhere you go.

Did You Know?
• Elijah was in a cave hiding from Jezebel, King Ahab’s wife, who wanted to have him killed. • Elijah was scared, lonely, and sad. Even at this low point in Elijah’s life, God was with him!

will play a role in your child’s experience in church each week— be sure to ask about him. He loves to Dig into God’s Word. The passage of Scripture provided will assist you as you reinforce the Ponder Point. Did You Know? has fun facts about this part of The Big God Story for you to share with your child. And Tot Talk is simply a conversation starter to assist you as you spiritually parent. We encourage you to begin a tradition of a family night in your home with HomeFront: A Spiritual Parenting Resource. Each month this resource is filled with ideas on how to create home environments that God can use to beckon your children to Him. Visit Homefrontmag.com or check with your Children’s Pastor for a copy of the latest issue. You can also download the free app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device by searching for HomeFront.

Hamilton the Hedgehog

“Dig into God’s Word”
Read 1 Kings 19:11–13a. After reading, remind your child that just as God was with Elijah in the cave, God is with us.

Hamilton says,

Tot Talk

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Tot Talk

How did Elijah know that God was with him? He heard His gentle whisper.

Is God with you when you are sad? Yes! Is God with you when you are happy? Yes! God is always with us!

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