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Part of The Big God Story

Jonah 14
4.7 God asked Jonah to go to Ninevah and deliver a special message. 4.8
Instead, Jonah ran from God. He boarded a boat, but God sent
a violent storm. Eventually, Jonah was thrown overboard and
swallowed by a great fish. After three days in the belly of the fish,
God rescued Jonah and he went to
Ninevah to deliver the message.
Ponder Point

(Insert your childs name), our God
Open a Bible and read Galatians 3:26 is a God who saves. May you trust
over your child: in Him alone to save you.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children
of God through faith.

Did You Know?

Ninevah, where God sent Jonah, was the
capital of Assyria and one of Israels
greatest enemies.
Hamilton says, After Jonah was spit out of the fish, God
Dig into asked him to go to Ninevah again. This time,

Gods Word Jonah did what God asked.

Read Jonah 1:172:10. After reading, remind

your child that it was God who saved Jonah from
the belly of the fish.

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Your child may enjoy playing peey? remind
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for the weeks of ...

What did Jonah do when he was How many days did Jonah spend inside the fish?
inside the big fish? Thats right, he Three days! Who saved Jonah? God saved him!
prayed to God.
WEEK Part of The Big God Story WEEK

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od has given parents the 1 Kings 19:918
privilege of being the primary God called to Elijah in a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard this,
spiritual nurturers of their he went out to meet with the Lord.
childrens faith.
The At Home Weekly is designed to reinforce that
truth by allowing your family to have time in Gods
Ponder Point
Word before your child attends church
each week. It will provide you with ways to GOD IS WITH ME
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. Blessing Blessing
Research has shown that children between the (Insert your childs name), may you
Read Psalm 46:1:
ages of two and four learn best through repetition. know God is with you all day
Because of this, TruBlessings will spend two God is our refuge and strength, an ever-
and night.
weeks on the same part of The Big God Story present help in trouble.
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. Did You Know?
Hamilton the Hedgehog Elijah was in a cave hiding from Jezebel,
will play a role in your childs King Ahabs wife, who wanted to have
experience in church each week him killed.
be sure to ask about him. He loves Hamilton says, Elijah was scared, lonely, and sad. Even
to Dig into Gods Word. The
passage of Scripture provided will Dig into at this low point in Elijahs life, God was
assist you as you reinforce the Ponder
Point. Did You Know? has fun facts about this
Gods Word with him!

part of The Big God Story for you to share with

your child. And Tot Talk is simply a conversation Read 1 Kings 19:1113a. After reading, remind
starter to assist you as you spiritually parent.
your child that just as God was with Elijah in the
cave, God is with us.
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How did Elijah know that God was with Is God with you when youre sad?
him? He heard His gentle whisper. Yes! Is God with you when youre happy?
Yes! God is always with us!