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Cookout: Golden Calf. Exodus 32:1-35

April 21, 2024

K-3rd Grade

4th-5th Grade

Story Focus: In week three, we head to Exodus 32:1-35. Moses met with God on Mount Sinai. He left his brother Aaron and the rest of the Israelites to wait. Rather than waiting patiently for Moses to return, the entire nation of Israel rebelled. They built a golden calf and began to worship it instead of worshipping God. If only they had remembered how God rescued them from Egypt and trusted God while they waited!

Bottom Line: When you have to wait, remember what’s true. We can’t avoid having to wait, but we can choose how we respond. A good way to discover patience is to think about what’s true about God: God loves us and knows what’s best for us. God cares for us and is with us. We can trust God no matter what. We pray that kids remember what’s true about God when they have to wait.

Key Question: What can you think about when it’s hard to wait? Having a strategy when it comes to waiting is a great way to have patience. We pray that as kids discover more about trusting God with patience, they’ll consider all of the truth of Scripture and think about the ways God has helped people throughout history. We pray that this will give them hope as they trust that God will help them in the future. Waiting might be hard, but God’s Holy Spirit can help us wait well.

Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don't lose hope. Wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:14, NIRV

Patience: Waiting until later for what you want now.



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