A Life in Exile: Daniel and the Veggies
Obeying and Trusting
Parents, join us as we begin our new series in Daniel this week, beginning in Daniel 1! This week, your children will be learning some background about Daniel and his friends, going deeper than just “Daniel and the Veggies,” but really diving into the importance of Daniel leaning into God’s call on his life in this new city, how Daniel lived in the city and settled in but also stood up for what he believed in. Your kids will continuously be learning what it means to live intentionally for God in a kingdom that is not your own. Below are a variety of resources that mirror what your student is used to seeing and experiencing in a Vintage Kids classroom. Feel free to walk through this guide as it is or pick and choose based on your family. As always, your discipleship of your children is of utmost importance, Vintage is here to partner in that walk. Add, continue conversations, and enhance through family time this week. Let us know how we can help!
Verse To Memorize With Your Kids:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
(Memorizing with younger kids? Print our shortened verse to color, hang, and practice with them!)
As we spend time in Daniel, we will be looking as a children’s ministry at what it looks like to follow God in a kingdom that is not your own, as an exile. We will be memorizing Proverbs 3:5-6 as we travel through the story of Daniel; anchoring our truth in the fact that no matter where God leads, we can Trust in him. Will you join us in memorizing this verse as a family and making scripture memorization part of your weekly routine?
Use our resources below and print our memory verse out for your child to decorate and hang somewhere where you will see it and decorate it. Use the Memory Verse practice page to help you and your child pull the verse apart and think about what each piece of the verse means. Understanding of the verse will help in committing it to memory- not only of the head but also of the heart. If you don’t have a printer, feel free to write it on a piece of paper and work on it there!
Want to practice online? Visit our Learn Scripture Site.
Catechism Question To Review As A Family:
Question 6: How can we glorify God?
Answer: By loving him and by obeying his commands and law.
Join us in worship using this video.
Catechism & Lessons (have your Bible ready!):
Want to engage in the lesson but looking for a different format? Join us on our Vintage Kids Podcast as we share the lesson in a short, family friendly way that allows you to listen on a walk, before dinner, or in the car.
Watch the video of a vintage volunteer going over how to do the craft, The Self Portrait in Your City. Before you begin grab a grown up and see if you can find the following supplies around the house!
Before you begin gather:
-A permanent Marker
-Crayons, Markers, and/or Paint
-Tape or glue
-OPTIONAL- A picture of your face you can cut to glue onto your craft