Monthly Big Idea
God can help me be brave.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid…for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV
Rahab and the Spies
Joshua 2:1-24, 6:24-25
Rahab is brave and helps God’s people because she believes God is powerful.
David and Goliath
1 Samuel 17:1-50
David is brave and faces Goliath, when no one else will, because he knows God is with him.
Daniel and the Lions
Daniel is brave and continues to trust God, even when he is thrown into a lion’s den.
Esther is brave and asks the king to save her people.
Exodus 2:4-10, 15:20-21; Micah 6:4
Miriam’s faith in God helps her do many brave things throughout her life.
ENGAGE IN EVERYDAY MOMENTS TOGETHER
When you go into your child’s room, cuddle them and say: “Good morning, [child’s name]! I wonder what brave things God will help us do today.”
While on the go, look for powerful things like bulldozers, airplanes, big trucks, etc. Tell your child that nothing is more powerful than God and we can be brave because God is powerful!
Cuddle with your child and pray: “God, You made everything! You made stars and volcanoes, oceans and animals, and all the people. That’s powerful! And when I remember how powerful You are and that You are with me, I can be brave!”
Add a toy person, bubbles, and a few washcloths to bath time. Tell your child to close their eyes or look away while you hide the toy in the bubbles, under a washcloth, or behind a shampoo bottle. Each time your child finds the toy, say: “God can help me be brave!” Talk about how Rahab was brave and hid the spies because she knew God is powerful.