Attached is the weekly parent letter for chapter 5. I hope you are finding these helpful as we walk through The Story together.
This chapter focuses on the Ten Commandments for my kids up to grade 3, and on the commandments and Tabernacle up to grade 6. There is much more detail in the adult version. (And a whole lot more in the Bible) I'll bet the teen version falls somewhere in the middle of the 6th grade and adult versions. God has called His people to be special and set apart. There are many, many rules for them to follow to help them. (they help show we can't be Holy like God is Holy) There are also sacrifices to clear the way after wrong doing. We are also set apart for God. We don't have a lot of rules to follow but we still sin more often than we like to admit. God provided the one sacrifice we need to clear us for all eternity. Have you accepted that sacrifice? I pray you are not going through life thinking you can get there any other way. Can people look at you and your family and see something different? That's what God wants, that's what He wanted from the Israelites.
I like the way the Ten Commandments are written in The Story for Children:
How we relate to God...
Have a wonderful week and please remember to talk as a family about the things you are learning.
God bless you and your families!!!
We take turns writing when God gives us an idea. The author will be noted.