The Table

September 26 , 2021 |

The Table was created with you and your children in mind. This experience will allow you to sit at the table in a new way. As Bible stories come to life you will have the opportunity to interact with your children through questions and an easy dinner recipe. So pull up a seat at the table and see all that God has for you and your family! 

We will be releasing a new experience each week for four weeks, starting September 26th 

  • Week 1 Love Your Neighbors VIEW
  • Week 2 A Boy & A Giant VIEW
  • Week 3 A Guy Named Joseph coming VIEW
  • Week 4 Don't Give Up VIEW

 


Week 1 Love Your Neighbor

Follow along with the experience outline below or download the printable PDF.
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STEP 1 : Pray for your children.

Take a moment to pray for your children. You can do this alone or read it with them.
Dear Gracious Father, You are a God who loves and cares about us. I’m thankful you made me a mom and gave me {Insert child’s name}. I pray you would open their eyes to see your truth and gain wisdom from your Word. Help them to trust you and want to know more about you. Set their feet on a solid foundation and protect them and guide them as they grow. Be their strength and refuge amid the storms. Make them strong and courageous yet find rest and shelter beneath your wings. May they always understand that nothing can separate them from your love. In Jesus’ mighty name I pray. Amen

STEP 2 : Cook dinner together.
Pick from the list of recipes we have available or choose your own. We encourage you to make this meal together with your children. 

STEP 3 : Watch the video.
Once dinner is made, find a seat at the table and place your device where everyone can see it to watch the video. 

STEP 4 : Have a conversation.
Read the passage and questions to your children. If they are able to read, it could be fun to take turns reading the questions. Feel free to answer the questions yourself.
Luke 10:25-37  NLT 
25 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” 27 The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!” 29 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.31 “By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. 32 A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.33 “Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. 34 Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. 35 The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’ 36 “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked. 37 The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”

Conversation questions for early elementary age:

  1. Who is a neighbor? 

  2. Why do you think Jesus wants us to love our neighbor?

  3. What is something kind we could do for a neighbor? 

Conversation questions for all ages:

  1. What did you learn about God?

  2. What did you learn about people?

  3. What did you learn about yourself?

  4. What is something we could do together to show our neighbors love?

This week, during dinner time, spend a moment going over this verse and memorizing it as a family! 

Galatians 5:14 NLT
14 For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.

 


Week 2 A Boy & A GIant  

Follow along with the experience outline below or download the printable PDF.
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STEP 1 : Pray for your children.
Take a moment to pray for your children. You can do this alone or read it with them.

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for my child. I know that you are with them. As I place {Insert child’s name} in your mighty hands, give me peace, knowing that you are right by their side. Please replace their fears with the strength and courage to face whatever the day brings. Let them know that Jesus is with them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

STEP 2 : Cook dinner together.
Pick from the list of recipes we have available or choose your own. We encourage you to make this meal together with your children. 

STEP 3 : Watch the video.
Once dinner is made, find a seat at the table and place your device where everyone can see it to watch the video.

STEP 4 : Have a conversation.
Read the verse and questions to your children. If they are able to read it could be fun to take turns reading the questions. Feel free to answer the questions as well.

Read 1 Timothy 4:12  NLT
12 Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.

Conversation questions for early elementary age:

  1. What is something that is really big?

  2. What is something that is really small?

  3. Do you think David was afraid of the giant?

  4. What is something you are afraid of? 

  5. What is something your mom is afraid of?

  6. What can we do together to help us when we are afraid? 

 

Conversation questions for all ages:

  1. What did you learn about God?

  2. What did you learn about people?

  3. What did you learn about yourself?

  4. How could we encourage each other in this family?

This week, during dinner time, spend a moment going over this verse and memorizing it as a family! 

Psalm 56:3 NLT

3 But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.

 


Week 3 A Guy Named Joseph  

Follow along with the experience outline below or download the printable PDF.
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The Table was created for you to have a family experience centered around the Bible. This week you will explore a story about a family that is divided. You will learn about a special gift and a remarkable guy named Joseph. Pull up a seat to the table and discover what this Bible story can teach us about journeying through painful situations together. 

 

STEP 1 : Pray for your children.
Take a moment to pray for your children. You can do this alone or read it with them.
Dear God,
You are so good and worthy to be praised. I thank you for this opportunity to come before you in prayer for {Insert child’s name}. I thank you for my child/children, and for the blessings, they gave brought to my life. I pray that they would come to know you and would be part of your kingdom. I pray they would come to love you and love others, as you would have them love others. I pray that as we cook and share this meal, that your Spirit would work to open conversations that need to be had and to strengthen our relationships with each other. I thank you for your son, Jesus, and his sacrifice, and for your neverending grace. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

STEP 2 : Cook dinner together.
Pick from the list of recipes we have available or choose your own. We encourage you to make this meal together with your children. 

STEP 3 : Watch the video.
Once dinner is made, find a seat at the table and place your device where everyone can see it to watch the video.
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STEP 4 : Have a conversation.
Read the passage and questions to your children. If they are able to read, it could be fun to take turns reading the questions. Feel free to answer the questions as well.

Genesis 50:20 NLT
You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.

Conversation questions for early elementary age:

  1. What is the best gift you have ever received? 

  2. How do you think Joseph felt when his brothers sold him into slavery?

  3. How should we respond when someone hurts our feelings?

  4. What is something kind we could do together that would be special?

Conversation questions for all ages:

  1. What did you learn about God?

  2. What did you learn about people?

  3. What did you learn about yourself?

  4. What is something we could do together to remember that God is with us?

This week, during dinner time, spend a moment going over this verse and memorizing it as a family! 

Philippians 4:13 NLT
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

 


 

Week 4 Don't Give Up

Follow along with the experience outline below or download the printable PDF.
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The Table was created for you to have a family experience centered around the Bible. This week you will explore a story about a family that is divided. You will learn about a special gift and a remarkable guy named Joseph. Pull up a seat to the table and discover what this Bible story can teach us about journeying through painful situations together. 

 

STEP 1 : Pray for your children.
Take a moment to pray for your children. You can do this alone or read it with them.

Dear God, 
I praise you that you are fully in control of all things. I pray you would protect {Insert child’s name}. Keep them healthy and help them to become who you created them to be. I thank you that you know every hair on their head. You know exactly what they need when they need it. Watch over my child in every area of their life. In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

STEP 2 : Cook dinner together.
Pick from the list of recipes we have available or choose your own. We encourage you to make this meal together with your children. 

STEP 3 : Watch the video.
Once dinner is made, find a seat at the table and place your device where everyone can see it to watch the video.

STEP 4 : Have a conversation.
Read the verse and questions to your children. If they are able to read it could be fun to take turns reading the questions. Feel free to answer the questions as well.

Read 2 Kings 13:18 (NLT)
Then he said, “Now pick up the other arrows and strike them against the ground.” So the king picked them up and struck the ground three times. 19 But the man of God was angry with him. “You should have struck the ground five or six times!” he exclaimed. “Then you would have beaten Aram until it was entirely destroyed. Now you will be victorious only three times.”

Conversation questions for early elementary age:    

  1. What does it mean to give up?

  2. Mom, tell of a time when you wanted to give up but you didn’t! 

  3. What is something we could do to help each other to not give up? 

Conversation questions for all ages:

  1. What did you learn about God?

  2. What did you learn about people?

  3. What did you learn about yourself?

  4. Everyone share about a time when you wanted to give up but you didn’t.

 

This week, during dinner time, spend a moment going over this verse and memorizing it as a family!

Psalm 107:1 NLT 
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

 

 


Leslie Koch
Student Pastor
OKC Community Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 PJ Flores
 Children's Creative Director
 Crossings Community Church