Theme: God equips us.
1. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 talks about being “faithful.” What does it mean to be faithful? What do the words, “ . . . he will do it” have to do with being faithful?
2. Moses grew up in the palace of the Pharaoh of Egypt. His own people, the Hebrews, were slaves and were mistreated by the Egyptians. Moses wanted to help. One day he saw an Egyptian beating a slave. Moses didn’t stop to think about what God wanted. He looked around to see that nobody was watching and then he killed the Egyptian (Exodus 2:11-15). The other Hebrews were angry with him, and the Egyptians wanted to kill him. Moses had to run away to another country and stay there for 40 years. Finally, in his time, God appeared to Moses and told him to return to Egypt. This time, Moses did things God’s way and was able to lead the Hebrews out of slavery.
“The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”
A: Get his dad’s permission and collect supplies.
In this episode, Liz decides to be a hero, but he soon realizes that his motives are wrong. He needs to rely on God and do things his way.
David was a hero who relied on God. The Philistine army was fighting with David’s people, the Israelites. David went by himself to fight against Goliath, the giant warrior, and killed him. But David never forgot that his power came from God. He said that the Lord was his strength and shield (Psalm 28:7). He turned to God whenever things got rough (Psalm 46:1-2). God made David the king of Israel because he trusted God all the time (Acts 13:22).
Dig deeper into God's word and learn more about how David trusted God for his strength. Many of the Psalms were written by David — his name appears at the top. Notice the final verses of his Psalms and how often he gives all the credit to God.
Do you have your cape from the last episode? If not, make one out of fabric or paper. Now it's time to add some symbols! Today Liz learned that true heroes don't do things to make themselves look good, but to make God look good. Design a symbol that shows that you want to give glory to God. Be creative! Try out a few designs before you choose one. You can draw it onto a paper cape, or if you have a fabric cape, you can use fabric markers or cut out your design on paper and pin it to your cape. Leave some room, though, because there are four more episodes to come!