Episode 11: Exodus 32-33 God Renews His Promise After Israel Chooses an Idol

In this episode, I share from Exodus 32-33, when Moses is away talking with God, and the Israelites choose to make an idol to worship and how receiving Jesus’ love and forgiveness frees us to follow God in the way He created us to live.

Question for your kids: If someone asked you why Jesus is better than anything else, what would you tell them?

Receiving the Blessing of Christ in You

We have not been abandoned. Many people around us might feel completely abandoned, but Jesus suffered the greatest abandonment when he cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus experienced that feeling of being forsaken so that they don’t have to. What better gift do we have to receive and offer others than an identity of sonship with the Father?

A few weeks ago, my husband Christopher was asked to give the Thanksgiving message at our church. Over supper one evening, he asked if we could work on the sermon together and I was delighted to get to sit on the couch and discuss it with him.

I’ve included the audio in two formats. The first one is my father-in-law’s radio program where Christopher got to share it, and the second is just the straight audio from his talk.

Happy listening!

Words of Hope

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Episode 10: Exodus 21-31 God Makes a Way to Live With the People

In this episode, I share from Exodus 21-31, when God teaches Moses how He has chosen to live with His people and how Jesus has made a way for God to live with us and in us. Hallelujah!

Question for your kids: Why do you think Jesus wants to be with us?

Episode 9: New City Catechism

In this episode of the Jesus is Better Podcast, I have my two special guests, Dorie and Ja’nya, go through The Gospel Coalition’s New City Catechism with me. This is a great episode your children can practice with as they learn 52 important beliefs about God.

The New City Catechism is copyrighted by Redeemer Presbyterian Church and used by permission of The Gospel Coalition.

You can access the free app, which includes songs for some of the questions at http://newcitycatechism.com/ or find print copies on Amazon.

My prayer is that this resource would be a springboard for further discussion as you invite your children to know Jesus more.

Episode 8: Exodus 18-20 God Gives Moses His Good Commands

In this episode, I share from Exodus 18-20, when God teaches the people the way life works best through His commandments, and how Jesus has kept the commandments perfectly on our behalf, inviting us to obey and run with Him in His good ways.

Question for your kids: What has Jesus been teaching you today?

Episode 7: Exodus 16-17 God Sends Bread from Heaven and Water from a Rock

In this episode, I storytell Exodus 16-17, when God provides food and water for the Israelites as He leads them through the wilderness and how Jesus invites us to trust in His provision as we rest in His good purposes for our lives.

A question for your kids: How has Jesus been taking care of you today?

Episode 6: Exodus 14-15 God Parts the Red Sea

In this episode, I storytell Exodus 14-15, when God parts the Red Sea. Though we deserve to be swept away like the Egyptians, God sent Jesus to rescue us and lead us all the way until we join Him on the New Earth.

Why not ask the kids in your life what they’ve learned about Jesus that makes them thankful to Him? You can give them your answer, too!

Episode 5: Exodus 11-13 God Passes Over the Israelites and Rescues Them

In this episode, I storytell Exodus 11-12, when God passed over the Israelites who put the blood of a perfect lamb on their doors. I also share how Jesus was the true perfect sacrifice so that we could be forgiven and experience new life with him.

After you listen, you can ask your kids, “What did you hear that might make you scared you aren’t good enough?” Then you can reinforce the best news ever–when they trust Jesus, they are forgiven! All praise to Him!

Episode 4: Exodus 7-10 God Shows His Power to the Israelites and Egyptians

In this episode of the Jesus is Better Podcast, I share from Exodus 7-10, how God showed his power to the Israelites and Egyptians through the 10 plagues, and how Jesus still holds all the power over our lives, fulfilling every promise he has ever made.

You might want to ask your kids if there was anything that made them scared or scared they aren’t good enough. It could provide a great opportunity to share about forgiveness and security in Jesus!

Episode 3: Exodus 5-7 God Uses Moses to Give Pharaoh His Message

In this episode of the Jesus is Better podcast, I share from Exodus 5-7 how God used Moses to give Pharaoh God’s message, which made life more difficult for the slaves, and how we can trust Jesus when life seems to be getting worse.

Why is following Jesus exciting and worth it? Why not ask your kids and see what they say?