Connecting with Deep Blue: July 16, 2017

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Resources for connecting your church’s Deep Blue kids with worship this Sunday. (For more information about Deep Blue visit

Lectionary Connections

Genesis 25:19-28

You can find the story of Jacob and Esau in the Deep Blue Bible Storybook on p. 38.

Psalm 25

Piggyback Psalm: “Make Your Ways Known to Me”
Words: Emily La Branche Delikat, Based on Psalm 25 (CEB); Tune: “Brahms Lullaby”

Make your ways-known to me, LORD teach me your paths. Lead me-in your truth Teach me all your ways

You are God-the one who saves I put my hope in you Remember me-with faithful love. In your goodness, O Lord.

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Though this parable as told in Matthew is not included, you can find the story of The Sower from Luke 8:4-15 in the Deep Blue Bible Storybook on p. 336.

Sunday School Connections

Unit 2: Speakers for God

Bible Verse: Let those who love your saving help say again: “God is Great” (Psalm 70:4) Bible Story: Jonah and the Fish (Book of Jonah)

Read the story in the Deep Blue Kids Bible from the book of Jonah or in the Deep Blue Bible Storybook pp. 210-214.

From the “All Hands on Deck” resource for parents written by Brittany Sky:

“The book of Jonah is found in the Bible grouped with other prophetic books. Jonah is different and tells the story of a reluctant prophet. The story begins immediately with Jonah receiving a message from God. God wants Jonah to go to Nineveh and warn its inhabitants to repent. Jonah’s reluctance to go to Nineveh is more than laziness on Jonah’s part. Nineveh was the capital city of Assyria, an enemy of the Israelites. The Assyrians had attacked Israel in 772 B.C. and destroyed many of the Israelites and their homes. Jonah does not want to preach to Israel’s enemy. So, Jonah runs away and ends up in the belly of a big fish. Jonah repents and the fish spits Jonah out. Jonah goes to Nineveh this time, but is unhappy when the Ninevites repent and God shows them mercy. The book of Jonah has important lessons to teach us. It is important to follow God’s call. God is merciful and allows second chances. Both Jonah and the people of Nineveh experienced God’s mercifulness.”

Check out the free printable “All Hands on Deck” resource.

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