Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Emily, Ethan, and Carissa.
Tonight, after a little much-needed after-supper cleanup ...
We made Monster Cookies (oatmeal, peanut butter, M&Ms, butterscotch chips, etc.--what's not to love about that?)
We also read lesson 5 from God's Names by Sally Michael. Tonight we learned the name El Kana, meaning Jealous God. At first hearing, the children had a hard time attaching this characteristic to God. This lesson did a good job explaining it and then backed it up with Scripture like Exodus 34:14 "You shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is jealous, is a jealous God." The Cookie Baking gang is familiar with the 10 commandments and the idea that "you shall have no other god before me" so the concept started to make sense to them. We had a good discussion around this lesson.
We ended the evening by playing a game with the cups we had labeled last time with the books of the Bible. It was clear from tonight's efforts that we have a long way to go in memorizing the books of the Bible, but this game was a good first step.
As usual, a fun time was had by all.