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Devotional – God’s Word
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Outdoor Skills
Core 3: Outdoor Cooking

Devotional – God’s Word


  • Outdoor cooking is fun and an important survival skill. But God says something is even more important than food.
  • Read, or someone read Teaching verse. FYI: The memory verse is further down

Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”


Big picture Nothing is more important than God's word.

  • Q: So, what did Jesus say, in the teaching verse, is more important than food?
    That’s right, God's Word.
  • Q: And what is God’s word?
    That's right, the Bible.
  • God’s word in the Bible can speak to us when we read it. It can also speak to us in other ways:
    • When we pray, the Holy Spirit calls those words in the Bible to our mind.
    • Wise, godly people like pastors and Bible teacher share from the Bible and help the Word speak to us.
  • The Bible is God's authoritative word. Meaning, we must test anything presented as from God against what the Bible says about any and all situations.
  • That is why everyone should be reading and memorizing the Bible. To know what it says and where to look for information contained within the Bible. The more you read it, the more you know.
  • Since God says His word is more important than food, shouldn’t you make it the most important thing in your life to take time and read it and memorize what it says? You eat at least 3X a day, right? Do you read the Bible that often?
  • Food is important. Being hungry or thirsty reminds us how import food & drink is.
  • Similarly, if you are read the Bible every day, your conscience will remind you if you forget to read it.
  • God is a good, good Father to us. When we are faithful to Him, He will make sure we are fed by His word, the Bible. He wants us to know Him and learn His rules, direction, and wisdom.
  • And as we now know, God's word is more important than even food or drink.
  • Food feeds our bodies only, but the Bible feeds our soul, spirit, and body. Wow! Think about it.

Memory Verse #1

Ask if anybody knows it yet and can say it? Read it together 2X Consider having a memory verse pamphlet for kids take home.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Topical Questions

  1. God cares for us: Psalm 107:9 “for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” What type of thirst is does the Psalmist mean?
  2. Mt 6:25 says “do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink”. What is this calling us to do?
  3. When you are hungry and God provides food, do you often thank Him for careing for you?
  4. Jesus got hungry, too. Why is that important to know?
    Jesus was human, just like us, but also God

Closing Prayer

Jesus, we thank you for giving us good food to eat. Last week we learned about fire and this week we learned about cooking over fires. You are such a good father. You provide for us; you have always provided for us. You ask us to trust You and not worry about what we will eat, or what to wear or where we will sleep. Learning how to cook outdoors is such a fun thing. We thank You for teaching us all these helpful skills. Help us to remember Your word is more important than food. In Christ's name we pray, Amen!

Devotional OD03F Version Date: 9/16/2022

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