November 4

God Renews His Promise
(God’s Promise to Isaac)

Genesis 25-26

Preschool

Bible Story Summary:

  • God told Rebekah her sons would grow into two nations and the older son would serve the younger.

  • Esau gave Jacob his birthright for some bread and stew.

  • God reminded Isaac about His promises.

Key Passage:
Galatians 3:29

Christ Connection:
God’s promise for Abraham was for Isaac too. When Esau gave up his birthright, that meant Jacob would get the blessings God promised. One day, God would send Jesus to earth through Jacob’s family. He would bring blessing and salvation to the world.

Big Picture Question:
Why can we trust God? We can trust God because He is faithful.

Story Point:
God reminded Isaac about His promises.

Big Ideas:

  • God kept His promise by giving Isaac and Rebekah sons.

  • God promised to send Jesus into Isaac’s family.

  • God always keeps His promises.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Why was it strange that God said the older son would serve the younger?

  • Talk about what makes each family member unique and different.

  • How does God bless us through Isaac’s family?

Family Activities:

  • Look online for a recipe for red lentil stew. Make the stew together as a family. Review the Bible story.

  • Offer to babysit for a family friend’s baby. Give each family member a task to care for the baby. Talk about what it would be like to care for two babies at once.


Younger Kids

Key Passage:
Galatians 3:29

Story Point:
God’s covenant with Abraham continued with Isaac’s family.

Big Picture Question:
Why can we trust God? We can trust God because He is faithful and does everything for His glory and our good.

Christ Connection:
God’s covenant with Abraham continued to the next generation. Esau sold his birthright, giving Jacob the right to the wonderful blessings God promised to his father Abraham. Through Jacob’s family, God would send the promised savior to bring blessing and salvation to the world.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • What is a birthright, and why was it important?

  • What was unusual about Esau serving Jacob?

  • What do people who believe in Jesus inherit as a “birthright”?

Family Activity:
Contact a family in your church or community who has a newborn baby. Schedule a time for your family to meet the baby. Discuss how God’s family grows as people trust Jesus and are “born again.”


Older Kids

Key Passage:
Galatians 3:29

Story Point:
God’s covenant with Abraham continued with Isaac’s family.

Big Picture Question:
Why can we trust God? We can trust God because He is faithful and does everything for His glory and our good.

Christ Connection:
God’s covenant with Abraham continued to the next generation. Esau sold his birthright, giving Jacob the right to the wonderful blessings God promised to his father Abraham. Through Jacob’s family, God would send the promised savior to bring blessing and salvation to the world.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • What is a birthright, and why was it important?

  • Why do you think God reminded Isaac of His promise?

  • What do believers in Jesus inherit as a “birthright”? (See Gal. 3:29; Heb. 11:16; Titus 3:7)