October 14

God Makes a Promise
(God’s covenant with abraham)

Genesis 12; 15; 17

Preschool

Key Passage:
Galatians 3:29

Christ Connection:
God promised to bless all the people in the world through Abraham. God sent Jesus to earth as part of Abraham’s family. God blesses all the people on earth through Jesus because Jesus saves people from their sins.

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

Story Point:
God promised to bless all the world through Abraham.

Bible Story Summary:

  • God promised Abram a big family, land, and a great reward.

  • God changed Abram’s name to Abraham.

  • God promised to bless all the world through Abraham.

Big Ideas:

  • God made a promise to Abraham.

  • God always keeps His promises.

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

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Was Abraham special? Was that why God chose him out of all the people in the world with whom to make a covenant?

  • Why was it strange that God promised Abraham a big family? Did he and Sarah have children?

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

Family Activity:
Choose a clear night this week to stargaze. Use a telescope if one is available. Look for constellations. Talk about how God promised to give Abraham as many descendants as stars in the sky.


Younger Kids

Key Passage:
Galatians 3:29

Story Point:
God made a covenant to bless all the world through Abraham.

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 promised to bless all the world through Abraham. God sent Jesus from His home in heaven to be born on earth into Abraham’s family. Through Jesus, all the nations of the earth are blessed because Jesus saves people from their sins.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • What makes it easier or more difficult to trust God?

  • How can we learn to trust God more?

  • How can we be called righteous like Abraham was?

Family Activity:
Take a trip to the countryside to stargaze. Find a star map online and use it to help your family find different constellations. Challenge your kids to count the starts and then discuss God’s covenant with Abraham.


Older Kids

Key Passage:
Galatians 3:29

Story Point:
God made a covenant to bless all the world through Abraham.

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 promised to bless all the world through Abraham. God sent Jesus from His home in heaven to be born on earth into Abraham’s family. Through Jesus, all the nations of the earth are blessed because Jesus saves people from their sins.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Whom do you trust the most? Why?

  • How can we learn to trust God more?

  • Why was Abraham considered righteous? How can we be righteous?