October 21

God Foreshadows his Promise
(Abraham and Isaac)

Genesis 22

Preschool

Key Passage:
Galatians 3:29

Christ Connection:
Abraham trusted God. He was willing to give up his son Isaac when God asked him to. God provided a ram so Isaac could live. God was willing to give up His Son, Jesus, to save the world from sin. Jesus gave up His life as a sacrifice for our sin so we can live.

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

Story Point:
Abraham trusted God.

Bible Story Summary:

  • God told Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice.

  • Abraham trusted God.

  • God provided a ram for the sacrifice instead of Isaac.

Big Ideas:

  • Abraham trusted God to keep His promise.

  • God gave a ram to use as the sacrifice.

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

Family Discussion Starters:

  • How would you feel if God asked you to give up something you loved?

  • How did Abraham show that he trusted God and loved Him most of all?

  • What did God provide as a sacrifice instead of Isaac? Who gave up His life as a sacrifice for our sin?

Family Activities:

  • Invite another family to join yours on a hike. Choose a mountain to hike if possible. Review the Bible story as you hike.

  • Define sacrifice as giving something up in place of something else. Ask each family member to think of something he or she can give up to help someone else.


Younger Kids

Key Passage:
Galatians 3:29

Story Point:
Abraham trusted God even when he did not understand God’s plan.

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:
Abraham showed his love for God by being willing to sacrifice his son Isaac. God provided a ram instead. This is how God showed His love for us: He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross so that we could have eternal life through Him.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Did Abraham know Isaac would be OK?

  • Why do you think God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son?

  • Who really did sacrifice His Son for us?

Family Activity:
Gather toys and clothing that your kids can give away and take a trip to a homeless shelter or thrift store to donate the items. Challenge your kids to select one thing that they normally would not give away.


Older Kids

Key Passage:
Galatians 3:29

Story Point:
Abraham trusted God even when he did not understand God’s plan.

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:
Abraham showed his love for God by being willing to sacrifice his son Isaac. God provided a ram instead. This is how God showed His love for us: He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross so that we could have eternal life through Him.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Why do you think God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son?

  • Why do you think Abraham was willing to give up his son? (See Hebrews 11:17-19)

  • How did God show His love for us?