11. Oct, 2015

What you missed... October 9, 2015 @ Fort SAND

Moving Day - Abraham Obeys God

Let’s look at the Bible and read a story about God and His people. This story happened a long time ago...after God made made the world and after God kept Noah and his family safe in ark, but a long, long, long time before Jesus came to earth.

There was a man named Abraham who had a wife named Sarah. Abraham and Sarah lived in a beautiful city named Ur. Most of the people in Ur didn’t worship the true God. But, Abraham did. Abraham worshipped God.

 One day, God told Abraham, “I want you to leave this city and move to a new place that I’ll show you.” 

Then God promised, “I will make your family grow and grow. I will give you a new home. I will bless you more than you can imagine.” Soon Abraham and his family left Ur and went to the place God wanted them to go. After a long journey, Abraham and his family arrived in their new home. They thanked God for leading them and for promising to bless them. They were glad to follow such a wonderful God!

God also promised Abraham that he would have as many kids and grandkids as there are stars in the sky. Abraham was confused because he didn’t have any kids at all, but one day God gave Abraham a son, named Isaac. 

God chose Abraham’s family to be His special people and always took care of them. Then one day many years later another baby was born into Abraham’s family, and this baby was Jesus, God’s Son. God kept His promise to care for Abraham. God kept His promise to give Abraham a baby. And most importantly, God kept His promise to make Abraham into a great nation by sending Jesus to earth so that people could have a relationship with God.


 MEMORY VERSE

  • “Know therefore - point to the sides of your head
  • that the Lord - point up
  • your God - point to each other
  • is God; - point up
  • He is the Faithful God.” - cross arms over chest
  • Deuteronomy 7:9

 Genesis 12 teaches us that God is always in control.

CHALLENGE VERSE: “It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.” Romans 4:13

Day 1 - Read Hebrews 11:8-10
How did Abraham show that he trusted God’s plan? What was Abraham looking forward to by faith? Solve the puzzle on the next page to find the word that means that God is always in control.

Day 2 - Read Genesis 12:1-9
Work together as a family to draw a mural (like a travel map) of Abraham’s travels. Look online at a Bible times map to see the distances that God led Abraham.

Day 3 - Read Genesis 12:1-9
Discuss the promises that God made to Abraham in verses 2-3. Look at Matthew 1:1-16 to see how God fulfilled His promise to bless all peoples of the earth through Abraham. Who does this promise point to?

Day 4 - Read Romans 4:13
This is our challenge verse for the week. Work together as a family to make up motions to help you learn this verse.

Day 5 - Read Romans 4
This is a really complicated chapter, but it reminds us of an amazing truth...that salvation is by faith alone. Discuss how that truth is shown in this chapter. Then, look up Ephesians 2:8-9. According to those verses (& Romans 4:2), what would happen if we could be justified through the law? 


 God is Always in Control 

*** to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”

God is always in control, in control, in control
God is always in control. God’s plan is good.

God told Noah to build a boat, build a boat, build a boat. God told Noah to build a boat. God’s plan is good.

God told Abram to follow Him, follow Him, follow Him. God told Abram to follow Him.
God’s plan is good.

God gave Ab’ram a promised son,
promised son, promised son.
God gave Ab’ram a promised son.
God’s plan is good.

God chose Jacob over Esau, over  Esau,
over  Esau. God chose Jacob over Esau.
God’s plan is good.