Nursery & Toddlers
Abraham Counts the Stars
Genesis 12:1-9, 15:1-21, Psalm 147:4
The Arky, Arky song (Rise and Shine)
Questions regarding the Story:
Do you know that Abraham was Jesus’ great, great, far-off grandfather? Now anyone who believes in Jesus is part of Abraham’s family too. We can’t count all of God’s people, but God knows each one by name!
Preschool & Elementary
This Week’s Lesson: Sin is a Big Deal
Genesis 22:1-18, John 3:16
2 Corinthians 5:17, (Preschool)
“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!”
Genesis 22: 18 (Elementary)
“And all the nations of the earth will be blessed by your offspring because you have obeyed my command.”
Big Picture Question:
Did Abraham have to sacrifice his son Isaac in order to be righteous? No, God provided a substitute!
What We Learned
This past Sunday we picked back up with our Genesis series! We’ll come back to Romans in the future. This week was about Abraham and Isaac. God spoke to Abraham and told him to take Isaac to Moriah and offer him up as a sacrifice. Now the reason this was difficult (apart from Abraham having to sacrifice his own son) is that Abraham waited nearly 100 years for this child and now the Lord is asking him to give it up. But Abraham, our of respect and fear of the Lord, obeyed and was going to follow through with the sacrifice. He nearly killed Isaac with his knife and then the Lord sent an angel to intervene! The angel said to stop because the Lord has now seen that Abraham has given everything to the Lord even his only son!
God did not make Abraham sacrifice Isaac, whom God refers to as Abraham's “only son.” Instead, God sacrificed His only son, Jesus, for all of us! And if we place our trust in God the way that Abraham did, He has the power to forgive us of our sins.