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God’s Promise to Isaac (Genesis 25-26)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Genesis 25-26)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who was the main character? (God, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Esau.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God made a promise to Abraham; Isaac and Rebekah worry about the relationship of their sons; God reaffirms his promise with Isaac.)

  • What’s the main point? (God’s covenant with Abraham continued with Isaac’s family.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God has our best interest in mind. He promises us so many things through his word and he always keeps his promises. God has a plan for our lives.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for who you are. We are thankful that you have a plan for our lives. We pray that we can trust you no matter what. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (God’s Promise to Isaac)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God’s covenant with Abraham continued with Isaac’s family.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • What might cause someone to doubt God’s promises?

  • What happens when we fail to obey God? Does our disobedience ruin God’s plan?

  • How do you feel knowing God uses imperfect and undeserving people to accomplish his plan?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God has a plan for our lives.  

RELATE to them.

  • God has a plan for Mom and Dad and at times we doubt. Our doubt does not stop God’s plan. We have a purpose and God brings all things to his good.  

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • God has a plan for our lives.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project 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.

Memory Verse: Galatians 3:29 – “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 2, Session 4

Isaac and Rebekah (Genesis 24)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Genesis 24)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (God, Abraham, Isaac, and Rebekah.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Abraham sends a servant to find Isaac a wife; The servant selects Rebekah; Isaac marries Rebekah.)

  • What’s the main point? (God gave Isaac a wife to keep his covenant with Abraham.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God has a plan for our family and He will provide for us exactly what we need. We must have faith and trust that God will do what is best.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the plan that you had to send your son to die on the cross for our sins. We pray that we can have faith like Abraham and trust that you will provide. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Isaac and Rebekah)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God gave Isaac a wife to keep His covenant with Abraham.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • God provided a wife for Isaac. What does He provide for us?

  • Does God care about the small details of our lives?

  • How can knowing that God is powerful and in control help us to trust Him?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God keeps his promises and will always provide.

RELATE to them.

  • God has a plan for your life. He sent His son to die for our sins. We can trust that God will always do what is best for us.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • God has a plan and will provide.   

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project 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.

Memory Verse: Galatians 3:29 – “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 2, Session 3

Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Genesis 22)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the characters? (God, Adam, and Isaac.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God instructs Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice; Abraham obeys God; God provides a sacrifice.)

  • What’s the main point? (Abraham trusted God even when he did not understand God’s plan.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We are all called to obey God’s commands, no matter what they are. God offered his son Jesus as a sacrifice in our place. For that we thank God.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love for us. We pray that we can obey your commands like Abraham. We thank you for the sacrifice you sent to us as your son Jesus. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Abraham and Isaac)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Abraham trusted God even when he did not understand God’s plan.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • How did Abraham show that he had faith in God?

  • Why do you think God sometimes texts us or asks us to do hard things?

  • God provided a ram as a substitute for Isaac. How did God provide a substitute for us?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God sent a savior to take our place and to die for our sins as a substitute. God made the ultimate sacrifice for us.

RELATE to them.

  • You and I need a substitute to take the punishment for the sin we commit.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • Have courage to tell your friends about sin and about what Jesus did on the cross.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project 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.

Memory Verse: Galatians 3:29 – “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 2, Session 2

God’s Covenant with Abraham (Genesis 12; 15; 17)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Genesis 12; 15; 17)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (God, Abraham, and Sarah.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God tells Abraham to move; God promises Abraham the land of Canaan; God promises Sarah a son, Isaac.)

  • What’s the main point? (God made a covenant to bless the whole world through Abraham.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God has a plan for our lives. Like Abraham God has made promises to us as his people. We are called as a family to have faith in God’s promises and to trust to he keeps his promises.  

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the way that you care for us and love us. We pray that we can have faith like Abraham and trust you completely.  Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (God’s Covenant with Abraham)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God made a covenant to bless the whole world through Abraham.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why do you think Abraham was willing to leave his home and obey God?

  • Do you think it would be hard to obey God if He called you to do something you didn’t completely understand?

  • How do your actions affect our relationship with God?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God always keeps his promises.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad are called to trust that God will bring all things to good and that he always keeps his promises.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • Remember that God keeps his promises.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project 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.

Memory Verse: Galatians 3:29 – “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 2, Session 1

The Suffering of Job (Job 38-39)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Job 38 & 39)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who was the main character? (God, Job, Satan, and Job’s Friends.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God gave Satan permission to make Job suffer; Job’s friends try to help Job; Job trusted God.)

  • What’s the main point? (Job learned that God is good, even in suffering.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We live in a world full of suffering. God is sovereign and completely in control. As a family, we are called to trust God completely no matter what he allows to happen in our lives.   

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for who you are. We are thankful that you have a plan for our lives. We pray that we can trust you no matter what. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Suffering of Job)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Job learned that God is good, even in suffering.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • What did Job learn about God and about himself?

  • How is God near to us in our suffering?

  • How have friends encouraged you in a hard time?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God is in control.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad have been created in God’s image and are called to be an example to you, and to trust God no matter how hard or sad things get.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school. as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • God is completely in control.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is God? God is our Creator and King.

Memory Verse: Colossians 1:16-17 – “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 1, Session 6