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.
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