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

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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