Father Abraham Liturgy


Sojourn Kid’s Worship: 

Please do not simply read this script to the children. Teach the kids by engaging them and talking with them. Pause for answers and questions. Accept truthful answers; gently correct false answers.  Have them stand up for the singing. Don’t be afraid to engage the teachers in the room to worship and help keep the kids attentive.

Leader 1: "Hi, I'm Mr./Ms. (First name)"

Leader 2: "Hi, I'm Mr./Ms. (First name)"

Leader 1: Today we’re going to talk about a man named Abraham. Now Abraham lived a long time ago. How old are you? (Three! Five! Four! Twenty-Five!) Abraham lived about four thousand years ago! God chose Abraham for something very special. God promised that Abraham’s family would be huge. In fact, his family would be so big that he would start a whole nation! Let’s sing about God’s promise to Abraham

1. “Father Abraham” by Pierre Kartner. ©1971.

Leader 2: God also promised that He would bless all nations through Abraham’s family. Abraham had kids, and they had kids, and they had kids, until one day Abraham’s great-great-great-great-great grandson, Jesus, was born. Because of Jesus, people can be friends with God and have their sins forgiven. Jesus is good news to all nations, to everyone who believes in Him.

In the last song we sang about becoming a part of Abraham’s family. We can be in Abraham’s family, and God’s family, if we trust Jesus, the Mighty Mighty Savior, to forgive our sins and make us right with God. Let’s sing “Mighty Mighty Savior.”

2. "Mighty Mighty Savior," words and music by Mark Altrogge. © Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI). Sovereign Grace Music, a division of Sovereign Grace Ministries. From Awesome God.

Leader 1: God promised that He would be with Abraham and His family forever. His promise is for everyone who joins Abraham’s family by faith in Jesus. God is with people who are forgiven of their sins. He promises to always be with those who believe in Jesus. Let’s sing the next song about God’s promise.

3. "You Are Always With Me," words and music by Mark Altrogge, ©2004 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI). Sovereign Grace Music, a division of Sovereign Grace Ministries. From Awesome God. 

Leader 2: We’re going to pray now, so everybody fold your hands and close your eyes and be still and pay attention to God; we’re going to talk to Him now.

“God, thank You for keeping Your promises. Thank You for blessing all nations through Abraham’s family in Jesus. You are so loving and merciful. Please help us to believe Your promises. Amen ”

God loved Abraham, and His loving promises are for everyone who believes in Jesus and trusts Him for forgiveness. He is so loving. Let’s sing one more song about God’s love.

4. “Your Love, ” words and music by Bob Kauflin, © 2004 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI). Sovereign Grace Music, a division of Sovereign Grace Ministries. From Awesome God.

Leader 1: Okay everybody, sit down. It’s time for your lesson from the Bible.

Last Sunday: God Provides a Substitute

UncategorizedJared KennedyComment

Have you ever noticed how substitutes get the worst treatment? When you are in grace school, having a substitute is a perfect excuse to goof off and pull out the paper airplanes and the gags. Last Sunday at SojournKids, we learned about how God called Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. He called Abraham to do the unthinkable in complete obedience to his command. But then God provided a ram as a substitute for Isaac. The substitute ram took death so that  Isaac could go free. Download our SojournKids At Home sheet to review the full story with your kids.

Last Sunday: Abraham, Father to All by Faith

UncategorizedJared KennedyComment

Last Sunday, our Sojourn Kids' God's Story lesson was focused on Abraham, father of all true believers.  At each service, one of our teachers dressed up like Abraham and told Abraham's story from Genesis 17-18, 21.   We closed out the class by having each "Father Abraham" lead the kids in singing "Father Abraham Had Many Sons."  If you haven't already, ask your kids about Abraham.   Talk to them about how God kept his promise to Abraham by saving all peoples through Jesus.  Hope to see you again this week!