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God Provides: 4 Take Home Sheets

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SojournKids studied through a unit of curriculum on the chapters 24-28 of Genesis titled God Provides. Over four weeks, we put together 4 lessons with 4 examples of provision from each chapter in Genesis- A Wife for Isaac, Selling the Birthright, A Stolen Blessing, A Stairway to Heaven. Here are the four SojournKids At Home sheets for the lessons along with a brief description of the theme for each:

A Wife for Isaac Abraham asked his servant to do something that seemed impossible. Imagine this. Can you imagine getting on a bus (act out opening the bus door), riding to a far country (act out hands on a steering wheel), getting out at a well (pretend to get out and take a drink of water), walking up to a complete stranger (choose a random person), giving her a bunch of jewelry (hold out your hands as if you have bracelets and necklaces), and then asking her to marry your friend that she has never seen before. The girl would probably think that you were completely crazy. But that is exactly what Abraham asked his servant to do.

Selling the Birthright God told Rebekah that she would have twins and that the younger son, Jacob, would serve the older son, Esau. Normally, the oldest son would be in charge of the younger son, but God promised that things would be different with these two boys. God wanted to show that he is in control and makes whatever choices he wants to make. He provides for us by directing everything. He directs everything from babies to birthrights.

A Stolen Blessing Both boys wanted their father’s blessing. The son that Isaac blessed would be the one to carry on the great promise God gave to Abraham. So this blessing is a big deal! Both Jacob and Esau wanted to be the favorite son! We can relate right? We all want to be our parents’ favorite or our teachers’ favorite.

A Stairway to Heaven Jacob had a dream. He dreamed of a great staircase that stretched from heaven to earth that angels were ascending and descending. Jacob saw that this was not something man could have created but only God could have made. We can’t build a staircase to get to heaven or climb enough steps to reach Him. We can’t do enough good things to get to heaven, but God reached out to us because we would not look to Him on our own.

God's Promise to Abram: 6 Take Home Sheets

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SojournKids studied through a unit of curriculum on the chapters 12-21 of Genesis titled God's Promise to Abram.  Over six weeks, we put together 6 lessons with 6 memorable images–A Better City,  A Huge Family,  A New Name, God's Promises a Son, Rescue, and Laughter. Each lesson was illustrated by Sojourn member, Birttany Jarboe Jennings.  Here are the six SojournKids At Home sheets for the lessons along with a brief description of the theme for each:

A Better City One day, God told Abram to leave his home. The LORD said, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you” (Genesis 12: 1) The country God showed Abram was far away, but God promised to make Abram great and give him a better home.

A Huge Family God came to Abram again. He said, “I am your shield, your very great reward.” God had promised Abram a city and blessings. He promised to give Abram a good land and to make his children into a great people. But there was a problem. Abram couldn’t give God’s blessings to his children, because he didn’t have any children.

A New Name God came to Abram again, and he gave Abram a new name—Abraham! Abraham means, “father of many nations.” God promised Abraham a forever family and a forever country. God said, “I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you very fruitful.

God Promises a Son God promised Abraham that he would be blessed, be the father of a great nation with a better city. He promised him that he could have a huge family! None of these promises would happen unless God gave Abraham a son. We find out how God kept his promise.

Rescue The Lord sent the two angels to destroy the wicked cities. The angels warned Lot and his family to flee. Lot was slow to leave, so the angels grabbed him, his wife, and his two daughters, and they led them safely out of the city. They told them “Run away to the mountains and don’t look back!”

Laughter After 25 years of waiting on God to give them a son, Abraham and Sarah had a baby boy, and they named him Isaac. When they first heard God’s promise, both Abraham (Gen 17:17) and Sarah (18:12-13) had laughed at God. Now, they have a son, and they are still laughing! But they aren’t laughing at God’s promises. They are laughing because God kept his promise in such a surprising way!

 

 

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.