Today we’ll hear a story about how God called a man named Abram to follow Him, and we’ll hear about the promise that God made to Abram.
What does it mean to make a promise to someone?
Describe a time when you have made a promise, or someone else has made a promise to you.
We don’t keep 100% of the promises we make do we? We might have really good intentions to do what we say we’ll do, but sometimes we forget or we decide that we’d rather do something else entirely. There is only one person who keeps His promises 100% of the time and that is God!
Bible verse: Genesis 15:5 “Look up and count the stars, if indeed you can count them so shall your offspring be.”
Abraham trusted God, God always comes good on his promises. Even when it seems unlikely.
PROMISES - aimed for younger children, but it is a lovely reminder of some of God's promises
GOD'S PROMISES - Everywhere I go, and no matter what I do, I know God's promises are true!
I AM YOURS - This song is a lovely reminder of who we belong to.
CRAFT: Use an empty cardboard box to cut out stars, make as many as you like. Then cover the stars in foil and decorate to make them beautiful – this helps us to remember the promise God gave to Abraham, he promised him a huge family, more children than the stars.
DISCUSSION: Can you write your name REALLY big, maybe you could use a different style of writing, even make it colourful? What does your name mean? Why did your parents give you that name? Why did God change Abram and Sarai's names?
Did you know that Jesus was born into Abram’s family? God used Abram to be the father of a great nation, the Israelites, and Jesus would come into the world through that nation. God would use Abram’s family to bring salvation to the entire world! Abram had no idea at the time what an important job God called him to, but he trusted God and believed that God uses people He calls to fulfil His promises.
What promises could we make to God?
I promise to talk to you every day.
I promise to read my bible and learn more about you.
I promise to love my family and friends even when it is hard.
Come up with some of your own and write them down.
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