Imagine you have waited a long long time for something you really wanted! Finally, you get it and you don’t ever put it down. You LOVE it … image how good it feels. Then think about how you would feel if someone asked you to give it away. To never see it again. This happened to Abraham … Watch the video to see the story.
Abraham and Sarah didn’t think they could have any children. God came to Abraham and Sarah and said they would have a son, Abraham was willing to trust and obey God and give up his son.
GAME: Play 'Katy says' some more at home or throughout the day.
TRUST Can you copy the moves with this dance worship?
The RIZERS Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3: 5-6)
YOU MAKE ME BRAVE In every circumstance we can be brave, becuase God is for us and not against us!
CRAFT: Draw a picture of your family. While you are drawing talk about all the bits you love about each person. Pray for each member of the family one by one.
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Write the word TRUST in bubble writing, decorate it, think about how we can trust God even when it feels hard here is Lucy's
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Could you use Lolly pop sticks with red / orange tissue paper to create a fire to represent the sacrifice Abraham was willing to make.There is an example here
What happened in the story today?
What does Sacrifice mean?
What do you think Abraham was thinking when God asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac?
What was Isaac thinking?
How did God provide for Abraham?
This is a challenging story, so please do tailor it to your children and we hope some wonderful conversations come from learning about Abraham and the way he trusted God.
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