Lesson Learned: God loved Abraham and made him a big promise.
Materials Needed: cup, paper, pencil, scissors, marker, raisins
1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”
5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
6 Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
Talking Points: Abraham is a very important man in the Bible. Actually, Abraham’s name used to be Abram before God changed it. God loved Abraham and made a big promise to Abraham. God promised Abraham that He would give him many, many descendants (or children) if Abraham listened to God and obeyed Him. God promised Abraham more descendants than there are stars in the sky or sand on the beach. That’s a lot of descendants! And Abraham didn’t even have one child yet!
Questions: Did Abraham love God? How many descendants did God promise Abraham?
With the child, place the cup on the paper and trace a circle with the pencil. Cut out the circles. Repeat 10 times. Write the numbers 1-10 on each circle. Let the child count out the appropriate number of raisins that goes on each circle. Then explain to the child that God promised Abraham so many children that he would never be able to count them all.
Prayer: Heavenly Father and Lord, You are so mighty. You always keep Your promises, just like you kept Your promise to Abraham. Thank You! Amen!