Dear Parents, We hope the following summary of the Sunday School lesson will help you in discussing the lesson with your children and in working through this booklet together. SCRIPTURE PASSAGES: Genesis 22:1-19; Hebrews 11:11-19
Abraham A Person of Faith
BIBLE STORY SUMMARY: God tests Abraham by telling him to sacrifice his son Isaac, and Abraham immediately obeys. When he is about to offer Isaac, God stops him and provides a ram for the sacrifice. LESSON FOCUS: To understand that true love for God is expressed by my actions. To understand that God has provided Jesus, the Lamb of God, as the sacrifice for my sin. WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT GOD: God is called Jehovah Jireh, The Lord Will Provide. God is faithful to fulfill what He promises. LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE’VE LEARNED: What did God ask Abraham to do? (Take his only son, Isaac, into the mountains and sacrifice him as a burnt offering.) Why did God ask Abraham to do this? (So that Abraham would consider who was most important in his life – God or Isaac. Abraham would learn about God’s faithfulness to provide and that God keeps His promises.)
God Provides the Sacrifice
The Offering of Isaac
What did Abraham tell the servants before he and Isaac went up the hill?
(He told them to stay with the donkey and that he and Isaac would worship God and both would return.) Did Abraham believe that God would provide a sacrifice? (Yes.) What did Isaac ask his father as they walked? (Where is the lamb for the burnt offering.) How did Abraham respond? (He said that God would provide the lamb.)
What happened just as Abraham was about to offer Isaac as an offering to the Lord? (God stopped him and in the bushes He provided a ram for the sacrifice.) What is the name of God that we learn in this story? (Jehova Jireh, The Lord Will Provide.)
Will you show God you love Him by the things you do to obey Him? Will you believe that God knows best, and trust Him to give you what you need in His time?
This Week’s Memory Verse: Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
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Isaiah 40:28-31 September 29, 2013
Monday – Ready to Obey Read: Genesis 22:1-3 Do you think Abraham and Sarah loved their son Isaac? yes no they loved him like crazy
Saturday – This Week’s Puzzle
Can you think of ways they might have showed their love to Isaac? ___________________________________________________ What very hard thing did God ask Abraham to do at Moriah? ____________________________ This is the only time God ever asked anyone to make such a great sacrifice. Sacrificing is giving up something important to you for the sake of another person. Can you think of things people have to give up for the love of others today. ___________________________________________________ Read verse 3 again. What does it say that tells us Abraham was ready to obey God?
Abraham and _______________ his _______________ .
Do you like to obey? yes
Write down a time when you obeyed. ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________
Across 2. What did Isaac think the offering should be? 4. What mountain did Abraham take Isaac too ? 6. Abraham _____________ God, even in the difficult times. 8. ____________ loved her son Isaac very much. 10. Abraham was ready to _______ God. Down 1. Isaac carried the _______ for Abraham’s offering. 3. Who called out from heaven to stop Abraham? 5. Who was Isaac's father ? 7. What do you call giving back to God something that He has given you ? 9. Abraham knew that _____ would provide the right sacrifice.
Friday – Obeying Shows Love
Tuesday – Being Willing to Help
Read: Genesis 22:15-19 and Hebrews 11:17-19
Read: Genesis 22:3-6
Did God require that Abraham give up his son? yes God
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Abraham. (Hebrews 11:17) What is it called when we do as we are asked?
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Can you think of ways that you are obedient? ____________________________ __________________________ ____________________________
Did Abraham wait very long to obey God? yes a few days no Do you usually wait very long before obeying your mom or dad? yes sometimes no Your teachers? yes sometimes no Other adults? yes sometimes no Who did Abraham ask to go along? ___________________________ ___________________________
What did God say in verse 17 to Abraham after he showed obedience?
On the third day when Abraham could see Mount Moriah, what did Abraham tell the servants that he would do with Isaac?
____ _________ _____________ _____________ ________ and through your descendents all the nations on earth will be blessed.
“We will __________________ and then _____
Obeying shows that we love someone. Can you think of a way to show you love God ?
Who do you think Abraham was trusting in this difficult time?
___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Can you think of a way to show that you love your parents ? ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________
_________ _________ to ________ .” (v. 5)
___________ Abraham let Isaac carry the wood for the offering. It must have felt good for Isaac to help his father. What are some ways you help your parents? _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________
Wednesday - Obey Even When It’s Hard Read: Genesis 22:6-10 Abraham and Isaac walked and talked. They must have enjoyed the time to talk. What did Isaac carry? ________________ What did Abraham carry? __________ and the ______________ Isaac was thinking and wondering. What did he think was missing? ________________________ When Isaac asked his dad about the lamb for the sacrifice, Abraham knew they didn’t have one with them. Was he worried about where it was going to come from? yes no Who did Abraham think would provide the sacrifice? _______________ Putting Isaac on the altar must have been very hard for Abraham to do and very hard for Isaac to understand. When did God stop them? ___________________________________________________ Can you tell of a time when you have had to do a hard thing for God? ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________
Thursday – God’s Plan to Provide Read: Genesis 22:11-13 Abraham must have explained to Isaac what God had told him a couple days earlier. It must have been very scary for Abraham and Isaac to obey God’s plan. Where did Abraham place his son? ____ _____ _______ on top of the ___________. (Genesis 22:9) What caused Abraham to stop the offering of Isaac? the ______________ of the _____________ called out from _________________ Do you think they were glad to hear it? a little sort of very, very much As God told Abraham that obeying showed his love for God, what did Abraham see? A _________ stuck in the thicket of the bushes. Who do you believe provided the ram? ____________ Did Abraham and Isaac believe the same? not sure for sure What did Abraham call that place?
“T___ ___ L___ ___ ___ W___ ___ ___ P___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ .” WOW! Can you think of something special the Lord has provided for you? _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________