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 23:1-2, Genesis 24
Abraham A Person of Faith
BIBLE STORY SUMMARY: Abraham showed his faithfulness to God by wanting his son Isaac to have a wife who believed in his God. God rewarded his faithfulness by showing his servant the right bride. The servant showed his faithfulness to God by praying and asking for His help, and then worshiping Him. LESSON FOCUS: God blesses us and rewards us with good things when we love Him and depend on Him. We show God we love Him and trust Him by praying and asking what we should do. When we pray, God has promised to hear us and give us wisdom. WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT GOD: God rewards faithfulness and dependence on Him. God is faithful to answer our prayers and He will direct us when we depend fully on Him. LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE’VE LEARNED: What did Abraham ask his servant to do? (He asked him to get a bride for Isaac.) Where did he need to go to find her? (He needed to go to the country where
God Answers Prayer
A Bride for Isaac
Abraham’s relatives lived.)
Why did the servant pray? (He had a hard job to do and he needed God’s help. He could not possibly know who to choose.) Did God answer his prayer? (Before he finished praying, Rebekah came to the well.)
What did the servant do as soon as he learned who she was? (He worshiped God.)
Was Rebekah willing to go to Isaac? (Yes.) Was Isaac pleased with the wife God chose for him? (Yes, he loved her and was comforted by her after the loss of his mother, Sarah.)
Will you pray about the difficult things you are asked to do? Will you pray about the decisions you make each day? Will you pray for God’s help in everything you do?
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
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faint. Isaiah 40:28-31 October 6, 2013
Monday – Following God’s Plan
Saturday – This Week’s Puzzle
Read: Genesis 23:19-20 and 24:1-8 When Isaac was 37 years old, his mother, Sarah, died. Abraham was very old and he was concerned about a wife for his son. Abraham knew that the most important thing about this wife would be that she would love the one and true God. Abraham and Isaac lived in Canaan where people worshiped idols. Do you think they had to go somewhere special to find a bride for Isaac? yes no Where did Abraham want his servant to go to find Isaac’s bride? Back to the his
c ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ where
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ lived.
(v. 24:4) It was a long way away. The servant wondered if the bride would want to move that far away from her parents. Would you want to move far away?
yes no it depends on where I would have to go
The servant asked Abraham what to do if the woman was unwilling to come back with him. What did Abraham tell him? (v. 24:6 and 8) “Do ___ ___ ___ take ___ ___ son ___ ___ ___ ___ there.” Why didn’t Abraham want Isaac to go back to the land his father came from and be with his relatives? Because God has made a promise to Abraham. What was the promise God made to Abraham? (v. 7) “To your
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
___ ___ ___ this land.”
God Answers Prayer I B H S W B P M E G I G O D E
S O L A M G A K S K C F W Q U
A W T I K U Z T I V Q N Q M T
A D J B J E Y R A W W M I B Z
C O E N C F B O R V G D V O P
S W K S I Q G E P G Y Y S C Q
S N T K D K W X R T K Z X P W
B E S R L D M I U U R N E K O
BOW DOWN CANNAN MARRY PRAYER SERVANT WIFE
R P R F Y D T D F R T E S W N
I N K V Y J T D J E E Y A A B
D Y B I A X Y U V G R Y N W T
E X W T K N Q T J R A N A O C
C A M E L S T F A O A T J R G
S H L Q X U V M R C E V W L P
V X B X D Z X F Q R T Q L L Y
CAMELS GOD PRAISE REBEKAH WATER
There is a secret code in the word find. Can you find it? It fits in the spaces below. It tells us who the servant was trying to find.
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Friday – Prayer Makes a Difference
Tuesday – Prayer Matters
Read: Genesis 24:12-15
Read: Genesis 24:10-15
Do you think the servant would have found Rebekah if he had not prayed? yes no
Even though it was going to be a hard job, the servant set out right away to obey Abraham. Do you think he prayed as he rode a camel on the journey? yes
What does Psalm 145:18-20 say about those who pray to God? ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ In
d ___ ___ ___ n ___ ___ ___ to God (pray) with a s ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ h ___ ___ ___ ___ . Do you do this? yes
When we have a difficult situation, James 1:5 tells us that God will give us
w ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ . What should you be drawing near to God about this week?
When he ended his journey he was near a ___ ___ ___ ___ outside of town and it was
e___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ .
After he had the
camels kneel down what did he do? _______________________________ The servant depended on God for clear direction. He asked that the right girl, the one God wanted for Isaac’s bride, would give the him some
___ ___ ___ ___ .
Did God answer this prayer? yes no not sure for sure Can you think of something to ask God about in prayer today?
maybe he did
Wednesday – God Answers Prayer
Thursday – Willing to Follow God’s Plan
Read: Genesis 24:15-21
Read: Genesis 24:21-28, 52-59, and 62-67
As the servant was praying, God heard his prayer. God hears all our prayers. Before the servant finished praying, what happened?
When the camels were done drinking, the servant was pleased with Rebekah. He asked her who her father was. After she answered, he knew she was from was Abraham’s family. The servant had followed God’s plan and now he had found a bride for Isaac.
R ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ came out with her j ___ ___ on her s ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ . What did the servant ask her to give him?
What did the servant say as he bowed down and worshiped the Lord?
“P ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ be to the L ___ ___ ___ , the G ___ ___ of my master A ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ .”
Where did servant?
Rebekah offered to water his camels too! Did you know a thirsty camel can drink 30 gallons in 10 minutes!
of worker was Rebekah? slow quick lazy unhappy
Did Rebekah do the things the servant had prayed about? yes no
________________________ Who was ready to obey God’s plans without delay? (v. 52-59)
Rebekah’s mother Rebekah’s brother Rebekah The camels Abraham’s servant
Did God answer the prayer of Abraham’s servant? not really sure did God is always waiting for you to come to Him in prayer. God loves to hear your voice and He wants to hear everything about you! Will you pray to Him today about what you need and trust Him to answer your prayer?
Isaac was willing to follow God’s plan to find the right wife. When Isaac met Rebekah, he
c ___ ___ (v. 62-67)
___ ___ ___ ___ her and he was
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ after his mother’s death.