The Lord’s promise to Abram in Genesis 15 is a turning point in scripture. This is the Bible passage where God says the descendants of Abraham will be as numerous as the starts in the sky. What a powerful object lesson on faith from God himself! Use these lesson plans and teaching activities in your Sunday School or Children’s Church ministry.
There are a few reasons why the story of Abraham and God’s promise to him is important for children to learn. First, it teaches them about God’s faithfulness. Abraham was an old man when God made this promise to him, and yet God still kept His word. This shows us that we can trust God no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in. Additionally, the story of Abraham reminds us that we are all part of God’s family. Abraham is considered the father of the Jewish people, but his story is also significant for Christians and Muslims, who also trace their heritage back to him. Finally, the story of Abraham teaches us about obedience. Even though it must have been very difficult for Abraham to leave his home and
Bible Craft Activities on Abraham Looking at the Stars
Look at all those stars! Craft Ideas for God’s Covenant with Abraham: It is a blessing to know that God has given us promises and will always be faithful to keep them. In Genesis, He promised Abraham that his descendants would outnumber the stars in the sky. These crafts recall that beautiful covenant with star-themed elements. A “galaxy jar” uses glitter to represent starry constellations. Splatter paint shows a fun “sky” with a unique technique. And a “constellation collage” uses a variety of stars to celebrate the story and promises of the Lord’s love.
Object Lesson Children’s Sermon on God’s Promise to Abraham
Main Objective: God has made us wonderful promises, and always keeps them! He calls us to do His work, and gives us all that we need to complete it. This message reminds children that God will always provide for us and we can trust Him, even if we don’t always understand what He’s doing or how. Use a simple task that requires specific elements to help children see that God gives us what we need.
Video Bible Story: The Story of Abraham for Kids
God’s promise to Abraham is important for children to learn because it shows God’s faithfulness. Abraham was a great man of faith, and God kept His promises to him. This should encourage us that God will keep His promises to us as well. learning about this promise can also help children trust God more, knowing that He is faithful and will keep His word.
The Lord’s Covenant with Abraham from Genesis 15
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.”
15:2 But Abram said, “O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”
15:3 And Abram said, “You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.”
15:4 But the word of the LORD came to him, “This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.”
15:5 He brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
15:6 And he believed the LORD; and the LORD reckoned it to him as righteousness.
15:7 Then he said to him, “I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess.”
15:8 But he said, “O Lord GOD, how am I to know that I shall possess it?”
15:9 He said to him, “Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”
15:10 He brought him all these and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two.
15:11 And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
15:12 As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him.
15:17 When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.
15:18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates….”
More Teaching Activities on God’s Covenant with Abraham
- Watch the children’s sermon lesson and Bible craft activities for this Bible story
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