Genesis 11:27 - 25:8

Don't Spill the Beans

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God's promise to Abraham

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Abrahamic covenant

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Father Abraham

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Father Abraham
Abraham asks God craft
Abraham was very respectful and polite to God and asks if there were forty-five good
people, would God save the cities.  God says He would save the cities for 45 good
people. Abraham, very humbly and meek, talks even more to God and asks if there
were 40 people, then 30, then 20, and finally 10 good people, would God save the
cities. Can you think of one good reason why Abraham was so concerned...
This craft will help reinforce Abraham's pleas for Lot!
"Now the LORD had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, from
your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show
you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your
name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who
bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the
families of the earth shall be blessed."

Abraham was married to Sarah, who was barren. God promised to
give him a son through whom a mighty nation would arise. Having
a son seemed impossible due to the old age of Sarah, which led
to Abraham doubting God's promise at one time and trying to
have a child with his servant girl, Hagar. This led to Abraham
suffering for that sin. His son from Hagar, Ishmael, turned against
the son from Sarah, Isaac, which meant that Ishmael had to leave
Abraham's household. Isaac was born when Abraham was 100
and Sarah was 90.
Another part of Abraham's life includes God telling him to offer his
son Isaac as a burnt offering to prove his faith. Abraham obeyed
this command, bringing Isaac to Mount Moriah and laying him on
the alter. At the last moment, God told Abraham not to kill Isaac
and gave him a ram.
Abraham also asked God to spare the cities Sodom and
Gomorrah because his nephew Lot lived there. God sent an angel
to save Lot and his family but destroyed the cities because of their
God established His covenant with Abraham, and the seal and
reminder of the covenant was circumcision. All of Abraham's male
descendants would be circumcised as a reminder of God's
promises to Abraham.
“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” But Abram said, “Sovereign
Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer
of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will
be my heir.” Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who
is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” 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
The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance
to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When
he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.
He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord,[a] do not pass your servant by. Let a little
water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree. Let me get you
something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way—now that you have come to
your servant.” “Very well,” they answered, “do as you say.” So Abraham hurried into the tent to
Sarah. “Quick,” he said, “Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make
cakes upon the hearth.” Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf and gave it to
a servant, who hurried to prepare it. He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had
been prepared, and set these before them. While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.
Discuss as a class about Abraham and the covenant that God made with him.  
What exactly IS a covenant?  Look up the word in the dictionary.
Why is the covenant still important to us today?  
Has anyone ever broken a promise to you?  
How did it make you feel?

Now, you can help your children explore the joy of knowing
God ALWAYS keeps His
promises. Have the children make this GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES BANNER CRAFT.
You will need:
Construction paper ("star colors" - yellow, white, gold, etc.)
1 ot 2 pieces of cardboard (size of cardboard determines the size of your "sky")
sky blue paint
Heavy-duty needle & thread
optional - pictures of your family members
optional - string to hang your 'sky'
marker (or stick-on lettering)