Genesis 21:1 - 35:29

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Coloring book:

Abraham and Isaac

Play Skit:

Isaac is born

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Father Abraham
One day God told Abraham to take his only beloved son, Isaac, and go to the
land of Moriah and offer a burnt offering on top of one of the mountains that God
would tell him later. So, Abraham got up early in the morning, got his donkey
ready, took two men that would help him, took some wood, and took Isaac...
Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the
Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became
pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the
very time God had promised him. Abraham gave the name
Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. When his son Isaac was
eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God
commanded him. Abraham was a hundred years old when
his son Isaac was born to him. Sarah said, “God has brought
me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh
with me.” And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham
that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son
in his old age.”

Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him,
“Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take
your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to
the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering
on a mountain I will show you.” Early the next morning
Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two
of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough
wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had
told him about. On the third day Abraham looked up and saw
the place in the distance. He said to his servants, “Stay here
with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will
worship and then we will come back to you.” Abraham took
the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son
Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the
two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to
his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and
wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the
lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham answered,
“God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt
offering, my son.” And the two of them went on
together. When they reached the place God had
told him about, Abraham built an altar there and
arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac
and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.  
Then he reached out his hand and took the knife
to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called
out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied. “Do not lay a hand on
the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him.
Now I know that you fear God, because you have
not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw
a ram caught by its horns. He went over and
took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering
instead of his son. So Abraham called that place
The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said,
“On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from
heaven a second time and said, “I swear by
myself, declares the Lord, that because you
have done this and have not withheld your son,
your only son, I will surely bless you and make
your descendants as numerous as the stars in
the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your
descendants will take possession of the cities of
their enemies, and through your offspring[b] all
nations on earth will be blessed, because you
have obeyed me.” Then Abraham returned to his
servants, and they set off together for
Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.
The Lord will provide craft

Materials Needed:
Picture of ram, sticks, and cardstock.

Each elementary child gets a photocopied ram...
Alter craft

Supplies needed:

Mini wooden sticks
Elmers Xtreme Glue (not a glue stick in this case)
A square of orange tissue paper
As the years passed by, Abraham was getting very old, and Isaac was
growing older, too. One day, Abraham called the most trusted servant
he had and asked him to do something for him. Abraham wanted his
servant to go back to Abraham's country where his family lived and
choose a wife for Isaac. He did not want Isaac to marry one of the young
women from the Canaanites around where they were living because
they did not worship God. This craft will help you reinforce the truths of
this study. Materials needed:  Drawn figures of Abraham, Isaac,
Abraham's servant, Rebekah, Laban, Rebekah's father, ten camels,
one red heart, one sheet of construction paper, extra pieces of heavy
index or cardstock paper, a small paper cup, scissors, tape or glue,
stapler, staples, crayons.