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Unit 2, Session 2 God Tested Abraham

Unit 2, Session 2: God Tested Abraham

 

Dear Parents,

 

This week in The Gospel Project® for Kids, our journey takes us to an event that occurred after Abraham and Sarah had their son of promise, Isaac. Abraham received another message from God. It was a test, actually. God instructed Abraham to take his son Isaac, the son of promise, and sacrifice him on a mountain God would tell him about.

 

Abraham had waited so many years for this child! But what did Abraham do? He woke up early the next morning and set out with Isaac to do what God commanded. By this point, Abraham had supreme faith that God was able to do anything. Hebrews 11:17-19 gives us a peek inside Abraham’s mind: “He considered God to be able even to raise someone from the dead.”

 

Abraham showed his love for God by being willing to sacrifice his son Isaac. God provided a ram for the burnt offering in place of Isaac, who was spared. This is how God showed His love for us: He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross so that we could have eternal life through Him.

 

Unit 2 Session 2

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers Preschool Kids
●        People should love God most of all.

●        God always keeps His promises.

●        God promised to send Jesus into Abraham’s family.

●        What did God promise? God promised to bless His people

●        Abraham trusted God.

 

●        What did God promise? God made a covenant to bless His people.

●        Abraham trusted God even when he didn’t understand God’s plan.

 

 

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Unit 2, Session 1: God’s Covenant with Abraham

Unit 2, Session 1: God’s Covenant with Abraham

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Over the next few weeks, kids will learn that God is a covenant-making God. After the people spread out over all the earth when God mixed up their languages, He spoke to a man named Abram. God called Abram to leave behind his family and his lands to go to a place God would show him. God made a covenant with Abram, promising to bless all the world through one of his descendants. (Gen 12:1-3) By faith, Abram obeyed.

 

God was serious about the covenant; He always keeps His promises. God even changed Abram’s name to Abraham, which means “Father of a Multitude.” God promised to bless all the earth through Abraham. At just the right time, Jesus was born into Abraham’s family. (Gal. 4:4-5) Jesus fulfilled God’s promise to Abraham. (See Gal. 3:8.) Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Through Him, all the nations of the earth are blessed.

 

Unit 2 Lesson 1

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers Preschool Kids
●        God made a promise to Abraham.

●        God always keeps His promises.

●        God promised to send Jesus into Abraham’s family.

 

●        What did God promise? God promised to bless His people

●        God promised to bless Abraham.

 

●        What did God promise? God made a covenant to bless His people.

●        God promised to bless all the world through Abraham.

 

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Unit 1, Session 6: The Tower of Babel

 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Today’s Bible story is about the tower of Babel. Following the flood, God wanted to have a fresh start. God commanded Noah in Genesis 9:1 to “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” In Genesis 11:2, Scripture indicates that instead of filling the earth as God commanded, the people built a city and a large tower into the heavens. The people didn’t want to be scattered. They didn’t believe God would give them what was good if they obeyed Him. They sought to obtain for themselves what they believed was good.

 

The people tried to build a monument with its top in the heavens, but they succeeded only in separating themselves from God and from each other. God confused their language and scattered them over the earth. They were unable to finish building the city, so the city was called Babel—which sounds like the Hebrew word for “confused”—because there the Lord confused the people’s language. Teach your kids about God’s better plan: His plan not for people to reach up to Him, but His plan to reach down to people by sending His Son, Jesus, to live the perfect life we couldn’t live and die the death we don’t want to die. That is the gospel.

Unit 1 Lesson 6

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers Preschool Kids
●        God made people to love Him.

●        God mixed up the people’s words so they would move all over the world.

●        One day, Jesus will bring people together again.

●        Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.

●        What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.

●        God created people to give Him glory.

●        Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.

●        What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law, and sin separates people from God.

●        God created people to give glory to Him alone.

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Unit 1, Session 5: Noah and the Ark

 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Today’s Bible story is about Noah and the ark. By the time Noah lived—10 generations after Adam—people had stopped following God. In fact, Scripture describes the terrible situation: “Man’s wickedness was widespread on the earth … every scheme his mind thought of was nothing but evil all the time” (Gen. 6:5). God was right to punish this sin. He decided to send a flood to cover the earth and destroy everything. God graciously chose to save one man and his family, so he warned Noah about the flood and told him to build an ark.

 

When the ark was complete, God’s judgment did come. The floodwaters covered the earth. Every living thing was destroyed, but Noah and his family were safe inside the ark. God rescued Noah’s family—the family His own Son would be born into. Jesus would warn of God’s coming judgment too, but instead of condemning the world, Jesus would give up His life to rescue sinners. Pray that the Lord would help you clearly communicate the gospel to your children. Pray that the Holy Spirit would lead them to receive Jesus, who rescues us from God’s anger toward sin. (1 Thess. 1:10)

Unit 1 Lesson 5

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers Preschool Kids
●        God is good. God is holy.

●        God saved Noah from the flood.

●        God sent Jesus because He loves us.

●        Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.

●        What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.

●        God is holy.

●        Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.

●        What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law, and sin separates people from God.

●        God is holy, and He punishes sin.

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