Bible Lesson For Children:abraham And Isaac-Trusting In God

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Bible Lesson Number Five for Toddlers and Small Children-Abraham and Isaac

This is the start of a 52 part series of Bible Lessons for toddlers and small children. These lessons are meant to be used in your own home. My family and I will be using Monday as our Bible lesson day. It is very important to teach your own children about God and your children. God put it upon my heart to do this for my children, to teach them about Him.

Things you will need

Crayons

Digital camera

Bible

paper

• Start off the lesson with a prayer-Throughout this series we will use the Children’s Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep

I pray the Lord my soul to keep

If I die before I wake

I pray thee Lord my soul to take

The Children’s prayer is the perfect prayer to teach your children when they are toddlers. It is easy to remember your children can say it before they go to sleep each night and it teaches your children to pray to God

Genesis 22:1-19 Abraham and Isaac; The Test

Abraham was a good man, God decided to test him and see how faithful he was. God asked Abraham to take his only son Isaac to the land of Moriah, kill him and offer him as a burnt offering to God. God told Isaac he would tell him which mountain he wanted him to sacrifice his son Isaac.

Abraham took his son Isaac and two servants and travelled to Moriah like God commanded him. After three days of travel, they arrived at the place, Abraham left his servants and took his son Isaac with him alone, and he went to worship God.

While they were walking, Isaac said, “Dad?”
“Yes, my son,” said Abraham.
“Well,” Isaac continued, “We’ve got wood and we’ve got fire, but where is the lamb that we’re going to burn for God?”
“Oh,” Abraham said, kind of embarrassed, “I’m sure that God will find something for us to burn.”
When they got to the place that God had told Abraham about, Abraham built an altar, tied his son up, and laid him on the wood. Then Abraham reached out with the knife to kill his son.”
Just then an angel appeared and said, “Abraham, Abraham.”
“Yes,” said Abraham.
“Don’t kill your son,” said the angel. “Now that God sees that you will obey him, you don’t have to do it anymore.
Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram with its horns stuck in a bush. So Abraham took the ram out of the bush, killed it, and set it on fire for God. Of course, he took his son off the altar first.
God was so happy that he said to Abraham, “Because you did so well, I will bless you and make sure that you have as many children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other children as there are stars hanging from heaven, and as many as the grains of sand on the beach, and they will defeat your enemies.

Abraham trusted God so much that he was willing to sacrifice his son to his God

Do you trust your parents to keep you safe?

• This is the activity part of your lesson. There are two activities for this lesson- (20-30 minutes)

Draw a picture of what you believe God may look like

The Trust Game-Have your child stand up and face away from you. Stand behind your child; tell your child to fall backwards, trusting that you will catch them before they fall. Make sure an adult is the person who is catching the child, we don’t want children hurt, and we want them to learn trust.

Sing the song Jesus Loves Me This I Know

Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.

Refrain

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me! This I know,
As He loved so long ago,
Taking children on His knee,
Saying, “Let them come to Me.”

Refrain

Jesus loves me still today,
Walking with me on my way,
Wanting as a friend to give
Light and love to all who live.

Refrain

Jesus loves me! He who died
Heaven’s gate to open wide;
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.

Refrain

Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way;
Thou hast bled and died for me,
I will henceforth live for Thee.

Refrain

Sing however much of the song as you would like with your children or your students

End your lesson with the Lord’s Prayer- (10 minutes) if this is the first time your children say the Lord’s prayer, it may take ten minutes to teach them, otherwise two minutes is enough time to recite the Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

“Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:9-13)

The lesson is complete for this week. These lessons are made to take up about one hour of your time. It is worth one hour of your time each week to teach your children about God. Your small children can also use an hour away from television, video games and playing to learn about God. These lessons can be used for parents of children 4-10 and in Sunday school. These lessons are made for my small children in a home atmosphere. These Bible lessons are made to help teach children about God and help families grow closer together. You have my permission to use any of these Bible lessons, but not to publish them. When the 52 Bible lessons are done, they will be put together with my children’s art and made into a book. God Bless all the people and families who read these lessons. Lesson Number one was God Created the Heaven’s and the Earth. Lesson Number two was Noah’s Ark and Lesson Number three is Joseph and His Beautiful Colorful Coat. This week we learned that David got his skill and strength from God and this allowed him to slay the giant Goliath. Abraham had faith enough in God to agree to sacrifice his own son.

Suggestive Reading for parents or Sunday School Teacher- Genesis 22:1-19

Sources

The Bible

Wikipedia for information on prayers

Christiananswers.net

Hymns.me.uk

Copyrighted by LeRoy Coffie 2011 

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