Whether or not your children were able to make it to Sunday school, you can still engage them in this week’s story. Please read the summary, look up the story online, in your bible, or a children’s bible, and begin the discussion. Increasing your child’s biblical knowledge will be foundational in their faith development. What a gift to provide a child. Adults also reap the benefit of digging in deeper to these stories.
This week Sunday School focused on the reading from Genesis, God calling Abraham. Our 3rd-5th graders encountered it for the first time, while our younger children had read this story earlier and revisited it.
The focus this week was on God’s directions to Abraham. God chose Abraham and Sarah to start his family. God’s call to Abraham directed him to leave his home, and everything familiar, and travel to a new land, with no assurance other than God’s word that all would be well. Abraham followed God’s directions, even though it wasn’t easy for him to do this. He trusted in God and his love for them.
God calls on us today to be a reflection of his teachings and the light of his church. This is often not easy for us either, but, like Abraham and Sarah, we need to have faith in God, and his love for us, and follow his directions.
Table Talk Questions
- What did God tell Abram and Sarai to do?
- How do you think Abram and Sarai felt about what God told them to do?
- What did God promise to Abram and Sarai?
- How did God show his love for Abram and Sarai?
- How do you think God’s promises helped Abram and Sarai find the courage to make the journey to Canaan?
- What do you think God is telling us to do? What does he promise us?
- How does God show his love for us?
- What are some ways we can follow God’s directions?