Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family
Family Bible time for the week of October 25-31
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God's Promises to Abraham
What's the best promise someone has ever made to you? Did they keep it?
The world God created was perfect, but it didn’t stay that way for long. Eve gave in to Satan’s temptation to eat from the tree that God forbade, and Adam went right along with her. Sin entered the world. Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden, but not before God made a promise to one day send a Savior to set things right again between God and man. Many hundreds of years later, God called a man named Abram to leave his country and its false gods and follow where God would lead him. God gave Abram a promise—a promise to make him into a great nation, a promise that in him all the families of the earth would be blessed. Abram,
however, saw just one problem with this plan—he was almost one hundred years old, and he had no children. But nothing is impossible with God. He changed Abram's name to Abraham (which means "father of many"), and told him that the following year, His ninety-year old wife, Sarah, would have a son!
Heavenly Father, help us to trust in You, because You always keep Your promises! Thank You for keeping Your greatest promise of all--to send Jesus as our Savior. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Bible Lesson: God's Promises to Abraham
- Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
- Read this account using an online Bible (Biblegateway.com) Genesis 15:1–6; 17:1–21 OR
- Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Talk about it
- What promises did God make to Abraham?
- Who was born from Abraham’s family many, many years later?
- In the Old Testament, God sometimes spoke directly to His people. How does God speak to us today?
God promised to give Abraham a son, and to make a great nation out of Abraham.
God told Abraham that all people would be blessed through his descendants.
The promise to Abraham is a promise that God will work through Abraham and his descendants to bring salvation through our Savior, Jesus.
Thousands of years later, Jesus, the Savior of the world, was born from Abraham's family line!
Today, God speaks to us through His Word, the Bible. We hear God speak to us when we read and study His Word, when we hear it read and proclaimed in worship, and when others share God’s Word with us.
For all the promises of God find their Yes in [Jesus]. 2 Corinthians 1:20
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The Lord's Prayer
Gracious heavenly Father, thank You for giving us Jesus and promising an eternal future with You. In Your name we pray, Jesus. Amen.
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Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House
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