God’s Covenant with Abraham
Genesis 12:1-3; 15:1-21; 17:1-9
Abraham believed God. Romans 4:3
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.
BIG PICTURE QUESTION:
- What did God promise? God promised to bless His people.
BIBLE STORY: GOD’S COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM
- God made a covenant, or promise, with Abraham.
- Abraham was an old man with no children, but God said he would have a big family.
- God showed Abraham keeping the promise was His job, not Abraham’s.
FAMILY DISCUSSION STARTERS:
- Tell about a time someone made a promise to you or you made a promise to someone else. Was the promise kept?
- Do you think it was hard for Abraham to believe God would really give him a big family? Why?
- Look at the sky on a clear night. Try to count the stars. Discuss how God always keeps His promises.