As For Me and My House Moments
God Give Abraham a Son
God Keeps His Promises
Genesis 18:1 – 15; 21: 1 – 7
- Last week we learned that God made a covenant with Abraham. God promised Abraham that his descendants were going to be like the number of stars in the sky. At this time Abraham had no son and was an old man and his wife was well passed the time that women gave birth. In order for him to have a child God would have to be the one to do it. There would need to be a miracle that took place for Abraham and his wife to conceive. And that’s exactly what happened.
- This week we will be looking at God keeping his promise to Abraham.
- God is Faithful
- God keeping His promises is an important part of being faithful. There are times that we face individuals who may not always keep their promises. Maybe that person never intended to keep his promise or maybe that person was lying all along. Whatever the case maybe, there are always going to be people that break their word.
- Sarah Laughed at God’s Promise
- Sarah was ninety years old when she heard that she was going to have a baby. When she heard the news she began laughing. But God promised that it was going to happen and a year later it did. Isaac, which means laughter, was born just a little while later.
- Nothing unexpected can ever come up that would make it impossible for God to keep his promises.
- Sometimes we are not able to keep our promises to our children because there are circumstances that arise that make it impossible to do so. The wonderful thing we all can find comfort in, is that God is perfect and there is nothing that can stand in the way of him keeping his promises to his children.
- We can always trust God to keep his promises, because he is absolutely faithful
This Weeks Verse:
- Hebrews 10:23b – He who promised is faithful.
Suggested Activities for the Week:
- God’s promises are not for every person in the world, but for those who are in a covenant with him (see the last two lessons).
- Discuss God’s unhappy promises, called “threats,” for those who are not in a covenant with him through faith in Christ. They will be judged and kept apart from God forever.
- With your children who are capable readers, go on a “promise hunt.” Skim through some sections of the New Testament, seeing who can find one of God’s promises. Read each promise found and discuss what it means and for whom it is intended.
Welcome to week seven. We are almost at the two month mark of having a family devotion time. How’s it been? Have you seen a change in your family dynamic? Are your children more interested in learning about the scriptures? What changes are taking place between you and your children? As you work through this lesson evaluate the promises that you make to your own children. Do you keep them? Or are promises for things in the future a means to appease your child in the present? Are you hoping that they will forget some of the promises that you have made to them?
It is incredibly important for parents to be the model that you want your children to be. If you want your children to be more like Christ and have a relationship with Christ then they need to see that in you. They need to see you being obedient to the Savior and they need to see you modeling Him. Are you memorizing the same scriptures that you are encouraging them to memorize? The only way we can lead is by example. To lead any other way is hypocrisy. Are you teaching your children how to honor God’s faithfulness by praising him?
Even though it is not something that we have done in previous weeks I would encourage you to begin worshipping God during your family devotion times. Here are a couple of things to get you started:
- Practice – Turn on worship CDs and sing or listen with one another during cleaning, breakfast, or after dinner.
- Sing with your children at church. Show them you are not afraid to praise God publicly.
- Start singing during your family devotion time.
- Have a Internet connection? Find a free online streaming radio station (Pandora) where you can choose the style of music and it randomly selects based on your criteria.
Ultimately, it is just about getting out there and doing it.
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Material Based Upon
Mighty acts of God: a family Bible storybook, Starr Meade – Tim O’Connor – Crossway Books – 2010; Pg. 35 – 37