After the Great Flood and the Tower of Babel, God initiated a special relationship with an aging, childless man and promised him descendants, land, and influence. The Lord would maintain a special relationship with Abraham and his descendants, the nation of Israel. He would reveal Himself to them and ultimately would send His own Son, Jesus, to the earth as a member of this group of people. This series of Bible studies for preschoolers tells the story of God’s relationship with Abraham and how the patriarch responded to God’s blessings, including the blessing of becoming a father at 100 years of age! Abraham’s life offers lessons even preschoolers can understand. Among other things, Abraham challenges us to trust God, even when we have to wait. Lessons in this unit are listed below. To purchase this unit for $24.95, simply click the red “Buy Unit” button above. To download a free sample lesson, click here.
Unit Bible Lessons
Setting out to live in a new land required faith on Abraham’s part, but it was God who had spoken to him—the one true God. When God spoke, Abraham listened and obeyed, and God did great things in and through his life. Let’s not only thank God for what He did, but let’s also follow Abraham’s example when we read what God has said to us in the Bible.
The more confidence a person has and the more secure he or she is, the more generous that person is likely to be with others. We see this in Abraham. When the land could no longer support his and his nephew’s livestock, he gave his nephew a choice about where to live. Significantly, Abraham’s confidence wasn’t ultimately in himself, but in God.
When God promised Abraham that his descendants would become a great nation, Abraham had no children. Abraham was 75 at the time and getting no younger. That didn’t matter to God, because God can do anything! And He will do exactly what He promises to do. In fact, when Abraham and Sarah became parents, 25 years had passed since God’s initial promise. Abraham believed God and was rewarded for doing so.
Abraham and Sarah had a baby boy when they were well beyond their childbearing years? How could this happen? God had made a promise to Abraham, and He kept it. God keeps His word.