Was He wanting Abraham and Sarah to truly believe that nothing is too hard for Him to do? All of us have fallen short of the glory of God. One warm day, not long after God had changed his name, Abraham was sitting by his tent door. (Remember that Abraham shouldn’t have married Hagar in the first place since he was already married to Sarah. Send them away like Sarah said.”. I believe the Bible is without errors, there is One God who manifests Himself as three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. He rose three days later. The twist is that instead of having two goals, you’ll have three. Each of us deserves to die because we have all disobeyed God. She has created Bible lessons and taught children about Jesus at churches, camps, Christian Schools, and conferences. Summarize Genesis 21-22 with this Bible story, asking the included questions as you read. Isaac knew that God planned for Abraham to be the beginning of a special people who would choose to love, trust, and obey God, and be missionaries for Him. And if we will do what God tells us to and make Him first in our lives, then He will reward us, just like He rewarded Abraham. For those of us after the Old Testament, we do know about Jesus. Why do you think God waited so long to do what He had promised to Abraham? But God assured Abraham that Sarah would have a son. As he looked at the lovely scenery, he saw three men walking toward his camp. When their water ran out, Hagar took Ishmael and put him under a bush so he would be shaded from the sun. amzn_assoc_linkid = "308fb9636a95486ffa77e11368f3407b"; No. (Show the white page.) Hebrews 11:8. Lesson: Why Did Jesus Wait Before He Helped Lazarus? The story of Abraham and Isaac helps us understand how hard it must have been for God the Father to give Jesus to die for us. He couldn’t even tell them where he was going, because he didn’t know. Teach the children about God’s merciful provision of the lamb, as a substitute so that Isaac did not have to die. Very quickly, the word spread for miles and miles around. Be sure to consider your own ministry context and modify it as needed. This is the opposite life of someone who stays in their sin. Acts 26 Bible Lesson ~ Paul and King Agrippa, What do we know about sheep and the Old Testament? After 30 seconds, go back to normal play. (Show the red page.) How do you think it made Abraham feel for God to ask him to kill his son? Acts 3:25, 26; Galatians 3:16. Her name is Audrey. Can’t you just see Abram looking up into the night sky at the awesome number of stars? Ishmael grew up big and strong and got married and had his own kids. “It’s a miracle. Can you guess what that was? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. But how could he possibly do what God was asking? He took them to a new land that would eventually be used for their descendants. God sent His Son, His only Son, to Earth. Scripture Focus: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; 22:1-19, Materials: small model or picture of a ram; gold, black, red, and white construction paper (or a wordless book). How Abraham and Sarah loved and enjoyed Isaac! ], saddled a donkey to ride = Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem, two young men went with them = 2 thieves on the crosses, arrived on the third day = resurrected on the third day, Isaac carried the wood = Jesus carried the wooden cross, bound Isaac and laid him on the altar = Jesus nailed to the cross, ram caught in the thicket by the horns = the crown of thorns on Jesus’ head, The ram replaced Isaac as the sacrifice = Jesus too our place and was the sacrifice for our sins, The place called “The Lord Will Provide” = God provided His own Son, Because Abraham obeyed, he was blessed = When we obey God, we are blessed. Then Isaac laid down on the altar, and Abraham carefully tied him. And he had still chosen to trust and obey God, even though it seemed that God couldn’t keep His promise if Isaac were dead. They had a beautiful home, many servants, lots and lots of land, and many flocks and herds of animals. It only helped them remember that God’s own Son would come and die in our place so we can choose to be safe from Satan. When they got to the top of the mountain, Abraham took Isaac and tied him down with a rope. These parallels include:}, Abraham and Isaac, through this testing, are “acting out” the crucifixion and salvation experience to some degree. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; Alex wants to, but he was just about to spend some time reading his Bible and praying. You remember that God told Abram to leave his country and his friends and his family and go live in the country of Canaan. What did God say? They gave each other one last, long hug. God also changed Abram’s name to Abraham because he was to be the Father of Many Nations. As part of the promise, God told Abram that he would have descendants. A Living Sacrifice dies to self. Just like the ram was substituted for Isaac, Jesus takes our place. God, You are the one who created us. ), But there was a problem with Abram having children, wasn’t there? Oh, how thankful Abraham and Isaac were! Isaac learned all about the wonderful promise that Jesus would come to save us from Satan, and he chose to love, trust, and obey God, just like his father Abraham. God asks us to do hard things sometimes. Oh, no! So now we’re going to learn about the time when Sarah finally had her son and we’re going to learn about a couple of times when Abraham had to make a hard decision. After all, Abram was 99 years old. Let’s think about the story of Abraham and Isaac. It covers the story of Abraham and Sarah as well as the miracle of Isaac. 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