Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 30-minute lesson plan on Abraham, which highlights the following lesson objective: “Learn of more of the lives of the great men and women of the Bible.” (Christian Life and Faith: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-2a)
Discuss what your children know of Abraham’s life.
Watch the music video “Abraham.”
Read “Heroes of the Bible: Abraham.”
Read this article, for a brief background on Abraham’s life.
Read the story of how Abraham allowed Lot to choose grazing land in Genesis 13, or in the following retold from “Lot’s Choice.”
Discuss how Abraham allowed Lot to choose the choicest piece of land for himself. It would have been easy for Abraham to claim the best land for his own family, which was his right as the top elder of the entire clan, and the one who had initiated the journey from their former home, and the one who had invited Lot to join him. But Abraham preferred his nephew, and God rewarded his generosity.
Read “Adventures in Hebrews, Part 2,” pages 5–6: Abraham following God to a land of promise; God’s covenant with Abraham concerning his descendants.
Read of the great sacrifice God asked of Abraham in Genesis 22:1–18, or the first page of “Adventures in Hebrews, Part 3” for a short recap.
Reflect with the children on the above story, thinking about it from Abraham’s point of view. Describe how Abraham had waited for many years for God to fulfill His promise of having many descendants, and after he finally had a son, God asked Abraham to give the son back to Him. What compelled Abraham to obey?
Discuss why Abraham is called “the father of faith.”
Look up 2 Chronicles 20:7, Isaiah 41:8, and James 2:23. Each of these verses describes Abraham as a “friend of God.” Brainstorm components that good friendships are made of (e.g., trust, loyalty, openness, spending time together, etc.). Discuss how this was what Abraham’s relationship with God was like, and what our relationship with God can be like as well. Also look up John 15:14.
Color “Hero of the Month Coloring Page: Abraham.”
Take the “Hero of the Month Quiz: Abraham.”
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