Use this Abraham Sunday School lesson to teach kids how to trust God to lead them in life.
Needed: a road map
students your road map. Point out your city or state and then point out
a location close by. Ask, If I asked you how to get from where we are
to this other location, what would you tell me?
exercise a couple of more times, choosing different locations. Then
close the map.) Now, without looking, if I asked you how to get from
here to Israel (or another county if you're in Israel), what would you
It's a little harder to tell directions if you don't have the map, isn't it?
when you're riding in a car, you don't need to know how to get
somewhere, do you? When you're riding in a car, who knows how to get
where you're going?
Your parents or grandparents or
someone else a little older than you knows where to go. Sometimes a GPS
helps them know where to go.
That's kind of how it was for Abraham in our story today.
(Read Genesis 12:1-5, then read verse 1 again.)
Did Abraham know where he was going?
God just told Abraham to leave his country and go somewhere God would
show him. Abraham didn't have a map of where he was going. He didn't
know how to get there. But who did know how to get there?
God knew where He was taking Abraham and He made sure Abraham and his family arrived there safely.
kind of like God was the driver in the car and Abraham and his family
were the passengers. They didn't know how to get where they were going,
but God did.
It's the same way for us in life. We don't
everything that's going to happen to us or all the places we'll go, but
God does. And as long as we keep trusting in God like Abraham and his
family did, God will be right beside us, taking us where we need to go
in life. God will be like our driver, taking us where we need to go in
life if we keep trusting in Him.
Let's pray about that.
prayer: Father God, You know everything about us. You know everything
that will happen to us. You know what we should do and where we should
go in life. We pray that You will help us to always trust in You to lead
us. Help us to be like Your passengers and to trust You as our driver.
In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
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