Sunday, June 29, 2014

Abraham and Sarah Sunday School Lesson - Abram Lies to Pharaoh

Use this Abraham and Sarah Sunday School lesson to teach kids not to lie.

Lesson: (Note: Always allow students enough time to think about and to give their answers to the questions before clarifying the teaching.)

Ask students, Is it ever okay to lie about something?

When do you think it would be okay to lie?

Last time, we learned about a man named Abram. Does anyone remember what God told Abram to do? God told Abram to leave his country and his friends and his family and go to a new country.

Did Abram listen to God and go to that new country? Yes. Abram went to the country of Canaan.

Summarize Genesis 12:10-20, asking questions as you go.

But soon, the country of Canaan started to run out of food. It hadn’t rained for a long time and all the plants and animals were dying. So Abram left Canaan and went to Egypt to live there for a while. On their way to Egypt, Abram told his wife, Sarai, “Pretend that you are my sister and not my wife while we are in Egypt. You are such a beautiful woman that someone will want to kill me, if they think I’m your husband, and take you for themselves.”

And sure enough, when they got to Egypt, one of the men saw how beautiful Sarai was and told Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, all about her. So Pharaoh came and took Sarai to be his wife!

What do you think about that? Can Pharaoh come and take Sarai to be his wife if she’s already married to Abram? No, he can’t.

So God made Pharaoh and everyone in his palace sick because he had taken Sarai to be his wife. Then Pharaoh called Abram and said, “What have you done to me? You’ve made everyone in my palace sick! You should have told me Sarai was your wife! Take her back and leave my palace right now.”

Do you remember why Abram lied about Sarai not being his wife? Because he was afraid that someone would kill him and take Sarai away from him.

Do you think Abram should have lied? No, he shouldn’t have lied.

What do you think Abram should have done instead? He should have known that God was always with him and would protect him from being killed if he told the truth about Sarai.

And we don’t have to be afraid of anything, either, because we know that God is always with us and can protect us. All we have to do is trust in God.

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