The Promise Reaffirmed

Key Passage: Genesis 28:15 “Look, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.”

Big Picture Question: How did people know God’s plan? God told people His plan.

Christ Connection: God’s wonderful plan to Abraham extended well beyond his lifetime. The plan was shared with Rebekah, Isaac, Jacob, and eventually an entire nation leading to the birth of a baby boy named Jesus. Jesus fulfilled God’s plan to provide salvation and redemption for all of God’s people.

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s),

In the next installment of God’s story, we will learn that God’s plan that began with Abraham extended far beyond his lifetime. When Isaac grew up, he started a family of his own. Isaac’s wife, Rebekah, had twin boys, Jacob and Esau.

Today’s story is about the promise God gave Abraham. Abraham passed the knowledge of the promise to Isaac, who told the promise to his son, Jacob. In order to reaffirm the promise, God gave the promise to both Isaac and Jacob.

God’s plan didn’t stop with the promise He gave to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The promise was extended to Jacob’s descendants—and ultimately to an entire nation—leading to the birth of a baby boy named Jesus. Jesus fulfilled God’s plan to provide salvation and redemption for all of God’s people.

Family Activity: Use some free, online genealogy tools to search for family ancestors. Draw a family tree and explain the concept of descendants.

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