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God Made a Covenant With Abraham (Genesis 12-20)

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God Made a Covenant With Abraham (Genesis 12-20)

God promised to bless all the world through Abraham. God sent Jesus from His home in heaven to be born on earth into Abraham’s family. Through Jesus, all the nations of the earth are blessed because Jesus saves people from their sins.

Big Picture Question

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything in heaven and on earth. Nothing is outside of God’s good plan.

Key Passage

For I know that the Lord is great; our Lord is greater than all gods. The Lord does whatever he pleases in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all the depths.- Psalm 135:5-6

  • For I know (point to temple)
  • that the Lord is great; our Lord is greater than all gods. (make praise hands then 'raise the roof')
  • The Lord does whatever he pleases (swipe arm in painting motion across body from both directions)
  • In heaven (put hands palms up toward sky)
  • And on earth (put hands palms up toward ground)
  • In the seas and all the depths. (make waves motion with both hands)

Key Passage Song

Bible Story Video

Bible Story Summary

  • God made a special promise, or covenant, with Abram
  • God promised to give Abram a big family, land to live on and to bless all people on earth through him.
  • God made a special ceremony to show Abram He would keep His promise.
  • God changed Abram’s name to Abraham.
  • God said Abraham’s wife Sarah would have a son.

Coloring/Activity Page