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2012 - Wk 06: Abraham and Isaac

2.04.2012


What You'll Need: scriptures, GAB 9/GAK 105: Abraham Taking Isaac to Be Sacrificed, GAB 57/GAK 230: The Crucifixion, printed coloring pages, coloring tools.

You can also choose to download the pdf of LESSON 06 for easy printing. If you download, please leave a comment here on what you like about this lesson. Note: GAK vs GAB pictures explained here.

Scripture: Genesis 22:11-12 - And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.  And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

Opening Song: Follow the Prophet - Verse 4 (PCS #110)

Lesson:

Before we came to Earth we lived in Heaven with our Heavenly Father. He is the father of our Spirits.  As our father, He knows what is best for us. He knows what good things we need and what trials we need to help us grow.  We should always trust Him.  Sometimes the Lord commands us to do difficult things, but if we trust in Him everything will always turn out just like it should.

We are going to talk about a story from the Bible about a Prophet named Abraham who trusted in the lord.

For many long years Abraham and his wife, Sarah, had hoped to have a child. But they both grew old and felt it was too late for them to be blessed as they desired.  Then one day three strangers came to visit Abraham. He made them welcome and gave them food. As they ate, one visitor asked, “Where is Sarah?” Then he prophesied, “She will have a son.”

Sarah overheard his words and laughed because she and Abraham were so old. But later Sarah and Abraham learned that the men who had come to their home were really heavenly visitors, and the prophecy was fulfilled.  Sarah did have a son and they named him Isaac, which means rejoicing.  The loved their son very much.

The Lord one day told Abraham to take Isaac to a mountain and offer him as a sacrifice.  That meant he would have to kill his only son.  As difficult as this would be, Abraham prepared to obey the Lord.

- How do you think Abraham felt about having to kill his son, who he loved so much?
- Do you think it would be hard for Abraham to obey the Lord?

He began his journey to the mountain early in the morning, taking Isaac, two young servants, a donkey, and wood for the burnt offering. On the third day of the journey, Abraham left the two servants and the donkey, saying that he and Isaac would go farther to worship.


(show GAB 9/ GAK 105: Abraham Taking Isaac to Be Sacrificed)
When they reached the place that God had revealed, Abraham built an altar. Then he put the wood across the altar, tied Isaac up, and laid him on the wood.  As Abraham lifted his knife to kill Isaac and angel appeared and stopped him.  Abraham did not have to kill his son, but his willingness to obey this difficult command proved that he was obedient and that he loved God.

Because Abraham was willing to obey, the Lord promised that he would have many descendants and that his family would bless all nations.

When we hear the story of Abraham and Isaac it reminds us of Heavenly Father and how difficult it was for Him to send His only son, Jesus Christ, to earth when He knew Jesus would be killed. 

(show GAB 57/GAK 230: The Crucifixion)
Heavenly Father knew Jesus would die as a sacrifice, just as Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son.  All of us are spirit children of our Heavenly Father, but Jesus was His only physical son.  But Heavenly Father always knows what is best for His children and has commanded us to obey, even when it seems difficult.

Bear your testimony about obeying the will of the Lord, even when it is difficult. Share with your children a specific time in your life when you obeyed the Lord even when it was hard.

(For tips on sharing your testimony please click here.)

Practice Song: If you are teaching your family the FEBRUARY Song of the Month, go over the words and music with your family.

Activity:  Abraham and Isaac Coloring Page
CLICK HERE to download and print.

26 Way Righteous Comments:

Michelle said...

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Melissa said...

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Emily Foley said...

We named our son Isaac because it took us so long to get pregnant with him, but we have the meaning as "He laugheth", not "rejoicing". Interesting. Also, one of my favorite aspects of this story is that Isaac was pretty old when this happened, and it wasn't just Abraham's faith. He could have easily gotten away from his older father if he wanted, but he submitted to his father's will and consented to be tied up and killed. It's remarkable, the faith of those men.

jdyer said...

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Nancy said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for the wonderful lessons! Even though my baby was crying, my 2 year old was ripping paper all over, my 5 & 7 year old got the lesson! And, by the 3rd time of singing the song of the month everyone was quiet & feeling the spirit! Sometimes it's hard, but we have to keep going. Thanks for the simple, short, easy to understand lessons! It doesn't seem fair that you've done all the work- and we get all the benefits, THANK YOU!!

Anonymous said...

I decided to give the Abraham & Issac lesson a try. With seven kids home from ages 15 to 4, I wasn't sure how it would go over, but it turned into one of our better lessons. I let the kids color the pictures while we talked about the lesson, and for once they ALL sat still and participated. I'll be back next week to try it again. Thanks!

Marcela said...

This is the first week using your lesson! I have a 2 y/o that was pretty restless but my 4 y/o loved it! Thank you so much! We recently read about Abraham in our nightly scripture reading so it was great to review the story again. Thanks!

Bastian Family said...

We are trying to teach obedience. Perfect lesson!

Anonymous said...

thanks

Monika said...

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Christina said...

Thank you for this lesson!

Tiffany said...

success! and we played Simon Says at the end for an obedience activity. thank you!! i pinned your site.

Anonymous said...

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Brooke Hunt (aka Mr. Burns) said...

this goes right along with Pres. Monsons talk on Obedience in this past april 2013 conference. thank you!

Dana said...

So helpful!!!! Without resources like yours, I don't know if FHE would end up happening around here. Thank you!!

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