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.
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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)
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)
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)
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
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