Year 2, Fall: Lesson 1
What we learned today
Big Idea: God is Redeemer
Fall of Mankind: Genesis 2—3. After mankind sinned, God promised to send the Redeemer to restore relationship with Him.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God is worthy of worship
Tower of Babel and Abram. Genesis 11—12; 15. God scattered the people working to build a tower to the heavens. Later, God called Abram and promised to bless him.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
The people who built the tower of Babel worshipped the sun, moon, and stars.
God was angry about their efforts to build the tower, so He confused their language and “scattered them over the face of the whole earth” (Genesis 11v9).
Abram’s family and nation were, no doubt, also devoted to various gods and goddesses—just like the people of Babel.
God later changed Abram’s name to Abraham.
Connect as a family
Read through the biblical account of God’s promise to Abram in Genesis 12v1–8. Explain to your children that God wanted Abram and his family to worship God and God alone. He is the one true God, and He wanted the worship of His people. Spend a few moments worshipping God together as a family. Pray together and thank God for who He is.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What did God tell Abram to do?
What promises did God make to Abram?
How can we worship God?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God is worthy of worship into your everyday life as a family.
Blessings are often used in the Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you remember that God is worthy of your praise and worship.