The Lord Appears to Abraham (Genesis 18)
In the midst of great wickedness, God brings His people into a relationship with Himself
Sunday morning our kiddos learned:
- God continues to be faithful by reminding Abraham of His promise
- God increases Abraham's and Sarah's faith
- God hears Abraham's prayers
Where is Jesus?
Read Luke 1:26-28. As God works out the salvation of His people, over and over again He demonstrates His power through miraculous births, so it will be clear that God deserves all the credit for our salvation. In this passage, God promises Mary that she will give birth to Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. God also says that Elizabeth, Mary's cousin, will have a child at a very old age after she is too old to have children - just like Sarah, the wife of Abraham! When Mary asks how God could do what seemed impossible, the angel Gabriel says something we should always remember: "Nothing will be impossible with God."
In the home
We are on week 11 in the Long Story Short family devotional (starting on page 71). Again, I think for this week day 2 nails it as it focuses on God's promise. The Bible is full of people who struggle to believe the promise and sometimes even laugh at God at the thought of the impossible (Ex. Sarah). These questions stood out most:
- What are some promises we need to trust God for? (day 2)
- How was Abraham's conversation with the Lord a lot like our prayers? (day 4)
- Can you think of something you could ask God for? (day 4)
This month's memory verse is Psalm 139:1-3. The highlighted portion below will be quoted on August 6th.