Virtual Clubhouse Video
God promised Abraham a son, but as the years wore on, this seemed impossible. Abraham was far too old for children! But God keeps His promises in His time.
God Keeps His Promises
Genesis 15; 17
Word of Wonder
Work together this week on memorizing this verse!
He will be called Immanuel.
—Isaiah 7:14 (NIrV)
Wonder About It
- What is one thing you are learning about God and the wonder of His big story?
- How do you see God’s story as part of your own story?
Worship @ Home
Listen to the Jesus Family Tree Worship@Home Spotify playlist for worship songs you can play anytime.
Families, use this to prompt conversations at the table, in the car, and anywhere else your family experiences life together.
- What promise did God make to Abraham?
- In what ways did God keep His promise?
- Why is it important to keep your promises?
- What does this part of God’s big story tell us about God?
- Can we trust God to keep His promises today? What makes you think so?
One way to remember that God has kept His promises is by making a Gratitude List and thanking Him for all He has done. Practicing gratitude helps your family develop faith that God keeps his promises.
Invite each person to list as many things they are thankful for as they are years old—up to a maximum of ten. For example, a nine-year-old would list nine things. Instead of writing, developing readers can draw pictures (e.g., a three-year old could draw three things for which he is grateful). Share your lists and pray together to thank God for the things that were shared.
Consider repeating this activity more than once during the week. But each time you do it, come up with a whole new list. You can’t reuse things from previous lists!
If anyone gets stuck, you can suggest these categories:
- Health and Body (e.g., “That I can breathe!”)
- Nature (e.g., tulips)
- Relationships (e.g., friends or family listed by name)
- Activities (e.g., soccer, vacation)
- God (e.g., His wisdom, help, forgiveness)
I Won’t Forget
This activity drives home the point that God keeps His promises in His time.
Choose either a single activity all your kids will enjoy or choose something specific for each kid. These could include a treat (ice cream), a privilege (15 minutes of screen time), or one-on-one attention (board game or reading together). Make sure you can deliver on whatever you choose. You will want to have items on hand, and it might be helpful to set an alarm to make sure you follow through!
Early in the day, promise your kids whatever you’ve chosen to give them. Encourage them not to ask you about it. Then, try to make it through the day before you deliver. (Use your judgment. Don’t frustrate your kids.) If at any point your kids ask about it, simply say, “You don’t need to ask me for this. I made a promise, and I won’t forget.”
Whenever you choose to fulfill this promise, explain: “Whether you asked me or not, I made a promise. Now, I’m not perfect, so I might forget a promise sometime. But God is perfect. He always keeps his promises.”
In Early Childhood ministry, we teach basic biblical truths in ways little hearts can understand, from birth all the way through kindergarten. Our desire is to have children learn in fun and interesting ways how much God loves them. The video and resources on this page are designed for parents to experience this at home with their children.