What a promise!

Get comfy and everyone takes it in turn to hold their thumbs out and wiggle them up or down to express how they are and how their week has been. Allow everyone to share why. Perhaps share what God has been doing in your life this week. Why not take a moment to pray about what comes up?

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Consequences – hand out everyone a bit of paper. Fold it up Into 6 sections. Write down: 1) a name of a character/ person. Then fold it over so you can see it and pass it to the person on your right. Write down: 2) another name of a character/ person. The fold it over so you can’t see it and pass it on to the person on your right. Keep this process going writing these things down in order: 3) a place/ location, 4) a line that the first character said 5), a line that the second character said, 6) something the first character did, 7) something the second character did, 8) what happened as a result. 

Then open up each paper and read out the story. (1) met (2) in/on/at the (3). (1) said (4), (2) replied (5). (1) did (6). (2) did (7) and it ended up that (8). 

Story Time

Grab a tasty snack and drink and join Ben on today's video as we look at our story; Abraham, Genesis 12.

Family Discussion questions:

  • Can you think of a promise you’ve made that you’ve kept or broken, what was it? 

  • Why do you think Abraham trusted in God’s promise to him? 

  • Can you think of any promises God has given you? How can we help each other trust God’s promise?  

Find a space with your cushion somewhere, bring your journal or paper and pen with you. 

Play this worship music video and spend some time with God, asking Him to help you trust Him even when you can’t see up ahead. Ask the Holy Spirit to remind you of a promise that God has given you.  

Why not write down some promises that God has given you personally or as a family, talk about them. If you're not sure of any think of some general promises that are in the Bible - like God promises to be with us always. Colour them in and stick them up somewhere where you can be reminded of them.