Family Devotional Week 15

Family Devotional Week 15

Posted by Scott Chitwood, Category: Announcements, Church News, Family Devotionals,

Abraham and God’s Promises
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the story of God’s promises to Abraham and its
application to us today: God always keeps his promises!
Feasting on the Word:
Genesis 12:1-4, 13:14-17, 17:15-17 and 21:1-5
1 Kings 4:20; Joshua 21:43-45; Galatians 3:6-9
Family Discussion:
When God told Abraham to leave his home and go to another land, what did
God promise him? (Genesis 12:1-3) How old was Abraham when God made
these promises? (verse 4) Read more about God’s promises to Abraham in
Genesis 13:14-17.
God promised to make Abraham’s family into a great nation, but Abraham
and Sarah didn’t have any children. What miracle took place to make this
promise begin to come true? (Genesis 17:15-17 and 21:1-5)
Abraham was 75 when God made the promise, and he was 100 when the
promise began to come true. However, the rest of the promise (to become a
great nation) continued to be fulfilled for hundreds of years! (1 Kings 4:20)
God promised to give Abraham and his descendants the land of Canaan.
Read how that promise came true hundreds of years later when the Israelites
finally settled in “the Promised Land.” (Joshua 21:43-45)
God also promised Abraham that through his family all nations would be
blessed. That promise came true when Jesus, Abraham’s descendant, died
to save mankind from their sins. Read and discuss Galatians 3:6-9.
Challenge:
Think about this: All of God’s promises come true. If you are a Christian, the
promises God made to Abraham, thousands of years ago, continue to be
fulfilled…in YOU! Did you know that you were part of the promise?
?? A great nation: Abraham is called “the father of all who believe” in Romans 4:11. Are
you a believer? Then you are one of Abraham’s descendants!
?? Promised Land: It was Canaan for the Israelites, but it’s Heaven for Christians.
?? All nations will be blessed: You, as a Christian, in this nation today, are blessed since
Jesus died to save you from your sins!
Family Project: Take time to work on your family project. (Refer to list.)