Unit 2: God Has a Plan
Isaac Is Born (Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7)
Bible Point: We can trust God.
“For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does.” (Psalm 33:4)
Who in your life has a contagious laugh, the kind of chuckle that brings a smile to your face and a spark of joy to your heart? As promised, God provided a baby named Isaac, which means “laughter,” to elderly Abraham and Sarah. We can trust God, even as we wait on his perfect timing. Baby “Laughter” was a promise fulfilled, and he was worth the wait.
God, your trustworthy character brings a smile to my face. Thank you for keeping your promises to me and my family. May your love and joy fill our time together this week. In Jesus’ name, amen.
River Ridge Kids
Dig In to the Bible
Read: Psalm 139:1-18
In This Passage: David writes a psalm, or song, about how God created us and knows us intimately. David says God made us wonderfully complex! He sees everything we do, he
knows our thoughts, and he’s with us wherever we go. He wove each of us together with a special purpose. God is our creator, so we live out our purpose.
Bible Point: God is our creator…
Application: …so we live out our purpose.
Summary Verse: “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?” (Isaiah 43:19).
• God is our creator. Some kids struggle to know what their purpose is. Use this lesson to help your kids see how God has already used them to do important things and how he can continue to use their unique talents and personality traits for an exciting purpose.
• Think About: What’s God’s purpose for you right now? How has he created you specifically for that role?
Dig In to Prayer
• Pray that God would reveal his purpose for your children and give your kids the confidence to live the way he created them.
What Does God Say to Do When I’m Too Busy?
TODAY’S BIBLE BASE
Bold Bible Truth
Jesus loves you. (John 3:16)
“Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, ‘Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.’ But the Lord said to her, ‘My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.’ ” (Luke 10:39-42)
• Moses is told to not try to do everything. Exodus 18:15-18; 21-23
• Jesus offers to help us carry our burdens. Matthew 11:28-29