Week of October 25, 2020

Preschool Series - PROMISES

In this series, children will learn that God’s promises always come true. God has made a great many promises, and we can know that he is trustworthy because what he says is always truthful. Children will learn about God’s promises to Noah, Abraham & Sarah, Isaac, and Jacob in this series. Children will also discover that God’s promises are still true for us today in Jesus!

“God has made a great many promises.”

2 Corinthians 1:20a

God's Promise to Jacob

God has made a great many promises.

2 Corinthians 1:20a (NIRV)

God keeps His promises.

Learn a new worship song!

Kids and Jr. High Series - TRUST

In this series, students will learn about the many ways that God has proven he is trustworthy right from the start. They will focus on the idea that God is a good God who can be trusted by discussing what trust is and why it is important in relationship.


“I will make you into a great nation. And I will bless you. I will make your name great... All nations on earth will be blessed because of you.”

Genesis 12:2-3

Kids (K - Gr. 3)

What does it mean to promise something?

Have your parents ever promised you something? If so, what was it?

Have you ever made a promise to someone?

Read Genesis 21:1-7

Isaac Is Born

How did God keep his promise in today’s story about Sarah and Abraham? (they had a son, Isaac)

We can trust God to keep his promises.

What are some things you worry about?

For example, have you ever been scared about going on a ride at a theme park, or jumping off a high diving board, or sleeping over at a friend’s house for the first time?

Did you do it anyway?

How did this show your trust?

Junior High (Gr.4-6)

We can trust God to keep his promises.

Has anyone ever made a promise to you that they didn’t keep?

Did you trust them to keep their promise? Why or why not?

How did you feel when they didn’t keep their promise? Were you more or less likely to trust them the next time they made a promise?

Have you ever made a promise that you didn’t keep? Why didn’t you keep it?

Promise #1 Read Genesis 3:15

What is happening at his part of the story int he Garden of Eden? Who is God speaking to?

What does God promise the serpent?

Who “crushed” evil/sin/death?How was God’s promise kept?


Promise #2 Read Genesis 9:8-17

What is happening at this part of Noah’s story?

What does God promise to Noah and his sons?


Promise #3 Read Genesis 12:1-3

What is happening at this part of Abraham’s story?

What does God promise to Abraham?

How does God keep this promise?

Read Mathew 1:1-16 Have you ever wondered why there were these family trees in the Bible? This one shows how Jesus came from Abraham’s family, and that fulfils a big part of the promise God made. To sound extra smart, this is called the Abrahamic Covenant.


Promise #4 Read 2Samuel 7:8-17

What is happening at this part of David’s story?

What does God promise to David?

How does God keep this promise? Read 1Kings 8:17-21 to find out. To sound extra smart, this is called the Davidic Covenant

Based on these passages, do you think God is trustworthy? Why or why not?

How does this change the way you trust God?

Youth Series - TRUST

As we walk through the story of Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac, we see how important it is to trust God and stick closely to him no matter what’s going on around us. Trusting God takes on different forms in our lives—at school, at home, and everywhere else we go—but it is rooted in relationship with him.

“I will make you into a great nation. And I will bless you. I will make your name great... All nations on earth will be blessed because of you.”

Genesis 12:2-3

Youth (Gr. 7-9)

Has anyone ever broken a significant promise that they made to you? If so, what was it?

How did it affect your relationship?

Have you ever gone to great lengths to keep a promise? If so, share your story.

We can trust God to keep his promises.

God promised Abraham he would become a great nation. When Abraham was 100 years old, he finally had a son (see Genesis 21).

What’s the longest you’ve ever waited for a promise to be fulfilled? What was it?

Do you think Abraham doubted that this promise

would come true? Why or why not?

Is doubt okay?

Read 2Corinthians 1:19-20

How are God’s promises in the Bible fulfilled or carried out by Jesus?

Who is Jesus to you? Have you promised to follow him for the rest of your life?

What might a promise from God look like to you?

What could a promise to God look like to you?

God promises the Holy Spirit to Christ-followers.

What or who is the Holy Spirit?

How does the Holy Spirit affect our lives?