November 18, 2007

Three Visitors/Birth of Isaac

What We Talked About:
God had been keeping his promises to Abraham. But, Abraham was worried how God was going to keep one of his promises. You see, God had promised Abraham that He would make him into a great nation, but they had had no kids, and they were very old.

So, God decided to visit with Abraham, along with two angels. When Abraham saw him, he bowed down, and invited the three over for dinner. While they were eating dinner, Abraham's wife Sarah snuck over out of sight to listen in on the conversation.

After the meal, God said, "We'll be back in a year's time, and your wife Sarah will have a baby." Sarah laughed to herself when God said this. "How can an old lady like me have a baby?" she thought.

But God kept his promise. In less than a year, Sarah gave birth to a baby boy. He was named Isaac, which in their language, means 'laughter.'

What's the Big Deal?
1. God means what He says.

What We Did
1. We had two kids come up front to represent Abraham and Sarah. They stood in front of the chalkboard, and we drew cartoon thought bubbles above their heads. Then, throughout the story, we wrote things in the thought bubbles so we could see what Abraham and Sarah were thinking.
2. Use a tape recorder, we taped ourselves saying today's bible verse in a bunch of silly voices. Click the following link to download an mp3 of our recording. (mp3, 570k)

Our Memory Verse
2 Peter 3:9a - “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise.”

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