In this 3rd Grade lesson, we study Abraham and Isaac from the Old Testament.
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Abraham and the Three Angels
by Gerbrand Van Den Eeckhout
Abraham is called “Our Father in Faith.” This is because God promised him he would have as many children as there were stars in the sky. Abraham found this hard to believe because he didn't have any. Both he and his wife Sarah were very old.
One day, three men came to visit Abraham and Sarah. One of the men said that Sarah would have a son in a year. Sarah heard this and laughed. She couldn't believe it! She was too old! The visitors were actually angels in disguise, but Abraham and Sarah didn’t know that.
A year later they had a son named Isaac. They named him after Sarah's laughter. God kept His promise!
God wanted Abraham to be the father of all people. He decided to test Abraham's faith. God instructed Abraham to take Isaac up to the top of a mountain and sacrifice him. God wanted to see if Abraham would obey Him, even if it meant losing Isaac. Abraham was very sad. Parents never want anything bad to happen to their children.
But Abraham obeyed God. He took Isaac up the mountain and told him that they were going to make an offering to God. The trip took them three days. Isaac was confused. He didn't know where the offering was. So he asked his father. Abraham told his son that God would provide one. And God did, before Isaac got hurt. God gave Abraham a ram. Abraham didn't know about God's plan, but he had faith. He would have sacrificed his son if that's what God wanted. Abraham loved his son very much, but he loved God more. We must live our whole lives and love God more than anyone else in the world. This includes ourselves.
The story of Abraham is important because it shows us part of the life of Jesus. Abraham was willing to give up Isaac for God. In the New Testament, God actually gave up his son for us. It also shows us how important it is to trust God. God loves us and wants us to be happy, even when things get tough.
Words to Remember:
We learned that:
Abraham is our father in faith.
God promised him he would have as many descendants as there were stars.
Isaac was Abraham’s son.
God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac.
Abraham was ready to obey God.
God spared Isaac.... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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