It’s important to teach kids to respond to God’s Word every time they read it. A response can be a question, something that made you smile, or another story in the Bible that this reminds you of. Responding to God’s Word can also be something you do: acting out what you read, building the story out of Legos, or praying about something God said. There are no right or wrong answers, it’s about teaching your children to read God’s Word and respond to Him. Each week we will post new questions and activity ideas to get you started. Don’t feel pressured to get through them all– just pick a few that fit your family and see how they lead to great conversations about who Jesus is!

After you read Genesis 15…

Response Activities:

  • Twenty Questions: Play a round of Twenty Questions with your family. Let everyone take a turn being “it”. In Genesis 15:2 and 15:8, Abraham asks God questions because he doesn’t understand how God is going to keep His promises to him. Are there times when you have doubts about what God is doing? Share with your family and take some time to pray and ask God questions that you might have. 
  • Toasty Treats: Enjoy some firepit time this week and make s’mores with your family. If you don’t have a firepit, you can try making microwave s’mores. While you’re enjoying the treat together, talk about Genesis 15:17, where God makes a covenant with Abraham with the fire pot and flaming torch pass through the middle of the sacrifice. What can you learn about God and His promises from this story? Can you think of other stories in the Bible where God shows up as a fire or smoky cloud? 
  • Twinkle, Twinkle: Make a paper tube telescope, and gaze at a few constellation printouts. If you live in a place where you have a clear view, you and your family might even want to venture outdoors one evening and try locating these constellations in the night sky. God promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky. Discuss with your family how you think Abraham might have felt receiving this promise. What are some promises that God has made to you?
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