Work together to create a word picture of Moses for your character notebook.
Moses was a thoughtful man who was instructed by God and chosen to lead.
Moses appears to have had a temperament that was logical, self-sacrificing, gifted, and perfectionistic. Have the class find incidents in his life that illustrate these things.
Did God use Moses' natural temperament, or did God give special gifts to Moses for his life work?
Do a page in your character notebook for Sarah.
Sarah was an active woman who laughed in disbelief, believed the impossible, and then laughed in happiness.
Sarah appears to have been a peppery, lively, animated, practical, and strong-willed woman. See Genesis 21:10 and Genesis 16:6. Can a person like that be used by God? List her character traits with examples from her life to prove your point.
Why was Sarah able to believe God for the impossible?
Focus Text: Genesis 18:10-14; 21:1-8; Hebrews 11:11, 12
Central Truth: We can believe God for the miraculous.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list areas in their lives in which they need more faith.
I. A Promise Given (Gen. 18:10-14)
II. A Promise Fulfilled (Gen. 21:1-8)
III. A Promise Believed (Heb. 11:11, 12)
This quarter you may want to create a notebook with word pictures of each of the characters that will be studied. Focus on the character of each person and the lessons that can be learned from the study.
Abraham was a quiet man who was obedient, had a quick response, and received a blessing. Describe the temperament of Abraham. Was he calm, quiet, mild, meek, easygoing, and well-balanced? Use examples from the life of Abraham to illustrate each of these traits.
Study the lesson to find Abraham's good traits and his bad traits.
Focus Text: Genesis 22:1-18
Central Truth: God's promise of blessing comes to those who obey His will.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify areas of their lives where they need to be more obedient to God’s Word.
I. The Command Received (Gen. 22:1, 2)
II. The Command Obeyed (Gen. 22:3-12)
III. The Promise Given (Gen. 22:13-18)