Abraham Bargains With God
As righteousness leads to life, so he who pursues evil
pursues it to his own death.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
A small pillow.
As many 4.5”x11” pieces of paper and ribbons as the number of
children in your class and crayons, pens, pencils, or markers.
Persistent Pillow Perch
Bring a small pillow to class. Show it to the kids and ask them if
they think it is too heavy to hold up. Select an eager volunteer to
come to the front of the class to demonstrate. Have the volunteer
hold his arms straight out in front of his body. Place the pillow
gently on his arms. With a stopwatch or the second hand of a
watch, time the pillow holder.
While he is holding the pillow tell the class about persistence in
prayer. The dictionary defines perseverance as persisting in what
is undertaken, and maintaining a course in spite of difficulty or
obstacles, to continue steadfastly. It is not easy to persist in
prayer...the TV is on, there are chores to do, we forget. But the God
of all creation sits ready to listen and grant our requests which are
according to His will.
Let the pillow holder hold it up as long as he can. Ask him if it got
heavier the longer he held it up. Have him sit down and give
someone else a turn. In today’s lesson we are going to learn about
persistence in prayer and how God answers our prayers. If we
pray according to God's will, He will grant our requests.
One day the Lord visited Abraham. He gave Abraham the promise
of a son, even though Abraham and Sarah were very old. Then the
Lord shared with Abraham His plans for the wicked city of Sodom.
He was about to bring judgment upon them. But there was a
problem; Abraham’s nephew Lot lived in the city of Sodom. Let’s
see what happens.
GEN ES IS 18:16-19
Then the m en rose f rom there and l ooked tow ard
S odom , and Abraham w ent w i th them to s end them
on the w ay .
And the LORD said , "S hal l I h ide f rom Abraham