Abraham Bible Study For Kids Part I: Abraham Obeys God
The short story highlights Abraham after he was told by God to leave his family and move to the land of Caanan. The story clearly shows a child that God has a purpose for each of us and that when we obey with unwavering faith, we will not only discover our most fulfilling life, but a life filled with great blessings.
This simple video is narrated, but I have a version that is without a voice for parents or Sunday school teachers who prefer to read from the video as it plays. For that video version, go here. The more children learn about the Bible concerning the life purpose and how to live it by faith, the more it will impact their life as they grow. The pictures will also help to add more impact to the story.
Click here for Part II, God’s Promise To Abraham.
Abraham Obeys God From Genesis 13:1-18
Abraham Obeys God Bible Verses To Remember:
Genesis 12:1–3 (KJV) The Blessing of Abraham Once Abraham Obeys God
1. “Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Abram experienced the favor of God and prospered greatly. Genesis13:2 clearly states that Abram was wealthy. “And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.”
Abraham was committed to God and obeyed Him not to become wealthy, but because He was committed to do as God asked. This is how we should obey God, but in the process, God will prosper our lives. First we commit to God and as a result we receive material and financial blessings, not because of what we do but because of Jesus and the inheritance we have in Him.
Abraham Obeys God To Receive His Name
For clarity sake, the name Abraham was used in the video. Abraham’s name was originally Abram. However, after making serious mistakes in his family life, God appeared to Abram and said, “walk before me and be blameless.” This was a call to Abram to repent of the poor way he had handled his family life and walk before the Almighty God who had called him for a great purpose. This happened after Abram had settled on the land he was given by God and was told by God that he would have a child, even though his wife, Sarah, was too old to give birth at almost 100 years old. It’s at this point where Abram makes serious mistakes, but comes to repentance.
Genesis 17:2-8 outlines what happened.
• Abram fell face down before God in repentance.
• God changed Abram’s name to Abraham
• God renewed his covenant with Abram now Abraham
• God commanded him to seal that covenant with circumcision.
God changed Abram’s name to Abraham. Abram means “noble father.” Abraham means “the father of many nations.” God wanted to bless the whole world through Abraham. Abraham was to be not only the physical father, but also the spiritual father of many.
We can use this teaching to show our children that although we make mistakes, when we repent and ask God to forgive us, He will restore our relationship with Him and we can continue living our life purpose. Just as Abraham repents of his wrong-doing, we can all do the same, knowing that God never leaves our side, even when we make mistakes. It’s only our will that separates us from God.
Children need to understand that their life purpose as a child and young adult is to obey their parent’s and learn how to live by the scriptures as you teach them by precept and example. As this is being accomplished, God will be leading them toward their purpose in life which will coincide with the talents and dreams God has put into their hearts.
Scripture For Obedience To God As Children:
Just as Abraham obeys God in the Scriptures, so must children obey their parents. Parents must also have the heart to discipline their children. However, Christian parents must have the Spirit of God within their hearts as they do. Click on the links below to read the scripture on these topics.
Ephesians 6:1-3 (for children)
Hebrews 12:11 (for children and parents)
Colossians 3:21 (for parents)