Hello again! Our lesson today is from Hebrews 11 and it’s about Faith.
(Our lesson and craft from last year can be found HERE).
In Hebrews 11 it says that “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we can not see.”
We hope that God will forgive our sins and give us forever life with Him. We can not see God or Jesus today. But, when we have FAITH, we KNOW God forgives us (because of Jesus) and we believe in Him even though we can not see God.
Sometimes it can seem scary or strange to believe something you can’t see, but in Hebrews, God reminds us of a lot of people who had faith and that God DID just what He said He would. We can trust and believe God.
He reminds us of Noah who built the big boat, called an ark, when God told him to and how he and his whole family were safe because they obeyed God.
He reminds us about Abraham, who left his home and followed God and believed God when God said he would have many many children even though he was already super old. (And he did have many many MANY children!)
There was Moses, who led God’s people away from the angry Pharaoh. And He prayed to God and God gave the people food.
And Joshua who led God’s people around the city of Jericho and they blew their trumpets and the walls fell down–those seem like silly instructions, but Joshua believed in God and obeyed and God provided for them and the walls DID fall down.
There are so so many more! Can you think of someone in the Bible who had faith in God? (Jonah, Isaac, Jacob, Ruth, Esther, David, Daniel). You can read Hebrews 11 to see all the others listed too.
When we believe in God, even though we can’t see Him that’s called……Faith!
We can be SURE that God’s promises are true and that we can always always trust in Him, even if we can’t see Him with our eyes.
Is there a time in YOUR life when you had to trust God? Is there a time when believing in God was hard? (Ask your parents to answer too). What is your favorite promise of God’s to remember?
For our craft today, I had the kids pick their favorite story of faith and draw a picture of it. Then we added googly eyes (sine faith is about seeing God with ur hearts, not our eyes) to the main character and today’s verse.
Joshua blowing his horn and Jericho falling down.
Moses and his staff facing the angry Pharaoh.
Thanks again for joining us. Love to you all!