There was a man named Abram who was born in the city of Ur. (Later, Abramís name was changed to Abraham, but at first he was called Abram.) He was married to Sarai, and they did not have any children. (Later, Saraiís name was changed to Sarah.) For this rotation we will use the names Abraham and Sarah.† Abrahamís father decided to move from Ur to the land of Canaan (show on map), and he took Abraham and Sarah with him. Abrahamís nephew, Lot, also came along. On their way to Canaan, they came to the city of Haran (show on map) and they decided to settle there instead. And they lived in Haran until Abrahamís father died.
When Abraham was 75 years old, God said to him: Leave your country and your relatives and go to the land that I will show you. I will bless you and make your descendants into a great nation. You will become famous and be a blessing to others. I will bless anyone who blesses you, but I will put a curse on anyone who puts a curse on you. Everyone on earth will be blessed because of you.
Abraham obeyed God and left with his wife, Sarah, his nephew Lot, and all their possessions and slaves.
When they came to the land of Canaan, Abraham went to a place called Shechem. The Canaanites were still living in the land at that time, but God appeared to Abraham and promised, "I will give this land to your family forever." Abraham then built an altar there and worshiped God.
ďAs for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.Ē ó Joshua 24:15b (NSRV)
†Take a journey and learn about faith in Apostle's Playhouse
†Find out how God blesses us in Praising Puppets
In Holywood, learn about Abrahamís faith as we watch "Abraham the Forefather"
Play a game with scripture stones in Antioch Arcade
Make a map of Abrahamís journey in Creation Station
Thank-you to our Abraham and Sarah Workshop Leaders:
Creation Station -† Annette Homiller
Holywood Ė Lisa Porter
Praising Puppets Ė† Laura Heintschel and John Leonard
Antioch Arcade Ė Melinda Thompson
Apostleís Playhouse -† Dona Woodard
Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Sara Ridings, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Amy Woynicz, and Lori Houck.