Sunday School Lesson 111 Faith Tested and Favored Man Falls

Lesson: 111 Lesson Name: Faith Tested and Favored Man Fails. Abraham goes to Egypt and marries Hagar.
Theme: Way Seems Right

Reading: Genesis 12:10-13:1

Memory Verse: Job 31:4
Memory Verse Text: Doth He not see my ways?

Attention Getter: Did you ever make a choice that turned out wrong?  Any class member have a good example?

Talking Points:

Point 1: In a famine, sad things happen and sorrows occur.  God's promises never fail, even during the times of testing.
Point 2: The man who obeyed God's word and trusted His promise for eternal and spiritual blessings couldn't trust God for his temporal needs.
Point 3: His choice, a sad choice, had lots of consequences: Hagar came out of Egypt, Sarah was affected by it, Lot's choice of Sodom may have been made because of going down to Egypt here.
Point 4: Fear and disobedience always bring trouble.  If the students are well informed, see if they can recall and compare other incidents where this was true.

Illustration: Tell a personal story such as a purchase gone wrong.

Notes: The world rebuked Abraham twice.  Even though Isaac was not born yet, the parental example was followed by him later on.

Activities:

  1. icon Sunday School Lesson Activity 100 Stories from Genesis Unit with Wall Banner
  2. icon Sunday School Lesson Activity 100 Timeline of Genesis
  3. icon Sunday School Lesson Activity 115 Puzzle of Abraham - 9 puzzle pieces that fit together using clues about Abraham's life.
  4. icon Sunday School Lesson Activity 028 - 6 Biblical Principles for Making Good Decisions - PDF version - Apply the Word of God to making important decisions in your life.
  5. Sunday School Lesson Activity 091 Liar Liar Promises Promises

     
       
    A lesson about the character of God.  He cannot lie.  Compare several famous broken promises made by leaders to the unbroken promises of God.  Power Point and PDF versions are both available.
     

    Sunday School Lesson Activity 091 Liar Liar Promises Promises Power PointSunday School Lesson Activity 091 Liar Liar Promises Promises Power Point

     
       
    A lesson about the character of God. He cannot lie. Compare several famous broken promises made by leaders to the unbroken promises of God. Power Point and PDF versions are both availabl

Summary: God still promises to bless those that trust Him.  However, if you take your own way and trust your own thoughts, don't be surprised if you find trouble!