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Category archive: People in Old Testament

Offering Our Isaac

Text: Genesis 22:1-19 Props: a picture of a lamb Summary: God tested Abraham’s faith when he told him to offer his only son as a burnt offering. Abraham did not withhold his son and passed the test. Do we have something we hold more dearly than God? We need to offer our “Isaac” to God…

Walls of Jericho

By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed for seven days. By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. – Hebrews 11:30,31 Text: Joshua 6; Hebrews 11:30 Prop: a crystal glass, half-filled with water Summary: Joshua obeyed God at…

Spies in the Land

If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us, a land which floweth with milk and honey. – Numbers 14:8 Text: Numbers 13:30-31;14:6-9 Summary: The return of the spies from Canaan shows the faith of Joshua and Caleb and explains why the children of Israel wandered forty…

Journey to Faith

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. – Hebrews 11:8 Text: Genesis 12:1-4, 7, 15:6, 17:5; Galatians 3:14; John 8:56 Prop: A “Moving Sale” sign or poster of Starry Night by…

Moses Lost and Found

Text: Exodus 1:22-2:10; Matthew 16:25; Acts 7:22 Prop: a poster of baby Moses or a cardboard box labeled “lost and found” with several items in it Summary: Moses was rescued and reared by Pharaoh’s daughter. God seeks to find the lost. This box from the school office has a few items in it that were…

Noah’s Ark – Rainbows and Promises

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. – Genesis 8:4 Text: Genesis 8 Summary: God promised to never destroy the earth with water again. He gave us the rainbow as a reminder of his promise. We should keep our promises just as…

Noah’s Ark – The Great Flood

Quote: If Noah had been truly wise, he would have swatted those two flies. – Helen Castle Text: Genesis 6:14-7:24 Summary: God provided detailed instructions for the Ark, and Noah obeyed God. The flood covered the entire earth and destroyed it. Noah and his family were saved. In God’s Plan to Save Us we learned…

Noah’s Ark – God’s Plan to Save Us

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. – Genesis 6:8f Text: Genesis 6:8-13 Prop: a poster of animals going to Noah’s Ark Summary: The…

Prepare the Way

He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. – John 1:23 Text: Isaiah 40:3-5; John 1:23, 29 Prop: toy bulldozer, a cardboard box filled with sand and a few large rocks to remove Summary: The prophet John the Baptist…

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