Jr Tree of Life – Heroes of the Bible – Abram and Sarai – Part 1


Week ending in: 01/03/2021

Jr. Tree of Life   

Heroes of the Bible

Abram & Sarai

01/03/2021 – Part 1 

 

Eternity Past, Age of Gentiles, Age of Israel, Hypostatic Union, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium, Eternal future

 

Before you begin this Bible study, If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John 3:16 tells us: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior; then 1 John 1:9 tells us; “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)

Promise Memory Verse

But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is,

and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.  Hebrews 11:6

 

The memory verse above tells you how to please God. Can you believe that God especially loves to see you getting all excited about learning Bible Doctrine! He keeps track of every single time that you listen to His Word and when you have faith and use the faith-rest-drill. He will even give you special rewards for doing this.

 

God knows you can never be perfect because you have an old sin nature. He knows about the little boy that you made fun of and the fights you had with your sister. He expects you to rebound and sometimes be punished when you are acting bad. Once you rebound, He is looking for you to start trusting Him again, reset.

 

In our story below, you will find one of the greatest heroes of the Bible. He didn’t climb up building like Spiderman, or fly through the air like Superman and he made a lot of mistakes; but God kept a record of how much Abram trusted Him.

 

Genesis 11:26-12:20

 

Abram lived around 4000 years ago during the Age of the Gentiles in the ancient city of Ur with his dad Terah, wife Sarai, and nephew Lot. He loved and trusted the one true God; but his dad worshipped the moon goddess, which is a fake god.

 

One day, God told Abram to leave his relatives behind and to move away from Ur to a place called Canaan. God promised Abram land and blessings when he got there. Abram believed God’s promises.

 

He and Sarai packed their stuff, left Ur and followed his dad Terah and nephew Lot to a place called Haran. This wasn’t what God wanted at all! God didn’t approve of Terah and Lot going on the trip with them or of them living in Haran. After a while Abram’s dad died and God told Abram and Sarai to leave Haran and his nephew Lot behind and go to Canaan.

 

Abram remembered God’s promises to him and he took another long journey. He disobeyed God by bringing Lot with them. When they got to Canaan, God promised him blessings, land, and that He would make his family huge. Wow, this was exciting news because Abram and Sarai did not have any kids. However, Abram built altar to worship God.

 

After a while, there was a food shortage in Canaan. Abram was so worried that they would starve that he forgot all about God’s promises

to him. He decided to leave Canaan and head to Egypt.

 

The closer they got to Egypt, the more worried Abram became. He thought that if the Egyptians found out Sarai was his wife that they would kill him and take her away because she was so beautiful.

You will never guess what happened next! He told Sarai to lie to the Egyptians and tell them she was his sister. The pharaoh thinking Sarai was Abram’s sister, ended up taking her to live with him in his palace. I’ll bet she was scared!

 

God sent terrible (plagues) to the Pharaoh and Egypt which means that many people could have gotten sick in Egypt just like today during covid-19. The Pharoah got really freaked out when this happened and gave Sarai back to Abram. God made sure to protect Sarai even though her husband made a big mistake.

 

After that mess, Abram traveled back to Canaan, he made an altar and worshiped the Lord and trusted His promises once again. Next week, we will learn more about trusting God.