Show your kids that they, personally, can trust God! Use the Bible story of Jacob’s family, flocks, & flight to teach kids that God always keeps His promises—and then use this easy Small Group Discussion Guide to help them realize that God’s promises are for them, too! Scroll down to read the Discussion Guide now.
What’s considered a good percentage?
Depends on what you’re talking about.
If you’re talking about how often a basketball player makes a free throw, something between 70-90% is excellent.
But how would you feel about an anesthesiologist who gave correct dosages 70% of the time? Would you trust that anesthesiologist to put you under?? I wouldn’t!
When it comes to life or death matters, we want to see a nice, high percentage of success. In fact, 100% would be preferable. Unfortunately, most humans don’t have a 100% success rate at anything.
But God does!
God fulfills 100% of the promises He makes.
Over and over again, God proves that He can, He will, and He does keep His word—100% of the time.
God keeps all His promises!
Teach your kids that they can trust God.
Maybe you’re teaching Jacob’s story to your kids. You’ve told them the promises that God made to Jacob. You’ve shown them how God faithfully kept those promises to Jacob. Maybe your kids even see why Jacob could trust God.
But how do you help your kids realize that they, too, can trust God? How do you lead them to the conclusion that, because He always keeps His word, they can truly trust Him?
One solution is to use the Small Group Discussion Guide I’ve included below. This Discussion Guide will help you show your kids how the Bible applies to their lives!
Jacob’s Family, Flocks, & Flight:
A Small Group Discussion Guide for Kids
- Paper or whiteboard.
- Printout of Isaiah 41:10.
As a group, brainstorm situations in which one might be afraid or worried. Write the kids’ ideas on a paper or whiteboard.
Read through the verse printout together.
“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
(Isaiah 41:10 NKJV)
Point out that this is a promise that God has made.
Ask the kids how they can know that God will keep this promise.
As a group, discuss how the promise deals with being afraid and dismayed—and how it might apply to some of the situations you listed on the whiteboard.
What difference does God’s faithfulness to keep His promises make when you are scared?”
Try to help the kids realize that, because they know God keeps all His promises, He will be faithful to them even in situations that make them worried or afraid.
Teach your kids that they can trust God because He always keeps His promises.
If you met an anesthesiologist who had a 100% success rate, you’d want to use that anesthesiologist. The same goes for any other person—if you knew he fulfilled 100% of the claims he made, you’d be sure you could trust him.
No human has a 100% positive track record. But God does.
And by helping your kids identify promises that God has made to them—and then guiding them to see how His promises apply to their own life situations—you could potentially change your kids’ lives forever.
So teach Jacob’s story using these FREE resources:
- Jacob’s Mother (Printable Lesson Outline)
- Jacob & Esau (Introduction Activity)
- God’s Promise to Jacob (Expanded Lesson Plan)
- Jacob, Leah, & Rachel (Review Questions)
Then print out this easy Discussion Group guide, gather those simple supplies, sit your kids in a circle, and help your kids realize that they, too, can trust the God who always keeps His promises.
And have fun “passing the faith along” to your kiddoes! 🙂