PSS Review {God gives Jacob a Dream}

God gives Jacob a Dream

Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22

Age group: 4-5 years old

Focus: God is faithful. He always keeps his promises.

Lesson: Open your classroom Bible to Genesis and quickly review who Jacob was. We talked about how Jacob was a deceiver. He tricked his dad into giving him the inheritance that his older brother rightly deserved. But even though Jacob was sinful, God loved Him. That tells us that God does not love based on good things we do.

Summarize the story from Genesis 28:10-22

  • Jacob was traveling and laid down to sleep because it was getting dark. While he was sleeping God gave him a dream. Have you ever had a dream? {Ask for them to raise their hands but to save specific stories until after the lesson}.
  • In Jacob’s dream he saw a tall ladder, all the way up to heaven. Angels were coming and going up and down the ladder. And God was at the top and He started to talk to Jacob.
  • God made Jacob some pretty cool promises about his future and what God would give to Jacob and his family. He told Jacob that they would always be taken care of by God and that they would always have a place to live.
  • Do you know what a promise is? {It is when someone tells you they will do something and they really mean it.}
  • Here is something true about God, He ALWAYS keeps His promises! God told Jacob things He would do for Jacob and his family, and God did them!
  • When God makes a promise, it will definitely happen!

Pray: Thank God that He always keeps his promises.

Activities

Game: Promise Pass

Supplies: Bible, construction paper, marker, music

Prep: 1 – cut out 5 strips of construction paper

2- write the following references and promises on the paper

Isaiah 43:5 I am with you

John 3:16 whoever believes Jesus will not perish, but have eternal life

1 Chronicles 16:34 God is good and His love lasts forever

Psalm 1 If you love God and do good God will bless you

Hebrews 13:5 God will never leave you

Play: This works like the game hot potato. Have the kids sit in a circle. Turn on the music and have the kids pass the Bible. When the music stops, whoever is holding the Bible pulls out one of the promises. Read it to the group and discuss the promise with them. Repeat until all the promises have been picked.

Craft: Popsicle stick ladders

Supplies: small popsicle sticks {7 for each ladder}, scissors, glue, marker

Prep: Glue pairs of sticks together end to end before class to form the long sides of the ladder. Do this so each child will have 2. Cut the remainder of the sticks in half. Write one word on each have stick God Always Keeps His Promises Gen. 28:10-22. Make sure you have one set for each child.

In class: Have the kids glue the rungs on their ladders in the correct word order.

Memory Verse:

Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.