Abram's Call & Lot Main Points to
Vocabulary: pasture: fields used to feed sheep
- Abram trusted God, so he obeyed without knowing what would happen
Abram based his decisions on spiritual values. Lot based his on physical
Prayer: Father, please give us strength and faith to obey your
Word when we don't know where it will lead us.
Activity: Follow the leader. Play a quick game of follow the
leader. Discuss how the followers don't know what to expect and have
to watch the leader to see what to do. We don't know what to expect
in life either, but we know our Leader knows what to do, so we
Discussion: Abram became a great man of faith and the father of
all God's people. He started out by trusting God's word and
following an unknown path. What if Abram was too scared to leave Ur?
None of the things that follow could have happened. When we refuse
to follow God's call for us, we are sacrificing all the wonderful
blessings he had planned for us on that path. We are also refusing
to grow. Abram did not start out the tremendously faithful man he
grew to be. These first tests strengthened him and rooted his faith
in God, so that later on, he trusted God enough to make major
sacrifices. We don't become strong in the faith until we take the
first steps and overcome the first challenges in our lives.
Discussion: When it came time for Abram and Lot to split up,
their choices demonstrated their mindsets. Peace and family
relationships were so important to Abram that he gave up the right
to choose the "best" land. On the other hand, Lot valued the rich
land near the cities, and preferred taking it above honoring his
uncle. The choices we make show what we value most.
Activity: Start a family tree that will develop as the lessons
progress. Have the students make generic paper people (like
Name them and post them on a board, using yarn or dots to connect
the family lines. A great source for OT family tree information is:
Abram was familiar with the land of Canaan before he left Ur. F
Abram was a poor man. F
Abram's shepherds and Lot's shepherds began to fight over pasture. T
Abram allowed Lot to chose which land to settle on. T
Lot based his decision spiritual things. F
Review Questions (can be used with
Books of OT. Round Robin:
What is a pasture? a field used to feed sheep or cattle
What book of the Bible is this lesson in? Genesis
Unscramble this word: marab (Abram)
Draw a quick family tree of Abram's family so far.
Trace Abram's route to Canaan on a map.
Act out Lot choosing which lands to take.
How do you think Abram felt about leaving his home? sad, scared
How do you think God felt when Abram left? proud, happy
How do you think Lot felt when Abram let his choose his lands? excited,
Must we always understand God's plan before we start to obey it? No -
sometimes we won't know his plan, but we can trust that his will is the best
Should we base our decisions on physical or spiritual things? Spiritual
decisions reap spiritual rewards. Physical choices often result in pain and
Are God's plans ever going to be the wrong choice? No, we can be certain
that following God's will is always going to bring us the best result.
What city did Abram's family settle on the way to Canaan? Haran
What relationship was Lot to Abram? Lot was Abram's nephew
What cities were near the lands Lot choose? Sodom and Gomorrah
Why did Abram leave Ur? because God told him to
Why did Abram and Lot need to separate? Because their flocks were too big to
Why did Abram allow Lot to pick the land? Because Abram valued their
relationship more than he valued land.