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Bible Story: Jacob and Esau (Part 2)
Lesson: Don’t Take God’s Blessings for Grantedl
Memory Verse: Psalms 103:2 (New International Version)
“Praise the Lord, O my soul. Forget not all His benefits.”

Story Telling:
Remember the twins we talked about last time, Jacob and Esau?
One day, Esau went out to go hunting. He probably took his bow and arrow with him. (Show a picture of Esau)
His brother Jacob stayed to work at home. Since he liked to cook, he made some stew. (Show a picture of Jacob)
When Esau came home from hunting, he was very hungry. (Rub your belly with your hand)
Esau said, “Give me some stew!”
Jacob said, “Give me your birthright!” (Say, “A birthright is the blessing given to lead the people”)

Esau was so hungry and didn’t take his birthright seriously so he traded it for some stew.
So Jacob ended with the blessing to lead the people and all Esau got was some stew.
(Say, “Sometimes, we take for granted what God has blessed us with and we end up losing them.)

Game: Pass the Blessing Ball
Pass the ball from one child to another. Each time they catch the ball, they have to say a blessing they’ve received. Keep going until each child gets turn. For a smaller group, allow each child to go at least twice.

Craft Activity: Vegetable Coloring Page
Hand each child a coloring page that has different vegetables on it. (Say, just like Jacob’s stew, the vegetables on the page can also be cooked together to make a stew) Say the name of each vegetable on the page and mention what different colors they come in.

Closing:
Talk about the different blessings we receive everyday. Remind the children to be thankful instead of complaining. Also, encourage each child to thank God by praying everyday.

“Count your blessings, name them one by one” If we do this, we’ll be much happier because we realize that God is taking care of us more than we realize.

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I’m teaching Sunday School again tomorrow and we will be doing Jacob and Esau.

Bible Story: Jacob and Esau (Genesis 25)
Lesson: God Made You Special
Memory Verse: 1 John 4:9-10 (New International Version)
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

Story Telling:
There was a married couple named Rebekah and Isaac and they loved each other very much. (Show a picture of Rebekah and Isaac)
But they didn’t have a child for a long time so they prayed to God. (Say, “PRAYING means talking to God”)
Then God heard their prayers. (Cup your hand and put next to your ear)
He gave them not ONE (Hold up one finger)
But TWO sons (Hold up two fingers)
They were twins! (Say, TWINS mean that they were bon at the same time)
The first one was named Esau. The second one was Jacob. (Show a picture of the two boys)
Esau grew up to be a great hunter and loved to stay outdoors.
And Jacob on the other hand liked farming and staying closer to home.

They were both different, but God had special plans for them. (Say, “Just like you, God made all of you special!)

Game: Matching Game
You can use any matching cards or print some from the computer

Craft Activity: 2 Different Brothers
Hand each child a sheet with an outline if 2 men. Encourage the kids to draw features on each outline, but make them different. For example, say, “draw curly on one,” and “give another one, really long hair.” You can also tell them to put a “beard” on one and a “moustache” on the other one.

Closing:
Talk about how we all are different in the way we look. We are also all different in other ways including things we like, things we don’t like, etc.

But remember, God loves us all just the same!

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