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Esau and Jacob: Leader's Guide, 4 sessions: Printed

Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible Curriculum

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Esau and Jacob
Let’s remember the twins Esau and Jacob. Not all families get along, and Esau and Jacob were no exception. Learn about the difficult relationship these two brothers had and how they resolved their differences. Children will explore conflict resolution, getting along with people who are different from us, forgiveness, and blessing in this unit about Isaac’s family. Wonder about fear in this lesson as Jacob went to face his brother, Esau. Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum offers a rich perspective on getting along with others, especially our own families.

Sessions included in this unit:

• How the Twins Were Born (Genesis 25:19–28)
Esau and Jacob Both Want Their Share (Genesis 27:1–29)
When Things Get Really Scary (Genesis 32:22–32)
• How Esau and Jacob Got Over It (Genesis 32–33)

Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum invites children and their leaders to wonder, play, and connect with one another as they develop a better relationship with God. By exploring the stories in Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible, children and their leaders learn more about who God is and what their relationship is with God. This curriculum has 35 units filled with 148 stories from the story Bible that dive deep into characters and themes in the Bible. Children and their leader will read the story together from the story Bible, pause to allow the story to resonate, and then engage with the story and wrestle with their place in that story.

Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum is written for ages 5–10 and is intentionally multiage, meaning that children are all grouped together. Grouping children this way brings a relational focus to the sessions and fosters a collaborative spirit. The curriculum also includes an intergenerational component with four suggestions for intergenerational and home ideas for each session within a unit. Those ideas include suggestions for things to do in worship, more education-focused ideas, ways to connect with one another, and mission ideas. This adds another dimension to learning and helps the children connect to the congregation, creating a holistic approach to children’s ministry.

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