Lesson Content & Principles

Lesson 1 – You Want Me to Go Where?
Abraham leaves for a new land


  • God may not give you all the details when He asks you to do a job.
  • God uses people of every age, 6 to 76.
  • Delayed obedience is disobedience.
  • Obedience isn’t always easy.
  • Obedience may mean leaving things behind or giving up something good.
  • Obedience means never giving up.

Lesson 2 – You Want Me to Build What?

Noah builds an ark


  • If you “walk with God” and “talk with God” everyday, you’ll better hear what He tells you.
  • Sometimes obeying God is hard, but it makes us stronger.
  • Even if God asks us to do something hard or impossible, He will help us.
  • Sometimes God’s way of doing things doesn’t make sense, but He still expects us to obey. (God doesn’t do things like we would. Read Isaiah 55:8-9 for more on this.)
  • God loves complete and immediate obedience.
  • God takes care of those who obey Him.

Lesson3 – You Want Me to Find Who?

Abraham’s servant finds a wife for Isaac


  • Even if God’s job seems impossible, He’ll help you do it.
  • No matter how hard work, try with all your heart; He can do the other part.
  • Pray as you obey; it helps you do God’s work.
  • God’s answer to prayer may be “yes,” “no,” or “keep doing the last thing I told you to do.”
  • God blesses those who obey.
  • What’s important to God must be important to those who obey Him.
  • The more we obey God, the more He shows us who He is.

Lesson 4 – You Want Me to Marry Who?

Rebekah agrees to marry Isaac


  • People who obey God respect, honor and serve others.
  • People who obey God share cheerfully and work hard.
  • People who obey God see Him working in their lives.
  • God expects complete and immediate obedience.
  • Obeying God may mean doing what He wants, not what you feel like doing.
  • People who obey God lead others to do the same.

Lesson 5 – You Want Me to Get Rid of What?

Jacob and his family worship only God


  • People who obey God turn to Him in trouble.
  • God reveals Himself to people who seek and obey Him.
  • God expects complete and immediate obedience.
  • Obeying God means making Him most important in your life.
  • God is holy and deserves our worship.
  • People who obey God lead others to do the same.
  • God cares for those who obey Him.
  • We build altars to God in our lives one choice at a time.

Lesson 6 – You Want Me to Fish for What?

The Disciples follow Jesus and tell others about Him


  • God builds on skills we have now so we can obey Him in ways that are new.
  • Jesus tells us “come and see,” to know Him better each day.
  • God expects complete and immediate obedience.
  • Obeying God may mean leaving what we’re used to and learning new ways to serve.
  • You don’t have to be perfect to follow Jesus, just obedient.
  • God changes those who follow Him to fit His plans for them.
  • People who obey God point Him out to others.

Lesson 7 – You Want Me to Let Them Do What?

Jesus obeys, even to the cross


  • Pray as you obey it helps you do God’s work.
  • Obeying means doing what God wants, not what you feel like.
  • Obeying God may mean losing friends.
  • Sometimes people make fun of people who obey God.
  • Obeying God means sharing His truth, even when it’s hard.
  • People who obey God finish the work He’s given them.

Lesson 8 – You Want Us to Tell Them Jesus Did What?

The women tell others Jesus is alive


  • Those who seek and obey God need not fear Him.
  • When God says, “Go,” obey quickly.
  • God shows Himself to those who obey Him.
  • Obeying God brings joy.
  • Count on God’s Word to calm your fears as you obey.

If You Want Jesus to Be Your Savior…


  • God is perfect and holy. (2 Samuel 22:31)
  • Everyone does wrong; no one deserves to be close to a perfect God. (Romans 3:23)
  • No one can earn their way or do enough good to satisfy God. (Isaiah 64:6)
  • But God loved us so much that He sent Jesus to die in our place. (John 3:15)
  • Jesus rose from the dead – alive – proving that He is God and giving us hope that we will live with Him in heaven. (1 Corinthians 15:3-5)
  • Your sins are forgiven and you are made a child of God when you believe that Jesus died for you personally and tell Him that you want to follow Him. (Romans 10:13)