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Melchizedek Blessed Abraham
God had chosen Abraham to be the father of a large family—a great nation through whom God would bless the entire world. Abraham was 75 years old when he obeyed God’s call to go to a new land. He left his home in Haran with his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot, and all of his possessions and servants. They traveled to the land of Canaan.God reminded Abraham of His promise. Abraham and Lot moved throughout the land. Finally, Abraham decided to separate from his nephew Lot because the land could not support all of their people and animals at the same time. So Lot chose where he would live near a city called Sodom, and Abraham went to Hebron.In those days, four kings in the area got together and fought a war against five other kings—including the king of Sodom, where Lot lived. In the end, the four kings won against the five. Their armies took everything—all the goods and people—from the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. The kings even captured Lot and then went on their way.One survivor found Abraham and told him what happened. Abraham gathered together 318 men, and they went after the four kings. Abraham’s small army attacked the kings and their armies at night, defeated them, and chased them off. Abraham brought back Lot, many possessions, and also many people.When Abraham returned from the battle, Melchizedek (mel KIZ uh dek)—the king of Salem—came to Abraham. Melchizedek was a priest to God Most High. Melchizedek blessed Abraham and said, “God has blessed Abraham. Let everyone bless God, who created heaven and earth, because He has handed over Abraham’s enemies.”Then Abraham gave Melchizedek a gift: one-tenth of everything he had. 

Melchizedek Blessed Abraham
(Genesis 14; Hebrews 5; 7)
Melchizedek means “king of righteousness.” Melchizedek reminds us of Jesus, an even greater priest and king who lives forever. Jesus died on the cross and rose again to bless all who trust in Him by providing forgiveness and eternal life.



Family Discussion Questions

Why do you think priests needed to go between people and God?
When have you faced something hard that required you to trust God to help?
What is one way you can give generously this week?


Activity Idea

 Created Things Face Off

 -Form two lines of kids.
-Invite the first kid in each line to step forward and face each other.
-Name a category (Examples: fruits, birds, fish, mammals, nuts). The kid who thinks of a fitting item first will say the item.
-The other kid will have 15 seconds to name a different item that also fits the category.
-If she is successful, the first kid must now think of a third item.
-When one kid is unable to think of an item, the other team gains a point.
-Select the next kids from each team and play again with a new category.
-Play until all kids have had a turn. The team with the most points wins.



“It’s hard to think of all the things God created, especially in a pinch! Imagine how amazing God must be to have created all those things out of nothing! God didn’t just remember them, but created them out of nothing at all. Not even the idea of a fruit existed until God thought of it. We’ll talk more about that soon.”ImageImageImageImage[/cs_content_seo]