Sofa Sunday School-Jacob get’s Isaac’s Blessing

Lesson Snapshot


God wants us to be honest at all times.


Kids will learn that dishonesty can destroy the good things God has given us.


Genesis 27:1-35, 41-45, Jacob Gets Isaac’s Blessing


“The grass dries up. The flowers fall to the ground. But what our God says will stand forever.” Isaiah 40:8 (NIrV)


In the Old West, two bad guys might team up or be “in cahoots” together. When Jacob wanted his father’s blessings, he teamed up with his mother to trick the blessing out of Isaac. Jacob’s trickery ended up tearing his family apart and forcing Jacob to run away to save his life.

Object Lesson

A frozen TV dinner with corn and a brownie

Frozen TV dinners can be quick and convenient. They can also be frustrating for people who don’t like their food to touch. The photos on the package make this TV dinner appear to be perfect for such picky eaters. The meat, veggies, and dessert all have their own individual pocket. No problem, right? Then you open the box and see that contents have shifted in transit. That corn tends to go everywhere, and it only takes one piece of corn to RUIN that sweet, chocolatey brownie.

It only takes one lie, one time being in cahoots with someone who is being deceptive, to ruin your good reputation. It may be tempting in the moment to be dishonest to avoid trouble or to try and get ahead, but it’s not worth the risk to your reputation and to your relationships, especially your family.

God wants us to be honest with Him and with others, no matter what it may cost us, because God knows the price we will pay for dishonesty. Don’t let one little lie ruin your reputation. Do the right thing, and tell the truth!

Trivia Pursuit


Have the kids make fake beards, like the one Jacob used to trick his father, out of craft materials – cotton balls glued to paper cut in the shape of a beard works well.
You could also glue or tape long pieces of yarn to a piece of paper cut out in the shape of a beard. These beards are a reminder that there are consequences when we lie and when we deceive others.

Sing and Dance