Family Connections by Children at IBC

By Michael Agnew
By Zabdi Piña
By Kristie Davis
By AJ Jerkins
By John Hames
By Makenzie Romero
By Caroline Khameneh
By Victoria Renken
By Kathy Whitthorne
By Dawn Johnson
By DJ Newman
By Mary Weyand
By Rob Nickell
By Kathy Whitthorne
By Nila Odom
By Sherene Joseph Rajadurai
By Kristi Sheffy
By Sharon Arrington
By Sarah Crawford
By Betsy Paul
By Angel Piña
By Elizabeth Piña
By Justus George
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By Chris Kuykendall
By Matt Holland
By Courtney Grimes
By Jessie Yearwood
By Brian Severski
By Brian Arrington
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By Will Meier
By Clint Calhoun
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By Jim Henry
By Jenn Wright
By Kevin Harwood
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By Leah Vanhorn
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By Jonathan Cortina
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By Jeremiah Betron
By Camille Holland
By Rod Myers
By Crystal Elwell
By Darcy Peterson
By Jason Elwell
By Amy Aupperlee
By Barry Jones
By Bryan Eck
By Tricia Kinsman
By Nat Pugh
By Sarah Kemper
By Dana Myers
By Craig Pierce
By Jim Woodward
By Andy McQuitty
By Pete Hyndman
By Kevin Dial
By Catherine & Elizabeth Downing
By Gerald Ridgway
By Jill Hoenig
By Sunitha John
By Tarrin Henry
By RozeLee Rugh
By Beverly Hogan
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By Lisa Gajewski
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By Justin K. Hughes, MA, LPC
By Sherene Joseph
By Earl Davidson
By Rebecca Perry
By Joe Padilla
By Christian Melendez
By Bruce Riley
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By Amy Leadabrand
By Ben Haile
By Shaun Robinson
By Natalie Franks
By Cathy Barnett
By Ryan Sanders
By Casey Pruet, The Grace Alliance
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By Lauren Chapin
By Betsy Paul
By Alberto Negron
By Kelly Jarrell
By Michelle Mayes
By Jenn Wright
By Jill Jackson
By Terri Moore
By Robyn Wise
By Katherine Holloway
By Richard Ray
By Kurtlery Knight
By Bruce Hebel
By Neil Tomba
By Tony Bridwell
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By Mike Moore
By Wade Raper
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By Jonathan Cude
By Ken Lawrence
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By Lindsay Casillas
By JoAnn Hummel
By Shawn Small
By Alice McQuitty
By Jonathan Murphy
By Peggy Norton
By Brent McKinney
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This morning, Children at IBC continued to learn about the promise God made with Abraham, and how that promise manifested in the following generations. Abraham's son, Isaac, married a woman named Rebekah, and their finding each other is a part of God's provision and continuation of his blessing. Read the story as a family in Genesis 24, and talk about important steps in your life that have led to a better understanding of the blessings of God. After Isaac and Rebekah were married, they were blessed with twin boys, Esau and Jacob. Jacob would become the father of the twelve boys, who would be the namesakes of the twelve tribes of Israel. And this is where we really see God's promise to Abraham start to seem possible. The hard truth in these stories is how God's timing and blessing does not always come as quickly as we would like. As you continue the discussion this week, talk as a family about some ways you have seen God at work over your lifetime and how necessary patience is in the waiting. 


  1. What important events do you remember in your life? Why do you remember them as important?
  2. God promised offspring more numerous than the stars to Abraham. Did that mean that the promise would always come with ease? Think about how Isaac and Rebekah met; and think about how Jacob was deceiving. 
  3. What does this story teach me about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, or the gospel? 


  1. Who helped Isaac and Rebekah find each other? Was there more than one person?
  2. Do we always know exactly how God is working in every circumstance?
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DON"T FORGET, we are providing a hands-on opportunity for families to begin, continue, or dive deeper into conversations about serving like Jesus. Next Saturday, we are coordinating a come-and-go time for families to take part in creating blessing bags. Blessing bags are gallon-sized plastic bags filled with some helpful items to bless homeless neighbors when you encounter them. There are three ways to help/participate.

  • Bring items to help prepare for the creating of the blessing bags (see the details at this form)
  • Create blessing bags on Nov 3rd, between 10am and 2pm at IBC upstairs in the Zone.
  • Take blessing bags with you in your vehicle to share with those you encounter. 

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