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Sunday School Curricula

Faithful to All His Promises

A Study for Children on the Promises of God

Target Grade: 2nd Grade Range: 2nd-6th Lessons: 40

Translations: ESV / NIV Author: Sally Michael

God-centered resources for

training the next generation

877.400.1414

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Presents. The face of almost every child and adult brightens

at the sight of a present, especially when it is for them.

Believers are given gifts every day, but few celebrate or

even acknowledge them because they do not come in

shiny bags with tissue paper.

These precious gifts are God's promises.

On one level, God's promises are a source of peace

and beauty, a calm reassurance of future hope,

and a comfort. On another other level, they are a

matter of life or death. When things are going fine,

it is nice to know "they are out there." They are a

gentle source of comfort. You know you can reach

out to them if you need them. But if you have ever

been "in over your head"—if you have felt yourself

sinking in desperation, overwhelmed by floods of

troubles—they are a matter of life or death. Once

you have had one of these "life and death" experiences

through which the promises of God have carried you,

you will never be the same. You will never again view God's

promises as merely a comfort.

Faithful to All His Promises teaches children to do more than simply

know about the promises of God. It encourages them to place unshakable confidence in these priceless

promises. As children learn about the character of God and the promises He has made to believers, they will

see God as trustworthy and learn that His promises are true and reliable. To help illustrate this, through the

entire curriculum the teacher promises each child he or she will receive a button with the words "God always

keeps His promises." The children see their teacher wearing a button during each class, but they do not receive

their own button right away. Some children must wait several weeks; others must wait until the last day of class.

Each child must trust that the teacher will honor the promise about the button.

Faithful to All His Promises has been written in the hope that when children find themselves experiencing

troubles—both the everyday battles of faith and the very hard battles—they will turn to the promises of God

and trust that He is working to fulfill His precious promises.

The LORD is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made.—Psalm 145:9

It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.—Psalm 118:8

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Sunday School Curricula

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structured to help churches "walk alongside" parents, enabling and

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Faithful to All His Promises

A Study for Children on the Promises of God

Target Grade: 2nd Grade Range: 2nd-6th Lessons: 40

Translations: ESV / NIV Author: Sally Michael

God-centered resources for

training the next generation

877.400.1414

childrendesiringGod.org

Student

Workbook

Color Resource

Packet

Teacher’s Notebook

and Leader’s Edition

Curriculum

Scope & Sequence

Parent

Resource Pages

Curriculum

Introduction

What You

Need to Start

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Sunday School Curricula

Faithful to All His Promises

A Study for Children on the Promises of God

Target Grade: 2nd Grade Range: 2nd-6th Lessons: 40

Translations: ESV / NIV Author: Sally Michael

God-centered resources for

training the next generation

877.400.1414

childrendesiringGod.org

Scope &

Sequence

The Scope &

Sequence provides

an overview of the

curriculum, including

lesson titles, main

Scripture passages,

key themes, a short

description of each

lesson, and memory

verse, if applicable.

Short and expanded

versions of the

Scope & Sequence

are also available as

PDF downloads at

childrendesiringGod.org

USAGE TIPS:

• Explain to church leaders

what children are learning

at each grade level.

• Help teachers and small

group leaders understand

the scope and sequence of

the curriculum in order to

teach the material more

effectively.

• Share the scope and

sequence with parents to give

them an overview of the year,

and to help them assist their

son or daughter with review.

It can also help parents know

how to specifically pray for

their children.

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Faithful to All His Promises

Scope & Sequence

Faithful to All His Promises is a study for children on the Promises of God.

The purpose of the curriculum is not simply to teach children about some

of God’s promises, but rather to teach them what it means to trust in those

promises. Emphasis is placed on the idea God’s promises are a gift to us, not

something that we deserve. The curriculum begins as children learn what a

promise is, what makes God trustworthy with these promises, and who these

promises are for. The curriculum goes on to explore several promises from

God, and how He has been and will be faithful to each of those promises.

Lesson 1: Promises

God’s Covenant with Noah (Genesis 9)

The Bible contains many promises; some are for all people and some are for particular people.

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In this first lesson, students will learn what a promise is and how some promises are only

for particular people. During this lesson, the teacher makes a promise to the students. This

promise will be used as an illustration throughout the rest of the curriculum to demonstrate

what it is like to wait for the fulfillment of a promise.

Memory Verse: Psalm 145:9

Lesson 2: Promises to Believers

God’s Covenant with Abraham (Genesis 17)

God has made promises that are only for His children.

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Students begin this lesson by identifying certain promises in the Bible and noting that

these promises are designated for certain people. They will then move on to examine God’s

promise to Abraham and discover how, as descendants of Abraham by faith, Christians

are heirs of this promise

Memory Verses: Galatians 3:29; John 1:12

Lesson 3: Promises to Unbelievers

Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke 16)

God promises to punish unbelievers.

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Building on the last lesson, students will study that just as God has given promises to His

children, He has also given promises to unbelievers. These are promises of punishment. As

they study what this promise of punishment involves, they will also see that man will not die in

ignorance, and that these individuals die in sin because they reject the truth about God and do

not trust Him, even though He has made himself known and given them a chance to repent.

Memory Verse: Psalm 1:6b

Lesson 4: Promise: God Always Keeps His Promises

Various Passages

God ALWAYS keeps His promises; God’s character shows that He can be trusted to keep His promises.

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Students will begin the lesson by examining the ways that humans often fail to keep promises.

They will then examine various Scripture passages to see attributes of God that prevent God

from failing to keep His promises. Knowing this can help us to trust God to fulfill His promises.

Memory Verses: Isaiah 46:9b; Numbers 23:19; Jeremiah 1:12b

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Sunday School Curricula

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Faithful to All His Promises

A Study for Children on the Promises of God

Target Grade: 2nd Grade Range: 2nd-6th Lessons: 40

Translations: ESV / NIV Author: Sally Michael

God-centered resources for

training the next generation

877.400.1414

childrendesiringGod.org

Scope &

Sequence

The Scope &

Sequence provides

an overview of the

curriculum, including

lesson titles, main

Scripture passages,

key themes, a short

description of each

lesson, and memory

verse, if applicable.

Short and expanded

versions of the

Scope & Sequence

are also available as

PDF downloads at

childrendesiringGod.org

USAGE TIPS:

• Explain to church leaders

what children are learning

at each grade level.

• Help teachers and small

group leaders understand

the scope and sequence of

the curriculum in order to

teach the material more

effectively.

• Share the scope and

sequence with parents to give

them an overview of the year,

and to help them assist their

son or daughter with review.

It can also help parents know

how to specifically pray for

their children.

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Lesson 5: Failure to Trust in the Promises

God’s Promise to Zechariah (Luke 1)

Failure to trust in the promises of God can bear serious results; God is faithful, even when we doubt.

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This lesson opens with an illustration that shows children that our attitudes of doubt or trust

often flow out of what is in our hearts. As the class studies Zechariah’s response to God’s

promise of a son, they will see that even though Zechariah did not believe this promise, God

was still faithful to fulfill it. However, Zechariah’s disbelief also had negative consequences.

Memory Verses: Psalm 118:8; Psalm 36:5; Psalm 86:15; John 20:29

Lesson 6: God is Faithful to All His Promises

God Promises a Son to Abraham & Sarah (Genesis 12-21)

God is faithful to all His promises.

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This lesson focuses on reinforcing for students that nothing is too hard for God—even giving

a baby to an elderly couple, like Abraham and Sarah. God does exactly what He says He will

do. Near the end of the lesson, the students’ attention is drawn to God’s further fulfillment

of His promise to Abraham as the descendants of Abraham grow in number leading

to the great nation, just as God promised.

Memory Verses: Psalm 145:13b; Isaiah 46:11b; Isaiah 40:8

Lesson 7: Trusting in the Promises

The Life of Abraham (Genesis 12-22; Hebrews 11)

Trusting in the promises of God flows from faith in God.

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This lesson focuses on what it looks like to trust in the promises of God. Through examples

in Abraham’s life, this lesson demonstrates that acting as though the promise has been

fulfilled is a sign of trusting in the promises of God. Similarly, obedience flows from a heart

trusting in God. This lesson also incorporates some missionary stories of those who obeyed

in faith because of their trust in God’s promises.

Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:1

Lesson 8: Conditional Promises

Various Passages

Some of God’s promises make a requirement of the promise receiver for their fulfillment.

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This lesson focuses on those promises that require a fulfilled obligation to be true. Children

are introduced to a number of promises in the Bible in which God gave conditions for specific

promises to be fulfilled (e.g. Joshua 1:8), and the consequences of what happened when Israel

fulfilled or failed to fulfill their obligations. God always fulfills His part of conditional promises.

Memory Verse: Jeremiah 7:23b

Lesson 9: Promise: Salvation for All Who Call

The Thief on the Cross (Luke 23)

God will not turn away anyone who comes to Him.

Zacchaeus (Luke 19)

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This is the first in a series of lessons on specific promises. It has a salvation focus, emphasizing

that salvation is a gift, and only God can give the gift of salvation. The lesson aims to show

that everyone who puts his trust in God will be saved. Through the stories of the thief on the

cross and Zacchaeus, as Jesus calls each of them to repentance, children will see that God

will not turn sinners away if they seek Him.

Memory Verses: Acts 2:21; John 6:37; Ephesians 2:8-9

Student

Workbook

Color Resource

Packet

Teacher’s Notebook

and Leader’s Edition

Curriculum

Scope & Sequence

Parent

Resource Pages

Curriculum

Introduction

What You

Need to Start

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Sunday School Curricula

Faithful to All His Promises

A Study for Children on the Promises of God

Target Grade: 2nd Grade Range: 2nd-6th Lessons: 40

Translations: ESV / NIV Author: Sally Michael

God-centered resources for

training the next generation

877.400.1414

childrendesiringGod.org

Scope &

Sequence

The Scope &

Sequence provides

an overview of the

curriculum, including

lesson titles, main

Scripture passages,

key themes, a short

description of each

lesson, and memory

verse, if applicable.

Short and expanded

versions of the

Scope & Sequence

are also available as

PDF downloads at

childrendesiringGod.org

USAGE TIPS:

• Explain to church leaders

what children are learning

at each grade level.

• Help teachers and small

group leaders understand

the scope and sequence of

the curriculum in order to

teach the material more

effectively.

• Share the scope and

sequence with parents to give

them an overview of the year,

and to help them assist their

son or daughter with review.

It can also help parents know

how to specifically pray for

their children.

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Lesson 10: Promise: God Will Forgive You

The Woman Caught in Adultery (John 8)

If we confess our sins, God will forgive us.

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This lesson also focuses on a specific promise—the promise of forgiveness for those who

confess their sin. It aims to teach that when God forgives our sins, He forgets our sins. He

does not hold our sins against us. This lesson focuses on two individuals who knew of God’s

gracious forgiveness: The woman caught in adultery and a historical figure, John Newton.

Memory Verses: 1 John 1:9; Isaiah 43:25; Psalm 103:12

Lesson 11: Promise: God Will Be with You

God’s Call on Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1)

God promises to be with His children wherever they go.

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This week’s promise reminds children that God is everywhere all the time, He can be faithful

to the promise to be with His children wherever they go. Sometimes we are fearful of situations

in our lives, but through examining God’s calls on Joshua and Jeremiah, children will see we

have no reason for fear when we are accompanied by the Almighty God.

Memory Verses: Joshua 1:9; Matthew 28:20b

Lesson 12: Promise: Nothing Can Separate You from God’s Love

Peter’s Denial (Luke 22; John 21)

God loves us even when we sin; God will love His people forever because He is faithful.

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Nothing can separate believers from the love of God—this is the promise in Lesson 12.

Students will learn that sin grieves God and that those who love God repent of their sins, but

God loves us even when we sin because He is faithful. Inversely, a person who delights in sin

and whose heart is hardened toward God, a person who is unwilling to repent or who does not

grieve over his sin, may not be a child of God.

Memory Verses: Romans 8:38-39; Psalm 103:15-18

Lesson 13: Promise: God Will Complete His Work in You

Life of Peter (New Testament Passages)

God will complete His work in a believer’s life; He will bring you to maturity.

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God does not get tired of His children or forsake them—He realizes that they are dust, and will

complete His work in their lives. He does not leave us where we are, but He strives to help us

grow, to make us more like Jesus. Children will discover that just as God did his completing

work in Peter, He is working in the lives of all believers to make them more like Jesus. We are

all incomplete projects. There is still work to be done in our lives.

Memory Verses: Philippians 1:6b; 1 John 3:2; Romans 8:29

Lesson 14: Promise: You Will Bear Fruit

Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5)

God promises that His followers will bear fruit.

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The promise of this lesson is that Christians will bear fruit—but how does that happen?

This lesson teaches that fruit in the life of a Christian comes from abiding in Jesus. In the

Bible, children will discover the Fruit of the Spirit and learn that abiding in Jesus means

trusting in Him and relying on Him rather than on our own strength. The lesson uses the

illustration of a tree producing fruit. Just as a tree needs a healthy trunk and strong roots

to grow and produce fruit in season, Christians need to be nourished and growing in order

to produce the Fruit of the Spirit.

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Sunday School Curricula

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Faithful to All His Promises

A Study for Children on the Promises of God

Target Grade: 2nd Grade Range: 2nd-6th Lessons: 40

Translations: ESV / NIV Author: Sally Michael

God-centered resources for

training the next generation

877.400.1414

childrendesiringGod.org

Scope &

Sequence

The Scope &

Sequence provides

an overview of the

curriculum, including

lesson titles, main

Scripture passages,

key themes, a short

description of each

lesson, and memory

verse, if applicable.

Short and expanded

versions of the

Scope & Sequence

are also available as

PDF downloads at

childrendesiringGod.org

USAGE TIPS:

• Explain to church leaders

what children are learning

at each grade level.

• Help teachers and small

group leaders understand

the scope and sequence of

the curriculum in order to

teach the material more

effectively.

• Share the scope and

sequence with parents to give

them an overview of the year,

and to help them assist their

son or daughter with review.

It can also help parents know

how to specifically pray for

their children.

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Lesson 15: Promise: God Hears Your Prayers

Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18)

God hears the prayers of the righteous.

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This lesson focuses on God’s promises regarding prayer. Students will learn that God answers

prayer even before we pray. Not all prayers ask God for things. Some prayers are just to tell God

that you love Him, to thank Him, or to confess sin. God hears all of those prayers, too!

Memory Verses: Psalm 34:15; Isaiah 65:24

Lesson 16: Promise: The Lord Will Guide You

Various Passages

Our greatest happiness comes in following God.

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Our greatest happiness comes in following God, but how does one do that? This lesson is

designed to show children that God will guide them in the way they should go—in truth. In

the Scriptures, children will look at several biblical characters and find out what would have

happened if those people had not followed God’s instructions.

Memory Verses: Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalm 32:8; Psalm 48:13b-14; John 16:13; Proverbs 4:11

Lesson 17: Promise: God Will Provide Your Needs

Do Not Worry (Matthew 6)

God will provide all your needs.

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Because God is faithful to the promise that He will provide all our needs, the focus of this

lesson is to remind children to not worry about their needs. Instead they should trust God to

care for them. There is also emphasis placed on seeking God and His kingdom rather than

possessions, because God is the biggest need of all!

Memory Verses: Philippians 4:19; Matthew 6:33

Lesson 18: Promise: God Will Not Withhold Any Good Thing

Various Passages

God will not withhold anything from you that is good for you.

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This lesson focuses on the promise that God will not withhold any good thing from His children.

If God withholds something from us, it is because it is not good for us. In this lesson, students

will see God’s hand at work in the lives of people like Hannah, Elijah, and Amy Carmichael

(missionary to India).

Memory Verses: Psalm 84:11; Psalm 34:10

Lesson 19: Promise: God Will Fight for You

Elisha and Gehazi (2 Kings 6)

God is our helper; He will fight for us.

Gideon and Midian (Judges 6)

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God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him. Children will learn that they do not have to fear

anything they are facing or will face in life, because if they are children of God, they have a BIG

God on their side. He is always present with them and will fight for them. He is a strong Helper!

Memory Verses: Hebrews 13:6; Psalm 46:1; Isaiah 64:4

Lesson 20: Promise: God is Slow to Anger

The Burning Bush (Exodus 4)

God is slow to anger; He is patient with us.

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This lesson aims to show children that God has compassion on us, for He remembers that we

are dust. Because of this, He does not treat His children as their sins deserve. As the students

explore Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush they will see God’s response to Moses’

concern about his slowness of speech. While God is slow to anger, our sin still grieves God.

Memory Verses: Psalm 86:15; Psalm 103:8-10; Psalm 103:13-14

Student

Workbook

Color Resource

Packet

Teacher’s Notebook

and Leader’s Edition

Curriculum

Scope & Sequence

Parent

Resource Pages

Curriculum

Introduction

What You

Need to Start

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Sunday School Curricula

Faithful to All His Promises

A Study for Children on the Promises of God

Target Grade: 2nd Grade Range: 2nd-6th Lessons: 40

Translations: ESV / NIV Author: Sally Michael

God-centered resources for

training the next generation

877.400.1414

childrendesiringGod.org

Scope &

Sequence

The Scope &

Sequence provides

an overview of the

curriculum, including

lesson titles, main

Scripture passages,

key themes, a short

description of each

lesson, and memory

verse, if applicable.

Short and expanded

versions of the

Scope & Sequence

are also available as

PDF downloads at

childrendesiringGod.org

USAGE TIPS:

• Explain to church leaders

what children are learning

at each grade level.

• Help teachers and small

group leaders understand

the scope and sequence of

the curriculum in order to

teach the material more

effectively.

• Share the scope and

sequence with parents to give

them an overview of the year,

and to help them assist their

son or daughter with review.

It can also help parents know

how to specifically pray for

their children.

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Lesson 21: Promise: God Will Give You Strength

Various Passages

God will give strength to those who trust in Him.

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This lesson emphasizes the promise of strength from God and also shows children that God’s

power is shown through our weakness. Through a series of visual illustrations and passages in

the Bible, children will see that God’s power is more than enough for any situation. They will

also see how God is glorified when we rely on Him in our weakness.

Memory Verses: 2 Chronicles 16:9a; 2 Corinthians 12:9a; Isaiah 40:28-29; Isaiah 40:30-31; Isaiah

41:10; Psalm 73:25-26; Philippians 4:13

Lesson 22: Promise: Though You Fall,

David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11-12)

You Will Not Be Cast Headlong

God sustains the righteous; He upholds the righteous with His hand.

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The promise of this lesson reminds children that even when God’s children stumble, God will

not forsake them. Children will examine David’s sin with Bathsheba (at an age-appropriate

level) and see God’s faithfulness to David, despite David’s sin. They will see that David’s sin

still had consequences, but that God also used that sin for His glory.

Memory Verses: Psalm 37:23-24; Psalm 55:22

Lesson 23: Promise: God Will Discipline You

Story of Jonah (Jonah 1-4)

God disciplines those He loves.

David’s Census (1 Chronicles 21)

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The promise that God will discipline us can be scary, but this lesson shows that God disciplines

us for our good, because He loves us, and that we should be grateful for His discipline. As the

students study the story of Jonah, they will see that God’s discipline is merciful. They will also

briefly look at God’s discipline for David after Israel’s census.

Memory Verses: Proverbs 3:11-12; Hosea 6:1; Proverbs 15:10

Lesson 24: Promise: God Plans Good For You

Life of Moses (Various Old Testament Passages)

God’s plans for you are to do you good.

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Every day God brings good into the lives of His children, but some people have a hard time

believing that God’s plans for us are for good. This lesson is designed to show that God is

infinitely greater in goodness than anyone or anything else. His good plans for us are better

than any plans we have for ourselves. Students will see examples of this in Moses’ life, showing

that even though the plan didn’t always seem to make sense, God’s plan was indeed good.

Memory Verses: Jeremiah 29:11; Jeremiah 32:40; Lamentations 3:22-23; Isaiah 64:4; Isaiah 30:18

Lesson 25: Promise: God Will Be with You in the Hard Times

Death of Stephen (Acts 7)

God allows us to go through hard times because He loves us and wants our faith to grow.

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The Bible teaches us that Christians will have troubles, but this lesson is designed to help kids

understand that God will be with His children in the hard times. He allows us to go through

difficult situations because He loves us and wants us to grow in our faith and reliance on Him.

It is in these difficult times that we learn to trust in the promises of God.

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Sunday School Curricula

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Faithful to All His Promises

A Study for Children on the Promises of God

Target Grade: 2nd Grade Range: 2nd-6th Lessons: 40

Translations: ESV / NIV Author: Sally Michael

God-centered resources for

training the next generation

877.400.1414

childrendesiringGod.org

Scope &

Sequence

The Scope &

Sequence provides

an overview of the

curriculum, including

lesson titles, main

Scripture passages,

key themes, a short

description of each

lesson, and memory

verse, if applicable.

Short and expanded

versions of the

Scope & Sequence

are also available as

PDF downloads at

childrendesiringGod.org

USAGE TIPS:

• Explain to church leaders

what children are learning

at each grade level.

• Help teachers and small

group leaders understand

the scope and sequence of

the curriculum in order to

teach the material more

effectively.

• Share the scope and

sequence with parents to give

them an overview of the year,

and to help them assist their

son or daughter with review.

It can also help parents know

how to specifically pray for

their children.

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Lesson 26: Promise: God Will Not Bring Any

Lazarus’ Resurrection (John 11)

Unnecessary Suffering into Your Life

God does not delight in our difficulties; He brings only necessary suffering in our lives.

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This lesson shows students that God uses difficulties to teach us to trust in Him. Jesus

could have healed Lazarus before he died. But Jesus waited until he died, so that when

He resurrected Lazarus, the faith of all who witnessed it grew. This promise goes hand in

hand with the previous lesson, pointing out that we will have suffering in our lives, and

God does not delight in our hardships, but He does delight in the glory He receives when

we rely on Him in these difficulties.

Memory Verse: Lamentations 3:32-33

Lesson 27: Promise: If You Remain Steadfast Under Trial,

Paul’s Sufferings (2 Corinthians 11)

You Will Be Rewarded

God will reward steadfast faith.

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This lesson reinforces that trials give us the opportunity to develop steadfastness. By the

grace of God, Paul remained steadfast through many trials and hardships. This lesson teaches

that by admitting our weaknesses, we let God take over for us. He is strong enough to face

any trial that comes our way. When we can’t do something, it helps us to say, “God, I need

you.” In short, God is faithful and when we rely on Him, He will help us to persevere through

even the most difficult times.

Memory Verses: James 1:12; James 1:2-3; Hebrews 10:36; 1 Peter 4:16; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Lesson 28: Promise: The Lord Will Keep You From Harm

Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego (Daniel 3)

God is your protection from the assaults against your body, mind, and soul.

X

This lesson continues the series of promises that help Christians to persevere in times of fear

and adversity. This lesson and the following lesson use the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and

Abednego when they refuse to obey King Nebuchadnezzar’s decree. This lesson leads to the

point in the story where the King threatens these three young men and yet they stand firm

in their decision to not bow down to his statue. The lesson is designed to help children think

about why these three young men could be so strong in their faith.

Memory Verses: 2 Timothy 4:18; Psalm 121:7-8; Psalm 91:9-10; Proverbs 2:7-8; Ephesians 6:16

Lesson 29: Promise: God Will Deliver You From All Your Troubles

The Fiery Furnace (Daniel 3)

God delivers the righteous from their troubles.

X

This lesson continues where Lesson 28 leaves off. After review of the Shadrach, Meshach, and

Abednego narrative, the lesson tells the story of what happens when they are thrown into the

fiery furnace. Children will see that God answers our prayers for help, and that the outcome of

this story was not just that their lives were spared, but that God did it for the sake of His glory!

Memory Verses: Psalm 34:17; Psalm 86:5-7; Psalm 34:6; Psalm 34:7-8; 2 Chronicles 20:9

Lesson 30: Promise: Joy Comes in the Morning!

Good Friday (Various Gospel Passages)

God will end suffering for the righteous.

X

This lesson continues to encourage children that the promises of God show us where we

can place our trust in difficult times. God promises to end suffering for His children, but the

end of suffering is not always immediate. The focus of the Good Friday story demonstrates

how Jesus suffered through all the punishment that Good Friday brought. God did end that

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Scope &

Sequence

The Scope &

Sequence provides

an overview of the

curriculum, including

lesson titles, main

Scripture passages,

key themes, a short

description of each

lesson, and memory

verse, if applicable.

Short and expanded

versions of the

Scope & Sequence

are also available as

PDF downloads at

childrendesiringGod.org

USAGE TIPS:

• Explain to church leaders

what children are learning

at each grade level.

• Help teachers and small

group leaders understand

the scope and sequence of

the curriculum in order to

teach the material more

effectively.

• Share the scope and

sequence with parents to give

them an overview of the year,

and to help them assist their

son or daughter with review.

It can also help parents know

how to specifically pray for

their children.

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suffering after His purpose was accomplished, but what happened on Good Friday and

on Easter Sunday can bring us hope of an eternity without suffering, when Christ brings

us home to be with Him forever.

Memory Verses: Psalm 42:11; Psalm 30:4-5; Psalm 30:11; 1 Peter 5:10

Lesson 31: Promise: All Things Work Together for Good

The Life of Ruth (Ruth 1-4)

God has a purpose for everything in your life.

X

This lesson walks children through the book of Ruth and demonstrates that everything in the

life of a believer works for good. Even when things seem at their worst, God provides more than

we can ask or think. In this lesson, students will make a timeline of the events in the book of

Ruth to see how each event worked with others to bring about not only the marriage of Ruth

and Boaz, but to eventually fulfill God’s sovereign plan to send Jesus.

Memory Verses: Romans 8:28

Lesson 32: Promise: God Will Not Forsake His People

Hosea and Gomer (Hosea 1-14)

God will not forsake His people.

X

The book of Hosea reveals the amazing steadfastness of God’s faithfulness to His people,

through the illustration of Hosea and Gomer’s marriage, and Hosea’s faithful love for his wife

and obedience to God. Children will first study the Bible to learn the story of Hosea and then

see the parallels to God’s faithfulness to us.

Memory Verses: Psalm 94:14; Psalm 9:10; Isaiah 54:10

Lesson 33: Promise: God Will Not Forget His Promises

The Life of Joseph, Part 1 (Genesis 37-45)

God will do what He has promised.

X

So far the students have learned a lot of amazing promises, but will God ever forget about

these promises like people often do? No! This is the first in a series of three lessons on God’s

faithfulness in the life of Joseph. In this lesson, students will be introduced to Joseph and

his family. By the end of the lesson Joseph has been sold into slavery by his brothers. It

looks as if God has perhaps forgotten Joseph. Students will be asked to ponder how

Joseph should respond in this situation.

Memory Verses: Jeremiah 1:12b; Isaiah 46:11b

Lesson 34: Promise: Look Up, Not Down

The Life of Joseph, Part 2 (Genesis 37-45)

God is accomplishing His eternal purposes through His children.

X

This is the second in a three-lesson series on God’s faithfulness to Joseph. After a brief review

of last week, students will continue the story as Joseph is falsely accused and sent to prison.

While he is there he interprets the dreams of his fellow prisoners, only to be forgotten by

them later. Again, it seems that God has forgotten Joseph, and students will once again be

encouraged to think about how Joseph will respond in such a situation.

Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Lesson 35: Promise: God is Accomplishing His Purposes

The Life of Joseph, Part 3 (Genesis 37-50)

God fulfills His purpose for your life.

X

This lesson concludes the three-part series on God’s involvement in the life of Joseph. Students

will see that all of the things Joseph has endured thusfar will be used to accomplish great

things for Joseph, his family, and best of all, God’s eternal purposes. The children will see how

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A Study for Children on the Promises of God

Target Grade: 2nd Grade Range: 2nd-6th Lessons: 40

Translations: ESV / NIV Author: Sally Michael

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training the next generation

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Scope &

Sequence

The Scope &

Sequence provides

an overview of the

curriculum, including

lesson titles, main

Scripture passages,

key themes, a short

description of each

lesson, and memory

verse, if applicable.

Short and expanded

versions of the

Scope & Sequence

are also available as

PDF downloads at

childrendesiringGod.org

USAGE TIPS:

• Explain to church leaders

what children are learning

at each grade level.

• Help teachers and small

group leaders understand

the scope and sequence of

the curriculum in order to

teach the material more

effectively.

• Share the scope and

sequence with parents to give

them an overview of the year,

and to help them assist their

son or daughter with review.

It can also help parents know

how to specifically pray for

their children.

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all of the pieces of Joseph’s life worked together for good. God did not forget Joseph or His

promises, but He accomplished all of His purposes for His glory.

Memory Verses: Isaiah 46:9b-11; Isaiah 14:24

Lesson 36: Promise: God is Not Slow in Keeping His Promises

Jacob Steals the Birthright (Genesis 27)

God is not slow in keeping His promises; God’s timing is right.

X

As was seen in the life of Joseph, sometimes it seems that God has forgotten His promises, or

that He is taking too long to fulfill them. This lesson demonstrates to students that God’s timing

is perfect in the fulfillment of His promises. When Rebekah and Jacob plot to steal Esau’s

birthright, it shows children the dangerous consequences of attempting to do things in our own

timing, rather than waiting on God’s perfect timing.

Memory Verses: 2 Peter 3:9; Psalm 27:13-14

Lesson 37: Fighting the Fight of Faith

Psalm of Asaph (Psalm 77)

The battle for faith must be fought in the Lord’s strength.

X

This curriculum has guided children through a number of God’s good promises, but what do

they do when they are having trouble trusting in these promises? Fighting the fight of faith

is a daily battle for Christians. It is Satan who fights against the faith of believers and tries

to discourage them from believing God’s promises. This lesson shows that it is only with the

Lord’s strength that we are able to fight back, and because of His strength we will be victorious.

Memory Verse: Ephesians 6:10-11

Lesson 38: Standing on the Promises of God

The 12 Spies (Numbers 13-14)

God will protect His reputation as a promise keeper.

X

What does it mean to believe the promises of God? This lesson shows students that a

person who believes the promises of God will act in a way that shows he believes God’s

promises. Joshua and Caleb demonstrated this when though they saw some scary things

in Canaan. Despite their fears, they knew that God would give them the land—because

God always keeps His promises.

Memory Verse: Psalm 27:13-14

Lesson 39: Trusting in the Promises Leads to Obedience

Jesus Calls the First Disciples (Luke 5)

Faith is a gift from God.

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This lesson shows how a person lives out his faith when he believes the promises. Trusting in

the promises leads to obedience. When Jesus asked Simon, James, and John to place their

nets in the water where they had been fishing all night, it may have seemed ridiculous, but

their obedience to Christ produced not only fish, but also led to increased faith in Jesus.

Memory Verse: Romans 10:17

Lesson 40: Promise: Eternal Life

Exiles in this World (Hebrews 11)

Those who are trusting in Jesus will live forever in heaven with Him.

X

The curriculum concludes with the greatest promise of all…eternal life with God! This lesson

reminds students that Christians are aliens and exiles in this world and that heaven is their

real home. Therefore, believers should be looking forward to heaven where all the promises

of God will find perfect fulfillment.

Memory Verses: John 14:2-3; 2 Peter 3:13; John 8:51

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A Study for Children on the Promises of God

Target Grade: 2nd Grade Range: 2nd-6th Lessons: 40

Translations: ESV / NIV Author: Sally Michael

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Teacher’s Kit

OrdEr OnE PEr clASSrOOm

This kit contains the basic tools you need to start

teaching this curriculum.

Each kit contains:

A. Teacher’s Notebook

1 - Three-ring binder containing curriculum introduction,

lessons, appendix, Parent Resource Pages, and

Upper-Elementary Student Workbook answer keys.

B. Student Workbook

1 - Spiral-bound Lower-Elementary Student Workbook

1 - Spiral-bound Upper-Elementary Student Workbook

C. Verse Card Packet

1 - Pocket size verse card packet for Scripture memory

work. Cards are printed on heavy cardstock and bound

with a metal ring.

D. Promises Buttons

10 - Buttons used to illustrate the truth that “God always

keeps His promises.”

E. Visuals CD

1 - CD containing printable PDFs of visual resources and

Parent Resources Pages. (Printed copies of the visual

resources may also be ordered in color or black and

white, if desired.)

Student Workbooks

OrdEr OnE PEr STUdEnT, bASEd On GrAdE lEvEl

(UPPEr ElEmEnTAry fOr 4Th-6Th GrAdE And lOwEr

ElEmEnTAry fOr 1ST-3rd GrAdE)

(AvAIlAblE In PrInT And ElEcTrOnIc fOrmATS)

Recommended for every student to use in the class.

Separate workbooks are available for upper-elementary

and lower-elementary students with age-appropriate

activities. The workbook is available printed on heavy

cardstock with a spiral binding, or as a downloadable

PDF you can print at your convenience.

Faithful to All His Promises was written to be taught to younger elementary students over 40 weeks in a Sunday

school setting. The two main compontents of class time are the lesson—20-30 minutes, and the application

time—15-30 minutes. Directions for adapting the curriculum to different time frames or settings, such as a

school or home, are included.

The main teacher or team leader for the class should begin with a Teacher's Kit and a Student Workbook for

each student attending the class.

What You Need to Start

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3. Available Resources

Student Workbook

Lower Elementary

Illustrated by

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Student Workbook

Lower Elementary

Illustrated by

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Verse Cards

Verse Cards

Verse Cards

Verse Cards

Verse Cards

Verse Cards

Verse

Cards

Verse Cards

Workbook

Upper Elementary

Completed By

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Workbook

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Leader’s Edition

OrdEr OnE fOr EAch AddITIOnAl TEAchEr Or SmAll

GrOUP lEAdEr

(AvAIlAblE In PrInT And ElEcTrOnIc fOrmATS)

A. The Leader’s Edition is designed to equip small

group leaders and co-leaders with their own copy of the

curriculum to study and pray through as they prepare to

minister to the children under their care. It includes the

curriculum introduction, lesson content, and appendix.

Leader’s Editions are available printed with a spiral

binding or as an electronic download.

Resource Packet

OrdEr OnE If yOU wOUld lIkE PrInTEd vISUAlS

(AvAIlAblE In cOlOr Or blAck And whITE)

B. Teaching aids and visuals are professionally printed

on cardstock (in either color or black and white). The

visuals are also available as PDF files on the Visuals CD

in the Teachers Kit, if you prefer to print them yourself.

Promises Buttons

GIvE OnE bUTTOn TO EAch chIld In ThE clASS

bUTTOnS cOmE In PAckAGES Of 10

C. Promises buttons are used throughout the curriculum

to illustrate the truth that “God always keeps His

promises.” Children will be given buttons at different

times of the year to help them learn to trust in a promise

and to show the trustworthiness of the person making

the promise.

Verse Card pack

OrdEr OnE PEr STUdEnT Or fAmIly

D. Verse cards provide a handy tool for children to use

to memorize the verses that correspond to the truths

they are learning each week. Cards are printed on heavy

cardstock and bound with a metal ring.

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Depending on the size and structure of your children's ministry program, as well as the teaching styles of the

ministry team, you may need additional resources in order to accommodate co-teachers and small group

leaders, or to better equip your students to memorize Scripture. The resources listed below are recommended

based on these and other variable factors.

Additional Resources

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Student

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Color Resource

Packet

Teacher’s Notebook

and Leader’s Edition

Curriculum

Scope & Sequence

Parent

Resource Pages

Curriculum

Introduction

What You

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RESOURCE

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Verse Cards

Verse Cards

Verse Cards

Verse Cards

Verse Cards

Verse Cards

Verse

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Verse Cards

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SCRIPTURE:

Psalm 145:9; Genesis 9:12-17

MEMORY VERSE:

The LORD is good to all; he has

compassion on all he has made.

Psalm 145:9

KEY THEMES:

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The Bible contains many promises.

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Some of the promises of the Bible are for all people; some are for

particular people.

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God is good to all; God has compassion

on all people.

WORSHIP SONGS:

Standing on the Promises (1

st

verse)

R. Kelso Carter Music

My God is So Big

Traditional

Every Promise in the Book is Mine

Traditional

VISUALS & MATERIALS:

Bible; button for each child and adult leaders (Note: eventually each person will need a button but

they will be given out over the course of the study so only one button needs to be ready for lesson

one), bag of candy.

PREPARATION:

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Study the scripture

passages carefully and prayerfully. Ask God to make them real in your own

heart. Be open to what God may be teaching you in this lesson. Study the lesson well. Pray for

the children in your class.

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Purchase a bag of candy.

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Make

an activity sheet captioned

“God Keeps His Promises”.

LESSON 1:

PROMISES

Faithful to All His Promises

A Study for Children on the Promises of God

Target Grade: 2nd Grade Range: 2nd-6th Lessons: 40

Translations: ESV / NIV Author: Sally Michael

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Teacher’s

Notebook/

Leader’s

Edition

This sample shows

how the lessons are

structured and what

a teacher will use to

prepare and teach the

material.

Teachers should

read through all the

lessons (or the Scope

& Sequence) before

teaching the first

lesson. This helps the

teacher understand

how the lessons build

on one another

week-by-week.

ORDERING TIPS:

• Lessons are included in

the Teacher’s Kit and in

the Leader’s Edition. Each

teacher and small group

leader should have a copy

to prepare for the lesson

and application times.

4. Lesson Sample 1

Each lesson is focused

around several key

themes and passages

of Scripture, which

are highlighted at the

beginning of each

lesson, along with the

memory verse and

suggested worship

songs that support the

themes.

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It is not necessary to have a

com-prehensive list. Just a few examples will

make the point. You may want to write them

on a chalk board.

THEME:

There are many promises in the

Bible.

You may need to help children understand

that God is the writer of the Bible. This

should not be a lengthy discussion.

INTRODUCTION

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Show children the “button” saying “God always

keeps His promises”. Pin the button on your shirt

while commenting about how nice the pin is.

EXAMPLE:

Do you like my button? Isn’t it nice?

Can anyone read the words on my button? Do

you know what I like about this button? Would

you like a button like mine ?

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State that you will give every child a button to

keep; but that you are not going to give everyone a

button now. Tell the children that you will give the

buttons at different times in the following weeks

(over the course of the study). Tell the children that

you PROMISE to give them each a button.

LESSON

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Ask the children if they understand what you mean when you say, “I promise.”

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Define promise for the children:

A promise is when a person says that he will do or not do something.

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Give some examples of promises, such as:

EXAMPLES:

If your mom says, “I will take you to the park”, that is a promise.

Your mom is saying that she will do something; she will take you to the park.

If your dad says, “I promise that I will not pull your tooth out. I will only wiggle

it to see how loose it is”, he is making a promise. He is saying that he will not

do something-- he will not pull out your tooth; and he is saying that he will do something-- he

will only wiggle your tooth.

When I said that I would give you a button, I was making a promise. I said that

I would do something; I would give you a button.

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Explain that to make a promise is a serious thing. It is saying that you are going to do or

not going to do something. It is not pretend, but

you should really mean what you say.

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Explain that the Bible is full of promises. Ask

the children if they know any of the promises

in the Bible. List their answers (such as):

EXAMPLES:

I will be with you always.”

“For I know the plans I have for you…

plans for good and not to harm you.”

“Never will I leave you, never will

I forsake you.”

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Ask the children who made those promises. Explain that since the Bible is the Word of God,

when God says those things, He is making a promise.

This is an activity that will carry over

through the whole study. Children will be

given buttons at different times to help

them learn to trust in a promise and to

show the trustworthiness of the person

making the promise. It is very important to

write down the names of all the children

you are making the promise to and to make

sure that by the end of the study each child

has received a button. If there are any

visitors in the class, you should give them a

button now in case they do not return; OR

restate your promise as applying to all

regular attenders.

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A Study for Children on the Promises of God

Target Grade: 2nd Grade Range: 2nd-6th Lessons: 40

Translations: ESV / NIV Author: Sally Michael

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Teacher’s

Notebook/

Leader’s

Edition

This sample shows

how the lessons are

structured and what

a teacher will use to

prepare and teach the

material.

Teachers should

read through all the

lessons (or the Scope

& Sequence) before

teaching the first

lesson. This helps the

teacher understand

how the lessons build

on one another

week-by-week.

ORDERING TIPS:

• Lessons are included in

the Teacher’s Kit and in

the Leader’s Edition. Each

teacher and small group

leader should have a copy

to prepare for the lesson

and application times.

Student

Workbook

Color Resource

Packet

Teacher’s Notebook

and Leader’s Edition

Curriculum

Scope & Sequence

Parent

Resource Pages

Curriculum

Introduction

What You

Need to Start

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Lessons start with

an introduction to

prepare the children

for the lesson focus by

laying a foundation for

understanding what will

be taught. This is done

through a concrete,

“real life” example.

Tips for working with

visuals, presenting

information, and

interacting with the

children are included

throughout the lesson,

along with theological

explanations for the

teachers.

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