For our first lesson in January we were discussing Abraham, and how God made a covenant with him. For me this is a key verse in that covenant that I want them to remember that highlights a few things:
- It's a covenant not just with Abraham but all his descendants.
- It's an everlasting covenant.
- Most impotrantly: The covenant establishes that God chose to be the God of Abraham and his descendants, and that from this point forth God will be their God.
It's one of the first longer verses I've required of them, but I think it has enough redundancy in it that they can get the hang of it.
Note: Verses posted are from the NRSV version of the Bible since that is the version the Middle Schoolers are most familiar with.