What is God?
God is the creator of everyone and everything.
“There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God. But you, O Lord are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness…”
Psalm. 86:8-10, 15
Outline for lesson 2
- Open in prayer. Review last weeks question and answer.
- Activity: Have some autobiographies of famous people ready to show.Try to find people that your children will recognize. Explain autobiographies are books people write about themselves. Show them the books and explain that it’s not easy knowing famous people, but by reading their autobiographies we can learn more about them. Introduce question 2 and answer. Explain that this lesson will focus on getting to know God through his own story, the Bible.
- Read Psalm 86. Explain that King David wrote this psalm, and it shows a personal relationship between God and David. Look at the chapter again and ask the children to find words showing more about God’s personality.Remind everyone that this is the God who is eternal, who has no beginning and no end, who has created the whole universe and sustains it every day. He displayed many miracles. This big God hears our prayers.In a few verses God made himself known to us through the Bible. Tell them, the purpose of spending time reading the Bible is to know God more and to understand more fully what it is to live his way.
- Finish the teaching time by helping children commit question 2 and the answer to memory. Then help with the memory verse. This is one of the longest verses. It may take some time to memorize it.
Extra Activity: Attributes of God
Cut each attribute on dotted line. Wrap each piece of paper around a small candy bar or small toy, and hide them in the house. Let them treasure hunt. After finding them open them together and discover more of God’s attributes.