Week 2 – What is God?

Question 2

What is God?

Answer

God is the creator of everyone and everything.

Memory Verse:

“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

  1. Open in prayer. Review last weeks question and answer.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Week 1 – What is our only hope in life and death?

Question 1

What is our only hope in life and death?

Answer

That we are not our own but belong to God.

Memory Verse:

“For none of us lives to himself. For if we live we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether live or whether we die. We are the Lord’s.”
Romans 14;7-8

Outline for lesson 1

  1. Open in prayer & then pass out books and explain what catechism means.
  2. Activity: Ask children, what story are these sentences from:
    • The princes’s only hope was to find the owner of the glass slipper. (Cinderella)
    • The rabbit’s only hope was that Mr. Mc Gregor would not find him in the watering can. (The Tale of Peter Rabbit)
    • The children’s only hope was Aslan. (The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe)
    • Ask: What does “their only hope” in the stories mean?
    • Answer: hope often involves trusting somebody or something.
    • Introduce question 1 and the answer
  3. Read Romans 14:7-12.
    • Ask what does verse 8 mean? What does it mean to belong to the Lord? Is it good or bad? Help children to see that most people believe their lives are their own. The Bible tells us everything that we are and have belong to God.

      The Bible says that those who do not believe in Jesus are slaves to sin. In order for slaves to be freed, a price must be paid for their release. Jesus paid the ultimate price for sinners by sacrificing his own life and paying the price for sin on the cross. The Bible says that those who are adopted into God’s family have been bought at a great price, and now their lives belong to God. Tell the children that being God’s child is the most wonderful way to live life. It’s the most joyful, freeing and fulfilling.

      Read verse 12, explain that everyone will answer to God for how they have lived their lives. We are in God’s family because we believe Jesus died for our sins on the cross and rose again. We should want to live fully for him. We trust God in life and death, knowing that he is with us and that he alone is where our certain hope is found.

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