Lesson taught on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Grace Community Church for Adventure Club (Trackers - 3-5 yr olds) based on Selected Scriptures.
Hello Trackers! Tonight I want to review what we have been learning.
We have been on an amazing adventure learning about the One True God. It is so important to remember what we have learned.
Many times the Lord spoke through his prophet Moses to call the people of God to “remember the Lord your God.”
Sometimes we forget to say “thank you.” Sometimes we forget to pick up our toys after we’ve played with them. Sometimes we forget important things like keys, wallets, phones.
We can forget many things everyday. That is why God said to Israel -
“Do not forget the things which your eyes have seen” (Deut. 4:9).
Tonight what I want us to remember are some of the attributes of God.
Tonight we want to answer the question: WHAT IS GOD LIKE?
In the last few weeks we have discovered:
1. God is Perfect
2. God Does not Change
3. God is Living
4. God is Gracious
5. God uses Evil for Good
God is Perfect (Is. 6:1-8/Isaiah & God’s Throne) –
I have a son named Micah. Do you know what Micah means?
His name means: Who is like our God?
The answer is simply: There is no one like our God. God is perfect.
Jesus said, “Your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt. 5:48).
Our God is great. Our God is majestic. Our God does not sin, cannot sin. Our God is holy.
Isaiah saw God’s throne. He saw angelic creatures with 6 wings worshiping the One True God. These angelic beings spoke to one another saying, “Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts” (Is. 6:3).
God does not Change (1 Sam. 13, 15, 16/Saul & Israelites) –
How many of you grandparents that live far away? You may only see them once or twice a year.
My wife’s parents live 4 hours away in Merced. We see them a few times a year & they often say, “my, oh my, how the kids have grown!”
The same it is with you. You change all the time. You are always growing. God made us to grow. You are also learning so many things each day.
You change from day to day, but God does not change. God is eternally the same. He does not have a beginning or an end. He does not change His mind. He is never surprised. God says “For I the Lord do not change” (Mal. 3:6).
The people of God changed their mind and wanted a king like the other nations had. Sadly that king did not obey God. Praise God that He had a king in mind all along whose heart was after God.
God is Living (Ex. 3:1-15/Moses & the Burning Bush) –
In this lesson we learned that God has a name, a very special name:
“I AM WHO I AM…This is my name forever” (Ex. 3:14-15)
There is so much that God wants us to know about Him and to remember. His name is important to remember.
God wanted to make sure Moses knew who was sending Him. The One True God was sending him. The living and eternal God who does not change was calling Moses to go to Pharoah & say, “Let Israel go!”
As you turn 4 years old, 5 years old, or 6 years old, I want you to remember God’s name, I AM, the LORD and He has always existed and He will always exist. He will always be with us. He never leaves us and will always keep His promises.
God is Gracious (Ex. 32-34/Ten Commandments) –
Remember we are asking, what is God like?
The Bible tells us “The LORD is merciful and gracious” (Ps. 103:8).
God gives favor to those who do not deserve it. We don’t deserve His kindness. All of us have sinned against God and His law.
God is compassionate. He looks down from heaven and He knows you and I are helpless without Him.
You need help tying your shoes, you need help picking out what clothes you wear. You need help in life. Above all you need His mercy and grace in your life!
God uses Man’s Evil for Good (Ex. 37, 39-50/Joseph) –
You are all very young. You are beginning to see that there is much wrong in this world. You are beginning to realize that there are mean things that others do to us and worse, you are sometimes not so nice.
But God knows all of this and He uses all things, even bad things, to bring about His good. Joseph said to his brothers,
“you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good” (Gen. 50:20).
What you are to do is to cling to God. Your job is to know God.
My beloved little ones, I am so glad you are here learning about what God is like. It’s our prayer that you will know the One True God and serve and love Him all the days of your life.
We serve an awesome God. He is kind, loving, and He promises to be with His children always.
Let us pray.
1In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 2Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 3And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. 4And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. 5Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. 6Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: 7And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. 8Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. (KJV)
1Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. 2And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 3And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. 4And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. 5And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. 6Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. 7And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; 8And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 9Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. 10Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. 11And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? 12And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain. 13And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? 14And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 15And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. (KJV)
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