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Foundations of Faith – God is Forever
- Your highs, lows, and buffalos (something strange or funny that has happened lately)?
- What do you think it will be like to spend forever with God?
God Always Was and Always Will Be John 1:1-18; Revelation 22
Here’s what happens…
John writes that “the Word” (which is Jesus) has always existed and came to earth to live among us. In his vision of heaven, John talks about how Jesus is the beginning and the end. God always was and always will be, because God is forever.
“God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him” (1 John 4:9).
Say: We’re learning that God is forever! That can be a hard concept to understand, so let’s look at times God was at work from long ago to today to the future! Watch “God Then, God Now, God Forever.” https://vimeo.com/showcase/6827563/video/415788580
- What did this video show you about how God worked in the past?
- How have you seen God at work today, in your life or with people you know?
- What did our video show you about what God will do in the future?
Say: God is forever. He was around even before anything in this video happened. He never began—he just always was! Plus, God will be forever in heaven. He’s at work now, because God always was, is now, and always will be
- What stands out for you in this bible passage?
- What do you think God is saying to you? What can you do about it?
Pray for and with each other. Pray about your highs, lows and buffalos.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says God has “planted eternity in the human heart.” Ask God to help you understand and comprehend the idea of ‘forever’.
Bless each other saying, “May God Bless you as you experience His grace and forgiveness this week”.
How could you bless someone in word, gift or action this week?
ACTIVITIES TO DIG INTO THIS WEEK’S BIBLE READING AND THEME ATTACHED AND BELOW
You’ll Be Teaching: God is forever. Eternity is hard for kids to grasp. While we’ve tried to make some concrete comparisons, ultimately eternity is beyond what we as humans can fully understand. Embrace that! Help kids appreciate that their lack of full understanding shows how big and amazing God is—he’s beyond what we can understand.
Think About: Why does it matter to you that God is forever?
God may be forever, but your time with kids isn’t. You have precious few moments with your kids; make sure you’re using them intentionally. Dig In helps you do this; every activity helps kids make discoveries about the point. Don’t skip the discussion in each block—a game without connection to the point isn’t a beneficial use of your time.
Foundations of Faith, Lesson 13: God Always Was and Always Will Be. Design and base content copyright © Group Publishing, Inc. Permission to reproduce granted for local church use only.