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Kids SS – Q3: How many persons are there in God?

Question #3 is:
How many persons are there in God? There are three persons in one God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

The memory verse is 2 Corinthians 13:14
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

All analogies of the trinity break down (and in this funny little youtube video show how some of them are down right heretical) so it is hard to talk about the trinity with your child. Rather than trying to help your child “understand” the trinity, try helping your child “confess” the trinity. A God that we can understand completely would be a god of our own making anyway, so it should stand to reason that we can’t figure it out. But we can confess something to be true even though we can’t completely understand it.
By way of another bad analogy, I can’t understand how oxygen is absorbed into my molecules to make me live. It’s too complicated for me. But I believe that I must breathe. And that belief works out in me every time I take a breath. You don’t have to fully understand something to confess that it is true.
We believe that God is 3 in persons and one in essence, each person of the Trinity fully God, and there is one God. I can’t understand it, but I can believe it and confess it to be true.
Here’s another nice video from Alistair Begg that might help you think about how to talk to your kids about the trinity.


Kids SS – Q2: What is God?

Question 2:What is God? God is the creator of everyone and everything.

The memory verse is Psalm 86:8-10, 15

8 Among the gods there is none like you, Lord;
    no deeds can compare with yours.
9 All the nations you have made
    will come and worship before you, Lord;
    they will bring glory to your name.
10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds;
    you alone are God….15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
    slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

This question is one of the most basic, but seems to be a question that our society is ill-equipped to answer. For some God is the big vending machine in the sky. Others think he’s like Santa, watching you and judging you. Many in our society say God is just a crutch, a figment of our collective imaginations. 

But the Bible says that God is the creator of everything, and that we can have a relationship with Him because of His Son. God is great and worthy of our praise and adoration. God can be trusted because he stays true to His word. 

The virtue this week is Awe. Perhaps this week you can talk about how awesome God is with your kids. He is so incredible, there is no way to comprehend him. And yet, Jesus came to Earth to show us God. That’s awesome too! Spend some time standing in awe of our amazing God.


Kids SS: Jesus Will Return

BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelation 21–22
MAIN POINT: Jesus will return, destroy evil, and make all things new.
KEY PASSAGE: Revelation 21:5
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What will happen when Jesus returns? Jesus will
destroy all evil and make all things new.

Peter’s story of faith began when Jesus said, “Follow Me.” (Matt. 4:18) Peter and his brother Andrew—two fishermen from Galilee—left their nets and followed Jesus. As one of Jesus’ twelve disciples, Peter witnessed firsthand Jesus’ miracles and teachings. He saw Jesus heal his mother-in-law (Matt. 8:14) and raise a little girl from the dead (Luke 8:49-55). He saw Jesus walk on water, and Peter walked on water too. (Matt. 14:25-29)

Peter believed that Jesus is the Messiah (Matt. 16:16), and he was understandably upset when Jesus predicted that Peter would deny Him (Matt. 26:34-35). Peter fell asleep as Jesus prayed in the garden, and he drew his sword to defend Jesus when He was arrested. (Matt. 26:40; John 18:10) Peter denied Jesus three times, but after the resurrection Jesus appeared to Peter and the other disciples. Then Jesus restored Peter to ministry at the sea of Galilee. (John 21:15-19)

The first 12 chapters in the Book of Acts record the Holy Spirit’s work through Peter after Pentecost. God revealed to Peter that the gospel is for everyone—Jews and Gentiles. Peter was arrested and imprisoned for sharing the gospel, but an angel of the Lord rescued him. (Acts 12:1-8)

When Peter wrote his second letter, he was in prison again. Peter was aware that death was imminent. (2 Pet. 1:13-15) Like Jude, Peter warned against false teachers. Soon after his letter was written, Peter was killed in Rome as Jesus had predicted. (John 21:18-19) 

Some people thought the believers were foolish for thinking Jesus is coming again. Peter explained that God is patient, and He wants everyone to trust in Jesus. At just the right time, Jesus will come again, and we look forward to the day when He creates the new heavens and a new earth. 

As you talk about this Bible story with your kids, remind them that Peter’s letter was written nearly two thousand years ago to believers who were not far removed from Jesus’ life on earth. Today, we still wait eagerly for Jesus’ return, and God calls us to use our time on earth as an opportunity to better know and love Him, and to tell others about Him 


Kids SS: Jesus on the Throne

BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelation 4:2–5:14
MAIN POINT: All people and all creatures in heaven and on earth will
worship Jesus.
KEY PASSAGE: Revelation 21:5
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What will happen when Jesus returns? Jesus will
destroy all evil and make all things new.

John was on the island of Patmos when he had a vision. Jesus appeared to John and showed him what will happen before the end of time. John wrote about what he saw in the Book of Revelation. John saw a vision of the future. John saw a throne in heaven and the Lord was on the throne.

John saw a scroll in the Lord’s right hand. A mighty angel asked, “Who is worthy to open the scroll?” But no one in heaven was worthy. No one on earth was worthy. No one under the earth was worthy either. 

John began to cry loudly because no one was worthy! Then John saw Jesus, the resurrected Lamb. The elders threw their crowns at His feet. They worshiped Him and sang a new song. John heard every creature, everywhere, worshiping the Lamb together.

Revelation 4:11 says, “Our Lord and God, you are worthy to receive glory and honor and power, because you have created all things, and by your will they exist and were created.”

John’s vision gives us a glimpse of our future and also reminds us of a present reality: The Lord is on His throne. After His death and resurrection, Jesus ascended to heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. (Heb. 10:12)

Jesus, the Lamb of God, is worthy of our praise. All the creatures in John’s vision worshiped Jesus. As you read this Bible story with your kids, hold up Jesus as our treasure who is worthy of all honor. Worship Him together in song.

John cried when he saw that no one was worthy to open the scroll. Then John saw the resurrected Lamb—God’s Son, Jesus. Jesus was killed on the cross so that we could have forgiveness and eternal life. Jesus is worthy. He deserves all praise, honor, and blessing.


Kids SS: God’s Warning to Seven Churches

BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelation 2–3
MAIN POINT: Jesus told the seven churches to stand strong in the faith.
KEY PASSAGE: Revelation 21:5
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What will happen when Jesus returns? Jesus will
destroy all evil and make all things new.

The Book of Revelation opens with John’s description of a vision. In the vision, Jesus gave John messages for seven local churches. Jesus told John to write these messages on a scroll and send them to the churches.

In most cases, Jesus commended the church for their good work, warned them about the areas in which they needed correction, and urged them to return to Him. Among other things, He warned the churches not to forget their love of the Lord. He encouraged them not to be afraid of being tested. He urged those who were surrounded by evil to not deny their faith. Each time, Jesus promised to reward those who remain faithful to Him.

The church is made up of people who have trusted in Jesus, who are committed to one another, and who meet together to worship Jesus and share the gospel. Jesus loves the church as His bride. (See Eph. 5:25-27; Rev. 19:7-9.) Jesus’ message called the churches to turn away from their sin and remain faithful to Him. The Lord is slow to anger (Ex. 34-6-7) and patient, wanting everyone to repent (2 Pet. 3:9).

Jesus warned specific churches in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey), but the problems they faced can still be found in churches today. Help kids understand some of the problems the early churches faced: They did not love like they should, they believed false teaching and did wrong things, and they were lukewarm—useless to the cause of Christ. 

Help your children understand that we can pray for our churches to be faithful, effective instruments in spreading the gospel. We should love the church because Jesus loves the church. Through the church, Jesus helps believers work together to do God’s plan. Finally, Jesus warned believers to stay alert because He will come like a thief when no one is expecting Him. Believers—then and now—must always be ready!

Jesus loves the church. His message to seven local churches called them to turn away from their sin and remain faithful to Him. We can learn from those churches. Through the church, Jesus helps believers work together to do God’s plan.