Who is God? It seems like such a simple question, but the answer is infinitely complex. Ask a group of adult Christians and you might get blank stares or nervous glances as they try to come up with words to define Him. A person’s answer can tell you a lot about them and their relationship with God. Our answer to this most important question shapes how we view the world, ourselves and other people.
WE BELIEVE: God
This Week’s Finish Line: Know What You Believe and Why
Today we are
asking three questions and seeing how God answers them in His Word. While we
know that no single statement can sum up our infinite God, we hope these truths
will give us a little bit better view of who God really is.
Who is God? God is the all-powerful,
all-knowing, all-seeing Creator of everything.
What is God like? God is
holy, just, loving and faithful.
persons are in God?
There are 3 persons in 1 God: Father, Son and Holy
- How would you describe God? Who is He to you? What are your favorite qualities about Him?
- Read Romans 1:20 and Exodus 34:6-7. What do these verses tell us about who God is?
- Read 1 Peter 1:2 and Titus 3:4-6. How do you see the Trinity working together in Scripture?
- Why does it matter what you believe about God? How does it the way you see yourself, others and the world?
Bring it Home Conversations & Activities:
* Check out our vision for parents and how to use these activities each week.
Teacher: How Many Persons Are In God?
At dinner this week have a time of teaching and discussion over this question. It is a hard concept that even as adults we cannot fully grasp it. Don’t let this cause you to shy away from talking about it and discussing how amazing it is that God is three in one! Be sure that your family is able to articulate at the end of the conversation that there are three persons in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Read 1 Peter 1:2 and show your family how in that verse we see all three persons in one. (Also our handout for this week has all these discussion topics and short answers on it. You can find it with this link.)
Friend: What Is God Like?
Be intentional this week in finding time to teach and discuss this question. We know that these questions are REALLY big and hard but remember that it is absolutely worth your time to do the hard work of research and of teaching so that you best equip your family for life. God has many characteristics, but some of the most important are that God is holy, just, loving and faithful. Read Exodus 34:6-7a.
Counselor: Who Is God?
Spend extra time teaching and discussing this question as your family is getting ready for bed this week. Ask each member in your family who God is. Discuss their answers and be sure to empathize with how hard it is to answer that question. A short but concise answer to who God is: God is the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-seeing, creator of everything! Read Romans 1:20.
Coach: God Loves YOU!
Remind your family before you go separate ways for the day that the God you have been talking about loves each of you specifically and uniquely! You can read Psalm 139:16 to them to show that God has known and loved them before they were even born.
Thank You God for who You are, and that we have the privilege to know You. Thank You that we can be sure of what we believe and know that it is true. God, we ask for opportunities to share with the people around us the reasons that we believe in You, who You are, and how much You love us. We love You, God. Amen.
Next week we will begin our next month's Godly characteristic, KINDNESS. We will learn how receiving God's kindness will help us care for others.
Image via Flickr Creative Commons