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What is God like Series - Lesson #4

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This English Stonecroft 'Youth Discipleship Teaching' has been adapted from the Adult Stonecroft Trinity Series.

The English Stonecroft Trinity Series - What is God like?. is available online from Stonecroft's corporate website.


Welcome Teacher, Trainers and students. Get all the Junior Youth to colour the colouring pages and visual aids until it is time to start.

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Colouring pages can be used as posters for the classroom notice board or walls.


1. JUNIOR YOUTH GAMES: (10 minutes)

LOVE HUNT: Prior to the lesson cut out the ‘Jesus Loves Me’ hearts and hide them around the area. Tell the children the boundaries of the scavenger hunt area and give them a time limit once they have found a heart they must return to their seat.

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2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
: Divide the children into teams and each team will have a poster to run to, one team player at a time. When it is their turn, they will run to the poster and write the word LOVE with a marker. Continue running back and forth until time is up. The team that writes the word LOVE on their poster the most times will be the winner!

(10 minutes)

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4. INTIMATE WORSHIP (5 minutes)

Optional:Download 'Love the Lord with all your heart' lyrics, music sheets and worship music video

Optional:Download 'Love each other' lyrics and worship music video



a. Weekly Bible Verse Readings Review:

During the last week, while at home, you will have read the Bible verses and written down what you learnt about God. Lets discuss your answers

We did not ask you to draw a picture of God but we wanted you to paint a word-picture of what you think God is like. We asked you to make it personal and intimate, you do not have to share this in class unless you are led to do so. Does anyone want to do that

(Give time for discussion)

b. Junior Youth Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… … CHARGE

The Bible says: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life"
John 3:16.

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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

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c) Teaching the Lesson

Attributes of God


Love is an attribute of God, but not a definition of God. God defines love. Love does not define God. It expresses the way God is, just as His other qualities do.

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Faithfulness, goodness, mercy, justice, and holiness all express the essence of God. He is always all of these different qualities at the same time. God’s love is always holy. It is always good, faithful, merciful, and just.

We do not know how to define love, but we know how love is revealed. Love desires the good of all and never wants harm or evil to come to anyone. Love gives all things freely and sacrificially to the one who is loved. God loves each of us as individuals.

This giving, self-sacrificing, unchangeable love, which God has for those who worship Him, is not found in any religion of the world. Love is what makes Christianity different, because God’s love desires our good. God, whose very essence is love, is among His people, loving them, enjoying them, and lavishing them with blessings.

Read 1 John 4:7-16. . . . .

7  Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9  This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10  This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11  Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12  No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

13  This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14  And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15  If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16  And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

There is much more to learn about God’s love. It is so vast and immeasurable that we will never completely understand it.

Read Ephesians 2:4-5. . .

4  But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved.


We can depend upon God because He is faithful. He keeps His promises. We can live with hope for the future because God’s faithfulness never fails.

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To find out what the Old Testament says about the faithfulness of God

Read Deuteronomy 7:9

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.


God does not change.
“I the LORD do not change.”

Malachi 3: 6a

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Divine goodness is different than human goodness because God is perfectly good in every area at all times

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“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm 107: 1


When God acts justly, He is not doing it to conform to what man has set as a just action. He is simply acting like Himself. God is always, only, fully God and can never do anything other than He is. He is just.

“He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just.
A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” Deuteronomy 32: 4

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Mercy is an attribute of God. He is full of compassion and always merciful as well as just. Even in executing justice, He is merciful. He is always dealing with humankind with infinite and inexhaustible mercy. Divine mercy is not a temporary mood with God, but an attribute of God’s eternal being. God was merciful before time began and His mercy will extend through all eternity.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord , for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.

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Divine holiness stands apart. It is unique, beyond our understanding. God is pure, with absolute moral perfection.

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1. a. What does God expect of Christians?

Read 1 Peter 1: 13 – 16

13  Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14  As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15  But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16  for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."
b. How can we become holy?
1 Corinthians 1: 30

It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.

This is what the Lord says:
“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
Or the strong boast of their strength
Or the rich boast of their riches,
But let the one who boasts boast about this:
That they have the understanding to know me,
That I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
Justice and righteousness on earth,
For in these I delight,”

Declares the Lord.”

Jeremiah 9:23-24



Almighty God, thank You for all we have learned about You. We are thankful that You are everywhere, that You have all power, and know all things. You are an awesome God. We are glad You love and understand the people You created. We praise You for all our blessings. In Jesus’ name, amen.


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Take Home Weekly Bible Readings: LESSON #4

Print 'Weekly Bible Verse Readings', one for each youth to take home.

During the week, while at home, read the Bible verses below and write down what you learnt about God. Try and memorize these Bible Verse to recall them in class

1. God is love:

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 


2. God is Faithful:

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9


3. God is Unchanging:

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind? Numbers 23:19a 


4. God is Good:

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 107:1


5. God is Just:

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you. Psalms 89:14


6. God is Merciful:

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3


7. God is Holy:

There is none holy like the Lord; there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. 1 Samuel 2:2


Are you beginning to have an awareness of the absolute magnificence of God? Do you sense His holiness, purity, and wisdom? Can you comprehend the fact that there is absolutely no limit to His being?

This week while at home write your testimony of how your concept of God has changed since you started this class.

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Bring back your 'Weekly Bible Verse Readings' so you can discuss your answers at the next session.

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NEXT WEEK: In Lesson #5 we will begin to understand more about where God is and what He is like, we will grow to recognize God’s nearness and His continual presence and His willingness to answer when we call on Him.


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