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What is God like Series - Lesson #6

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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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1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
Place signs on the wall in a designated area. Such as HOME, SCHOOL, CHURCH, HOSPITAL, POLICE STATION, AFRICA etc. Children will walk from sign to sign and say a short prayer, (either silently or together as a class), for the people who live or work in each place!

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Divide the class into two teams. Select two pre-selected adults to be the ‘Robots’, they stand in front of the two teams. The children have to give the ‘Robot’ instructions for simple tasks like, ‘Eat a sweet’ They must tell Robot to pick up the sweet, unwrap the sweet, place the sweet in his mouth, chew the sweet, swallow the sweet etc. Have a selection of instructions the team to finish first is the winner.

Explain to the children that God does not want us to be like human robots. When we pray, God wants us to pray from deep within our hearts and talk to Him as our Heavenly Father, telling Him everything. We should not just repeat prayers without putting our hearts into it as a robot would.

(10 minutes)

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4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)

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a) Review

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Remember we learnt that God wants to be with His people. God knows all things and He always expresses Himself to us in ways that are best for us. He is trustworthy.

The knowledge that we are never alone calms our fears and brings peace to our troubled hearts.

There is another place where God is which we have only implied up to this point. By His Spirit, He lives in the hearts and lives of those who have invited Him in.

When God created man, He breathed eternal life into him and man became a living being. This made man different from all the rest of His creation.

Read Genesis 2:7. . . . .

7  And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

God’s plan is that people live with Him forever. But God gave Adam and Eve, the first humans, the power of choice. And they chose to disobey Him.

The consequence of disobeying God’s revealed will is death—eternal separation from God.

Read Deuteronomy 30:19. . . . .

19  I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;

But Adam and Eve’s failure and disobedience did not change God’s plan. God had already provided a way for disobedience to be forgiven and for the sinner to be clean again. When we believe and accept the way God has prepared, we will live forever in fellowship with Him in the place He is preparing for us.

Read 1 John 2:24-25 . . . . .

24  Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25  And this is the promise that He has promised us-eternal life.

This gracious action on God’s part reveals more about what God is like. He loves His creation and in mercy, He has graciously provided the only way our relationship with Him can be restored.

Do you remember a time when you made the decision to ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? Have you yielded your life to Him? It is the most important choice we have to make. It is the difference between eternal life with God or apart from God.

We are going to live forever some place. We alone decide where that will be. Don’t postpone this important decision. God wants us to be with Him forever.

God’s presence in our lives makes it possible for us to live under His direction and carry out His purposes! His holy presence with sinful people demonstrates His love and grace.

In the last lesson, we have learned about God’s continual presence in our individual lives. This week we will learn that God knows each of us personally and loves us intimately.

Weekly Bible Verse Reading Review:

During the week, while at home, you would have read the Bible verses below, each of the verses gave an answer to our question-where is God? Lets discuss your answers.

1. Psalm 34: 18

(Where is God when you need Him?)

2. Psalm 103: 19

(Where is God's throne?)

3. Psalm 145: 18

(What does this verse tell us about God?)

4. Isaiah 37:16

(Where does this verse say God dwells?)

5. Isaiah 40:22

(What does this verse tell us about where God is?)

6. Isaiah 43:2

(Where is the Lord when you are in trouble?)

7. Jeremiah 23: 23-24

(Where does God say He is all the time?)

b. Sword Play
Ready…Swords up…1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 … CHARGE

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing , give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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c) Teaching the Lesson

Does God Know Me?

Purpose of the Lesson
Recognize the fact that God knows us as individuals
• Understand that God’s love never changes
• Desire to have meaningful fellowship with God

Talk to God through Prayer


Eternal Father, thank You for telling us about Yourself in the Bible. Help us to trust You to meet our daily needs. Help us to understand that You have a plan for our lives. We pray in Jesus’ name, amen.

We are studying the Bible because we want to know God. We want to find out if God really knows us. Notice the title of our lesson—Does God Know Me? How would you explain the difference between us knowing God and God knowing us? . . . . .

For us to really know God, He must reveal Himself to us. Our experience of knowing God comes through our willingness to believe and obey what He reveals to us in His Word. We have had several lessons discussing how God has revealed Himself to us, so we know He wants us to know Him.

The secret of knowing God in a life-changing way is to ask ourselves if we really believe Him. When He says He wants us to know Him in a personal way, do we believe He means it? What a profound difference it makes in our lives when we ask God to reveal who He really is and when we begin to get a glimpse of His unmeasurable power and glory!

God knows more about us than we know about ourselves or anyone else knows about us. God doesn’t have to learn about us. He knew us before time began! He knew us before we were born. He already had a perfect plan for our lives. God has always known us, God knew us before we were born. He knows everything about us. And He does not want one of us loss.


Read Matthew 18: 12b - 14

"If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish."

JUNIOR YOUTH CIRCLE OF SHEEP GAME: One child can be the Shepherd who will stand in the middle of the circle of sheep. The teacher will walk around the outside edge of the sheep circle and pat each sheep on the back and will "secretly" place a sticker on the back of one child without anyone knowing who she picked for the ONE SHEEP that the Shepherd will find. Then the "Shepherd" will guess who has the sticker - that "sheep" will turn around and let the shepherd see if the sticker is on his back; if not, the Shepherd will continue to look for his "sheep" with the sticker. IF the sheep with the sticker is found by the Shepherd, then that sheep will become the new Shepherd and that Shepherd will go back into the circle of sheep. The teacher can continue to place a sticker on different children as time allows.

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The Bible teaches us that we are like sheep and sometimes stray away from God. That makes God very sad, but he never gives up on us. He keeps searching for us and calling to us. He wants to draw us back into his arms. He even sent Jesus, his Son, to save those who are lost. Aren't you glad that God doesn't give up on his lost sheep? I am, because "I once was lost, but now I'm found!"

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1. What does the parable in Matthew 18:12-14 reveal concerning God’s attitude about each individual person?. . . . . (God seeks for one that is lost.)


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As I learn more about God, I am discovering: -


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2. God loves each one of us as individuals and has a special purpose and plan for each person.

Read Psalm 100:3 . . . . .

Know that the Lord , He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

God created us. God wants to bless us with spiritual blessings. He wants to have fellowship with us. The Bible confirms the fact that God loves us, He knows all about us, and He wants us to know His plan for our lives.


3. As I expand my knowledge of God, I am learning the following things. (Possible answers include: God exists. He is eternal. He is all powerful. God knows all things, is present everywhere, is sovereign, wise, holy, majestic, King.)


4. Psalm 139:1-18 is evidence that God has perfect knowledge of every person. As you read this psalm, copy the verses that challenge you or give you the greatest comfort. . .

1 O Lord , You have searched me and known me.
2  You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3  You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4  For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord , You know it altogether.
5  You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
7  Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8  If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10  Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11  If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on me,"
Even the night shall be light about me;
12  Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13  For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother's womb.
14  I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15  My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16  Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

17  How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18  If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.


5. Read the prayer given in Psalm 139:23-24 . . . . .

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24  And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

Write your own prayer using the thoughts in those verses as your main request. . . . . Write you own prayer to God, expressing how thankful you are that He knows all things. Remember that you will not be asked to share this prayer at the Bible study or at school.


"Five Finger Prayer"

First, I want you to put your hands together in front of you as if you are praying. Keep your eyes open so that you can see your hands. You will notice that the closest finger to you is the thumb.

Since it is the closest to you, the thumb reminds you to pray for those that are closest to you. Pray for your parents and your brothers or sisters.

The next finger is called your index finger. It is used for pointing. Let this finger remind you to pray for those that point you in the right direction. Pray for your teachers at school, your Sunday School teacher, helpers including your pastor.

The next finger is the tallest finger. This finger reminds us to pray for our leaders. Pray for the president and other leaders in our government and those who are leaders in our village, town or school.

The fourth finger is the called the ring finger. Did you know that this is the weakest of all the fingers? Just ask any one who plays the piano and they will tell you that is true. Let this finger remind you to pray for those who are sick, week and in need.

The next finger is the smallest finger. The Bible says, "Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought." Let the little finger remind you to pray for yourself.

So the next time you are talking to God, and you can't think of anything to say, let the "Five Finger Prayer" help you.

The Prayer of Faith

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
James 5: 13 – 16

Dear Lord, we thank you for prayer. Help me to remember the Five Finger Prayer and the 5W’s as I lift up those that need prayer - those that are closest to you me, my parents or guardian, friends and family. Help me to pray for my teachers at school, my Sunday School teacher and my pastor. May I always remember to pray for the president and other leaders in our government and those who are leaders in our town or village. Help me to remember to pray for those who are sick, weak and in need. Lastly Father I pray for myself and my needs, remembering that you know what I need before I even ask. Thank you in Jesus name.

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6. APPLICATION/ENCOUNTERING GOD: Encourage the children to come and practice the "Five Finger Prayer".

CLOSING PRAYER: Our dear Heavenly Father we lift up our parents, our brothers and sisters or family and friends to you now in prayer. You are love and love comes from you, I pray for your love and unity for my parents. Please rekindle fresh love in their heart for each other let this love radiate to us the children. Let your love in their heart cover all their wrongs and give them a heart of forgiveness in Jesus name.

We pray for all who teach us, our teacher at school, our Pastor give them patience, wisdom and revelation. We thank you that when we are weak, you are strong. Please give your help when teachers are tired, give grace when they feel they've reached the limit, give peace when they feel overwhelmed. Empower them by your Spirit with enough energy to match even the most active child in their class.

We bring before you in prayer our leaders, administrators, the Prime Minister and other leaders in our government and those who are leaders in our town give us godly, honest leaders. Lord, we pray for our members of Congress, both in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Reveal yourself to them and bring them closer to you, each in their own unique way, that they may hear your voice clearly and distinctly. Speak to them of truth, integrity, justice, and fairness.

We remember those who are weak, troubled and sick give them strength and healing in Jesus name.

Father help me to obey my parents and guardians, help me to be a good student at school and obey my teachers. Teach me your ways and help me to follow, in Jesus name I pray Amen.


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Take Home Weekly Bible Readings: LESSON #6

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

During the week, while at home, read the Bible verses below, each of the verses gave an answer to our question-God knows us.

1. John 6:37

All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and   the one who comes to Me I will   by no means cast out.

(Of what can you be certain when you come to Jesus?) .....


2. Job 34:21

"For His eyes  are  on the ways of man,
And He sees all his steps.

(How much of what we do does God see? ) ..... ______________________________________________________

3. Psalm 139:1-4

1O  Lord , You have searched me and known  me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
For  there is  not a word on my tongue,
But  behold, O  Lord , You know it altogether.

(What do these verses say concerning what God knows about people?) .....


4. Proverbs 15:3, 11

The eyes of the  Lord   are  in every place,
Keeping watch on the evil and the good.

Hell and Destruction  are  before the  Lord ;
So how much more the hearts of the sons of men.

(How do you know that God can see your inner thoughts?) .....


5. 2 Chronicles 16:9

"For the eyes of the  Lord  run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of  those  whose heart  is  loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars."

(What is the Lord looking for? ) .....


6. Hebrews 13:5

Let your  conduct  be  without covetousness;  be  content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said,  "I will never leave you nor forsake you."  

(When will Jesus leave you? ) .....


7. John 14:21

21  He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and   [ f ] manifest Myself to him."

(What is the connection between our love for God and our obedience to Him? ).....


* Select the verse from the Weekly Bible Reading which is the most meaningful to you at this time. Think about what that truth means to you personally and apply it to your life.

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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: Lesson #7 will teach us that God can do nothing that is contrary to His own perfect nature. We do not need to fear what God has planned for our lives. Since He is holy, knows all things, is perfectly just, and loves with perfect, unchanging love, we know that God always wants the best for His children. We can rely and stand on His Promises.


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