God is All-Powerful (Week Starting October 14, 2018)

Read this Scripture:  
Psalm 147:4-5 - [The LORD] counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Our Lord is great, vast in power; His understanding is infinite.

Read this Thought:
When you think of something powerful, what do you think of?  Maybe a big truck or a giant bulldozer. Perhaps you think of a enormous wave crashing against the shore or a volcano erupting and spurting out melted rocks or possibly a powerful storm like a hurricane.  All these things certainly are powerful, but they are not even close to being as powerful as God.

God is all powerful.  That means that He is mightier and stronger than literally anything!

Why is it important for us to know this?  Because it reminds us of who we are, and who God is.  We are small and need God - who is great and powerful.  Sometimes, when we aren’t thinking right, we want to live our lives without God.  When we do this, we think we are powerful and wise and don’t need Him. This never works out well, because sooner or later, we find out that we aren’t as powerful or wise as we may think.

The good news, is that God (who is the most powerful being in the universe) wants to have a relationship with us.  He tells us, that He has made it possible for us to be adopted into His family through Jesus. When this happens, we then have this all-powerful God as our Father!

Do this Activity:
You will need a few supplies for a volcano experiment.  Vinegar, baking soda, spoon and a glass or jar. Take your supplies somewhere you can make a mess.  Pour the vinegar into the container then add a few tablespoons of baking soda. You can add food coloring to make it more dramatic. See this link for an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCFahAe5SYc

Talk about how this is a powerful reaction like a volcano.  Also talk about how even the biggest volcanoes are not nearly as powerful as God.

Discuss this Question:
Why is it important for us to believe that God is all-powerful?

October Scripture Memory:
Jeremiah 9:24 - The one who boasts should boast in this, that he understands and knows Me — that I am Yahweh, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things.

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