Monday, October 21, 2013

God is Almighty

This is the third teaching in a series of 5 teachings to help teach young children about God.  The target audiences are toddlers, preschoolers and young elementary; with plenty of room for you to adjust to the needs of your child.  I have taught this to my preschooler and toddler.  If I was just teaching it to my toddler I would have simplified it a little more.  I wrote this in a way to give ideas of how to talk when teaching children the Bible.  Going through the verses on your own first (as listed in the "Parent Preparation") is extremely helpful in teaching young children accurately.  

Theme Verse: 

 “I am God Almighty” Genesis 17:1 


"My God is So Great", Video,  This version adds another verse.  
My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there's nothing my God cannot do. x2
The mountains are His, the rivers are His, the stars are His handiwork too.
My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there's nothing my God cannot do, for you!


List of God's names (print from here), Copy of this teaching, something heavy (such as a 20 pound weight), a picture of Abraham, picture of Moses crossing the Red Sea, and a picture of an empty tomb (these can be from a children’s Bible or coloring book).


Parent Preparation:

Genesis 17:1, Exodus 14:21-22, 2 Chronicles 16:9, Psalm 78:1-13, 22, 42; Psalm 59:16-17, Isaiah 40:28-31, Jeremiah 10:6,12-13; Jeremiah 32:17, Ephesians 1:16-20

Teaching Ideas:

Day 1

  • How strong are you?  What is the heaviest thing you can pick up?  (show your child the heavy object and have him/her try to lift it)  
  • Since I am an adult I am stronger than you.  Do you know who is stronger than me?  God!  He is stronger than any person.  
  • God has many names (show them the sheet of God’s names)  God, Lord-Jehovah, Holy Spirit, the Creator.
  • God told Abraham another name.  (“Almighty”)  (read Genesis 17:1 “I am God Almighty” and show a picture of Abraham)
  • Almighty means “most powerful”.  Our God is the most powerful.

Day 2

  • One of God’s names is Almighty   (read Genesis 17:1 “I am God Almighty”)
  • Almighty means “most powerful”.  Our God is the most powerful.
  • God showed Moses how strong He is.  Moses was with God’s people and they were running away from bad guys.  They came to the Red Sea and there was no bridge for them to walk over!  The bad guys were going to get Moses and God’s people.  God divided the water and made dry ground for the people to walk on and get away from the bad guys!  God is so strong.  (show picture of Moses crossing the Red Sea)  

Day 3

  • (Read Jeremiah 32:17)  Nothing is too hard for God!  There are things that are hard for us to do, but nothing is too hard for God.  When we pray to God and ask for help, nothing is too hard for Him!
  • God is looking to help us and be strong for us.  He wants us to go to Him for help. God showed His strength when He raised Jesus Christ from the dead.  Jesus Christ died for our sins.   God is so strong that He raised Jesus from the dead and made him alive! (show picture of the empty tomb).

Activity Ideas

Praise God: Read Psalm 21:13b “We will sing and praise Your power.”  Sing songs together that praise God.  Play children's instruments together such as shakers, a child's piano, or a guitar, as you praise God together.

Cross the Red Sea: Act out crossing the Red Sea.  Drape blankets on chairs to be the water parting.  Walk through on the dry ground.


"I Can Know God" Teaching Series

 "but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD." Jeremiah 9:24 NASB

© 2013, Brigette Hill

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