What is Goodness?

God empowers us to live for Jesus each and every day.

TOPICS:

Discernment, Godliness, Morality

MATERIALS:

Whiteboard/Chalkboard

DURATION:

Approximately 10 minutes

good vs evil

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Children will be seated in semi-circle of chairs with whiteboard at the front. Explain that today we are going to learn about one of God’s attributes – His goodness.

Ask: What are some other words that mean the same thing as “good” or “goodness”?
(Either write on the whiteboard or have a volunteer write them on the whiteboard)

*Let the children come up with the words on their own.

 

Above average
Acceptable
Desirable
Excellent
Exceptional
Exemplary
Favorable

Great
Honorable
Marvelous
Pleasing
Right
Righteousness
Satisfactory

Splendid
Stupendous
Super
Superb
Superior
Wonderful
Worth


Here is a dictionary definition of goodness: (Write on whiteboard if there is enough room.)
 
1. Excellence
2. Morally good – “be good”
3. Benevolence – “being good to others”
4. That which is desirable

Ask: Which of these definitions do you think describes God? (Answer: mainly #1 & #4)
We are going to continue look at this during class so that we learn and know of God's true goodness.