After completing this lesson, the children will learn that God always
has been and always will be infinitely good.
Children will also learn that any of the good we have comes from God.
|AS KIDS ARRIVE (15 minutes)
|What is Goodness?
(Activity) Click here
AND PRAISES (5 minutes) Further info? Click here
|MEMORY WORK (6 minutes)
|“‘For I am a great king,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and my
name is to be feared among the nations.’” Malachi 1:14 NIV
(Have children seated in semi-circle of chairs with whiteboard in front) Write the memory verse on the whiteboard leaving room in between
each row. Tell them that this will be our memory verse for the unit
on the Attributes of God.
Have the children say the verse out loud all together.
Draw a picture above each/most of the words to help the children
remember that word. Click here for example
Have the children say the verse out loud all together again reading
the pictures. Then, erase the words leaving only the pictures, and
have the children say the verse out loud again.
AND DISCUSSION (10-15 minutes)
God's goodness is everywhere, and we can be thankful for having such
a wonderful God. As we read from Psalm 145, listen to all the different
ways God shows His goodness
Read Psalm 145 (The Praise of David)
1. Who can fathom God's greatness according to verse 3? (no one)
2. According to verse 7, what should we do because of God's abundant
3. Look at verse 10, what will everything God made do? (praise
4. Where is God for all those who call on Him in truth (verse 18)?
(He is near)
5. What does God do for those who fear Him (verse 19)? (He fulfills
6. What does God do for those who love Him (verse 20)? (He watches
7. In what other ways have you seen God's goodness take place today?
Give each child a copy of the assignment "God
is Good" Click here for Answer
This can be completed during class, or as a homework assignment. Read
the directions at the bottom of the page and ask if there are any
questions about the assignment.
Depending on the age of the children, take a few moments to discuss
what a Bible concordance is and how to use it. As time permits, look
several of the passages up in class using a concordance. Tell the
children that they are to find supporting verses for at least one
statement from each category if doing during class, or at least two
if doing the assignment as homework.
|CLASS EXERCISE (10 minutes)
|God's Goodness (Object
Talk) Click here
|ALTERNATE CLASS EXERCISE (10 minutes)
|What's Inside? (Object
Talk) Click here
|APPLICATION (2 minutes)
|God is a good and loving God. Because of God's goodness,
we should worship Him daily. Without God, there would be no good in
the world. Take time each day to look around and thank God for all
the good you see, as you do you will see that God abundantly blesses
us with His goodness each and every day.
the children the following questions:
1. What did you learn today about God's goodness?
2. How will you share what you learned about God's goodness?
|Remind the children to bring back their homework assignments
next week. Be sure to come back next week to find out how you can
fear God without being afraid!
|CLOSING PRAYER (2 minutes)
Further info? Click here
|TAKE HOME PAGE
|Give one copy to each child at the end of the class
to take home. Click here for NIV or