Your child attended a workshop presented by The Loved Bible Project. I am a mom of five children at Eden (2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th) and it was a joy to talk about the attributes of God with them.
Together we talked about what are the attributes of God, reviewed some attributes, and made cards to remember these attributes. We hope this guide will help you continue the conversation and continue to make more cards at home.
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Attributes are words that tell us what someone or something is like. When we read the Bible, we can learn the attributes of God. God tells us who He is and what He is like in the Bible. Every story, person, place, and event in the Bible is true and helps us learn who God is.
We created cards to help us remember His attributes. We spent some time digging into God’s Word together to see what we could learn about what He has done and who He is!
Below are the attributes, Scriptures, and discussion we had at school. Follow up with your child and see how they answered!
Creator: God made everything
Connect Question: What is the biggest or most beautiful thing you have ever seen?
Read: Psalm 19:1-6.
Discussion: Everything in our world that was created was created to glorify God. All of the types of flowers show us His creativity in making so many beautiful things. How far the sun is from the earth…not too close or not too far, show us His wisdom in placing them. God made everything. What is something that God created that you are amazed by? Because God made all things, He has authority over all things. He has the right to be in charge and we can trust Him.
Holy: God is completely perfect and separate from sin
Connect Question: What comes to mind when you hear the word perfect? Perfect is defined as completely free from faults or defects.
For God to be holy also means there is no one like Him. No one and nothing comes close to His greatness, power, and wisdom. We worship God because He is holy. God’s attributes can also be seen through the perfect life Jesus lived, because Jesus is God the Son.
Read: Matthew 4:1-11.
Discussion: We can see that Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness and Jesus spoke many truths. Jesus is fully God and fully human. Jesus was tempted by sin like we are today, yet He did not sin. Because of this, He can understand what we are facing and help us to fight temptation by knowing God’s Word and relying on the Spirit. God is completely perfect and separate from sin. God gave us the Bible to help fight temptation. He is Holy and can be trusted to lead us in truth.
Unchanging: God never changes
Connect Question: If you had to eat the same meal for dinner for your entire life, would you give that a thumbs up or a thumbs down? If you had to pick one meal to eat every dinner, what would it be?
God never changes. We can trust God because He is always the same.
Read: Psalm 102:25-27.
Discussion: You may have photos in your house that show you as a baby. You have learned to crawl, talk, walk, read, the list goes on and on. These verses remind us that even though things change, God does not. God was the same on the day you were born as He has always been and will be.
Generous: God gives what is best
Connect Question: What was the best gift you have ever gotten?
We serve a generous God. He gives what is best. We are going to look at a passage to see how God was generous.
Read: Luke 5:17-26.
We just heard about the time Jesus healed a man who was paralyzed and could not walk. There were two ways God was generous to the man in that passage. He gave the man healing in his body as well as spiritual healing- the forgiveness of sins. Because we know that God is generous and gives what is best, the BEST gift God gives His children today is salvation. We are all born with sick hearts from sin. We can go to Jesus to ask for healing of our sick hearts. Jesus will give us a new healthy heart. Creation, the Bible, Jesus, salvation, etc. are all examples of how God has been generous and how He gives what is best. When we share the gospel with someone else, we have the privilege of sharing God’s best gift of salvation.
Worthy: Only God deserves all glory
Connect Question: What is something that is very valuable to you?
Read Isaiah 42:5-9. Isaiah was a prophet who brought God’s message to His people. Isaiah wanted to remind the people of why He deserves all the glory. Let’s think for a minute…if God is worthy of all glory, then how do we glorify Him? We glorify God by showing, honoring, and enjoying Him as most valuable. We can show God He is worthy through obeying Him and worshiping Him. We can enjoy him by being in His presence, reading His Word, and wanting more of Jesus.
Patient: God is slow to anger
Connect Question: What is something that you have had to wait a really long time for?
Read John 20:24-29. In this passage, we see how Jesus was patient with Thomas. Remember, that God’s attributes can be seen through the perfect life Jesus lived, because Jesus is God the Son. Jesus let Thomas touch His hands and side when Thomas had a hard time believing it was really Jesus. Knowing God is patient helps us to trust Him. Even though we are sinners, God is patient with us and sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. God is patient. He is slow to anger. He is slow to get angry with our doubts and failures. When we sin, we can go to God and ask Him for forgiveness because of what Jesus has done.
We only had time to talk about 4-6 of God’s amazing attributes but there are many many more. God is Attentive, Compassionate, Faithful, Loving, Merciful, the list goes on and on. The more we read God’s word, the more we learn about who God is and what He has done. We encouraged the kids the next time they are reading a passage in the Bible to stop and think about what attributes of God they see as they read.
If you would like to continue with learning the attributes of God at home, here are some helpful resources!