Big Truth:

Life Is A Gift From God

Job 10:12; John 1:3-4; Acts 17:24-28; 1 Samuel 2:6; Psalm 36:5-9; 139:14; Romans 6:23; James 1:17

Bible Verse:

You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them, and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.

Nehemiah 9:6

Big Ideas:

  • God is the author of all life.
  • Life is not something we deserve; it is a good gift from God to us.
  • We are completely dependent upon God for our next breath.
  • Understanding that life is a gift produces a heart of worship

Bible Story:

Genesis 18:1-15

God made a covenant, or promise, to Abraham to give him a son. God promised this to Abraham, but many years passed and Abraham and Sarah still had no son. They had begun to think that they wouldn’t have a son, so God reminded them of His promise that He would give them a child. God is the author of all life and He fulfilled His promise to Abraham and Sarah.



God created everything. Everything we see, hear, feel, taste, and that exists was created by Him. Not only did He create everything, but He created everything perfectly, including humanity. He created mankind in His very image and likeness to reflect His worth. All of creation was made just like He wanted and designed it to be. To His delight, God looked at everything He made and declared that it was good. All creation exists for God, is good, and was created to bring Him glory.

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Every child should know that:

  • Life comes from God.

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Every child should:

  • Find joy in the life that God has given them.

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Every child should feel:

  • Responsible to use the life that God has given them for His glory.

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Every child should want:

  • To submit their lives to God’s plans.