Big Truth:

God Is More Powerful Than Death

John 11:21-25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 55; Ephesians 1:18-23, 2:1-6; Hebrews 2:14-15

Bible Verse:

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:56-57

Big Ideas:

  • God is the author of life.
  • God is more powerful than death.
  • Sin leads to death.
  • God raises the spiritually dead to life.

Bible Story:

John 11:1-57

The story of Lazarus is a popular story that reveals the human nature of Jesus while He was on earth. His ap- parent sorrow over His friends’ grief reveals His true humanity. Yet, His ability to raise Lazarus from the grave reveals His divinity. Only God has the power to raise from the dead and Jesus showed this power when He called Lazarus from the grave. This story is more than a happy ending though. In it lies the foundational truth that God raises people to new life when they believe in His Son. God is more powerful than death and He gives new life to spiritually dead people when they believe in Jesus Christ.


God Is Powerful – God Gives Strength

God is more powerful than anyone or anything else in the universe. His power is the ability to do what He desires to do. God has a purpose, will accomplish it, and His purposes always bring Him glory. Since God is the source of all power, it means that He gives us strength. We need to do the things He calls us to do. Paul says in Philippians 4:13 that he can “do all things through Christ who gives him strength.” That means that we can do anything and endure anything that God calls us to because it is God Himself who is giving us His strength to do it.

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Every child should know that:

  • God is more powerful than all things: than creation, than our fears, and than death

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Every child should be able to:

  • Recognize that everything they see and everything they feel is under God’s power

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Every child should feel:

  • Awe for how strong and powerful God is

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Every child should want:

  • To trust God with all of their fears