Big Truth:

God Keeps Creation Alive

Job 38:25-27, 39-41; Psalm 135:6-7, 145:15-17; Isaiah 45:5-8; Acts 17:24-28; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-3

Bible Verse:

“And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

Colossians 1:17

Big Ideas:

  • God keeps everything alive.
  • Nothing lives apart from God.
  • Life is a blessing from God.

Bible Story:

Genesis 6:1-8:22; Matthew 6:25-26

God is the great and mighty Creator. He, alone, spoke all things into existence. He is the keeper of all things as well. He alone sustains and makes it possible for life to continue. It is His power that controls all of life everywhere. This sustaining power is first seen during the great flood. He chose to allow the world to continue, though it was exceedingly wicked. He chose to sustain the animals on the ark and to allow Noah and his family to live. God keeps all of His creation alive and sustains it according to His will and as He chooses.


God Is Keeper – God Gives Security

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 keeps all of creation alive

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Every child should be able to:

  • Recognize ways that God keeps them, and the world, alive

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Every child should feel:

  • Aware that they cannot control things
  • Awe that God does keep all things alive

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Every child should want:

  • To show appreciation for God who daily keeps them alive