Big Truth:

God is Love

Deuteronomy 7:9; Psalm 36:7; 1 John 4:10; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:4-5

Bible Verse:

“God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God and God abides in Him.”

1 John 4:16b

Big Ideas:

  • God’s love is not dependent upon our obedience.
  • God’s love is put on display through Jesus’ sacrificial death in our place.
  • God’s love changes our hearts.

Bible Story:

Luke 15:11-32

In the story of the prodigal son, the father loves his son unconditionally and sacrificially. God loves the world and shows His love for His people in a sacrificial and lavish way.


“God is.” God exists. There is only one God, and He is the only one worthy of our worship and praise. And, by His grace and mercy, He has made Himself known to us. We do not worship one who is distant from us or who is uninvolved with His creation. This series walks through nine attributes– nine realities that unpack who God is. These realities are so foundational that preschoolers can learn them, and yet are so deep that they impact and inform every aspect of our lives throughout our entire lives.

During the summer, elementary through high school are aligned under the same Big Truths, Bible passages, and Big Ideas as we invite families to return to the foundational truths of who God is.

bullet image

Every child should know that:

  • There is only one true God, and He is good.
  • We can know God because He has made Himself known through creation and Word.
  • God alone is our source of life and joy.

bullet image

Every child should strive to:

  • Memorize the Bible verse each week about who God is.
  • Pray that God would open their hearts and minds to know Him more.
  • Tell someone else about the God who is.

bullet image

Every child should feel:

  • Loved by God, and thankful for His love for us.
  • Broken over the depth of our sin against God.
  • Joy in Jesus, the only Son of God who came to save us.

bullet image

Every child should want to:

  • Learn more about the God who has made Himself known.
  • Repent of their sin and of the lies they believe about God.
  • Cling to God as the source of truth.