Big Truth:

God Gives Eternal Life

John 3:16-18; 6:40; Romans 10:11-13; 1 John 5:11

Bible Verse:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

Big Ideas:

  • God gives eternal security and safety to His people.
  • There is no danger that God cannot overcome.
  • We can rest in God and do not have to worry.

Bible Story:

Daniel 3:1-30

God’s great provision of His people is exemplified in the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Their willingness to lose their lives in order to remain faithful to the one, true God is a great example to all followers of Christ. God’s power over all things is evident as He kept the three faithful followers from experiencing any of the heat from the fiery furnace. Even if He had allowed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to perish in the furnace, they would still have received eternal security in their eternal life with Him. God protects His people. The three young men could trust God and rest in His great power regardless of the outcome.


God Is Keeper – God Gives Security

God is keeper over all His creation. That means that God is not only greater than creation, but He is present in it. Everything in creation is held together by God Himself. Not only is God keeper of His creation, but He also keeps His promises. We can live confidently and securely knowing that He is in control and holds all things together for His glory. He has promised to redeem a people to himself, to finish the work He starts in believers, and to make all things new. When God starts something, we can rest securely in the fact that He will bring it to completion.

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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