Big Truth:

God Keeps His People Alive

Matthew 6:30-33; John 3:14-16, 10:27-29, 17:1-3; Acts 17:24-28; Ephesians 2:1-6; 1 John 5:11-12

Bible Verse:

Nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

Acts 17:25

Big Ideas:

  • God gives healing and eternal life to His people.
  • We are saved through faith, by the grace of God.
  • We can trust God with our lives.

Bible Story:

Numbers 21:4-9

When the people of Israel were wandering in the desert, they again complained about the Lord’s provision. God punished them by causing poisonous snakes to bite them, making them very sick and killing many. This story is one that points to the redemptive work of Christ. The antidote for the poisonous snakes was a bronze or copper snake lifted on a staff. Anyone who looked at the bronze snake was healed. Christ also was lifted up and those who believe in Him are healed for all of eternity. God gives His people healing, on this earth, but even more so for all of eternity.


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