Sunday, August 28, 2016

Children's Church A relationship with God

How do I have a relationship with God? Our book asks an important question, but first let's summarize.
In week one we looked at who God is. Besides being Almighty-powerful, Creator and King, He has three faces, God the father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit, Genesis 1-2 and Luke 3.
Last week we studied the question does God care? You remember that He cares enough to die for us, Romans 5:8 and John 3:16.
So we know God is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit rolled into one. We know He cares enough to send His Son.

How do we have a relationship with God? What's the third party of the trinity? The Holy Spirit. John 14 says in verse 26, "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit--The Father will send Him in My name--will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you."
See also Luke 24:49,John 14:16,John 15:26,John 16:7,Acts 2:33
Let's sing a song What a friend we have in Jesus

What is a relationship to you?
Do we have relationships with friends? How about with teachers? Brothers and sister? Parents? God? What are some of the things we do in a relationship? Do we talk to each other? do we spend time with each other? Do we go places together? How might we do all of those things with God?

Let's go to God in prayer:
Father in Heaven, hear our prayer. Thank you for sending Jesus, thank You for sending the Holy Spirit, thank You for this day and for our churches this Sunday, that we may come to You with our joys and troubles. Father we lift the people of Your church throughout the world today, especially the children. Be with them this week, with their parents, teachers and care-givers also. Thank You. We pray these things in Jesus' name. Amen.


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