We live in an age when belief in God is no longer assumed or even valued. Many believe we no longer need a god and that our scientific knowledge has disproved the reality of God. Others see that same scientific knowledge as pointing to the existence of an intelligent designer. The Bible assumes the existence of God, and it points us to those things that affirm the reality of an intelligent, personal Creator.
Concept: God is Real
Exodus 12:31-40; 13:3,14; 14:10,13-16,21-22
LIFE POINT: God loves people.
What did Moses tell the people to do to get ready to leave?
How did God protect the people?
LIVE IT OUT: Talk to your child about a time when your family traveled somewhere. Remind her of the trip that the Israelites took. Help your preschooler know that just as God took care of the Israelites, He will always take care of your family.
LIFE POINT: God is the only true God.
How did God speak to Moses?
What did God tell Moses to do?
What did God say His name was?
LIVE IT OUT: Remind your child that God told Moses His name, I Am who I Am. Together, decorate a small poster board with God’s name, I Am, on it to hang as a reminder that God is the only true God.
THE POINT: God has given us ways to know Him.
Tell your student why you believe God is real.
What helps you overcome doubt?
Have a conversation around this quote:
“If you’re sincerely seeking God, God will make His existence evident to you.”1 —William Lane Craig
LIVE IT OUT: Plan to memorize Psalm 19:1 with your student.
Check back with your student in a couple of weeks about the verse he or she has memorized.
Encourage your student to locate some pictures online or at the library that were taken from the Hubble telescope.
Talk with your student about how awesome God’s creation is and how it declares His glory.
1. William Lane Craig, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, God?: A Debate between a Christian and an Atheist (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2004), 28.