Today there are many gods around, so how can we know the one true God? Here’s a clue from Romans 1:23: “They exchanged God’s truth for a lie and worshipped and served the creation rather than the Creator.” All the fakes have been created. Their founder eventually ends up under a grave stone somewhere. The one true God is the Creator.
Yes, there is only one true God. Only the most priceless treasures are ever counterfeited. No one bothers to counterfeit fake diamonds. And when God came to earth as a human being in the form of Jesus Christ, He proved that He was God by His power over nature and by conquering death. All the claims for Christianity hang on that fact – that we serve a living Saviour. Most of His followers died horrendous deaths for refusing to deny that they believed that Jesus Christ had risen again. He also proved that He was the Messiah by fulfilling 300+ very specific prophecies that were in ‘black and white’ hundreds of years before Jesus was born and only ever fulfilled in one historical figure.
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob from the Bible is a trinity – God the Father; Jesus the Son; and the Holy Spirit. Here are some colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, games and free printables to help to start to explain the (unexplainable!) mystery of the Trinity to your child.
First, I really liked the explanation for how this song came about and this clearly shows the difference between the real God and all the others.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Psalm 148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” [considering how close it’s getting, that is so comforting!]
1Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. [This is the Gospel in a nutshell]
Psalm 2 is an interesting dialogue between the Trinity – check it out. SO relevant for today.
DID YOU KNOW: Different Scriptures show us that every major event in the Bible is ascribed specifically to each member of Elohim (the Trinity). Totally confusing, until you realise that they are the same; equal, yet different; working seamlessly together as One. This chart sets it out simply and clearly. Someone once explained to me that the Trinity is like our sun – we have heat, light and energy – 3 attributes or functions – coming from the same source at the same time. Not sure if that is helpful to you, but thought I’d throw that in there. :) That analogy also helped me understand how God could be with us all at the same time. Just as the one sun is effortlessly reflected in different puddles along the beach. What analogy works for you?
NAMES OF JESUS ~ COLOURING PAGES / PUZZLES / ACTIVITIES
The Trinity – coloring a simple diagram (triangle) to explain this difficult concept that none of us really can understand – from the creator of Veggie Tales
Trinity – colouring showing the 3 persons of the Trinity inside a circle
Jesus is King – colouring (ministry-to-children.com) featuring: Who is my king? Why do I need a king? What makes Jesus the best king? How do I follow Jesus as my King?
I am – trace over and complete the details a fun trace over about the ‘I am’ statements of Jesus, colouring page and lesson from the Picture Smart Bible (the actual download does not have the word ‘sample’ across it)
Names of Jesus – colouring based on Philippians 2:6-12 ‘who though He was God did not demand and cling to His rights…’ [love that passage!]
Names of Jesus word search 26 words
Learn the names of God – word search for kids But whom do you say I am? [This is THE question of life]
Names of God – word search 21 words
God the Father – Crossword about the attributes of God
Learn the names of Jesus – craft strips of paper to make into wristbands or a decorative paper chain; print on coloured shimmery paper
Learn the names of Jesus – craft Colourful strips of paper to make into wristbands or a decorative paper chain; different set of Jesus’ Names Paper Strips black and white; or print on coloured shimmery paper. Choose one of the names of Jesus each day and look up the scripture reference. Discuss the meaning/quality/character of that name and how it relates to Jesus. Create a page that shows this name or put it in a journal.
Paint Stick Ornaments – Names of Christ – craft activity featuring 30 names of Christ and 14 Christlike attributes
Names of Jesus – board games and activities for kids free printable
Names of Jesus – 10 ‘I am’ statements use this idea to make your own iDial or colouring page (and decorate with some doodles)
Design Your Own Puzzle Feeling creative? Choose from several puzzle styles and create a personal puzzle for your child… wherever your creativity leads you.
NAMES OF JESUS GOD ~ FREE PRINTABLES
One God or Three? free printable article you may like to discuss or send to your sponsored child
Explaining the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) 2 page handout; free printable
Names of God in the Old Testament and what they mean
Names of God – free printable poster two versions – one in colour; one to colour
Names of Jesus – poster free printable (left click on it to magnify it first, then save it)
Jesus – from Genesis to Revelation Quick summary for each book of the Bible, e.g. In Genesis, He is the Creator God. In Exodus, He is the Redeemer. In Leviticus, He is your sanctification. In Numbers, He is your guide. In Deuteronomy, He is your teacher. In Joshua, He is the mighty conqueror, etc.
60 Names and attributes of God for reflection; free printable
Apostles’ Creed I believe in God Almighty; I believe in Jesus Christ; I believe in The Holy Spirit; a great accompaniment to the Newsboys song (below); free printable
And just to finish off, how about this fun one? God’s NOT dead – also by the Newsboys
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