10/19/22 - God's Miracles Prove Who He Is.
Through the miracle of Christ’s finished work, we can be forgiven and reconciled to God.
The Bible is a supernatural book filled with accounts of supernatural events. Dozens of miracles are recorded in the Bible. Each miracle points to a greater reality and reveals to us what God is like.
In the story of Israel’s crossing the Jordan, we see how God hears our cries and provides for us in miraculous ways. Throughout Israel’s history, we see miracles that reveal the kind of God we serve: a God who is close; a God who sees, hears, and acts.
In his book Miracles, C.S. Lewis said, "The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares the way for this, or results from this."
All of Scripture reveals the kind of God who comes close, who miraculously took on flesh and lived a perfect life among us. God the Son died in our place and rose from the dead. In His death, He conquered both sin and death. He came back to life and ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He lives to make intercession for us. (Heb. 7:25) We should be moved when we consider that not only do we have a God who hears us, but who sees us, lived among us, and lives to make intercession for us.
Through the miracle of Christ’s finished work, we can be forgiven and reconciled to God. We who were far off and without hope in this life have hope because of the miraculous birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
As you prepare to teach, pray and ask the God of miracles to move in the hearts of your kids as they hear the gospel proclaimed. Finally, say a prayer of thanksgiving to a miracle-working God who sees, hears, and acts for His glory and our good.
Check out the resources below designed to help you lead a family worship experience as well as suggestions for morning and evening prayer times and family activities. You can also find the Adult Daily Discipleship Guide that accompanies our adult groups.
FAMILY TALKING POINTS
This is the big idea of how this week’s Bible story points to Jesus.
Preschool: God raised Jesus from the dead to prove He is the Son of God who rescues us from sin.
Kids: Jesus died on the cross for our sins, but He didn’t stay dead. God was pleased with Jesus’ sacrifice and miraculously raised Jesus from the dead to prove He is the Son of God and salvation is found in Him.
BIG PICTURE QUESTION & ANSWER
This is an important biblical truth that your child will encounter each week of this unit.
Preschool: What is a miracle? A miracle is something that shows God’s power.
Kids: What is a miracle? A miracle is something God does that usually cannot be done so that we can know He is all-powerful.
This is a Bible verse that relates to what your child will encounter each week of this unit.
Preschool: You are the God who works wonders; you revealed your strength among the peoples. Psalm 77:14
Kids: You are the God who works wonders; you revealed your strength among the peoples. Psalm 77:14
Mornings: Praise God for the miracles recorded in the Bible and how they teach us about Him. Which miracle from the Bible stands out to you the most? What does this miracle teach you about God?
Evenings: Thank God for the gift of Jesus. Praise Him for sending Jesus to live a perfect life we could never live, to be punished on the cross for our sins, and for rising from the grave to guarantee eternal life for all who believe in Him. Why is the resurrection of Jesus the greatest miracle?
For Fun: Use a poster board to write down as many miracles from the Bible as your family can remember. After you’ve made the list, look up the Scripture references (where it’s found in the Bible) for each miracle and write it on the poster. Keep the poster as a reminder of God’s miracles. Take a moment to thank Jesus for miraculously rising from the grave to give eternal life to all who believe in Him.
To Serve: As a family, watch the Gospel Project for Kids: Gospel Presentation (Video Link: https://vimeo.com/510853875). Discuss the presentation with kids using the terms from the video. Then, read 1 Corinthians 15:1-8. Play the role of detectives and talk about some of the evidence for the resurrection. Discuss why Jesus’ death was necessary for salvation and how His resurrection is the hope for eternal life.
Adult Daily Discipleship Guide
** Next week: The People Kept Sinning (Judges 2)