Denise Day Spencer

July 1, 2007

God: He is Spirit

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 9:06 pm

Another children’s object lesson based on the doctrinal summaries in the Disciple’s Study Bible.

SCRIPTURES: John 4:24, Genesis 1:1

OBJECT: an empty jar

We’ve been talking about God–Who He is and what He is like. We’ve seen that God is unique. In other words, there’s nobody else like Him anywhere. He’s the only true God, and He is holy.

Another thing we need to understand about God is that He is spirit. Jesus said, “God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” To say God is spirit means He doesn’t have a body like we do with hair, eyes, fingers and toes. Some people think that because they can’t see God, He must not exist. But that’s not true, and that doesn’t even make sense!

Look. Here I have a jar. What do you see in this jar? “Nothing,” you say. That’s right. You don’t see anything. But that doesn’t mean this jar is empty. There’s air in here. If we were to put a bug or a caterpillar in here, it could live for a while even if we put a lid on the jar. It would have air to breathe until it used up all the air. We don’t have to see the air to believe it’s there.

Because God is spirit, He’s not limited like we are. We can only be in one place at one time. But God can be everywhere all at once.

He can even be everywhere in time all at once, because He is eternal. “Eternal” means without a beginning and without an end. The very first verse in the Bible says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Think about that. For God to have created everything in the beginning, He had to be there before the beginning! God has always been, and will always be.

I’m glad God is bigger than space and time. Surely such a great God as that can take care of little old me!

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