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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Oops Forgot to Post! Bible Session Notes 3-2-15

The Second Commandment
Adapted From: Ten to Grow On By Sandra Klaus
·        Review:
o   How many commandments are there? 10
o   The 10 Commandments are found in which part of the Bible? Old Testament and many are repeated in the New Testament. 
o   What is the First Commandment?
You shall have no other Gods before me. 
·        Read Exodus 20:4-5
·        The First Commandment – Have no other God’s before me.
·        The Second Commandment - Do not make any idols.
o   Idols can be made from almost any material.
o   Idols can look like something God created, something random, or it may even represent God.  But God says that HE is the only one we should bow down to or worship.
·        God created the earth, the moon, the stars, people, wood, glass, stone, etc. 
·        What is the only thing not created by God? God.
·        God has always been and will always be.  He has no beginning or end. He is all powerful.  He is the only one we should worship. Although our human minds, struggle with the idea of something or someone not having a beginning, we have to accept that concept on faith.  We are not God and we do not understand eternity the way He does.
·        Some people say they believe in God and Buddha and worship both.  The Bible says you cannot worship two Gods.  You must choose between them.  The right answer is to choose the God who made you.
·        Some people say they worship God but they also carry this lucky statue.  They think the statue brings them good luck or magical powers.  The only god with power is the one true living God.
·        What is the difference between statue people worship and a statue in a park or museum?  (Discuss with students)
·        God is a jealous God and he does not like it when we worship anything except Him.
·        God has the right to be jealous.  He made us.  We are his.  He has every right to expect us to worship him.
·        If we play around with any other gods, God has a right to be angry with us.  And the right to judge us. God loves us and He wants us to know the truth and obey it. As we discussed in week one, we can be happier and safer trusting and obeying God.
·        What other religions and other gods have you heard of? (Discuss with students)
·        God says we are to have nothing to do with statues that are idols.  He wants us to show love and concern for people who do worship other gods and who bow down to idols.  We should help them to know that they do not need those gods; the God who made them is enough.  The Lord Jesus will be with them if they receive him as their Savior.  You can tell t hem about Jesus, but if they do not want to listen, politely leave them alone.  If you have questions, ask your parents, pastor, teacher at church or anyone else who is a Christian.  Remember to pray for those who do not know Jesus.
·        I have packets made up for those who want them.  There is a story, a crossword puzzle and the memory verse.  Please pick one up on your way out tonight.

Additional Bible Reading:
Genesis 1:1
Isaiah 42:5
Colossians 1:16
Amos 4:13
Genesis 1:27
Ephesians 3:9
Revelation 4:11
John 1:3

Memory Verse:
Exodus 20:4-5

You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.  You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God.

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