Hello everyone! Are you excited to learn about God’s game plan this week? There is so much to learn, but we have to ensure we are all on the same page before we do.
Can anyone tell me what they think the word identity means? (Take a few answers.)
Good answers! Our identity is who we are – what makes us unique. So, we are going to learn more about identity with a game. When I say a word that you think describes you, I want you to jump in the air!
Examples: (boy, girl, fast, intelligent, funny, brave, sweet, tall, etc.) (Do this for about three minutes.)
End with “a follower of Jesus.”
Shout out the word identity with me! Say it again!
Our identity matters; today, we will learn why our identity should always start with Christ.
The teaching texts are Jeremiah 1:5 and Ephesians 4:22-24.
Some of the words I said have been a part of who you were from the beginning of your life. Some have developed over time; for example, if you jumped up when I said (fast), well, more than likely, you were not fast when you were one day old. You decided to make that a part of who you were as you grew up.
What if I told you that God knew you from the moment your mom had you in her belly, that He knew all of who you would be and who you would be in the future? He knows that because He created you!
“I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 1:5
God has had a plan for our lives from the beginning. Even when we are unsure who we are or where we are going, we can trust that God has paved the way for us.
Read Ephesians 4:22-24.
Sometimes, we want to be something to amaze other people. Think back to the words you jumped up to. Are any of those things you want to be so that other people will think you are great?
As we learn more about God’s game plan, we will discover that it’s a lot better for us to be who God created each one of us to be instead of trying to be something we are not.
- What is one thing you love about how God made you?
- How do you feel knowing God has a plan for you?
“Lord, thank You for specially making every one of us. Show us today the areas in our lives where we might be trying to impress others instead of pursuing You. Help our identity to be found in who You created us to be. Amen.”