Q2 - What is God? - Family Discipleship Tool

NEW CITY CATECHISM QUESTION
What is God?

BEGIN WITH THIS ICEBREAKER QUESTION
If you could spend a day with any person who has ever lived, who would it be? What questions would you ask them? 

ACTIVITY
Have everyone write a short autobiography of themselves. What do you want people to know about you? What important things have happened in your life that you would share? If you’re up for it, each person can design the front cover of their autobiography.

READ PSALM 86
Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am godly;
save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.
Be gracious to me, O Lord,
for to you do I cry all the day.
Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer;
listen to my plea for grace.
In the day of my trouble I call upon you,
for you answer me.
There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours.
All the nations you have made shall come
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
For you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God.
Teach me your way, O LORD,
that I may walk in your truth;
unite my heart to fear your name.
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever.
For great is your steadfast love toward me;
you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
O God, insolent men have risen up against me;
a band of ruthless men seeks my life,
and they do not set you before them.
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
Turn to me and be gracious to me;
give your strength to your servant,
and save the son of your maidservant.
Show me a sign of your favor,
that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.


WATCH TEACHING VIDEO
RESPONSE ACTIVITY
Together, write out a short biography of God. How would you describe him and what are some of your favorite stories you want to include about him?

DISCUSS
  1. If someone had never heard of God before, what would you tell them? 
  2. Why is it important for us to know who God is?

PRAY
  1. Thank God for showing us who He is in His Word.
  2. Ask God for help to know him more.

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