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From Heart and Head to

Hands and Feet

Basecamp… The God That Is There!
This is how God introduces himself formally to Moses when
Moses asked Him, “If they ask your name, what shall I say?” God’s
answer… “I AM WHO I AM!” in the Language of Israel the word
sounds like Yahweh. When the Greeks got a hold of the Hebrew
writings, they translated the word Jehovah. Both words mean
Self Existent. God was, God is and God always will be!!

The idea of god has been seen in every culture throughout the
world. But, only in the Word of God do we meet the one true
God. All the other gods are little “g” gods. There are also some
that do not believe in God. We cannot prove that he exists, but
we can see the evidence of God all around us. Romans 1:19,20
explains this well. Because of the things He has made and His
eternal power, no one can make an excuse for not believing.
They simply choose to ignore the God that is there! “The fool
says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1).

Did They Listen?

God is I___________.
Examples - All______, All_______, Always_______

God is P___________.
Examples – All_______, All______, All_______

Final Thought!

Your view of God will determine your view of you. All that
you are relies on who He is. Read Isaiah 6:1-5. What was
Isaiah’s reaction when he saw God in all His power and
glory? Does your life reflect God like this?

Now it’s your turn to weigh in

Remember, Doctrine means, “to teach.”

What can you teach others about God?

You may know more about God after tonight’s lesson, but
how will you get to KNOW Him?

In this lesson we will learn…

Doctrine – Meaning “to teach”
God is the first part of the Trinity

“For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God
has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his
eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever
since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.
So they are without excuse” Romans 1:19,20).



Break Out Questions
How do you know God exists?

Have you heard of other god’s from other cultures?

When you pray, what names for God do you use? Have you
heard of other names?

How do His many names and titles affect our lives?

Incorporate your own questions


God Spoke the Word

Have you ever been sunburned? If you have you have experienced what
God experiences every second of every day for all eternity. No, not the
need for aloe, but time travel. Not your time travel, but the sun’s. It takes
on average over 8 minutes for the sun’s light to hit earth. In what form does
light travel? (It travels in waves) If the waves blinked they would be turned
on and off and we would experience 8 minute old light, but they don’t blink
which means that the same light is here and at the sun 92,960,000 miles
away at the exact same time. It is not in two places at once, it exists in
every second of every inch at the same time. So too, God exists now and
then and here and there all at the same time.

Leaders: Fill in the activity here for your event before
sending this to the other Fathers

Knowing God
Understanding the Doctrine of “God” is to know who He is. We need
to know Him, not just know about Him. Jesus stressed this as he
prayed, “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3).

To know God is to know His names and titles, because what he calls
himself is who he is. We call him Lord. Why? Because He Rules. We
call him Father. Why? Because He is our creator and sustainer. We
call Him Jesus. Why? Because he is salvation. Who He is, is what He

So, we know God because of his attributes. He is:

Infinite – All Powerful, All Knowing, Always Everywhere

Personal – All Love, All Wrath, All Mercy, All Justice, all the time

Read Psalm 147. Have the boys call out Infinite or Personal when
they hear God’s attributes.
The God That Is There

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell
me, if you have understanding” (Job 38:4).