Ask children, What does God look like? What do you think?
The Bible tells us that God is a Spirit and that we can't see His Spirit. He doesn't have a body. But the Bible also tells us that one time, God's Spirit did live in a body in a very special way. He lived in Jesus. Jesus was God's body for a little while.
What are some things that Jesus does for us?
He loves us, died on the cross to forgive us for all the wrong things we do, tells us the right things to do, etc.
(Read Colossians 1:15-20.)
Is Jesus still alive on Earth?
No, Jesus went back up to Heaven to be with God.
But did you know that God's Spirit is still on Earth? If you believe in God, God's Spirit is living inside of you. God is living inside of your parents and your Sunday School teachers too. (Have students look around at all the people who are in church.) God's Spirit is living inside of all these people.
So even though we can't see God's Spirit, we know that God lived in Jesus and that He lives in us if we believe in Jesus.
Let's pray about that.
Sample prayer: Father God, Glorious Spirit, we thank You for living in Jesus and teaching us the right things to do and dying on the cross for us. And we thank You for living in each one of us too. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
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