Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sunday School Lesson on the Ten Commandments - Only One God

Use this Sunday School Lesson on the Ten Commandments to teach kids about the first of the Ten Commandments.


Needed: Bibles, pictures of various gods

Lesson: (Note: Always allow students enough time to think about and answer the questions before clarifying the teaching.)

Ask students, Does anyone remember why God gives us rules? God gives us rules because He loves us. The rules He gives us are meant to protect us and others.

(Show students pictures of various other gods.) Who knows what these are? These are gods that other people worship.

(Have students take turns reading Exodus 20:1-6.)

Does God want us to worship other gods? No.

What is the first rule that God gives us? God’s first rule is that we worship only Him.

We only have one God and that’s God. But why do we have only one God? Why can’t we worship other gods, if we want to?  

How do you think your parents would feel if you started calling a tree your mom or your dad? Do you think they would be sad about that?

And can a tree be your mom or dad? No, of course not. It would be silly to call a tree your mom or dad because you know a tree can’t really be your mom or dad. It’s just a tree.

It’s kind of the same with us and God. When we call other things our god that makes God sad. And there is only one God. The other gods aren’t real. They’re just made up stories so they can’t be God. Worshipping other gods that aren’t real is as silly as calling a tree our mom or dad.

If we worship the one God, we are worshiping and serving the real God. God is the one who made the world and the plants and the animals and us. He is the one who loves us and takes care of us. That’s why God wants us to worship only Him. Because He’s the only God that’s real.

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