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Quintessential Questions—

Who Is God?

(Part 1 of a Series)
In this series, we will delve into two pivotal, yet elusive, topics: God and people.
When children know who God really is and what He says about who they really are, they can confidently navigate faith and life.
Kids must know both the Lord and themselves intimately—not superficially.
“Without knowledge of self, there is no knowledge of God. Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” —John Calvin, Institutes

God matters most.

The entire universe revolves around Him.
The Lord is incomparably great—superior to everything else.
He outshines and overshadows all others.
God is the nucleus, heart, and centerpiece of existence.
Life begins and ends with Him.
Just as a jeweler delights in each facet of a beautiful diamond, as we examine each aspect of God’s character our love for Him grows.
Learning about the Lord is more important (and more rewarding) than anything else we can do!

People matter to God.

Socrates encouraged his students “Know thyself!” Why? “The unexamined life is not worth living.” People who truly grasp what God says about their identity finally understand who they are and how they are to live. These facts become foundation stones on which we build our lives. Put another way, our theology molds us into the people we become.
God deserves to occupy the central focus in the minds, hearts, and souls of every human being. May it be our daily ambition to know God intimately, to love Him passionately, and to serve Him selflessly—so we may enjoy the Lord endlessly!

“Who Is God?”

Short Answer

God is Supreme.

God exceeds the greatness of everything else; He is matchless.

Biblical Answer ()

One night, King Nebuchadnezzar was troubled by a mysterious dream. The king demanded the impossible of his court magicians and wise men: reconstruct his vision and explain what it means. They protested, (, ). Nebuchadnezzar promptly ordered the execution of all his advisors.