Main Point: We respect God’s name when we talk.
Summary: God commands us not to misuse his name. the Bible is full of different names for God that describe God’s holiness, mightiness, and eternal nature. God’s name captures who God was, so we respect it.
Activity Needs:  Jar, Rice, Ping-Pong Ball
Family Dinner Discussion:  If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

Continue the lesson throughout the week:  Decorate your door frames as a reminder to respect God’s name.

  • Make a sign for each of the names of God your kids learned today (listed below).
  • Younger kids can add drawings to show who God is. For example, they could draw a heart to show that God is loving, a tree to show that God is the Creator, and so on.
  • Include these names:
    • I Am
    • God of gods
    • Lord of lords
    • Wonderful Counselor
    • Mighty God
    • Everlasting Father
    • Prince of Peace
    • Alpha and Omega
    • Almighty One
    • Holy
  • Hang the signs around your door frames.

The Ten Commandments

The First Commandment

You shall have no other gods.

The Second Commandment

You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise and give thanks.

The Third Commandment

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

The Forth Commandment

Honor your father and your mother.

The Fifth Commandment

You shall not murder

The Sixth Commandment

You shall not commit adultery

The Seventh Commandment

You shall not steal

The Eighth Commandment

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

The Ninth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house

The Tenth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Epic Teachings of the Bible
Lesson Three – God’s Commandments: God’s Name.
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