Whooo is God? An Autumn Family Bible Adventure
Campfire: God is a Consuming Fire
Intro: What words would you use to describe fire? Would you use and of those same words to describe God?
Prayer: As you pray, turn down the lights and light a candle. Instead of bowing your heads and closing your eyes, ask everyone to focus on the candle as they pray. Thank God for being our guiding light. Thank him for the love and warmth He provides.
Thoughts to Ponder: Why do we need light and warmth? In the days before electricity, people depended on fires for the light and warmth they needed. What is the greatest source of light and warmth that you can think of? God is truly the greatest source of light and warmth that exists!
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.” Deuteronomy 4:24 NIV
“For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:29
What do you think it means that God is a “consuming fire?” What kind of kindling are we giving Him to work with?
Moses and the Burning Bush–Exodus 3 HCSB
3 Meanwhile, Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law Jethro,[a] the priest of Midian. He led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb,[b] the mountain of God. 2 Then the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire within a bush. As Moses looked, he saw that the bush was on fire but was not consumed. 3 So Moses thought: I must go over and look at this remarkable sight. Why isn’t the bush burning up?
4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called out to him from the bush, “Moses, Moses!”
“Here I am,” he answered.
5 “Do not come closer,” He said. “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” 6 Then He continued, “I am the God of your father,[c] the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Moses hid his face because he was afraid to look at God.
Why do you think God used fire to get Moses’ attention? Would that get your attention? What kind of lasting impact do you think that experience had on Moses?
- Try lighting some incense as you pray. Explain that just as the fire causes the smoke to rise up, it is like our prayers rise to heaven. In Biblical time, this was common practice.
- Make an edible campfire.
- Sit around a real campfire, or around a group of candles. Use these campfire conversation starters for a Family Fun Night.
Spread the Love:
- Invite some friends to go camping with you. Nothing helps you draw closer to someone like going away on an adventure with them. Enjoy experiencing God’s creation up close and personal. Sing worship songs around the campfire. Praise Him for the amazing world He created–the one we experience best when we turn off the noise of the world.
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