If we don't teach our children to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to.

Because GOD IS FAITHFUL, He is faithful when I am not.

Preparation: Let's talk about friends:
  • Who is your most faithful friend?
  • How has he/she shown you faithfulness?
  • How has he/she let you down... even when his/her intentions were good?

God is our only totally faithful friend. He is the ONLY ONE who has the ability, and the character, to be faithful ALL the time.

Read the Bible Memory Verse below.

"But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil."
(2 Thessalonians 3:3)
Read Revelation 19:11.
  • This is a passage describing Jesus Christ
  • What phrase is used to describe Jesus? (He is called Faithful and True)

If Jesus was not truthful, and broke a promise, what would that mean about His other attributes? God would not be God if He were not faithful all the time.

Read 2 Timothy 2:13 and find out what happens when we aren't faithful to God:

"If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful:
he cannot deny himself."

What happens when we're unfaithful to God? ( He is still faithful to us!)

God is faithful. It's who He is. Even our unfaithfulness can't change who God is. In the Old Testament, the Israelites found this out firsthand. You see, they were ready to go in to the land that God had promised them. However, the majority of them were unfaithful and refused to follow God into the Promised Land. As a consequence, He made them wander in the desert for 40 years!

God still kept His promise to the Israelite nation, but those who refused to trust in Him and kept speaking poorly of Him whenever things were difficult never got to live in the land. The consequences of their disbelief cost them the blessing of seeing God's promise fulfilled. God kept His promise to take the Israelites to a land just for them, but all those who doubted God's faithfulness died in the wilderness without ever seeing it.

Read 1 John 1:9.

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

The Israelites paid a consequence for their sin against God, yet God remained faithful. The fact that God is Faithful to forgive our sins does not mean we won't suffer some consequences because of them.

God still kept His promise to them. He never left them. He continued to provide for them.
God is always Faithful, even when we are unfaithful.

Because God is Faithful I can be sure that He is faithful even when I'm not.

Thank God that He is NEVER unfaithful to you or to His promises. You can absolutely count on Him! Ask God to help you trust His promises more.

adapted from Discover God 4 Kids
Use the Puzzle Page to the left to find the correct letter for the boxes in the following image to determine the word puzzle.

Example: D-3 = H
A Sample Prayer to Conclude Your Time
Use this great hymn of the Faith for your prayer time.

Dear God,
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Thank you for your faithfulness to me. In Jesus' Name we pray, Amen.