Stone Creek Bible Church
Friday, October 20, 2017
A Christ-centered Fellowship
C.O.D.E. 56 (5th & 6th graders) meets each Sunday during our
9:00 a.m. service

Lesson 6             Everything God Does Has a Purpose      Week of October 15th

  • Nothing happens by chance;  all things are ordained by God.
  • Everything ordained by God has a purpose;  all things serve God's plans.



In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,” ---Ephesians 1:11

  1. Psalm 103:19
  2. Proverbs 16:4, 9, 33
  3. Lamentations 3:37
  4. Ephesians 1:11



Just as each piece of equipment is purposefully chosen for a backpacking trip by a good backpacker, so all of God's acts are purposeful.  God has a perfect plan for the world, and there are no mistakes in God's plan.

Proverbs 16:4 and Ephesians 1:11 tell us that God governs all of creation for His purposes, and He is actively working to fulfill those purposes.  this means that there are no surprises to God, no random acts in our lives, for God is perfectly in control of all things at all times.


Rejoice with your son or daughter that there are no surprises to God, no random acts in our lives, but that God is perfectly in control of all things at all times, you review the Providence definition in progress:

     God is PRESENT and ACTIVE in all His creation.
          His EYE is watching, His HAND is working.
     to uphold all creation.



The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.  -Psalm 103:19

 What do you notice about the way the two phrases in the verse relate to each other?  Do they say completely different things, or repeat the same thought?  Why do think the psalmist repeats this truth?
What is included in the "over all"  that God rules?  What is excluded?  What does this tell you about the circumstances of your life?  Where are you having a hard time accepting God's rule?
Share with your child several examples of times when it has been hard for you to accept God's rule or when you have been tempted to think that something God does is unfair.
How can we help each other to trust God?




During application time, each student was asked to decide on a personal response to what was learned.  After recording this step below, discuss how your child can apply this response to his or her life this week.