God of Wonders Teacher’s Guide

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God of Wonders
Teacher’s Guide

God of Wonders video outline

Chapter 1: Introduction (3 minutes)

Part 1 – God of Power
Chapter 2: Power Introduction (4 minutes)
Chapter 3: Thunderstorms (4 minutes)
Chapter 4: Sun / Stars (5 minutes)
Chapter 5: Universe (4 minutes)
Chapter 6: E=mc² (4 minutes)
Part 2 – God of Wisdom
Chapter 7: Wisdom Introduction (2 minutes)
Chapter 8: Snow Crystals (4 minutes)
Chapter 9: DNA (4 minutes)
Chapter 10: Seeds (4 minutes)
Chapter 11: Flowering Plants (5 minutes)
Chapter 12: Sea Creatures (5 minutes)
Chapter 13: Birds (6 minutes)
Chapter 14: Hummingbirds (5 minutes)
Chapter 15: Butterflies / Summary (5 minutes)
Chapter 16: Mankind (6 minutes)
Part 3 – God of Justice
Chapter 17: God of Justice (6 minutes)
Part 4 – God of Love
Chapter 18: God of Love (6 minutes)
Chapter 19: Song and Credits (3 minutes)

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction questions Page 1
Chapter 2: Power introduction questions Page 2
Chapter 3: Thunderstorms questions Page 3
Chapter 4: Sun and Stars questions Page 4
Chapter 5: Universe questions Page 5
Chapter 6: E=mc² questions Page 6
Chapter 7: Wisdom introduction questions Page 7
Chapter 8: Snow Crystals questions Page 8
Chapter 9: DNA questions Page 9
Chapter 10: Seeds questions Page 10
Chapter 11: Flowering Plants questions Page 11
Chapter 12: Sea Creatures questions Page 12
Chapter 13: Birds questions Page 13
Chapter 14: Hummingbirds questions Page 14
Chapter 15: Butterflies questions Page 15
Chapter 16: Mankind questions Page 16
Chapter 17: God of Justice questions Page 17
Chapter 18: God of Love questions Page 18
Answers key Page 19-28
Chapter 1: Introduction questions
Please read these two Scriptures and then answer the following questions:
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard” (Psalm 19:1-3).1
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).

  1. Does every language, nation, and people group know that there is a glorious Creator simply by observing creation?

  1. Is God hiding or has He revealed Himself through nature?

  1. List a few things we can know about God by examining His creation.

  1. Can you provide other Scriptures that explain that God has revealed Himself to every man through His creation?

After each Scripture, comment on how we should respond to our Creator:

  1. By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast” (Psalm 33:6-9).

  1. Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works!” (Psalm 105:1-2).

  1. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens” (Psalm 96:3-5).

  1. True or False: God’s created wonders provide an ideal and biblical springboard to share the Good News.

Chapter 2: Power Introduction questions

  1. True or False – As a building requires a builder, creation demands a Creator.

  1. Which is more complex: a building or your brain?

  1. True or False – The Law of Causality (cause and effect) states that all matter and energy had to have a beginning.

  1. True or False – God, as an infinite and eternal Being, transcends His creation and has no beginning or end.

  1. True of False – Satan is equal to, but opposite God.

  1. What do the following verses teach us about God and His authority over creation?

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all” (1 Chronicles 29:11).

For there is no authority (power) except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God” (Romans 13:1).
And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, ‘Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!’” (Revelation 19:6).

  1. According to the Bible, who is Jesus Christ? Can you cite two additional proof passages not listed below?

Jesus said, “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30).

“‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,’ says the Lord, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty’” (Revelation 1:8).
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16).
“…and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.” (Romans 9:5).
To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 2:1).

Chapter 3: Thunderstorms questions

  1. An average thunderstorm pours down several hundred million gallons of water – equivalent to the amount of water that flows over Niagara Falls every:

a) 10 seconds b) 1 minute c) 6 minutes

  1. At any given moment, hundreds of storms are occurring somewhere around the world. This amounts to about how many thunderstorms each year?

a) 100,000 b) 2 million c) 16 million

  1. A bolt of lightning may reach over 5 miles in length, contain over 100 million electrical volts, and soar to temperatures approaching how many degrees Fahrenheit in a split second? a) 50,000 b) 12,000 c) 800

  1. List three benefits of thunderstorms and lightning:



  1. Lightning and thunderstorms in the Bible are often used as a symbol of God’s wrath against rebellious people. Please reference two examples in Scripture.



  1. What can we learn about God’s character by experiencing a thunderstorm?



  1. True or False: According to Psalm 29, the voice of the Lord is likened to thunder and lightning.

  1. True or False: Almost everyone has experienced a thunderstorm and lightning. We can refer to storms to warn of God’s coming judgment and/or explain His power and gracious provision. Both can provide a catalyst to share the Gospel.

Chapter 4: Sun and Stars questions

  1. Our sun is immense and its energy output enormous. The core of the sun is a scorching: a) 10,000 °F b) 4,000,000 °F c) 27,000,000 °F

  1. True or False – The vast majority of energy on the earth comes from the sun.

  1. True of False – Plant and animal life could continue without the sun’s energy.

  1. If our sun was hollow, how many earths could fit inside it?

a) 1,000,000 b) 1,000 c) 85,000

  1. The sun gives off more energy in one second than mankind has produced since:

a) The Industrial Revolution b) Jesus Christ c) Adam and Eve

  1. Our sun, though enormous, is only an average size star – many stars in our own galaxy dwarf it. For example, Betelgeuse has a radius 600 times that of our sun. How many times brighter than the sun does this reddish star shine?

a) 500 b) 60,000 c) 2,000,000

  1. Our own Milky Way Galaxy contains an estimated 100 billion stars. And the universe holds an estimated 100 billion galaxies – or more! When we consider that God created every one of these stars and names and upholds each one – and maintains their stellar courses – what does this show us about His attributes?



  1. The stars reveal more than raw power. Without the light of the sun, all life on earth would soon perish. As we daily observe the sun’s life-giving energy and light, what should it remind us about our Creator and how should we respond?



  1. True or False: The movements of the sun, moon, planets, and stars obey laws so precise that we are able to accurately predict their positions and motions through the sky. God declares that He has “appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth” (Jeremiah 33:25). The orderliness of the universe points to a faithful and powerful Creator, and not randomness.

Chapter 5: The Universe questions

  1. True or False: Though incomprehensible, it is now estimated that the universe holds over a billion trillion stars (>1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars).

  1. Who knows the exact number of stars?

a) Astronomers b) Charles Darwin c) Our Creator

  1. At a time when fewer than 5,000 stars were visible to the naked eye, God stated that the stars of heaven were innumerable (Genesis 15:5; 22:17; Jeremiah 33:22). When did Galileo first glimpse the immensity of our universe with his new telescope?

a) The 17th century AD b) The 14th century AD c) The first century BC

  1. If we were able to travel at the speed of light – 186,000 miles per second – we could circle the earth seven times in one second! However, to travel across the known universe at the speed of light would take how long?

a) 100 years b) 15 million years c) 28 billion years

  1. The Lord explains that “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9). How much higher are God’s ways and wisdom than man’s ways and wisdom?


  1. The Bible contains many scientific insights that scientists are just beginning to discover. For example, today most astronomers acknowledge that the universe appears to be expanding. This agrees with what the Bible stated 2,700 years ago: God “stretches out the heavens like a curtain.” One reference is Isaiah 40:22. Reference two additional Scriptures where God states that He stretches out the heavens:


  1. When we consider the incredible beauty displayed throughout the universe, what does this affirm about our Creator’s character and care for mankind?

As a young man, King David tended his father’s sheep in the field. David was awestruck when he viewed the heavens. This inspired him to write the following: “O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens! …When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?”

  1. Which Psalm is this from? After reading this Psalm, explain how it declares God’s special concern for mankind: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Chapter 6: E=mc² questions

  1. In the past century, scientists have explored nuclear energy. It involves the discovery of the formula E = mc² (made famous by Albert Einstein). In this formula, the “E” stands for energy, the “m” stands for mass or matter, and “c” stands for:

a) Carbon’s atomic weight b) The nuclear coefficient c) The speed of light

  1. True or False: Even the tiniest amount of mass has an enormous amount of energy associated with it.

  1. If the mass of an average size tree could be converted into energy, the power yield would be 45 trillion kilowatt-hours! By way of comparison, the US generates about 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electrical energy per year. So if just a single tree’s mass was converted into energy, and that energy harnessed, it would provide the entire United States’ electrical energy needs for approximately:

a) 10 years b) 10 hours c) 45 days

  1. The potential energy within a single grain of salt could power an entire household for: a) Several hours b) Several months c) Several years

Scripture explains that it is the Lord Himself who is “upholding all things by the word of His power” (Hebrews 1:3. See also: Colossians 1:17; Revelation 4:11). This includes every atom, every cell, every star, and the entire universe!

  1. What does this reveal about our Creator and His relationship with His creation?


  1. True or False: The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that the whole universe is wearing out and growing old. Therefore, the Originator has to be Someone who is outside (transcends) time and space.

  1. The fact that our Creator organized all these infinitely intricate systems and put together every atom, cell, star, galaxy, and the entire cosmos, and that He upholds all things, tells us what about His attributes: (circle all that apply)

a) Eternal b) Omnipotent (all powerful) c) Omniscient (all knowing)

d) Omnipresent (present everywhere) e) Capricious (unreliable)

f) Personal g) Caring h) Finite i) Faithful (dependable)

  1. When we look at the many examples of God’s power, it should invoke a sense of reverence and awe in our hearts. The Bible tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The fear of the Lord is to hate evil. The fear of the Lord leads to life. Therefore, the proper response to God’s authority is to:


Chapter 7: Wisdom Introduction questions

  1. There are countless examples of God’s wisdom displayed throughout creation. List three of your favorite examples in creation that prove God’s wisdom (e.g., the human brain, DNA molecule, dolphins, cotton, bananas, etc.)


  1. List three things in creation that reveal God’s limitless ability to create beautiful things, and thereby demonstrate His appreciation for beauty (e.g., sunsets, newborn baby, rainbow, glowing gems, etc.)


  1. Why did God create so much beauty? (circle all that apply)

a) To shine forth His glory b) For mankind’s benefit c) It’s just an accident

  1. Disease, birth defects, suffering, decay, fires, floods, tribulations, death, sin, etc., are all evidence that: (circle all that apply)

a) God is indifferent b) God’s Word is true c) There is no God

d) As God warned, man’s rebellion results in the curse and death

  1. Though the creation is groaning under the curse, give three examples of God’s love and care for His creation (e.g., the wonderful variety of food and taste buds and all the necessary organs to assimilate food; the amazing hydrological cycle which constantly provides a fresh supply of water; the fantastic immune system which provides protection and healing from disease; etc.)



  1. The elegant water molecule is indispensable to life, so our generous Creator covered what percentage of the earth’s surface with it in streams, lakes, and seas?

a) 80% b) 45% c) 60%

  1. Water is perfectly designed to support the life of every cell and creature. It’s an excellent: (circle all that apply)

a) Solvent b) Encoder c) Coolant d) Transporter

Chapter 8: Snow Crystals questions

  1. Each snow crystal is built on a how many sided pattern?

a) Octagonal (8-sided) b) Hexagonal (6-sided) c) Pentagonal (5-sided)

  1. Snow crystals form in: a) The clouds b) The ozone layer c) The ionosphere

  1. As the snow crystals grow, breath-taking patterns emerge. God’s snow crystal designs are complex, symmetrical, and beautiful to behold. In contrast, manmade snow has none of the elaborate structure found in snow crystals. What does this tell us what about our Creator?


  1. Snow crystals are made out of amazing water molecules. Each oxygen atom has a little bit of negative charge, and it holds onto two hydrogen atoms that have a slight positive charge. How many degrees apart does the oxygen atom hold the two hydrogen atoms in order to form these beautiful shapes?

a) 6 ½ degrees b) 96 degrees c) 104 ½ degrees

  1. True or False: Only one out of a million snow crystals are exactly alike.

  1. True or False: Each individual ice crystal is made up of literally millions of water molecules.

  1. True or False: Every day trillions of God’s transparent treasures fall to earth for our discovery and joy.

  1. The ornate beauty of snow crystals reveals: (circle all that apply)

a) God is bored b) God loves beauty c) God loves mankind

d) God favors those who live in the cold regions of the earth

  1. True or False: As each snow crystal is distinctly patterned, so each human, each soul, is unique and of special concern to our Lord.

  1. True or False: As God’s creative hand forms ice crystals with loving care, so too, He intends to form just certain people to reflect His glory.

  1. Thousands of years ago, God asked Job “Have you entered the treasury of snow?” (Job 38:22). Now no man living at that time could have known fully about the treasures of the snow. But with the advent of the microscope, these elaborate crystals can now be wholly appreciated. Jesus said “to whom much is given, from him much will be required” (Luke 12:48). What should our response be when we realize God’s many gracious treasures and gifts?


  1. Snow can be a symbol of purity in the Bible. Can you cite one passage?

Chapter 9: DNA questions

  1. If simple water molecules that form ice crystals exhibit magnificent structure, consider the design ingenuity behind large, complex molecules such as DNA. DNA contains the blueprint for: (circle all that apply)

a) Our vision system b) Our soul c) Our entire gastrointestinal system

d) The physical bodies of all life forms

  1. The DNA molecule is by far the densest information storage mechanism known in the universe. For example, the amount of information contained in a pinhead volume of DNA would fill a stack of books 500 times higher than:

a) The Empire State building b) From the earth to the moon

c) From the earth to Mars

  1. True or False: The DNA program code and design of such an incredible system indicates a supremely intelligent Designer.

  1. Each person begins as a single cell the size of a period. Encoded in our DNA is the instruction manual on how to build our entire body. Once grown, our body consists of approximately how many cells?

a) 1 million b) 1 billion c) 100 trillion

  1. All of our cells must function together for us to be able to: (circle all that apply)

a) Walk and talk b) Eat and assimilate food c) Maintain all our systems

  1. God’s Word explains that the Lord created and is upholding all things. This includes the atoms, cells, and complex systems that make up our amazing bodies. Is there any man-made design that compares with our bodies’ integration?

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