Memory Verse: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
This week I learned about salvation, repentance, and forgiveness. I learned about becoming a new creation in Christ. I have learned that if I trust Jesus as my Savior He will forgive me of my sins and they are all wiped away. I have a new Spirit and want to do things a new way. If I spoke badly before, I have been forgiven, the new way would be to speak good things. If I stole something before, I have been forgiven, and I will steal no more. If I lied before I have been forgiven and I will tell the truth from now on. If I have been angry and unkind to others I will not be angry and try to get even with others, but will be kind to them.
Who has sinned? (All of us have sinned and come short of the glory of
God, Romans 3:23)
How do we get to the Father? (Through Jesus, John 14:6)
What will happen to you if you don't repent? (You will perish, Romans
What are the wages of sin? (death, Romans 6:23)
What is the gift of God? (Being forgiven of our sins, being made new,
salvation, eternal life, John 3:16)
If we are in Christ we are ______ (A New Creature, 1 Corinthians 5:17)
Family Time - ask the parents to catch a butterfly or a caterpillar with their children
(or look at photographs) and talk with their child about how the caterpillar changes into a beautiful butterfly. If the parents aren't Christians or don't come to church, this allows
an opportunity for children to witness to their parents.
I have found that it is a good time to tell children that we all have a spirit inside of us and that it is the spirit that is born again.