Saturday AWANA Council 9/9

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Sparks: What Is The Bible?

This week, K-2nd graders are going to learn about what is the Bible. Here are some Bible facts they’ll learn:

The Bible is God’s Word to us.

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:16-17)

The Bible teaches and trains us to follow God.
The Bible has two halves called Testaments – the Old and New Testament.
The most important person in the Bible is Jesus.
The Bible is 66 smaller books made into one.

T&T: The Gospel

This week, our T&T council is going to start the new Evidence of Grace curriculum, which begins with The Gospel.

Because of His grace, God gave us the gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. We are sinners, we can’t do anything to deserve this gift, all we deserve is death – the eternal separation from God.  But God loves us so much and He doesn’t want anyone to be separated from Him forever. He knew that nobody can escape the punishment of death because no one measures up to His standard.

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 3:16
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Therefore, to receive this FREE gift of salvation, we simply have to trust that Jesus took our punishment for sin when He died for us.
EPHESIANS 2:8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —
and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Not by works, so that no one can boast.
The good news is Jesus didn’t stay in the tomb. He rose from the death on the 3rd day. He is alive! Because He lives, we also have hope that we shall live both here on earth and forever in heaven.
John 11:25
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
Use the following questions below to continue the conversation with your child(ren):
1. Who has sinned?
2. Tell a story: Spend a few moments and tell your child about the time you trusted Christ as your Savior. (if you’re a Christian)
3. What is grace? What are some ways in which we can be gracious with one another in our family?
Author: pauline