Big Truth:

God Offers A New Life

Romans 6:4-6; 8:3-6; Galatians 5:19-25; Ephesians 2:1-5; Colossians 2:13-15; 3:1-4

Bible Verse:

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Galatians 2:20

Big Ideas:

  • Sin makes us dead, but God raises us to life.
  • In Christ our lives are no longer normal; we are made brand new.
  • New life in Christ means new desires and a new purpose.

Bible Story:

Luke 19:1-10

Zacchaeus was a small man with a big job. He was a tax collector and he was rich because he took more money than he should have taken from people. He was not very well liked because people considered him a thief. Jesus passed through Zacchaeus’ town one day and Zacchaeus met Him. His life was never the same. He believed in Jesus and his life was made brand new.


New Creation

Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also mak- ing everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.

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Every child should know that:

  • God offers us new life (new desires, purpose) through Jesus.

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Every child should:

  • See life in light of God’s promises to those who are in Jesus.

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Every child should feel:

  • The need to live differently because of Jesus.

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Every child should want:

  • To be freed and rescued from their sin and given new life in Jesus.