God’s Church Exists To Make Him Known

Big Truth:

God's Church Exists To Make Him Known

Mark 16:15-16; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:11-13; Colossians 1:28; Matthew 5:16; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:11-15

Bible Verse:

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

1 Peter 2:9-10

Big Ideas:

  • The church is a royal priesthood.
  • The church is a holy people.
  • The church exists to proclaim God’s glory.

Bible Story:

Acts 4

In the early days of the church, Peter, John, and the other disciples preached the truth of the gospel boldly, even when it meant they endangered their lives. The early church served one another and ministered to each other and others. God’s church is set apart for His glory. It exists for His purposes and is made holy by Him for Him.


The Story is the good news of the gospel. All of Scripture tells the Story of God the Father’s work to redeem a people from the power of sin through God the Son so that they might live for His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit. During this series we will explore the four main movements of the Story of God, and our response to the life-altering Gospel Story!

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Every child should know that:

  • God is the author, subject, and hero of the gospel story
  • Salvation comes by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone

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Every child should strive to:

  • Describe the gospel message through Creation, Fall, Redemption, and New Creation
  • Memorize the Bible verse each week

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Every child should feel:

  • Brokenness over the depth of our sin against God
  • Joy in Jesus, our Savior and King

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Every child should want:

  • To study the Bible so that they can better understand God’s story of redemption
  • To share the gospel story with those who are separated from God in their sin