Big Truth:

God Gives Us His Law

Exodus 24:1-4; Deuteronomy 6:1; Joshua 1:7-8; Psalm 19:7-11; 119:92-93,105; Ezekiel 20:11; Romans 3:19-20; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 John 5:3

Bible Verse:

“You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

1 Peter 1:16; Leviticus 11:44

Big Ideas:

  • The law is a gift from God, not a burden.
  • Honor your father and mother.
  • Do not murder.
  • Keep your marriage promises.
  • Do not steal or take what is not yours.
  • Do not make up lies about others for your own benefit.
  • Do not want what others have.

Bible Story:

Exodus 20:1-17

God’s commandments are given to His people to help them, not to be a burden. God’s commandments are a gift to all people because they point people to Jesus, God’s Son and they show just how much people need God. No person is able in his or her own power to perfectly obey all of God’s commands, but with the power of Jesus, he or she can. These commands are helpful to each person and are a gift from God. As God’s people, we have a responsibility to obey God’s commands and to seek help from Him when we struggle with them.


God Is Holy – God Gives The Law

God is holy. This means that He is separate from all of creation. There is nothing like Him in existence and nothing that can even be compared to Him. He is complete, perfect, and separate in every single way possible. God commands that His people are to “be holy just as He is holy.” In our own imperfection, there is no way we can be holy, but in God’s grace He gave His people the law. The law points us to who God is, our need for Him, and that our only hope to become holy like God is through the shedding of innocent blood on behalf of the guilty.

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Every child should know that:

  • God is perfect and holy
  • The Ten Commandments

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Every child should be able to:

  • Define “good” by God’s standard

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Every child should feel:

  • Incapable of being holy on their own

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Every child should want:

  • To be holy because God is holy