God Is Savior And We Cannot Save Ourselves

Big Truth:

God Is Savior And We Cannot Save Ourselves

2 Kings 19:32-35; Psalm 18:1-3; 138:7; 144:1-2; Micah 7:5-7; John 14:6; Romans 1:16-17; 3:22-24; Ephesians 2:8-10

Bible Verse:

I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no Savior.

Isaiah 43:11

Big Ideas:

  • God can save us from our biggest danger.
  • We cannot save ourselves because of our sin.
  • Salvation from our sin comes from Jesus alone.

Bible Story:

1 Samuel 7:1-14; Joshua 23:1-16

When God’s people repented of their idol worship and turned back to God, they saw Him fight for them against the Philistines. The Philistines had oppressed the Israelites, but God fought for His people to save them from their enemy. God gave the people rest from conquering the Promised Land and fulfilled all His promises to them. He is the one Savior. He, alone, can save man.


God Is Savior – God Gives Adoption

Separated from God because of sin, humanity has no hope apart from God Himself. God in the midst of our sin declares that He is Savior. Jesus, fully God and fully man, came to earth to willingly die to take our place. After three days He rose from the grave and He defeated sin and death itself. God being a Savior is the same as the hero of the story sacrificing himself to save the villain. God is Savior and He not only saves us from judgment, but also adopts us into His family as sons and daughters of God. Through Jesus we become a part of a new family and have a new Father.

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Every child should know that:

  • We need a Savior because of our sin
  • God is the Savior of His people

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Every child should be able to:

  • Acknowledge sins that they commit
  • Talk about how God saves His people and adopts them into His family

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Every child should feel:

  • Loved because God sent His Son to be our Savior

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Every child should want:

  • To experience spiritual adoption