God Gives The Church As His Family

Big Truth:

God Gives The Church As His Family

John 1:11-13; 14:6; Romans 8:14-17; Galatians 3:26-29; 4:4-7; Ephesians 1:11-12; Hebrews 2:10-11;1 John 3:1-2

Bible Verse:

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

1 Corinthians 12:27

Big Ideas:

  • Those who repent and believe in Jesus are part of God’s family.
  • The church is God’s family, not a building or place.
  • Those in the church are brothers and sisters in God’s family.
  • Although those in the church are made different, they represent one leader, Jesus.

Bible Story:

Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 2:9-10

Jesus died to pay our sin debt and those who believe in Him become part of God’s family. The church is the body of Christ, or God’s family. Every person who repents and believe in Jesus, becomes part of that family. The people in God’s family are spiritual brothers and sisters.


God Is Redeemer – God Gives The Church

God does not just save us from eternal punishment, but also redeems us. The word redemption means to buy back. This means that God sets us free from the slavery of sin through the death of His Son. God is not just redeeming us as individuals though, but He instead is redeeming a people, His church. The church is the collection of believers both universal (Christians everywhere) and local (Christians who meet together locally). God has set apart His people to declare His praises.

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Every child should know:

  • God is our Redeemer when we have no hope
  • Redemption is when we are set free from our sin and brought into right relationship with God

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Every child should be able to:

  • Describe the gospel message

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Every child should feel:

  • Separation in their sin and hope in Jesus.
  • A sense of family when talking about the church.
  • Excited that God can send them to change the world.

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Every child should want:

  • To live in hope, not separation