God Gives The Church As His Messengers

Big Truth:

God Gives The Church As His Messengers

Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 24:45-49; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Bible Verse:

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.

2 Corinthians 5:20a

Big Ideas:

  • God makes a new creation of people who put saving faith in Jesus.
  • God’s people, His church, are His messengers.
  • God sends His messengers to the whole world.
  • God spreads the gospel through His messengers.

Bible Story:

Matthew 28:16-20; 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Jesus died so that those who believe in Him might be His family and go out sharing His message with the world. Believers are given the job of carrying the gospel to the whole world beginning with their own neighborhoods.


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 that:

  • 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:

  • Hope that comes through Jesus our Redeemer

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Every child should want:

  • To live in hope, not separation