God Offers Joy Instead Of Emptiness

Big Truth:

God Offers Joy Instead Of Emptiness

Psalm 16:11; Romans 5:1-2; 14:17; 15:13; 1 Peter 1:8-9

Bible Verse:

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

John 15:11

Big Ideas:

  • Sin makes us empty.
  • Jesus is the priceless treasure every heart longs for.
  • We find joy when Jesus becomes our joy.

Bible Story:

Matthew 13:44-46

True joy can only come from knowing Christ. Any other joy is not eternal and does not really bring peace. The parables of the hidden treasure and the valuable pearl teach us that true treasure is found in the kingdom of Heaven. Only there can we truly be satisfied.


New Creation

Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also mak- ing everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.

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Every child should know that:

  • God offers us new life (new desires, purpose) through Jesus.

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Every child should:

  • See life in light of God’s promises to those who are in Jesus.

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Every child should feel:

  • The need to live differently because of Jesus.

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Every child should want:

  • To be freed and rescued from their sin and given new life in Jesus.