Big Truth:

God Offers A New 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:

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.

Romans 12:5

Big Ideas:

  • God is making a new family.
  • The only way to become a part of God’s family is through Jesus.
  • God’s family members are uniquely gifted and yet, interdependent.
  • God’s family exists to glorify Him by building up one another.

Bible Story:

Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12

Every person who repents and believes becomes a part of God’s family. This family is called the church, or the body of Christ. Each member of the body of Christ is gifted in a unique way, yet the body depends upon each member’s gifting. God uses the body of Christ to bring Himself glory and further His mission.


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:

  • The church is God’s family
  • The Christian life cannot be faithfully lived apart from the local church

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Every child should:

  • Participate in their local church
  • Serve someone within their local church

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Every child should feel:

  • Loved by the church family that God has placed them into
  • Love for their church family

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Every child should want:

  • To grow together in Christ with other members of God’s family