Big Truth:

God's Family Is The Church

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 then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.

Ephesians 2:19

Big Ideas:

  • Our sin makes us spiritually dead, isolated, and separated from God.
  • Through Jesus God has made a way to adopt us into His family.
  • All of the people who make up God’s family are the church.
  • As Jesus followers our deepest belonging and connections in life are to God’s family.

Bible Story:

Ruth 1-4

Ruth chose to go with Naomi and to make Naomi’s God her God. Ruth’s choices brought her into the genealogy of Jesus and the family of God. When we know Jesus, we are brought into the family of God, too.


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