Big Truth:

God's Family Is Becoming

1 Thessalonians 5:5-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Ephesians 4:17-32; Colossians 3:1-17; 2 Peter 1:3-11

Bible Verse:

And He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ

Ephesians 4:11-13

Big Ideas:

  • God transforms sinners into saints.
  • This transformation happens in an instant and over a lifetime.
  • One of God’s primary methods of producing Christlikeness in the life of a believer is His Church.
  • God is committed to our becoming like Jesus.

Bible Story:

Luke 5, 22:54-62; John 21; Acts 2

The life of Peter is an example of God’s commitment to His people. Peter’s life was transformed over time as he became more and more like Jesus. Our lives are transformed over time, too, as we grow more like Christ.


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