Big Truth:

Life Is Joyful

Psalm 4:6-8; Jeremiah 15:16; Matthew 13:44; John 15:5-11; Romans 14:17; 15:13

Bible Verse:

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 16:11

Big Ideas:

  • We were created for joy in this life.
  • Joy is only found in God alone.
  • Joy is greater than our circumstances.

Bible Story:

Acts 5:17-42

Jesus’ apostles performed many miracles. Their miracles caused the high priests and council of priests to become angry. They arrested the apostles, placed them in prison, beat them, and then released them. The apostles left the prison rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer for Jesus. We can find joy in all circumstances when we know Jesus.



God created everything. Everything we see, hear, feel, taste, and that exists was created by Him. Not only did He create everything, but He created everything perfectly, including humanity. He created mankind in His very image and likeness to reflect His worth. All of creation was made just like He wanted and designed it to be. To His delight, God looked at everything He made and declared that it was good. All creation exists for God, is good, and was created to bring Him glory.

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Every child should know that:

  • Life comes from God.

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Every child should:

  • Find joy in the life that God has given them.

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Every child should feel:

  • Responsible to use the life that God has given them for His glory.

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Every child should want:

  • To submit their lives to God’s plans.