Big Truth:

God Offers Eternal Life

John 3:36; 5:24; 6:40; 10:27-30; Romans 10:11-13; 1 John 5:11-13

Bible Verse:

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

Big Ideas:

  • God loves everyone He has created.
  • In His overflowing love, God sacrificed His beloved Son for rebellious sinners.
  • Anyone and everyone who places their faith in Jesus will be saved.
  • God’s gift of salvation is eternally endless.

Bible Story:

Luke 23:32-43

Jesus was crucified alongside two other criminals. One of the criminals who was crucified ridiculed Jesus and rejected Him. The other criminal believed Jesus is who He said He was and that criminal was saved. God loves the people He created and He sent salvation to all the world.


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 making 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:

  • Through Jesus, we can have new, true, eternal, abundant life in God.

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Every child should:

  • Talk about how this life will pass away, but eternal life in God is forever.

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Every child should feel:

  • Excitement for the opportunity to live eternally with God.

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Every child should want:

  • To live for eternity rather than what feels right in the moment.