God Restores Our Relationships With The Lost

Big Truth:

God Restores Our Relationships With The Lost

Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:15-16; Romans 12:14,19-21; 1 Corinthians 9:15-27; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; Colossians 4:2-6; 2 Timothy 2:10

Bible Verse:

That is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5:19

Big Ideas:

  • Our sin distorts and destroys our relationships with others.
  • God provides forgiveness and reconciliation while we are still sinners through Jesus.
  • God not only provides reconciliation to us, but also gives us this same ministry to others.
  • God invites and calls believers to carry the good news to those who do not have it.
  • God turns enemies into ambassadors.

Bible Story:

Jonah 1-4

Jonah did not want to warn the Ninevites about God’s judgment of them, but as God worked in Jonah’s heart, he did obey God. God will give us a heart for the lost and a desire to share His good news with them.



Thankfully, God does not just leave us in the broken world, but is repairing the brokenness through His Son. From the very beginning of time, God promised He would fix creation, and He kept His promise by sending Jesus to rescue us from our sin. Jesus came to live on the earth and willingly died on the cross so that sin’s power over creation would be broken forever.

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Every child should know that:

  • By grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, we can be reconciled to God.

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Every child should:

  • Pursue reconciliation in their relationships with friends and family because God has made a way for them to be reconciled back to Him.

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Every child should feel:

  • Thankful that God would send His Son so that we could be reconciled to Him.

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Every child should want:

  • To honor God and live in restored relationship with Him.