God Offers A New Relationship

Big Truth:

God Offers A New Relationship

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 11:19-20; 36:22-28; Romans 5:1-5; 6:17-18; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Ephesians 2:19; Colossians 1:19-22

Bible Verse:

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9

Big Ideas:

  • Our sin separates us from God who is holy.
  • Through the cross we not only have forgiveness of our sin, but we also have peace with God.
  • Through Jesus we become God’s holy, chosen people.

Bible Story:

Acts 10

God calls Peter to enter Cornelius’ house to show both of them that His salvation is for all. Cornelius wor- shiped God, but he was not a Jew, so he did not practice the Jewish traditions. Peter was a Jew and for him to enter Cornelius’ house would mean he would likely break Jewish tradition. God showed them both that His salvation through Jesus did away with their separation. All who believe and follow Jesus are one people brought together by the blood of Jesus.


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:

  • God offers us a new relationship with Him through Jesus.

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Every child should:

  • Remember the sacrifice of Jesus that makes it possible to have a new relationship with God.

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Every child should feel:

  • Valued by God because of the new relationship He offers.

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Every child should want:

  • To be a part of God’s family as one of His holy, chosen people.