God Offers Friendship When We Are Enemies

Big Truth:

God Offers Friendship When We Are Enemies

John 15:15; Romans 5:6-11; Colossians 1:21-22; Hebrews 7:25

Bible Verse:

But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life.

Romans 5:8, 10

Big Ideas:

  • Our sin makes us enemies of God.
  • God gave His Son for us while we were still His enemies.
  • Through Jesus we become friends of God.
  • Friendship with God means our relationship with Him is restored.

Bible Story:

Genesis 42-45; John 15:12-14

Though Joseph’s brothers mistreated him greatly, when he sees them again years later, he chooses to forgive them. Even though they do not recognize him, nor do they ask for his forgiveness, he gives it. They were once his enemies, but his forgiveness allows them to be his friends. God’s forgiveness of our sin allows us to be His friends.


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.