Big Truth:

God Is Father

Psalm 84:11; Matthew 7:7-11; John 1:14-18; Romans 8:12-17; Galatians 4:4-7; Ephesians 1:3-5; Hebrews 12:7-10

Bible Verse:

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God, and so we are.

1 John 3:1

Big Ideas:

  • We are outside of the family of God.
  • God sent His Son to rescue us from our separation.
  • Adoption is applied through faith in Jesus.
  • Adoption is final and forever.

Bible Story:

Joshua 2; 6:22-25; Matthew 1:5

Rahab was not part of God’s special people, the Israelites, but when Joshua sent two spies into Jericho to scout the city, Rahab knew they were followers of the one, true God. Rahab had faith in God and believed He is the true God and because of her faith she was adopted into God’s family and became one of His special people. Our faith makes us part of God’s family, too.



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:

  • God provides mercy and grace through Jesus
  • Mercy is when God does not give us what we deserve; grace is when God gives us what we do not deserve

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Every child should:

  • Give thanks because God is merciful and gracious to us.

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Every child should feel:

  • Awe at God’s goodness in His mercy and grace to us.

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Every child should want:

  • To accept God’s gifts of mercy and grace that He extends to us through Jesus.