God’s Grace And Forgiveness Change Our Hearts

Big Truth:

God’s Grace And Forgiveness Change Our Hearts

Deuteronomy 30:6; Ezekiel 36:22-27; Psalm 51:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; 1 John 3:4-9; Hebrews 10:22

Bible Verse:

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.

Ephesians 1:7

Big Ideas:

  • God forgives our sin, and saves us through His grace.
  • God’s grace and forgiveness cause us to see Him as our king.
  • God’s grace and forgiveness cause us to love Him with all we are and have.
  • God’s grace and forgiveness are made known through the Gospel.

Bible Story:

Mark 14:1-8

God’s amazing grace and forgiveness are so incredible that they change us from the inside out. Mark shares a story of one woman whose life was changed because of Jesus. Mary shows just how much her heart has changed by making a great sacrifice. When she uses the entire bottle of perfume to anoint Jesus, she receives criticism from the disciples, but Jesus tells them that she loves Him more than anything else and there is no greater sacrifice than that. When we truly experience God’s grace and forgiveness, we will love Him more than anything else.


God Is Gracious – God Gives Forgiveness

Every person who has ever lived has chosen to reject God, and we deserve to be punished. We deserve complete separation from God because we have willfully chosen to disobey God’s law and run from Him. However, God is gracious in that He gives us exactly the opposite of what we deserve. Instead of punishment, He provides a way of salvation by sending Jesus to take the punishment we deserve. We deserve punishment, but instead, we receive grace. Grace is getting a gift that we do not deserve. The way that we receive grace is through forgiveness. When we confess our sins the Bible tells us that He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins because of His redeeming grace.

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Every child should know:

  • That God is gracious
  • That grace is when God gives us what we do not deserve and cannot earn

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Every child should be able to:

  • Recognize things that they have as gifts of grace from God

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Every child should feel:

  • Thankful for the gifts of grace that they have received

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Every child should want:

  • To know about God’s gift of grace through salvation and forgiveness of our sins